Conversations: Oscars 2014

Before heading to the premiere screening of 300: Rise of an Empire (check back for the review soon), I made a stop home. Since everyone online had been talking about the Oscars, naturally it would be the one conversation I’d have with The Sister that evening… Me: “Hey, so did you hear about the Oscars …

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Meet Agnes

After seeing Dolores survive this long with me, I decided to get another plant. This is Agnes- she is Dolores’ cousin, twice removed. She is living in one of Dolores’ old homes, which I’m sure she doesn’t mind lending now that she has her new awesome self-watering pot! I think they’ll get along great, and …

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Dolores update (status: not dead)

I haven’t posted about Dolores since I first got her, and many people (myself included) thought she’d be dead by now, following the deaths of Phyl and Phyllis. But she is alive and well! Surprising, I know, and I’ve learned a few things about Dolores while taking care of her. For one thing, she hates …

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Movie Review: Lincoln

This review also appears on movieblogbuster.com This is one movie I know everyone has been looking forward to, and it does not disappoint. The movie is about the last chapter of Abraham Lincoln’s life and the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery during the American Civil War. The overall style and flow of the movie reminded …

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Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

This review also appears on movieblogbuster.com Zero Dark Thirty revolves around events within the CIA that led to the killing of OBL. Unfortunately,??this is your typical ‘good guy, bad guy’ Hollywood movie, which is a real shame because it deals with a topic that’s been making news rounds for the last 11 years. You have your …

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Movie Review: Django Unchained

I hate Westerns. They’re not really my cup of team in the film world. But, I’m a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino’s films and with the incredible cast put together in this film, I knew I had to check it out. Winning tickets to the premiere on Twitter (thanks @virginmena!) certainly helped matters! Set 2 …

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Film review: Back to 1942

This film told the story of the town of Henan during the war, where a severe drought and famine caused 3 million people deaths as a result. It was an epic production to say the least. I don’t know what their idea of ‘hope’ is when they wrote the synopsis, but all I saw was …

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Film review: Line of Sight

Another Jordanian film (I’m really impressed by the calibre of movies coming out from these new young directors!) that was about a newly married woman whose car gets stolen, except one of the thieves gets left behind and she holds him at gun point in an attempt to get her car back. The whole movie …

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Film review: When Monaliza Smiled

This Jordanian rom-com is about a woman called Monaliza who never smiles. Ever. She comes from a conservative family (also portrayed by her mannerisms and dress sense), and lives with her much older sister who hasn’t stepped out of the house in 20 years. She’s had no intentions to get married or be with anyone …

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Film review: The Thieves

Imagine Ocean’s 11, but Korean-style and ten times better. That pretty much sums up The Thieves. It was a blockbuster hit in South Korea, and I can see why. The dialogue was funny (even with subtitles!), and the action scenes were awesome. And even though neither one is realistic, The Thieves was a lot more …

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