Category Archives: Movies

Life Lessons from Movies

High Strung Believe in yourself. Never ever give up on your dreams.   Odd Thomas Everyone has their quirks. Embrace yours and be the best you that you can be.   Camp Rock It’s easier to lose yourself than to … Continue reading

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What Writers Can Learn From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Most writers make the mistake of introducing too many characters or not making clear who the main character is. The Hobbit is an excellent example of how to do this properly. We open with Bilbo Baggins. We meet his nephew … Continue reading

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Silver Linings Playbook: Movie Review

Silver Linings Playbook was an unexpected pleasure. My mom really wanted to see it. I was interested, but not nearly as motivated as her. But we went. And I LOVED it. Bradley Cooper turned out one of his best performances … Continue reading

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The Vow–Movie Review

I liked the premise of The Vow. A tragic car accident strips a woman of her memories of her entire life with her husband. He has to try to make her fall in love with him all over again. However, … Continue reading

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The Descendants–Movie Review

I have no clue why it took me so long to see The Descendants. I absolutely loved how much setting the film used. Huge beach vistas and busy city streets in Hawaii. Totally grounded me in the story. The story … Continue reading

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A Princess for Christmas–Movie Review

It’s that time of year again. When my mom loves to watch her Hallmark and the occasional Lifetime Christmas Movies. But this movie, I was kinda into too. I’ve always been a sucker for prince charming stories. It stars former … Continue reading

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Jack and Jill–Movie Review

This movies exceeded my laughter expectation. I’ll be honest, the previews cracked me up. But I had that what-if-those-are-all-the-funny-moments fear. Luckily, I was WRONG. I giggled, snorted, hooted, and belly laughed through the entire film. Pacino is priceless as a … Continue reading

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50/50 Movie Review

A must see movie of 2011. It proves how humor can help you through the bleakest of situations. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is brilliant as the 27-year-old who goes to the doctor for a back ache and finds out he has a … Continue reading

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Movie Review-The Exorcist II: The Heretic

In Phuket, OL tended to favor Animal Planet and Discovery Channel. Too much like high school biology for me. Whenever he does email, I swipe the remote. One night I stumbled on The Exorcist II: The Heretic. OMG, never has … Continue reading

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Movie Review– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

I can’t believe I saw the final Harry Potter movie in Hong Kong. Perfect timing. I missed the US release date and we were in London for the blink of an eye. But in HK we stumbled across the Times … Continue reading

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