Movie Review: Mockingjay Part 1

I have read and pored over all the pages of this much talked about trilogy of the Hunger Games book by Suzanne Collins. I was hooked from the first novel and read on until I finished all three books. That was how my love affair for this trilogy started. I have also watched The Hunger Games to Catching Fire to the first part of the last book Mockingjay Part 1.  So when I heard that this movie was about to hit the cinemas I was eagerly waiting again in the front line to catch a glimpse if it’s cinematic portrayal would do justice to the book.

For those who haven’t watched the trailer yet. Here’s a quick one for you.

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Movie Review: Annabelle

The last time I watched a horror flick was about last year with my two friends at Power plant Mall.  It was the time when Conjuring was released and we kind of got scared by the hair rising music and the unexpected turnaround of events and scenes.

Fast forward to 2014, another Horror Film has hit the Cinemas and I was about to catch the first night of it’s premiere with some friends from work. However, due to school obligations which later on got called off due to the heavy downpour, the bumper to bumper congestion of cars along the lanes of Edsa and Kalayaan and due to the clogged drainage systems which eventually led to some flooding along the streets hampering the travel time of commuters and motorists alike. School last night got called off. (Yey or Nay?)

To have a general idea of what’s in store for you once you hit the cinemas here’s a quick trailer of the movie:

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero movie based from the best selling Marvel Comics.

You can pinpoint the exact moment in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy that Peter Quill the protagonist transforms into a genuine movie star. It’s about five minutes in. Peter Jason Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, a legendary (in his own mind, at least) outlaw who’s was abducted by a group of mercenaries who were all after their own interests. They eventually settled into a  planet called  Morag  and he availed of its hidden treasures.

The story plot begins when Quill’s mom is on her deathbed and as she breathes her final breath our child protagonist walks out of the hospital and gets abducted by aliens. (I’m not really familiar to this story so please forgive some discrepancies; these interpretations and writings are only borne out of my own observation from the movie.

He eventually settles into the planet called Morag and becomes a rogue outlaw who steals from people even deceiving the one who abducted and adopted him. He gets arrested after having been caught in a combat with a Green Girl (Gamora) She was created to be a secret weapon by someone called “Thanos” (Did I get this right?) Haha. Anyway, moving on they were fighting over an orb (All all powerful titanium ball which contained a velvet stone which possessed such enormous power to those who touches it). They eventually get apprehended after causing much ruckus and disruption and form an unlikely alliance with a raccoon and a talking tree (Groot) who’s vocabulary is limited to the words “I am Groot” (Well this was until the ending comes along.) SPOILER ALERT!

Anyway this certain “orb” was basically the object of the whole movie wherein the characters were becoming crazy protecting it and being careful not to let this guy called “Ronan” get this since it would be put into bad use or self serving interest. (Aren’t they all selfish?). Ronan wanted to be the most powerful God here in the Galaxy and by getting hold of the power of the orb he would be able to destroy worlds which our protagonists are struggling to prevent.

With a lot of battle scenes , action packed in betweens and also some funny and witty retorts along the way this movie is a must watch for me. I may not be that much of a Marvel fan but at the end of the day I definitely had a great time not just because I watched it with Pat but because the movie was awesome. There wasn’t a dull moment and I was at the edge of my seat for most of the movie duration.