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Cinderella (1997) - A Movie Review
You can be whatever you want to be. Anything is possible. Cinderella is a 1997 TV-film adaptation of the famous fairytale. Mistreated by her stepfamily, Cinderella longs to go to the prince’s ball at the palace. Her Fairy Godmother grants Cinderella her wish. At the palace, she dances with the prince. At the stroke of midnight, everything changes.
A free man? A quick guide to the Prisoner.
I’ve recently rewatched the cult classic series The Prisoner. This will be my third watch of Patrick McGoohan's iconic series. I imagine it may find a new audience with it’s drop to Britbox.
Review of episode 9 of GAMEBOYS Series
It is said that love can never be forced rather it is felt and it is perfectly shown in episode 9 of the Philippines BL series ‘Gameboys’. In brief, episode 9 was a mixture of surprises, cuteness, redemptions and in the end happiness (though it doesn’t seem like it). At the end of episode 8, Cai asked Gav to play a game online but Gav was unable to find Cai’s username, then Cai replied that he has a new account named as ‘babyniGav’ after translating in English it is said as 'Gav’s baby'. The episode 9 opened with a scene where Cai is doing live streaming of his game but Gav kept on insisting during the live stream session to shout out his name. After the live stream, Cai scolded Gav by calling him an attention seeker after which Gav asked Cai to call him ‘baby’ because he even changed his username to ‘babyniGav’ but haven’t called Gav as his baby yet. This was cheesy and cute in the same way because one person is persistent and the other one is stubborn. Anyways, they are officially a couple then who cares whatever they call each other. I was grinning during this scene. I almost lost my mind for few seconds when Gav persistently insists Cai to say ‘baby’ and also says that ‘say it with love’. I was thinking about what is wrong with me because there was nothing special in that scene but their chemistry was melting my heart. The funniest thing is that they started behaving like a couple before they get committed to the relationship. Sometimes, I feel whether any episode will be there where both will talk with each other sweetly without bickering like an old couple. I also liked the show's initiative to use the gaming platform to raise funds for frontline workers during the pandemic which many people are doing in real life also. In the next scene, we can see that Pearl in group chat informs Gav and Cai that Terrance is regretting his actions and wants to apologize. I liked the story development because in my opinion, how bad maybe the actions of any character, I believe that at least one chance should be given for redemption and I am glad that Terrance got the chance. It is shown that Terrance sends a video message to Pearl in which he apologizes to Gav and says that he regrets leaving him. He also asks Cai to take care of Gav. If I was to watch this episode without knowing the happenings of the previous episode then definitely, I might have cried but anyway I agree that the message was emotional. There are still many people who still angry at Terrance and I agree that their anger is justified. When Terrance told Cai about Gav’s grandmother story, even I believed that it might be true but when I learned the truth that Terrance lied to break the relationship of Cai and Gav I became furious because I felt, Terrance crossed the line when he used the made-up story of a dead person for his advantage. After all, when a person dies only that person’s memories remain alive so, one should respect that. Anyways I can say that I am not furious at Terrance anymore, just don’t want to care about him. Later in the episode, Pearl finds a new activity to do i.e., Zumba dance with Gav and Cai in the video call. Even during that time also Gav finds a way to flirt with Cai. Pearl’s statement ‘Get a room’ and ‘stop making me the president of the third wheel’ was hilarious moments. After that Pearl informs them that from the next week there will be a lockdown with some relaxations for industries and other essential commodities. Cai and Gav started making plans to travel after the pandemic to various places. In another scene, Risa Vargas (the girl who exposed Cai socially about his sexual orientation) calls Cai for an apology because she felt guilty for everything that happened with Cai and his family but Cai forgives and assures her that not to blame herself for anything. I liked the maturity of Risa and Cai that they behaved like adults and sorted out but I am still pissed at Risa (which is not fair), because of how much angry you can be but you can’t betray your best friend's trust, just think about the trauma Cai might have gone through when he found that the first person he opened up with humiliated him publicly. But I am fine that writers gave proper closures to the negative characters of the series in this episode. In the next scene, Cai and Gav send each other gifts, Gav’s gift was a pillow with his picture printed on both sides whereas he prepared another pillow for himself with Cai’s picture but funny thing was that Gav used one picture in the back of pillow where Cai was holding condom package. Cai’s gift was a T-shirt with text printed as ‘Cairo’s angel’, he prepared another shirt for himself saying as ‘baby ni Gav’. They shared some sweet moments virtually but soon they were interrupted because of Cai’s mom's text message which said that she wanted to talk with Cai. After disconnecting with Gav, Cai called his mother. The conversation began with being funny then a little embarrassing and ends with emotional (according to me). She observed that Cai is wearing ‘baby ni Gav’ T-shirt and she asks about that but Cai tried to hide it with the pillow but unknowing he used the pillow Gav gave him. She asks about the person on the pillow which Cai diverts by saying he just a fan of his. I was embarrassed to watch that scene but I liked the scene when Cai’s mom said that ‘what a cute fan you have’. This conversation became emotional for me when she told Cai that she is going to sell the condo and planning to move in with Cai’s grandma in Bukidnon. I liked that Cai made an effort to convince her to let him stay there but in the end, he agreed with her. It hurts to know you waited for a long time to meet your lover but when the time came, you have to move away. I understand Cai’s decision to support his mother because whatever she stated was valid reasons and was best for her family. Cai informed this matter to Pearl but was afraid to tell to Gav. So, he called Gav and said that finally, it is time for them to meet personally.
The Filipina Heroine in a Sword and Sorcery World
The ranks of ruthless heroines in high fantasy increased in 2017 with the arrival of Queen Talyien of Jin-Sayeng. “They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me.”
Palm Springs - A Hulu Movie Review
Anything can happen. So, let’s see what happens today on repeated day #100. Palm Springs is a 2020 Hulu film. After a meeting gone wrong, Sarah follows Nyles into a mysterious cave. Cursed to relive her sister’s wedding day over and over, they live it up doing whatever they please. Continuously repeating the same day also gives them the chance to think about life.
Review: The Crew on Netflix
My boyfriend and I just recently finished our rewatch of Bojack Horseman. And for anyone who has watched it, you know that it is HEAVY. However, I definitely recommend it. Anyways, we decided to move onto something that was not heavy, in any way at all. Thank god Netflix has been releasing content like its subscribers depend on it; enter "The Crew". This show is so funny, and light; it makes you forget that it's snowing in Texas and you can't go outside without your fingers falling off. Yes, I said snow in TEXAS. The weather was in single digits the other day. We have had rolling blackouts and some places don’t have access to water. So basically, we needed something really, really light.
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Redefines the Black Panther Party
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Top 8 Book Picks For Any February TBR (To Be Read List)
Every month avid readers across the world get together with their personal bookshelf, and game plan what amazing world to dive into first. Reading has become a personal form of therapy of mine for some time. It has allowed me to decompress after a really long day, and to channel stress into a different format. Normally I don't read this many books, and even going into last year, I was averaging only like 3 a month (if that). But now it's looking like I may be moving back to California at some point, and my goal is to hopefully not take as many books with me as I did moving here to Missouri where I currently reside.
The Dig - A Netflix Movie Review
You never know what is buried right under our feet. The Dig is a 2021 Netflix film based on true events. Archeologists unearth Sutton Hoo, a ship, from the soils of the land in 1938. It is not an easy process. During the dig, health concerns and a love story happens.
27 Dresses - A Movie Review
Let me get this straight? You have 27 dresses for 27 different weddings? Walking down the aisles into theaters, 27 Dresses is a 2008 film. Obsessed with weddings, a bridesmaid learns that her younger sister is going to marry the man she secretly loves. Trying to be supportive, Jane meets Kevin. Is love real?
An honest reaction to Deathly Hallows Part 2
Originally written by the moody and oh-so-eloquent 20-year-old me. Posted on Facebook on July 19th, 2011: I was outraged by the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, but nobody else seems to be that upset. So I thought I needed to share my feelings so that everyone would understand. I’ve even considered writing to newspapers and TV stations to share my critique, but this is a better place… to start. And yes, I do realize how lame it is that I wrote an article about Harry Potter… for fun… over the summer. What are you gonna do.
Because of Winn-Dixie - A Movie Review
Dogs are the best gift. Treasure their love. Based on the book written by Kate DiCamillo, Because of a Winn-Dixie is a 2005 film adaptation. Opal, a young lonely girl meets a dog. Naming him Winn-Dixie, the two go on several adventures around their small town. Learning the stories of the other residents, Winn-Dixie helps everyone learn how to share the joy again.