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The A-Team: Something From My Childhood That Hollywood Didn’t Destroy

In fact, I think it was better than the original. But that’s just me comparing a child’s memory with an adult one.

Let me start of by admitting that the main reason I want to watch the movie was for Liam Neeson. I think he’s a scarily good actor and also, he’s hot. Yes, I like my leading men to have some years on them. Men who age well are really, really sexy.

Anyway, back to the movie. It was hilarious! I didn’t expect it to be so funny. I almost choked on my popcorn more times that I could count. My chest physically hurt from laughing too much and I spilled popcorn all over myself. It was a glorious movie filled with witty banter, explosions and humour. It may not be a wholesome family movie but then, you don’t really bring your kids to watch an explosion-filled movie, do you?

Would I get it on DVD? Most definitely. So for those of you who have yet to watch it, here, have a trailer.

I had a great, great time watching the movie and of course, the one I went with made it even better.

Percy Jackson Series: All Done

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I finally finished all the Percy Jackson books today and it left me with the same feeling as when I finished the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows. After all that I went through to get the books and following the main character through adventures, heartache, love and betrayal, I felt like I was saying goodbye to a dear friend.

It had been a wonderful ride, full of various Greek myths, legends, monsters and the god. I’ve always been fascinated by the Greek mythology, so this series has been entertaining as heck. Not many books can make me stop reading because I was laughing too hard to concentrate but this series managed it. Not even the Harry Potter series managed this. I love the wry humour of the dialogues. There is still teenage angst but not as completely suffocating as some of the books that I’ve read.

I’m sad that the Percy Jackson series has come to an end but if the rumours are true, a new Camp Half-Blood book should be out some time in fall of this year. Hopefully. It may not be Percy but a new protagonist. It doesn’t matter to me because I’m sure that it will be just as entertaining.

Now that I’m done with the books, I can’t wait to catch the movie based on the first book.

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My sister, who caught the movie on the opening day, said that it was cool. I’m sure it was and the from the trailers alone, I could tell that it will definitely be entertaining for me. Sure the character in the movie isn’t 12 like in the books but that’s alright. He’s very cute though.

Anyway, if your thinking of picking up a Young Adult fiction book, I suggest everyone to get this series. It’s fun and very interesting, especially if you like fantasy, dragons, monsters and myths.

The Princess & The Frog

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After my swim yesterday, my friend and I went to catch the latest Disney offering, The Princess & The Frog. It’s the first hand-drawn animated film by Disney since Home on The Range. Despite the wonderful 3D animation that they gave us, like Toy Story, The Incredibles and Cars, there’s just something about seeing a real, hand-drawn cartoon on the big screen that brings back my childhood memories.

What I really, really like about this movie is that unlike a number of the previous Disney Princesses, Tiana, the lead character in the movie isn’t afraid of hard work to get what she wants. She’s smart, works hard and doesn’t give up. I think that she’s one of the best role models out of all the Disney Princesses.

With any Disney movie, there’s the requisite tearjerker scene. While it was touching and sad, I’m glad that it didn’t make me bawl like in The Lion King, An American Tail and Land Before Time. There was even a somewhat happy ending to that scene.

Overall, I absolutely enjoyed the movie. I would definitely get it on video and the soundtrack, is so deliciously wonderful. I would go and see it again if anyone wants to watch it with me.

10 Things I Learnt From Watching New Moon

*WARNING: Here be spoilers. May be snarky and not for real Twilight series fans. Read at own risk. *

1. Papercuts can bleed like a motherf***er.

2. If a loved one/someone you want to get it on with, has a head injury (bleeding from the scalp and may or may not have a concussion), do not take them to the hospital. Just talk and talk and talk and take off your shirt to mop up the blood from their face.

3. If you see said person already having trouble with their bike, just wait for them to skid and watch them get flung from the bike and hit a boulder. Only then do you get on your bike, ride over to them and tend their injury.

4. Edward Cullen is a road safety hazard.

5. Bad guy vampires are way cooler than the Cullens.

6. If you promise someone that you’re never going to leave them and/or hurt them, LEAVE and/or HURT them the very next possible opportunity that comes along.

7. Acceptable clothes for cliff jumping are jeans, a long sleeve shirt under a short sleeve shirt with shoes on.

8. Bella is an idiot.

9. Have I mentioned what an idiot Bella is?

10. New Moon is not a teenage love story but actually the funniest comedy ever! It was the most enjoyable $10 I’ve ever spent. I’ve never had so much fun making fun of a movie in front of the rabid fans before.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince aka The Hotness That Is Ron Weasley

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Watching the sixth instalment of the Harry Potter series today, I realised how much the kids have grown since the very first movie and how much the story has been told. There’s only one book left to show on the big screen and I’m definitely looking forward to it.

I enjoyed this movie. They streamlined the main points of the book rather well. I even teared up at a few scenes, especially the death scene. All the important parts are there, though I wished that the ending was done rather differently. I’d rather that it ended more ominously or darker, to set the tone for the next movie.

The part that I enjoyed the most was the sleeveless Ron scene. Back in the first movie, you’d never have thought that the scrawny ginger-haired child to bulk up really well when he hits puberty.

sleevless Ron Weasley

This shot doesn’t really show it but trust me, if he works out a little bit more, he’d be a heart throb.

I like the poster with Ron in his Quidditch gear.

Ron in quidditch uniform

He looks so much hotter than Harry. Don’t you agree?

Why Twilight Made Me Laugh

Never in my life have I ever been a disruptive movie goer but today, I was that person in the theater who made so much noise that I think a number of people, besides my sisters, would love to wring my neck.

I laughed at inappropriate moments but I couldn’t help it, it was funny.

    1) The smouldering looks that they give each other

    2) The half snarl that is always at Bella’s lips

    3) The cheesiness of their declarations

    4) Bella’s overly emotive answers

    5) Edward’s tortured, I-want-to-eat-you-but-I-can’t-because-I-love-you look

The list isn’t extensive but I’m definitely getting the DVD just so that I can add to this list.

This is not to say that I didn’t enjoy the movie, I did! They did a very good job of bringing the essence of the book to the movies. It’s got every single bit of teen angst and cheesy, Mary Sue-esque bit is up there on the screen. Basically, Everything in the book, is in the movie. What more can you ask for?

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