So Close was the first Hong Kong movie that I’ve seen. As I haven’t watched this for a very long time, I thought I’d go revisit it. This movie is about assassins and a rookie cop whose worlds cross when the cop investigates a death in a company.
When it comes to classic literature, I live under a rock. I did not know what Wuthering Heights was about. I knew it had characters named Cathy and Heathcliff but beyond that, nothing. Andrea Arnold's adaptation was my first foray into this piece of literature - and I wasn't sure if this was the piece that I should have started with. Wuthering Heights tells the story of two people, and how their love bloomed in the wrong time.
The Edge of Seventeen is a teen movie I didn’t know I needed. It was funny and relatable. There are certain things here that I positively and negatively feel strongly about. This post would contain spoilers because I nitpicked on my problem with this film.
Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Visit her website for this year’s themes and join in! This week is all about Shakespeare adaptations. When I was looking for movies for this week, I realized that I haven’t seen a lot of adaptations or have already used the movies in a different week. Since I didn’t want to repeat movies, my last pick is a movie that I want to watch. Here are my picks for this week.
I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon two years ago and loved it, so I'm stoked for the movie adaptation. While this trailer gives a really big chunk of the movie away, I just hope that this would be good. Saying that this was brought by those who brought 'Me Before You' and 'If I Stay' doesn't give me confidence about this project, but then again Amandla Stenberg! This also looks more like Nick Robinson's alley; I just hope he doesn't give a performance similar to Jurassic World.
Brokeback Mountain was released when I was in high school, and a memory that I closely associate with it is my friend’s obsession with Jake Gyllenhaal after this film. Brokeback Mountain also caused a lot of controversy during its release, with its culmination losing the Best Picture race after being a strong frontrunner during the Oscar season. This film tells the harrowing tale between two people who developed feelings for each other over the course of summer, and the lives the led afterwards.
Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week is all about
prodigies and geniuses. I think I might have a hard time with the themes this
year as my choices (like the others) are limited and I didn’t want to repeat
movies. Here are my picks this week.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is a children’s series penned by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. The series is about the Baudelaire children who were orphaned when their parents perished in a fire. They were initially placed under the care of Count Olaf, who only wanted the children for their fortune. The season adapts the first four books, each divided into two, making it an eight-episode season.
There was a lot of hype surrounding this movie - from the cast down to its intensive marketing as the next 'Gone Girl'. The Girl on the Train mainly tells the story of Rachel, an alcoholic who commutes to the city every day. On her way to work, she always passes by a house where she envisions the couple living there to be the happiest of couples, just like she and her ex-husband were. It also happens that she used to live a few houses away from the couple, and her house is now occupied by her husband and his new wife.