FEELS FRIDAY: Mockery and pain

20151106 Mockery and pain


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Official New Trailer

Have you seen this newest trailer of The Hunger Games:  Mockingjay Part 2?

Mockingjay Part 2

I am beyond thrilled.  I am absolutely going crazy.

Well not really absolutely, but you know what I mean.  Having read all of the books, I want to see how they will end this fantastic saga.

And I am excited too that my sister Marga deemed it prudent to start reserving our tickets now, even though he movie won’t show till November 20.

(Of course, I haven’t done that yet, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t tried.)


My Top 5 Favorite Movie Kisses

I’ve been lounging around the entire long weekend.  I slept so much that my skin actually looked  luminescent!  Hahahaha.  I needed the rest so I just took it, and it has to be one of the more relaxing weekends I’ve had.

I made sure to fill my free time just writing, reading and watching movies.  Personally, I am a big fan of kissing.  I think it’s the sexiest thing, when two lips meet.  It really is.  And I miss kissing Le Beau, so I ended up making this list.

5.  Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in 13 Going On 30

Friends, then enemies, then coworkers, then swing buddies.  There’s something so innocent and so sweet about this kiss.  I imagined this moment to be the same moment when you start looking at your best friend as someone more than that.

4.  Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook

It’s impossible to not have this couple on this list.  While a lot of people have always had the “It’s not over” scene on their list, well, this one takes the cake for me.

3.  Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman

This is the first real kiss in this movie, and it was so moving.  I think this is where people got the idea to say those three words when they feel like the other half is not ready.  So whisper it in your sleep instead.  Hahaha.

2.  Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in The Lake House

The kiss after a long wait is just all too familiar for me.  In this movie, these two people have never met and instead, just exchanged letters by the lake house mailbox.  They’re somehow stuck in a time warp where neither party exists in the same time even though they’re communicating in real time.  To me, it just rings true to all my long distance relationship woes.  And joys.

And for me, the best movie kiss is this:

1.  Michelle Monaghan and Patrick Dempsey in Made of Honor

This is how a kiss should be:  honest, full and disarming.  And the lyric is quite fitting too.  “This is all I have.”  *kiss*

Well, this was a Sunday morning well spent.  What about you?  What’s the best movie kiss for you?


REVIEW: Begin Again (2013)

Jesus Christ, do I have a lot of work left behind or what?

Finally got the chance to watch Begin Again, the highly praised film of 2013, and boy, I was not disappointed.


Quick sidebar:  with so many balls up in the air, I do my best to avoid the things that I want to experience first hand.  Music, movies, books are all jotted down in a tiny little (now long) list that I have committed to start going through the moment school is over.  So… :)  (hint hint)

This is one of those movies you instantly fall in love with.  Hands down, right away, the moment that beautiful soundtrack plays, you’ll fall in love with it.  Throw in a Ruffalo that aged very well in spite of the role-required beer belly and the naïveté of a waif-like Englishwoman in the form of Kiera Knightley, and you’ve got yourself a melancholic hit, best for viewing on a rainy season, with a partner, a group or alone, definitely under the covers, definitely touching some skin.

For those who have not seen it yet, please do so.  Do not deny yourself the pleasure of fantastic narrative and riveting music.  Do not deny yourself of the feels trip that come with every twist and turn of this film.

Oh, and you MUST hear her sing.

4 out of 5 stars