movie review

Life After Exams: Film Edition

Hey, my loves!

This is my last “Life after exams” post, if you haven’t seen the other two, here are the links:
https://passthefeels.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/life-after-exams-book-edition/
https://passthefeels.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/life-after-exams-tvfilm-edition/

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little section of my life! Can’t wait to start posting new book reviews soon (when I’ll actually have time to read again!) haha

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    Allegiant: Yes, I still have not watched this film! Still! I’m bracing myself for what it’s going to be like. Who knows, it may surprise me, but we’ll see, I guess… Miles Teller saved Insurgent for me, so I’m ready to see more of him in this instalment!

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    Thor (and all the Marvel movies, ever): I’ve been wanting to watch this movie, and it’s sequel for the longest time. Who wouldn’t want to watch hunky Chris Hemsworth throw around a hammer? Idk. Can’t wait to see this one!

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    Ice Age Collision Course: Okay, come on. I love the ice age films. I grew up with them, and continue to love them. Sid is my spirit animal, okay? So excited to see where this one takes my crazy animal childhood loves.

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    Room: This one has intrigued me since I read what it was about, saw the trailer, and of course, Brie Larson’s Oscar win. Cannot wait to see what takes place in this film. It seems so unique.

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    Gone Girl: Still haven’t read the book, oops. But I love a good mystery! Can’t wait to see the craziness that is this movie. I’ve heard so much about the amount of twists and turns, and I do love a good plot twist.

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    The Girl On The Train: Knowing this film is a book, (yet, not having read it), I was intrigued by the trailer. The trailer looks so good, I really hope I can see this one in cinemas before it leaves!

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    Suicide Squad: Well, everyone and their dogs have seen this movie, even in my family. I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t, and that I’m missing out. Although I’ve heard this one doesn’t have the best story line/plot, I’m still looking forward to watching it and seeing what all the hype it about!

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    Deadpool: Hmmm, this is a stretch for me. I’m not quite sure what this movie even is, well I do, but I don’t… you get me? But it’s Ryan Reynolds, so I gotta give it a try!

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    The Shallows: Blake Lively. Do I have to say anymore? I love her, and cannot wait to see what she did with this little movie. Looking forward to a good old shark/person war.

And that’s all I can come up with, not even 10 *sigh*.
I’m a much bigger TV person than I am movie, but I’m hoping to change that soon!
If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Until Next Time,

Kate 🙂

Life after exams: TV Edition

You’ve seen my Life after exams: Book Edition (I hope, if not here’s the link…)
https://passthefeels.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/life-after-exams-book-edition/

But, anyway, here’s a TV edition of alllll (well, most) of the things I want to watch when I’m free.

TV Shows:
(To catch up on)

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    The Flash: I recently marathoned season 2, and have watched episode 1 of season 3, so I’m not far behind! Can’t wait to see Tom Felton, aka. Draco Malfoy, in S3!

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    Arrow: Once again, only a few episodes behind, but still excited to be able to watch guilt free, and really be able to get into the new story line of Season 5!

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    Supernatural: Okayyy, so I’m not technically behind on this one anymore (which is amazing to be able to say, considering I only started watching this mega 11 season- now 12 season show- 2 years ago.) But I’m sure I’ll have at least a few episodes to watch by the time my exams are over. I love supernatural.

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    How to Get Away with Murder: I think I deserve an applause for having the will power to actually not binge watch the episodes that are already out in season 3, I mean, every episode is a cliff hanger! But I’m kind of purposefully/not purposefully holding back on this one, so that I can watch a whole bunch of episodes in a row. (I don’t like to be left hanging, okay…)

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    The Vampire Diaries: Okay, maybe now I’m just being crazy, because season 8 hasn’t even started yet (as I’m writing this, it airs in 15 minutes in the US). But I’m 99% sure I’ll be behind a couple of episodes sooner or later. So happy this is the last season, I love it, but it’s run its course in my opinion. Also, secretly hoping for Elena (Nina) to come back and marry Stefan in the end… yep, still a Stelena shipper.

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    Reign: So, I’m about a season and a half behind… Currently up to season 2, episode 13. I can only watch this show when I’m in the mood, and then when I’m not, it just doesn’t appeal to me very much. But once I start watching it, I can’t stop. Definitely not one of my fav shows, but I’m excited to see the direction it takes throughout the rest of season 2, and into season 3.

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    Once Upon a Time: I am currently only a couple of episodes behind in season 6, and I’m so excited to see where this season is going! You just never really know with this show… I love the emphasis on Regina this season, because I think Lana Parrilla is an amazing actress!

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    Shadowhunters: Well, well, ummm. I have about 2-3 episodes until I finish season 1, but haven’t yet because the motivation is just not there. This show does have its good moments, yes, but it is so cringworthy. The only thing that is going to motivate me now is how much better season 2 looks, so I’m determined to finish this one!

(To start watching)

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Supergirl: This show never reallly appealed to me, but seeing as I’ve become even more into the other DC shows, like Flash and Arrow, I now cannot wait to start this show! And a female protagonist with kick ass super powers? Yes please!

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Fear the Walking Dead: Well, I’m not sure if I’m gonna like this one, but I bought the first episode on special for 99 cents on iTunes, so, I shall check it out! Plus, Alycia Debnam-Carey, yassss!

 

And probably a lot more… Whatever I come across, or gets recommended by you guys! 🙂

 

So there are all the TV shows  I plan on watching (atleast in the immediate future)!
Please let me know in the comments, or on Twitter (@thebookgram), of any others I should add to my list. What have you loved recently?

Until Next Time,

Kate 🙂

Life after exams: Book Edition

Hey lovely people!

Today, whilst I’m sick, and therefore taking a little break from studying (although, not a break from stressing about the fact that I’m not studying… #procrastination right?).

I thought I’d write a post about the books I plan on reading after exams (9th November). Seeing as my whole life has been revolved around school and exams this year (senior year, yep, it’s great), I could not be more excited to get back to reading!

So, without further ranting, here are the top 10 books I plan on reading when I can actually read again (in a not-really-ordered order)…

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    It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. I’ve been dyinnnng to read this! I mean, a new Colleen Hoover book?! How could I not be excited to read it! Cannot wait to see what crazy plot twist, or other insane things you’d never see coming that her newest release has! 

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    The Last Star by Rick Yancey. I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends. It’s so mysterious, it shall be interesting! I loved the first instalment, and although the second wasn’t great (in my opinion), I do have high hopes that this will not disappoint! 

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (yes, for the first time), I’m both so ready, and so anxious to finish this series. All the feels are gonna hit me, that much, I do know.

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    Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. I read Throne of Glass so long ago now, and didn’t completely fall in love, but it can only get better from there right? I’m so determine to get in on the hype of this series (and catch up…oops)

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    City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, as well as City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. Because it’s about time I finished this series that everyone has probably already read 1000 times over by now. These books take a while for me to get into, but I love them once I do get into them. City of Fallen Angels has been my favourite instalment yet, so I’m excited to see where these 2 go, and how it all wraps up.

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    A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Ahhh! I’m so, so excited to read this one. ACOTAR was so intriguing and crazy. Really pumped to see where this one takes the direction of the story (and to actually be caught up on a Sarah J. Maas series. That would be nice)

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    The Rose Society by Marie Lu. I was not the biggest fan of book one by any means, but I feel like now that I’m older, I’ll enjoy this story a lot more, if that even makes sense… haha. I received the third installment in this series for review, so I can’t wait to devour this one, and finish off the trilogy with a bang!

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    The Amateurs by Sara Shepard. My favourite mystery/thriller author has a new book? You know I’m gonna read it, and you know I’m gonna love it! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

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    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. Which I can’t actually read until I’ve finished Deathly Hallows, but I’m so ready to see what goes on after the events of the final HP book! Also, I’m excited to read the script type of writing!

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    Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven. I’ve started this one multiple times since I got it, but alas, school has interrupted every time. I can’t wait to actually be able to read this book properly, and finish it!

 

So, there you go. Those are the top 10 books I plan on reading after exams, and to close out the year with! There are obviously a lot more, but, these are at the top of my to-read list!

Until next time,

Kate 🙂

Where have I been? UPDATE

Ummm, hello lovely devoted blog reader who has obviously stuck by me through my extremely varying posts lately. I appreciate you, thank you.

It has now been 3 months since I drafted this post, yes 3 months since I was actually going to post my where have I been schpeal. That’s pretty ironic. But here it is…

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my lack of posts on this platform, even though there’s been around 1-2 posts a month, so I haven’t been completely awol, that’s not good enough to me. Basically, the reason I have been so absent from everything this year is because I’m in my last year of schooling! (cue the party) I’m so excited for that to be done with on November 9th when I finish my last exam (squeals), and then I’ll be annoying all of you with a lot more weird and whacky content. *5o people unfollow right now*

Please stay… hahaha

I miss being able to have the time to sit down and really focus on writing a blog post (the only reason I’m able to do it right now is because I’m on a 2 week break). I also miss having time to be able to take pictures for TheBookGram, which if you’re reading this, I’m guessing is probably where you came from. I haven’t been neglecting that as much as this, but still haven’t been putting out as much as I’d like.

One more thing, I really miss reading. Reading has been a rather foreign concept for me this year. Whenever I’m not super busy with study, I’m usually so tired that I end up watching TV shows, which is in no way a bad thing because that is hugely another passion of mine that has really grown this year. But I wish I read more. I guess it’s no

I guess it’s no ones fault but my own, maybe it’s  schools fault a little though, or a lot.  Reading rarely occurs now without stressful thoughts appearing in my mind that makes me unable to concentrate on what I’m reading. I think that’s why Harry Potter has been such a prominent thing in my life lately, I mean, reading the books for the first time in my last year of schooling is pretty cool.

I just can’t wait to be able to do things guilt free again, and never have to worry about school, or the things that come with it ever again. I’m also kinda excited to try and start creative writing more, and maybe share my stories with you guys.
I apologize for this being a sort of rant-filled update, but hey, if you read this far, I applaud you!

For now, I just want to say thank you so, so much to those of you who have stuck by me through my strange content schedule, etc. I appreciate you all so much, and honestly am so excited to be able to join in more with the community towards the end of the year.

November 9, 4:15 pm, I’m coming for you with everything I have.

Until next time,

Kate XOXO

 

The 5th Wave: MOVIE REVIEW

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I really shouldn’t have left this review to do 2 days after, but I shall do my best…

loved this movie, yep that’s all I’ve got.

No, really. This movie was so good, simply both as a movie and as a book adaptation.

Before going into this movie I didn’t really listen to anyone else’s thoughts because I wanted my opinions to be mine and mine alone, uninfluenced, and I succeeded in that.

At first I was a bit worried because I didn’t think Chloë Grace Moretz was particularly the best choice for Cassie, but from the moment the movie started I knew it was going to be good and my worries about her went out the window. Chloë was a fantastic Cassie, along with Nick Robinson as Ben Parish, and Alex Roe as Evan Walker, I though they all did an amazing job! Also little Zackary Arthur who played Sammy was perfect for the role, literally the cuteness was unbearable.

I read The 5th Wave back in 2014 so it’s been a while, but from what I can remember they hit all the important plot points, and as I was watching the movie all the feels and memories of the book came back, which was so cool to experience. Some of the scenes were honestly SO close to what I saw in my head that it was scary. In my opinion this was an amazing adaptation of an amazing book. The novel was also quite an information dump and hard to understand at first but they executed this in the movie so so well! The film included all the important information and back stories and managed to do it really well, it was so easy to follow whilst still being entertaining!

The only thing that slightly annoyed me was Ringer, because I didn’t quite expect her to be like she was when she first showed up in the movie, however as soon as that first scene of hers was over, she became more like book Ringer and all was good again.

We didn’t get too much of an insight into what life was like at Wonderland, I think that’s what it was called, or the little characters in Ben’s group, but a movie couldn’t possibly go into as much detail as the book did about all that. So that shall be left to the people like us who actually read the book. score. Although I think they could’ve gone into a little more detail about those minor characters, but oh well.

The action in this movie was never-ending, and I never got bored as I sometimes do in movies like this cough, Insurgent, cough. Constantly entertaining and had me on edge, even though I knew most of what was going to happen. The effects and CGI was done so well, it never looked cheesy or fake, and was scarily realistic, like that wave of water going over the city, oh how I would never want that to actually happen.

I really, really hope they get enough funding from this movie to be able to make the second one, because I feel like they could do a better job than that book did, (yes I didn’t really like the second book sadly). So go see this movie guys!! Whether you’ve read the book or not you’d enjoy it i hope!!!

Yeah that’s it,

Kate 🙂

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2: REVIEW

This is something a little different to see on my blog, but I just have so many feelings about this movie that I have to share…

tumblr_ny5fee1ZB91rab1gao1_500.jpgI saw the midnight premiere of the movie the day it came out (after almost missing it because I thought it was the next day), and absolutely loved it. When I first walked out of the movie I was a little confused as to what I thought, and overcome with all the emotions (there was alot guys) but after some thinking, I know I loved it! So, here’s all my feels-filled thoughts:

First of all I have to mention how incredible the acting was in this movie, especially by Josh and Jen. Can I just say that Josh has been my ‘celeb crush’ since the his ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ days, and I always knew he was amazing because he’s proved it countless times, but this movie, just wow, I was so blown away by the amount of emotion both him and Jen were able to portray into these characters. Without them, along with Liam, Jenna Malone, Elizabeth Banks, and Woody Harrelson, the movies wouldn’t have been as huge as they have become. Honestly though, Josh and Jen put on one of the finest performances I have ever seen in a film.

Okay, now lets talk about some specific scenes here. The scene where they’re running from the wave of black gooey stuff:

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I loved this scene because I feel as if it’s where the movie really kicked off and started to get super intense. It really just set the tone for the rest of the movie, and OH I just remembered, the little part right before the goo attacked them when Peeta was rocking against the wall crying and muttering, oh my gosh, that killed me. I love you Peeta/Josh.

Next we have the Mutt scene, probably the most intense thing you’ll ever watch in your life. When the Mutt popped up on the screen, there was a collective gasp in the cinema, and I’m pretty sure everyone jumped 5 seats across. I was not expecting the Mutt’s to look so zombie-ish (to be honest, I thought they were dogs), but wow was it effective. I basically held my breath the entire time, it was so well done, and heart wrenching by the end of it (if you know what I mean). Also right after it when this happened…

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and this…

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I died a little, okay alot.

When Katniss and Gale were dressed up and walking with everyone into the Capitol, the was so well done, and gave such a brilliant atmosphere. The parachutes coming down, everything thinking it was a good thing, and then boom, that was also great. We aren’t gonna talk about what happened after that…Although it did feel a bit rushed due to it cutting straight to Katniss in hospital after it, I would’ve liked to have seen a little longer of a reaction when ‘it’ happened.

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The moment this entire series was leading up to, the death of President Snow (as-well as Coin, I couldn’t stand her), felt a tiny bit rushed but was still fantastic. I feel like it’ll make more sense the second time I see it.

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The scene where Katniss was yelling at Buttercup, and throwing things at the poor little cat, was freaking spectacular, J-Law brought the ugly cry, raw emotion into that, with literally everything she had, and it had me bawling. Just absolutely brilliant, I can’t praise that enough.

The ending scene before the epilogue where Katniss climbs into bed with Peeta absolutely tore my heart out, it was the moment I realised the franchise was over, and so to was a big part of our lives for the past 4 years.

” You love me, real or not real?

Real.”

That was my favourite part of the entire movie.

The epilogue was so cute, and the way Peeta and his child were playing, arghhh, just so sweet. Everything my babies went through led them to this moment.

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A couple of little thoughts: The Effie and Haymitch kiss, oh my, I loved that whole scene where Effie was saying goodbye to Katniss and Haymitch. All the feels. Also, Jenna Malone was such a great Johanna, and really brought that character to life! Oh, oh, and Sam Claflin, thank you for a perfect Finnick and his sugar cubes.

I guess that’s it, I’m going to be seeing the movie again next week so I may add some things to this post, but all-in-all I loved the movie so much and they will forever live on in my heart. In all of ours.

Yeah that’s it,

Kate 🙂