06/15: Isn't it strange, to create something that hates you?

My laptop has chosen a great time to break down and I don't know when I'm going to get it back (hence no links section this month). Hopefully that would be soon as I have to draft up some stuff if I don't want to leave my space blank for the next coming weeks. How was the first half of 2015 for you? Movie-wise, it has been a disappointing year so far. My numbers are so low compared to last year's, and it seems like there's nothing much worth going to the cinema for. Either my taste in movies have shifted (though I highly doubt that), or there's a limited number of good works that have been released. I'm hoping things get better at the latter half.

After the Ball | Barely Lethal | Castle in the Sky | Cinderella | Citizen Kane | Donkey Skin | Ex Machina | Godzilla | Good Will Hunting | Helen | Jurassic World | Le bonheur | Marley and Me | Two Drifters | While We're Young | Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

After the Ball - The make up work done on Portia Doubleday makes her unrecognizable so she really fits in the shoes of a different character.

Barely Lethal - Samuel L Jackson and Jessica Alba did this for the paycheck, right?

Castle in the Sky - I liked the world-building of the castle in the sky, it looked like it could have been explored more. The movie doesn't really focus on the castle itself, but rather the people looking for the castle. The movie didn't dwell much on the history of its inhabitants.

Cinderella (2015) - This was good, but the third act was a bit weak.

Donkey Skin - Not the best Jacques Demy film there is, but love the costumes. The story also seems familiar, like I've heard a similar fairy tale with the dresses and the disguises. The one I heard of though was that there were three parties and she wore a different dress to each party. 

Ex Machina - Mind blown! This film posed some questions that I had to read up on some of the explanation involved. I don't think I could watch this again, but this was very interesting.

Godzilla (1998) - This was way too long.

Helen - The concept of the movie seemed plausible, but there was no resolution to either women's plight.

Jurassic World - While it won't beat the original, it still had its fun moments.

Le bonheur - This is an enjoyable and not intimidating film of Agnes Varda. I haven't seen much of her work, but she presented a simple story with wonderful aesthetics and subtlety of the subject she tackled.

Marley and Me - I haven't seen this movie in its entirety until now. *tears*

Two Drifters - The movie was disoriented most of the time. I didn't feel any sympathy for the main character. It tried to do a two-couple sob story, but the other person wasn't given so much focus on, and you'd expect them to connect at some point but that really didn't happen until much later on, completely undermining the other story. 

While We're Young - I was excited to watch this, but was left discontented. It wasn't bad, but I didn't see the point of all of this. I get that there is a generation gap, but as much as it tried to explore that, I felt that the plot used kind of overpowered that message.

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself - I liked it. It was kind of sad, and a bit predictable, but good. 


  1. I've only seen a couple of the ones you saw this month. Barely Lethal looks SO bad. What were they thinking? lol

    1. It tried to put a spin on the teen rom-com trope but failed. Even Sophie Turner was awkward in this movie.