Captain America: Secret War (THIRTEEN)

London. It was Dr. Frost’s next destination. The city that, under her control, would garner the attention of governments around the world. Countries would try to stop her. Blood would be shed. But the conclusion would find her with an easy victory.

She sat in a newly abandoned castle–it was abandoned because she had killed everyone who had once inhabited it–meditating deeply.

Her Winter Soldiers were doing whatever they did when they weren’t serving her. She didn’t know and she didn’t care.

Deep breaths she inhaled, long breaths she exhaled. She could feel the power coursing through her veins. Could taste its metallic tang in her mouth. And then she felt a presence. The unmistakable chill of Sarkras the Mindful who had come to visit her. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (THIRTEEN)

Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #10-‘The Rise of Skywalker’

I cannot tell you enough how excited I was to eventually see the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and it beyond delivered! I sat in front of my television screen watching the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration breathlessly, my heart pounding in my chest and my palms sweating. When it was time for the teaser I had to breathe calmly and prepare myself so I could soak up every second of the trailer. I wasn’t ready!

The first minute and eight seconds were breathtaking, filling me with such exhilaration as I was able to see my favorite heroine (at the time) again. The distinction between good and evil seemed clear as she was adorned in a crisp white version of her scavenger outfit in The Force Awakens.

Approaching her seemed to be none other than Kylo Ren, ominous and faceless in his TIE Fighter as he sought to run our Rey over. But oh no, what did Rey do? She flipped over the frickin’ ship!!!!

My head exploded. I exclaimed in sheer disbelief that I was seeing something so cool. It was an amazing experience. And then…we can’t forget about that chilling cackle of a villain us Star Wars fans never thought we’d see again on the big screen…Palpatine!

I screamed. And then I sat there with my mouth in disbelief. I rushed to watch the teaser again. Chills ran down my spine. My eyes were wide. I was just on another level of excitement. Continue reading Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #10-‘The Rise of Skywalker’

I’ve Finally Seen ‘Les Misérables’

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I’ve begun a personal quest to watch all of the best musicals. Some of you suggested, after seeing masterpieces like The Sound of Music and An American in Paris, that my next stop should be Les Misérables. Well, considering that the film just dropped on Netflix, I decided to give it a look and I’m glad I did.

Let me not beat around the bush, Les Misérables is a musical I will definitely not be watching again. Its songs are ultimately forgettable except a few, I found some moments almost unbearably corny, and Russel Crowe’s singing was a bit cringeworthy, but besides those few cons, the movie was beautifully directed and done.

You all said I would cry. I didn’t disappoint. I cried at least five times during the duration of the film and wept profusely at the end. Hugh Jackman did a fabulous job! (Who knew the man could sing?!) His very first few minutes struck me as he conveyed such emotion in this role. I will have to watch The Greatest Showman next and see what he did with that movie.

Secondly, I was surprised to find Eddie Redmayne so believable in this role as the lovestruck rebel (who knew he could sing either?!) I always knew the man could act, just look at the dedication he put into bringing Newt Scamander to life in the Fantastic Beasts movie. He’s pretty much the only thing that’s solid about those films. And we can’t forget how perfectly he portrayed Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything. In an alternate universe, Redmayne could’ve potentially played the role of Kylo Ren. I wonder how that would’ve turned out…

(Honestly, I’m glad Adam Driver got the role though. He is perfect!)

And shut the front door! Anne Hathaway was perfect in this movie, even if it was only for a little while. Considering that she garnered an Oscar for her role in this film I thought she was going to be in it longer than she was. Unfortunately (*sniffles*) she was gone pretty soon.

All in all, Les Misérables is a film that I’ll never forget. It’s a movie that touched me in more ways than one and it once again, like Prisoners, provided me more admiration for Hugh Jackman as an actor.

I’ll give this film 91 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. It was good but it wasn’t great.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.