Okay, so Wonder was on my TBR list for a long time. I had heard so much about it that I knew I had to get my hands on it soon. But unfortunately, the movie Gods made sure the movie was announced before I could read the book. And before I could lay hands on the book, I had to go watch the movie. Thanks to my husband. 😉
Phineas Taylor Barnum. This was the man who gave birth to show business. He pulled the different out of the crowd and gave them wings. He promoted equality, to treat everyone equally, and in this way, to be the philanthropist that the world would take note of. At least that’s what the movie tells us.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or simply Rogue One was the last Star Wars movie to release before Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While it is not a part of the current trilogy, it holds an important story about how the original trilogy came to be. The beginning seemed riveting enough that it made me watch 20 minutes more than I wanted to at the time. (It was 3 AM and I wanted to hold off, but I watched the first 20 minutes anyway.)
When I started watching Star Wars, which was not long ago, I had, for some reason, a feeling that the Original Trilogy is just the beginning. And that the prequel trilogy was the set of movies that would awe me the most. Unfortunately, that was not to happen. The Original Trilogy, for me, remains the best of the lot.
The eighth in the chronological order of the Star Wars universe, The Last Jedi, finally released last Friday. It was for this reason that I began watching the movies, because I wanted to catch up to the madness that the fandom emanated. And at this point, I’m proud to say I’m catching up quite remarkably. 😀
In honor of the release of the ninth movie (technically) in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I decided to do a marathon of all the Star Wars movies. I had never watched them before, though I’d heard a lot about the grandeur and the goosebumps it induced. So when I did join the audience, I knew what they were talking about and why they did so.
I knew I was missing out on an experience that was one of its kind because I hadn’t watched the Star Wars movies. Things came to a head with the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I finally knew I had to watch them. I know I am late to the party, almost gatecrashing it. But what a party it is!
The first thing you notice about Swiss Army Man when you research it before watching is the abundance of Dans in it. Like John Green’s abundance of Katherines. Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe are in it, while the directors are called Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. It is only fitting that the movie starts off with the words: A Film by Daniels.
I am a HUGE Agatha Christie fan. I don’t have to say it but her style of writing is unparalleled. There has been no one in history so far who has been able to build mysteries and solve them as well as she has been able to. And to think that she did this with an array of eccentric detectives? It’s something that places her out of reach of any limit. Indeed, she is as limitless as limitless can get.
The trailer of Coco seemed to me to be bright and happy and intriguingly heartwarming. There’s music, there are smiles, there are tears, there’s anger, there are people who you can relate to, and then, there are skeletons in the closet. When I say skeletons in the closet, I mean it in the most honest, literal way ever. And oh, what a terrific combination this turns out to be!