Cinema Friday

So I tried writing heck of a nice post last week, reviewing a few of the recent movies I had watched, but the draft wouldn’t save. So I got grumpy and just gave up. Only now have I refound some motivation to write another post.
Friday is officially my Cinema Day, and today I went to see Ghost in the Shell. At first, I didn’t want to go and see it, because it has been whitewashed in my view. I can’t really find a reason why I decided to go and see it, beyond the fact that I was curious about it. At the moment, only an hour after seeing it, I feel kind of disappointed by it. I didn’t think that I could be, especially because I didn’t think it as a good movie in the first place. But apart from views I had established before seeing the movie, I actually felt bored by the movie. However poor I thought of the movie before seeing it, I still expected more from it, if that makes sense. I don’t even feel like it’s worth me rating it, it’s so far down on my scale of rateable movies I personally have seen. I enjoyed the scenes of the city and everything, but that was the only thing I found myself interested in. The characters feel weak, the plot felt like there were huge loop holes (which is just making me want to watch the Anime) and in general I just feel pretty empty towards this movie.

Last week I went to see Beauty and the Beast, and Logan.

Beauty and the Beast bought up a lot of nostalgia. I enjoyed the music and the characters and was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of skin colour in all the side characters. Something felt amiss about it, and I couldn’t put my finger on why. Today I realised why I may have felt like that -somehow things felt rushed. Again, a week later now, I thought it was a cute movie, but not one of my favourites.

Logan really touched the heart-strings however. I really enjoyed the X-men movies and regret not having read any of the comics yet. I felt like this movie was a lovely ending of one era, and the beginning of the next. What surprised me was how young they portrayed Laura, as I learned that in the comics she’s a teenager or young adult (basically somewhat older than how she had been portrayed in the movie).

I still really enjoyed both of these movies, a lot more than I did Ghost in the Shell.

Photos of the day

Hachijo island Tokyo

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Ryo Mukae

Videos of the day

Cold Grey Sunday

Outside is grey and it looks like it may or may not rain, and I have a cold.
This past weeks, especially this last one, has been very difficult on my mental health and I’m trying to write/compose this post to take my mind off things.

Things feel all a bit shaky at the moment but I think I can swing it around. Somehow.

I finally belong to those who may or may not talk about their mental health online.

Word of the day die Gemütlichkeit

This describes a state of being comfortable and warm and in a good mood.

Quote of the day

Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.
– Dick Cavett (x)

Photos of the day

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Ryo Mukae
Mean, green streets
Ian Flinders
The Beginning ...
Mani & Ginji Poetic Nature

Videos of the day

Cinema Day

Today

Because I am busy this friday, I have chosen to make today my cinema day, where I 100% will go to the cinema to watch a movie. Or maybe two. Hopefully, I will be watching Hidden Figures today, and A cure for Wellness.

I did and I loved Hidden Figures. Still not quite sure about A Cure for Wellness.

It was very inspiring and amazing to see Hidden Figures and I teared up more than once. I felt so emotional in a really positive and pure way and I loved how the black ladies dragged the white (mostly) men.

A Cure For Wellness was enjoyable and definitely kept me on my toes throughout the entire movie. It plays with your mind, and I should point out a trigger warning concerning rape  (and incest I guess?) towards the end of the movie.

Word of the day

der Schreibtisch

the desk

Something I heavily rely on, for uni work and creativity. I love having a desk and always have.

Quote of the day

“Low self esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”
– Maxwell Maltz

Photos of the day

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Ryo Mukae
Skyefall
Mick Houghton

Videos of the day