I RECOMMEND (TV WATCH): ABC’s Forever


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ABC’s Forever : Looks like it was made to last

More often than not, when you watch a series pilot, you automatically know in your gut if you’re gonna love it, hate it, or give it another chance.

ABC’s new series forever seems to have hit the first category. The new series is engaging, party thanks to its intelligent and witty script.

Note: The series revolves around the life of a 200-year-old medical examiner (think Sherlock Holmes), Dr. Herny Morgan (played by Ioan Gruffudd, Fantastic Four, Ringer), who  mysteriously comes back to life in a body of water, seconds after he dies. His vast experience (or shall we say stay on earth) has made him very well -versed in facts (science, history, etc.); very keen on details; as well as very “quirky”- but adorably so. Together with agent Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De la Garza) and friend/ confidant/ adopted son Abe (Judd Hirsch, ); he manages to go through forever- one day at a time.

The plot looks like it’s well thought of. The flashbacks in Morgan’s past are quite fascinating and intriguing. Amazing set design and costumes.

I won’t say much- because I want you to like it in your own terms. Usually if I get my expectations too high, it distracts me from appreciating the movie/ show, and I wouldn’t want that to happen to you.

HAPPY VIEWING! 🙂

The Beauty of Memories: Thoughts on the movie Remember Sunday

I’ve just finished watching the movie, Remember Sunday starring Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel. It’s a romantic drama between a girl, who’s trying to fix her life and start anew, and guy who’s lost his short term memory.

A real tearjerker, I recommend the movie, but not if you’re particularly feeling sad at the moment.

Sometimes, when life gets tough we wish that we could forget the things that happen to us. We want to forget all the pain and hurt that life has brought us. 

After watching the movie, I realize that no-  I want to remember. 

Crap happens. 

Your boyfriend dumps you out of the blue, and no doubt it’s painful. But things happen for a reason. Memory was given to us so that we can look back and learn. This way, we can grow as people. Remembering things sometimes feels like a burden, especially, when you’re at a low point in your life and it feels like bad things just keep happening. 

At the end, though, it will get better, and the bad memories that you have of the past, no matter how painful, are a reminder that you somehow got through it- and are now stronger and better. 

 

Edge of Tomorrow: Nicely Done Tom (*contains minor spoilers)

SHORT REVIEW:

After watching Maleficent, X-Men Days of Future Past, and Spiderman 2; I thought the hiatus of good movies had begun.

I was wrong.

I had the privilege of watching an advance screening (as stated on subject) at SM Megamall today. The edge of tomorrow stars Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise (Who would have thought they would pair up for a movie? Brilliant casting move.)

I can’t say I was anticipating anything. I watched the movie without really expecting much and it turned out to be a
pretty awesome ride. I found this movie to be tad more intriguing and well-paced than Jake Gyllenhaal’s Source Code
(which is also a very entertaining watch).  The pace picks up during the second half of the movie- for me anyway, and
when it does you’ll be glad to know what your movie fee was well worth it.

Watch it with your family, date, friend, etc. Its market is pretty much the entire earth, with a PG requirement
for super young audiences.

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OTHER THOUGHTS ON THE MATTER:

  • Does Tom Cruise ever age? Good job on aging gracefully. Keep up whatever you’re doing!!!☆
  • Emily Blunt proves again what an “all around” actress she is.☆
  • Was I the only one freaked out by the mimics?

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “Come find me when you wake up”, Rita

Vatican issues official prayers to Saints John XXIII & John Paul II

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Preparation for the canonization of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul III in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican The Vatican hung the banners of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica April 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — The banners of Blesseds Pope John Paul II and John XXIII were hung on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica today and the official prayer cards of the two new saints have been printed.

Cardinal Angelo Comastri, the papal vicar for Vatican City, produced the cards, which will be distribution after the two popes’ canonizations on Sunday.

This is what they look like with the prayers on the back:

The cardinal’s office said there were no plans to provide official translations of the prayers. So, for the time being, we’d like to offer you our own translation here:

Prayer to St. John Paul II

Oh, St. John Paul, from the window of heaven, grant us your blessing! Bless the church that you…

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Fairytales and I

I grew up watching Disney (so did most of my friends, and a whole lot of other people- I would imagine) Open-mouthed smile  I still memorize some of the songs, heck, I even re-watch the classic Disney Animated Films . Growing up, my favorite was The Little Mermaid (as I kid, I always had this fascination about underwater kingdoms I actually dreamt of travelling into one). When Mulan came out though, it immediately became my favorite.

Last night, I made myself a Disney playlist, actually it was more like a animated feature film playlist because I included songs from Thumbelina, The Swan Princess, and Anastasia.  Anastasia is actually my favorite non-Disney cartoon. As a kid, my sister and I memorized the songs and even some of the lines- by heart.

Anyway, just thought I’d share my Top Favorite Animated Feature Film Songs. I love them because despite their childlike quality, they touch me. 🙂

These main things can make me fall in love with a song:

1. melody and lyrics
2. magic quality
3. inspiring quality
4. cuteness factor
5. just the fact that I don’t get tired of listening to it.

Probably my most favorite Disney Song- EVER
This wasn’t included in the movie itself, but I also like the radio version that they did use.

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SIDE NOTE:

I also love songs from Tangled and Frozen, but I guess since I watched them as an adult, the impact that they had on me was not the same.

Surprisingly, even though I love Let it Go as much as the next person, I have to say that I find Love is an Open Door and Fixer Upper with more airtime in my player. I find the songs extremely cute.

I’m really glad that Disney has reconnected with fairy tale cartoons! The magic has returned. ❤


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Once Upon a Time is Back! (…and it’s wicked good)


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Okay, who else missed Once Upon a Time??? They’ve been gone for so long, it feels like last episode happened “once upon a time”
Anyway, it’s back and it’s better.

Things I love about this episode:

1.) HOOK, HOOK, HOOK ❤


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Okay, don’t hate, but I’ve been going gaga over Hook since he first came out.

2.  GENIUSES BEHIND THE SERIES

The fact that they were able to think of ideas on how to expand the story and keep this magical series alive. Love the writers of this show!


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3.  It was nice to see Christopher Gorham (Auggie from Covert Affairs)….even if he turned out to be a

…you just have to watch to find out!!


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4. THE WICKED TWIST


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Excited to see the good version of Zelena (segue: still don’t understand why they had to change her name) in her backstory. They always turn out to be good…once upon a time. Smile

Who else is excited on the series’ return?

I’ll end this entry with one of my favorite quotes from OUAT.


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Have a good day guys! Open-mouthed smile

There’s always a chance to be better

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No matter how hard you think you screwed up, there’s always a chance to be better. There’s always a chance to change things.

It’s the season of Lent. People in the Philippines are walking around with ashes in their foreheads.  I went to church earlier with my family and was
lucky to have received such as good homily from the priest who presided the mass. Here is part of what he said (or something similar to it).

“Do one charity work today and say a prayer, at least it’s a start. What’s important is that we don’t procrastinate your conversion.”

I believe that everyone has the capacity to be a good person (no matter who they are). It is up to us to live up to our potential goodness. Given that
we might have done stupid things that we regret, it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. As long as there’s life, there’s time and as long as there’s time- there’s room to change.

Have a blessed Lenten Season everyone.

Inspirational Movies of people bouncing back:

– Regarding Herny

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–  Good Will Hunting

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– Finding Forester

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