On plants and on my bad habits.

The principle behind planting is the very same principle behind excellence: You reap what you sow.

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Wolf of Wallstreet

This movie was bold. It had the courage to show what it had to show. To tell what it had to tell. That makes some uncomfortable. But then again, that’s what great things usually do. And if something can spark a conversation, discussion, a debate, we know we’re looking at something meanwhile.

Jordan Belfort is the Wolf of Wallstreet. He gets rich by swindling away people as a pink sheet stock broker and gets the life he always wanted. That life includes girls, alcohol, dugs and you name it.

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11 Movies in 2014 that I don’t wanna miss

New year, new set of movies to watch!

So here’s a set of movies showing this 2014 that I’ve been waiting for! ( Not in any particular order)

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No good deed goes unpunished.

My road of good intentions
Led where such roads always lead

…Sure, I meant well -
Well, look at what well-meant did:
All right, enough – so be it
So be it, then…
Let all Oz be agreed
I’m wicked through and through
Since I can not succeed
Fiyero, saving you
I promise no good deed
Will I attempt to do again,
Ever again
No good deed
Will I do again!!!

The heart of Wicked (The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz) lies in this song. It’s one of the less popular ones, compared to Defying Gravity, but it really captures what makes Wicked’s plot so interesting: sometimes our good intentions bring about grave consequences. Continue reading

Forgiveness, Redemption and Mr. Banks

It’s been a long time since a film made me cry and this film was the least candidate to make me do so. I was expecting a happy, giddy, and light watch- just like what the other cartoons offer. Yes, there have been films in the past year that made me tear up but this film  left me breaking down in tears during the climax of the film.

Saving Mr. Banks is a story of how Mary Poppins came to be a movie; the endless negotiation of the author, P.L. Travers, and Walt Disney to get the rights to make it into a film. It reveals what Mary Poppins, George Banks and the novel meant to its author. 

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave is hard to digest for young audience, like me, who don’t have the slightest idea on the reality  of slavery in America. Sure, slavery is not a new theme in  cinema but nothing quite depicts it like 12 Years a Slave. It gruesome, brutal and you can’t just simply imagine how humanity handled, propagated and lived with it. It shows it slowly as the film follows the life of Solomon, or Platt, who was kidnapped and sold to slavery. In these years of hardship, we see Platt’s struggle to live until he meets a man who sets out to help him.

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