Friday, March 21, 2014

Divergent Trailer...

I've been avoiding watching the Divergent trailer for a long while but I finally saw it the other day when some entertainment show on TV featured the trailer...just as the movie's premiere is upon us. Have to say, I'm not quite sold on it. It lacks that must see vibe. I'm not sure which trailer version I saw but it also look a bit incoherent. If I hadn't read the book I would never have known what it was suppose to be about from trailer. Of course this doesn't mean that I won't watch the movie...of course I will.

Anyway the movie opens this week, let's see how it does at the box office.  If I'm going to make a guess...I don't think it will do as well as Twilight or The Hunger just doesn't have that xfactor.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ender's Game (2013)

Recently I watched Ender's Game. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the movie as much as I'd like. I won't compare the book and the movie. I think movies should be able to stand on its own regardless of its faithfulness to the book. Instead, I'll just say what I didn't like about the movie. Two main things really: I thought the dialogue was weak. The movie has some great actors yet everything that's said on screen seemed a bit awkward and off. I don't believe them as the characters they're playing. Secondly a lot of adaptations are often trying to squeeze hundreds of pages into a 2 hour movie. As a result scenes are often rushed. The same is evident here and what made it worse is that the movie does little to indicate that months or years have passed in between. One moment Ender is a new kid in battle school, a few scenes latter he has gained the respect of his peers and soon he is in command school. Anyone who has not read the book may have had the impression that Ender is breezing his way through his military career, which is not true.

Have you seen Ender's Game. What did you think of it?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I still watch American Idol

I do. I still find it entertaining, plus there's not much great TV to watch other than it. Scratch that, there is a lot of great TV shows out there, but they are not airing in Singapore at all or are only aired on the more premium cable channels. And I kinda think this season of American Idol probably has the best panel of judges who really seem to know what they are talking about rather than just seeking a response from the audience. I'm hearing less of the shallow and simplistic "you look great or sound great" comment. They are giving more constructive criticism, from the actual singing to the contestants handling of the stage, going deeper on why the performance is good, bad or how they can do better. So yeah, I'll give a thumbs up for this season. Let's hope the contestants use all the good feedback and give us better performances.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hello World

I have to admit, this is not my first blog. The others had more specific themes, which also meant they required more work. Writing reviews is not easy especially when you're not much of a writer.

So with this blog, I want it to be more general where I'll just blog whatever I like. And what I like mostly is reading books and watching tv and movies. That's also where I got the title of my blog and my blogger nickname because I do love wandering through the shelves looking at books and DVDs.

Anyway, I do hope this is the beginning of a fun blogging adventure.
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