Trailers You Might Have Missed … (June 20-26)

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It is Sunday and you all know what that means – IT IS TRAILER TIME! I, again, can’t really offer you anything from the TV world, but I got loads of interesting movie trailers for you today. Enjoy everyone!

Movies

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This does not look like the book AT ALL. I wasn’t even a fan of the book, but this changes a lot and I don’t know if it’s for the better. I guess I can only judge after actually seeing the whole movie. I still want a Hollow pet now … can’t believe I was once scared of them. I am weird like that.

The Girl With All the Gifts

I’ve seen the book for this one around, but I had actually no idea what it was about … not sure I want to read it … not sure at all …

Keeping Up with the Joneses

I LOVE THIS! It’s like the comedy movie from the POV of the neighbors of Mr and Mrs Smith or something.

A Street Cat Named Bob

It looks adorable, but I never know – is this the actor who played Victor Frankenstein on Penny Dreadful or is it his twin? That’s what happens when twins both start an acting career. It’s so confusing!

Inferno

I had no idea they would continue this series. I actually really liked the first movie, but the second one was already seriously lacking even with continued great casting … I don’t know

Mechanic: Resurrection

Jason Statham action movies, even if they do end up benig pretty much all the same, are quite enjoyable. So, why not?

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Uhm … I think I didn’t even watch the first one …

War on Everyone

I am finishing this off with a bit of a WTF kind of trailer. Really, what were they thinking?

So, same question as every week: What would you like to watch?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (June 13-19)

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It’s Sunday and we all know what that means – TRAILER TIME! Let’s see what I found and because I once more wasn’t very successful in the TV department, I am just going to show you some music for movies instead! Let’s do this!

Movies

Storks

SO CUTE! “This tiny thing is now a wolf everybody!”

Moana

THAT PIG (or whatever it is) IS SO ADORABLE! NEED. TO. SEE!

Pete’s Dragon

I remember watching a way more kid-like version of this when I was younger now! I totally didn’t realise that when the first teaser came out. I think I liked my film better, but I will maybe still watch this.

Closet Monster

I have to stay this looks like a powerful coming of age piece!

Denial

This seems really intense. I had no idea there was a case like this, but I was all of 1 year old when that happened. Still, people in denial can be the worst.

Undrafted

Hmmm … usually I like sports movies … but this just looks a bit ridiculous.

Outlaws and Angels

I guess that’s what today’s Westerns look like … doesn’t seem like my thing, but Chad Michael Murray might persuade me.

Music

Hozier – Better Love (The Legend of Tarzan)

Twenty One Pilots – Heathens (Suicide Squad)

What are you going to watch? What are you excited for?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (June 6-12)

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To say that this week was no fun would be an understatement and the trailers I found were equally disappointing. There just wasn’t anything that exciting. I still refused to skip the post though, so here’s to hoping there will be more next week.

Movies

Spaceman

I sometimes like sports related movies, but I am not sure about this one. It is just the teaser though.

The Shallows

NO SHARK MOVIES FOR ME! So not going to watch this, not even with Blake Lively in it.

Yoga Hosers

SO disappointed in EVERYONE who participated in this. This looks so stupid.

How We Fell in Love

I am not gonna lie, I just watched the trailer because of Matt McGorry.

Weepah Way for Now

… just like I watched this solely because of Aly & AJ.

TV Shows

Emerald City (NBC)

I think they meant to premiere that in 2014, but they changed it to this year … I don’t know why, maybe because retellings are booming and people like the Wizard of Oz? No idea really …

Cleverman (SundanceTV)

I was quite oblivious to Sundance having a TV channel to be honest, but this is about racism and mythological creatures. I might try to find that show.

How was your week? Tell me something good!

TTT: Reasons I Love the Red Rising Trilogy

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, if you want to know more about it, you can just click on the name! This week was almost like a freebie, seen as you could talk about basically anything you like. Here’s the official theme:

Ten Reasons I Love Xcould be a certain book, character, author, your indie bookstore, a fandom, a tv show, reading, a hobby, a genre. Honestly anything you want to gush about.

So, everyone knows that I adore the Red Rising books! Seriously, if you don’t – WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING THESE PAST MONTHS!? In the unlikely case you truly haven’t heard about it, this is the post that will definitely prove my admiration for it.

1. Pierce Brown

Let’s face it – without this incredible man we just wouldn’t have the books. He is funny and smart and quite frankly also really good looking. He is one of those rare authors who can get your attention on social media and make you want to read his books because of his charisma without you knowing what the books are really about. It’s the added bonus that Red Rising is this amazing series.

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2. A Flawed but Perfect Hero

I know that statement is very contradictory, but Darrow’s character depth is just beyond anything I’ve experienced. He makes mistakes, he is flawed, but at the same time he is the kind of leader you would follow to the end of the universe and give your life for. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes at all, yet he manages to inspire people in the best ways.

3. Amazing Side Characters

It’s definitely not just Darrow who is great! I could just make a list of names of all the characters I will cherish or despise forever, but I won’t because it would be majorly long. Just know that they are as developed as the main character. That they have motivation and cause for their actions, even if they sometimes feel like knifes in the back.

4. Twists and Turns

I’ve already sort of lead up to this point. Don’t try to anticipate what’s going to happen in these books, because in 9/10 cases you won’t be able to guess it for sure. It makes the story so great, because Pierce takes you in one direction and then simply reeks chaos. It’s what makes this such an exhilarating read.

5. Great World-Building

I remember there being a lot of information on the world in the first book, sometimes a bit too much, but it will sink in eventually and it’s such an intricate world. It has its own slang and language, without overdoing it or making it annoying. Also, I love the names!

6. All the References

Are you into Greek, Roman or Northern mythology? Do you like historic references? This is most definitely the book for you! But even if you don’t have any idea about that kind of stuff, it will make sense within the context of the books.

7. Social Criticism

And it is done in the most entertaining and enlightening way possible!

8. Blurs the Lines

Who is good, who is evil? Is this a YA or an adult book? Do I trust this person or not? (Oh, there are SO many trust issues!) You can’t really choose a side or at least a lot of the time people don’t turn out to be who you thought they would be.

9. A Bit of Everything

There may not be everything in equal parts, but it sure is all in there. It will make you feel all the feels, because it’s a tale about revenge, justice, honor, family, love and everything in between.

10. It’s Not Over Yet

You  know those stories where the hero accomplishes his task and you just wonder how the world is going to go on now? Worry not, Pierce Brown is currently working on a follow up series (Iron Gold) that will explore exactly that issue. Aside from that, they are also working on a movie adaptation of Red Rising and they are taking their time and working with Pierce to do that exactly right. I will consider this as a good sign.

What’s a book that made you feel all these things? Which topic did you choose for your TTT?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (May 30 – June 5)

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As per usual it is TRAILER SUNDAY! I don’t have a lot to offer this week, but there are some nice/funny/interesting things in there, so enjoy:

Movies

Monster Truck

This looks ridiculous but also hilarious. They are like squishy transformers.

Collide

NEED. TO. SEE. THIS! I am afraid they once again show too much in the trailer. If they stopped around 1:2o it would have been fine too.

Marauders

So, what is this? A modern day, violent and devoid of colour Robin Hood tale?

The Fundamentals of Caring

I love the look of this! Netflix can do (almost) no wrong!

TV Shows

The Arrangement (E!)

I am beyond excited to watch this. Back in the day, I couldn’t take E! seriously, but ever since The Royals, I have trust in them that they can come up with some seriously addicting shows. People say this one seems like the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise/Scientology story and I can’t argue with it seeming “inspired” by it. Cannot wait!

UnREAL Season 2

SOON!!!! Like June 6th kind of soon. I AM SO HAPPY AND EXCITED!

The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh (Book Review)

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Publisher: Penguin
Page Count
: 420

After reading The Wrath and the Dawn, I knew that I had to read The Rose and the Dagger as soon as possible and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint at all. I am still not sure which one of the two I like better, because they both had their different qualities. TRATD was even more fast paced and it offered more insight on some side characters that I direly needed. I remain of the opinion that some of them could have been even more developed, but I am still glad that I got more than I did during TWATD.

Now, there is so much I want to talk about, but I simply can’t. There were definitely a ton of unexpected twists, new ships to ship and loyalties tested. All through that Shazi and Khalid remained the dynamic duo they were destined to be. I got invested in a side story just as much as I am in the Khalshazi love story though and it even brought me to tears at some point. Some of my Twitter friends can confirm how freaked out I was while reading this book sometimes. I loved how action-packed, magical and on point the story remained.

The thing I am most happy about is the fact that it ended on a good note. Inspired by a fairy tale, it became a fairy tale and I definitely wouldn’t mind having another book where Shazi just tells stories all day long. I think I want to read the novellas at some point, simply because I am not ready to let go just yet. I am sorry this was such a short review, but I didn’t want to spoil anything. The comments are as always free game though if you want to talk about something in more detail!

Fazit: 4.5/5 stars! Even though I am still heartbroken, it was a grand finale to a fantastic duology!

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Did you read TRATD? Are you happy with how it ended?