Imaginary Moonrise Kingdom

I think I have figured out what I want in life! Well, probably just one of the many things I want in life. I want someone I can talk about movies I like with.

It’s not everyday that I get to find a movie that I really like, nor is finding someone to talk it out with an everyday occurrence. I mean, an easy way to put it is by saying that I may have a weird taste when it comes to stuff. And I like talking about weird stuff. It would be nicer to have someone to talk about it with.

This “eureka!” moment came along while I was watching Moonrise Kingdom. Not the bit about me wanting to talk about weird stuff, but the one where I realize that I want someone to talk weird stuff with.

I was thinking that our conversations may be something like, but not limited to this:

Me: “Hey, have you seen that Moonrise Kingdom movie?”

Her: “Yeah.”

“Damn good, isn’t it?”

“Agreed. Nice cinematography and cute story.”

“Yeah. The cast was amazing, especially the young girl. She’s very subtle and…”

“… Sultry!”

“That’s it! Yeah. And the places they shot the movie in, breath-taking.”

“You really like quirky movies, don’t you?”

“Yeah. I’m weird like that. You like those too.

“Guilty as charged.”

“Wanna make out?”

“Sure.”

The movie was pretty much about the sense of wonder these two dysfunctional kids have. Boy’s a troubled orphan, the girl’s having anger issues. I don’t really know if I’m totally sold with the idea of young love and all this “kids have things figured out” plot, but this isn’t reality. The movie was well shot, well written and well acted. It’s a fun one to watch. It is set in the 60’s, so all that vintage stuff everybody’s getting into nowadays totally adds to the charm.

What I’m trying to say here, anyway, is that I really liked Moonrise Kingdom. Very light, very adorable and quirky. And very unreal. Also, love stories like those never exist. But fantasy is fun to watch. Anyway, none of our love stories will ever be as beautiful and whimsical like the ones you see on movies.

PS. Watch Moonrise Kingdom. It’s a really good movie.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is Starting to Build a Spark

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I have never been this excited for any film, ever. Well, I have been excited for a couple of adaptations before, but probably not as stoked as I am for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (I’m just glad to be into at least one movie/film franchise right for my generation.) And the producers (or whoever is responsible for the hyping) are making sure that the months leading up to the release of the movie will be delicious.

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They started releasing several promotional materials for the second movie installment of the Suzanne Collins best seller trilogy. First, they showed two posters for the “Victory Tour” of Katniss and Peeta.

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Then they slowly (and strategically) released the “Capitol Portraits” of the characters who will play big roles on Catching Fire.

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I made a promise to myself regarding the second Hunger Games movie, and I will see if I can live up to it. Anyways, I am really excited for this part of the trilogy. Having read the books, Catching Fire might be the most character-driven of the three books but that’s not saying that the plot isn’t good.

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So far, it seems like they have chosen actors suited for the roles. Johanna Mason is really looking good in her portrait. And, of course, all the action and shit going on in the new arena would be really fun to see translated to film. Also, it’s the Quarter Quell, so I am assuming that it’ll be bigger than the previous Games. And, spoiler alert, the ending should be as exciting as it was written on the book.

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P.S. I’m excited to see Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. She sold Tiffany so well, so I’m looking forward to her doing Katniss again. I just hope she’s allowed to curse because she’s really awesome when she does that.

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