Monday, June 26, 2017



If you know me or read my blog often, you know I'm a big Marvel fan, but as much as I love MCU and all the characters... there's one movie that became my least favorite from all. Honestly, I don't necessarily hate it, nor I love it as much as the others, this movie works okay I just hope it would be better... IRON MAN 2 (2010) it is. 

I'm not entirely sure what is it, but I just... think there's something off in this movie. As a whole, it didn't fit right. I have watched Iron man (2008) and Iron Man 3 (2013) for more than ten times, but with this movie... I don't reach as many as usual. I only watched it two times: first when it was on theatre which was my first time watching it, and second when it aired on HBO. 

This is actually weird because I love Tony Stark, I love the idea of Iron Man, and this movie was Black Widow's debut who is my favorite character... but yeah, guess it's not really for me.

The 30 day movie challenge is done! Yay, I'm so glad to take part in it. It has been a fun month, until next time guys! As always, thank you for reading mwah :*


Sunday, June 25, 2017



One of my weaknesses was easy to give up. I used to listen to what other people say or might be say or think, rather than did everything because I wanted to, because that was my goal. I used to fear being hate because I couldn't give what society wanted. But ever since I watched Pursuit of Happyness (2006) back in sometime around 2008 or 2009, I realized something. 

This is my life. This is my happiness. I am fighting for things that I want
This movie really opened up my mind about making plans, achieving dreams, and live your life. It taught me that no matter how hard the situation is, no matter what life throws at you, if you believe you can and you change your dreams into plans, nothing is impossible. 


Saturday, June 24, 2017



There's no way I can answer this challenge with only one movie. So I just gonna answer how I want it  to be ;)

STOKER because... how can you not falling in love with India and Charlie Stoker's piano duet? 

thank God for Dustin O'Halloran and the song, Searching for Home in the movie LION. the most beautiful thing my ears ever listened!

and... this following movies are those which Hans Zimmer created for. who can't falling in love with everything Mr. Zimmer created? Nobody. 





last but certainly not least...  JURASSIC PARK because come on, who didn't memorize that theme song? yes, the park theme song. 


Friday, June 23, 2017



Of course, no doubt, The Breakfast Club! This is such an amazing, relatable movie about teenagers and their problems. It packed with deep characterization, very thoughtful lines, and of course, cool soundtrack. 

This classic 80's movie has deep topics such as depression, suicide, drugs, alienation, materialism, sex and parental mental and physical abuse. Those topics sound very inappropriate but yet they're happen in real life. Personally, I think this movie shows the best way to communicate about those dangerous themes. Despite the heavy topics, this movie is very engaging at portraying teens and their problems in a very realistic way. This is such a must watch movie of all time!


Thursday, June 22, 2017



I never feel guilty about my pleasure but if I have to, I think this Lifetime original movie,  Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012) is the one. You know how much I appreciate the story, the chemistry, the whole production and this movie is not really have them all but I happen to enjoy it more than I should be. 

I like to give Lifetime original movie a try, sometimes, it kinda okay to watch on your free time, sometimes it really deserve to watch. This movie, starring Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans, a remake from the original back in 1980, with some modernization here and there but still trying to keep the original, it is actually good as TV movie. 

The chemistry is great, the story is a little bit cheesy and at some scenes kinda rushed and the production is not really careful, mostly on the sequences transition and soundtrack, but overall, this is the movie that I reach for when I want to watch something but clearly have no idea what to watch, or when I have no desire to think.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017



If you know me for awhile, or at least follow my blog, you know I'm not a big fan of anime. However, this movie called Your Name (2017) is actually one of my most favorite movies of all time. Yes, I love this anime so much, it feels weird to say that. 

I grew up watching anime like Detective Conan, Sailor Moon and Doraemon, but it was long time ago. I didn't watch them anymore, not even a bit. I just don't feel it. So, when my sister asked me to watch this movie, I was skeptical at first but as the story goes... darn it. It really drown me in!

The story is original, that's why I love this movie so much. This is probably one of my most loved animated movies I've ever watch in my entire life. At first, the story is fun, then a little bit confusing until... it makes my heart race!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I watch quite a lot of documentaries: about history, the debate about vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based diet, about the right working out for any ages, islamophobia, feminism, science and space and many more. There's something about documentary that I consider as a fun way to learn about something without actually learning. 

So far, my most favorite topic is about science and space. You know I watch a lot of sci-fi movies, I always excited to watch about space, space travel and aliens. I think those topics are very interesting, open up my perspective even more. 

Have watched lots of science space documentaries, the best documentary so far is From Earth to the Universe (2015) directed by Theofanis Matsopoulos. The visual aspect is very beautiful, the explanation is pretty easy to understand - even for those non-English speaker like me and also, it doesn't take too long, with 30 minutes we get everything we need to know about earth, stars, milky way and beyond that. 

you can watch it here for free :)

courtesy of NASA


Monday, June 19, 2017



It's obvious, no need further thinking... Hermione Granger I have several reasons why she's my most favorite character, some kind of my role model from fictional world.

First of all, she's a good example for younger girls to be smart. Girls should not be afraid to be smart because we already are. It's just the matters of exploring the right way to learn. She also never afraid to speak up her perspectives. 

Second , she's very brave and independent. Although her parents are muggles, she doesn't afraid to stand up for herself, fighting what she wants without any helps, without seeking attention. She stands up for herself, 

Next, she's the most loyal best friend you could imagine. No matter how silly, how ridiculous her best friends are, she's still herself, kind, loving, helpful best friend. She didn't leave Harry when Ron did, She didn't ignore Ron when Harry did. Hermione is true definition of true friend. 


Sunday, June 18, 2017



Whoaaaa... tough call! I have so many movie names to say, it's kinda list honestly. I could write down the list if you want me to, but I have one movie that I think deserves more than it got. People around me didn't talk about this movie - they didn't even know about it. I also knew about this movie because I happen to love the actors.


Have you watched it? or at least, know about it?

This movie is a good example of bad trailer and lack effort of promotion. Back in 2014, when the technology era was already rising, good movie trailers were technically everywhere, this movie didn't do anything. What a pity.

However, the story is actually really great! It's very light, fun, easy to follow but not a cheesy romance. I love how the chemistry of the main characters build slowly and somewhat understandable, nothing is forced to be there, so relatable, so fresh. Daisy (Evan Rachel Wood) and Jay (Scott Speedman) are really have great chemistry which is a key point in this movie. Their chemistry is heartwarming to see, at some point make me smile a lot!

The supporting characters are also important, add some more to the story and really complete the whole story. They're there not only to support, but also to add little elements that are really important. Like dr. Bertleman (J.K Simmons), Jay's parents, and the psychiatric patients who are also Jay's friends, their presence are not forced to be there, but instead, they're there because the story needs them, they complete the story.

There are so many tender moments that really touch your heart such as when bus station officer asked Daisy, what happened to her and why she didn't wear shoes, then when Daisy asked him to take her home and in that moment we can see that officer is worried about her, those little moments add so much more the the whole story.

If you interested to watch this movie, I suggest you DON'T watch the trailer. It's really bad, might be turn you off, just give this movie a try ;)


Saturday, June 17, 2017



I actually have two movies that I personally think are not really worth the hype, so I just gonna say it anyway... 

The first movie is The Fault in Our Stars (2014)It is based on a novel with the same title, the book is amazing - it's one of my favorite books to read over and over again. However the movie is lack of emotional feelings, so many things are forced to be there just to follow up the original story. It's disappointing, a little bit embarrassing, really. 

Second, Step Up (2016) ... I don't understand why people love it so much. For me personally, the characters are lack of personalities and the story is something that we used to see a lot. It's so cheesy and basic. Nothing new, nothing major happen in this movie. 


Friday, June 16, 2017



Well, today is a lot easier because honestly I have one most favorite actress from all great actresses out there. I adore him since I was little, and now, nothing's change. I've never talked about her deeply on my blog so today is the day.

Nicole Kidman 

Who doesn't know her? This woman needs more awards than she already have because she deserves it. She's immensely talented and always brings so many emotions into her characters no matter how small or big it is. She's also always brave to choose character and knows how to tell audience the story behind her characters, knows how to bring her characters into life without forcing it.

Her role on Stoker is one of the best roles she ever had. The movie is unusual, her character is both lovely and terrifying but she can delivers it gracefully. It also happens on Lion, which is really emotional movie and she plays emotional character. It's beyond amazing.

I'm fully aware that she does acting because she loves it, no wonder her work ethic is equally amazing. What I know from interviews, she takes her roles seriously. Her latest and her best so far, Celeste Wright on Big Little Lies, HBO original mini-series, is probably the most amazing character I've ever seen in tv shows/series. As audience, I can sense her feelings and not every actress can deliver that as best as Nicole did.

I can't wait to watch her upcoming movies! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017



It's a tough call, so forgive me I'm not be able to just name one. These are the actors that always make me awe because of their acting game. 

Alexander Skarsgard 
This Swedish guy is always take different role, he never afraid to challenge himself into character. Every role he takes always left me surprise and praise him even more. He played a rapist, a barista, then a 30 year old something who fell for 15 year old girl, a commander in US Navy, and two of most memorable roles are Eric Northman who is a sexy vampire and John Clayton or Tarzan in his latest movie back in 2016. From all different roles he ever had, I have to say his best role is Perry Wright in HBO original mini-series Big Little Lies

Benedict Cumberbatch 
I gotta be honest, I recognize him for the first time as Sherlock Holmes in BBC shows, Sherlock, and that's the best role he has. I couldn't imagine anyone else to play that iconic character who would be better than him. Sorry, RDJ, but it's true. It is completely personal opinion. More than his role as Sherlock Holmes, he always been good actor! Like in The Imitation Game, are you kidding me?! 

Dev Patel 
He's young, handsome and talented. He is so amazing to always make himself deep down into character he's playing in. I watched every movie he's in and man I can't tell if he's acting or not, always successfully bring the emotion toward audiences. So far the best role he ever had was Saroo in Lion. So many feelings, great character evolvement, no man can played Saroo better than him. 

Tom Hardy 
His roles are always different with different genre of movies, from romantic guy in a rom-com movie, to dangerous villain, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises which for me, his best role yet. I love him so much in the last movie of Batman trilogy, so daring, so dangerous but yet so likable. I can't wait to see him in Dunkirk!

Tom Hiddleston 
A handsome, very polite actor, known as Shakespearean actor because his undeniably love for Shakespeare, this British guy is everyone sweetheart. He has so many talents, his acting game is so strong and never failed, I think. From all roles he played, for me, his best role is Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak. In that movie, he's both fragile and dangerous, it's insane! 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017



I actually have two so far, but the other is like meh okay, while this one... I had so many expectation just by looking at the cast, then how cool was it the trailer... 

Yep. Suicide Squad.

I really really disappointed and even hate this movie. I rather pay to watch the trailer instead of watching the movie, honestly. 

Read the full review here.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017



this is so easy to answer! it is of course, Captain America: Civil War. I've talked about this movie twice on my blog so I'm not gonna explain why.


Monday, June 12, 2017


Wonder Woman is not a fictional character, it's a mindset

The very first female superhero and an iconic character to represent strong, independent woman, Wonder Woman is one of the most recognizable superheroes. I am myself never watched Lynda Carter's TV shows (my Mom did and she told me it was great) but growing up, I know female is just as strong as male, that not every superhero is a man, not every girl needs to be save.

Before I share my thoughts on this one of the most anticipated movies, I'd like to say this is part of my movie challenge, which is day 16: the last movie you watched on theaters. This review also contains spoilers, so please be aware of it. If you haven't watch the movie, feel free to close the page or if you don't care, hope you enjoy it ;)


Saturday, June 10, 2017



Wow what a major flashback! The first movie I've ever watched on theater was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). I was 9 years old back then, very excited to see the magical world of Hogwarts on the big screen with my brother and his girlfriend (now they're married couple with two kids). 

I had to say my first experience was really great. First time went to theatre and I watched the most magical movie (saga) ever. I grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione. I grew up with them through the movie, although I just read the whole book when I was 13 or 14.

This movie has a special place on my heart. I learned so much from this movie - to stand up for myself, to always be kind, to be brave and of course, to appreciate what I already have. I can't count how many times I've watched this and other movies, honestly. I lost of it, lol. But you know, if you're a big fan of Harry Potter, you'll understand how much it means to you. 


Friday, June 09, 2017



“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” 
Dumbledore - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This quote from Professor Dumbledore is somewhat opens up my mind about how to make choices. It gives me deeper perspective on think before act. It reminds me how important it is to make choices, most importantly for ourselves. What's right for our life, only we know about it. No matter how hard it is, no matter how painful it is to live by, we know what the best for us. 

I used to think if I had so many talents, I was very smart - some sort of genius, I would live happily. I used to take all of courses back when I was in elementary school, like English course (because English is not my first language), and Arithmetic course because I realized I didn't smart enough to do math. 

But as I grew up - with part of my mind and heart remember this quote, I realize it's not my ability that I have to live, it is my life choices. If I was a genius but all I do was hurting myself, did everything I didn't comfortable to, did anything that wasn't make me happy, was I living at all? 

Now, I'm more to doing everything that makes me happy. I love blogging, so let it be. I love taking aesthetically pictures, I learn photography. Because that's part of me. That's who I am. 

Thursday, June 08, 2017



I was trying so hard to think what movie that I used to binge watching but now inexplicable hate? Because as long as I remember, I never lied to myself. If it's good and I like it, I would say so. But then, one title came across on my mind. Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009).

Back then, I didn't love it, actually. I liked it because I was bingeing with the whole Bella-Edward cheesy love story (I told you on my day 9) but this movie specifically was bad. The story was okay for me, maybe because I read the book and I liked it, but the movie, it was such a disappointment. Why? Because the production was a mess! The CGI, the setting, the makeup... holy moly.

I wasn't really paying much attention back in 2009, but I knew this movie turned me off. Now, as I watched it again (yes, last night, what a painful night), man, what did I know back then?


Wednesday, June 07, 2017



It is no doubt, my most favorite animated movie is of course, Winnie The Pooh. I grew up watching all of the Pooh's movies. His kindness, loving, innocent character is so easy to fall in love with. His friendship with Christopher Robin is also the one that I always dream of. I have one very best friend, the one that is actually my comfort zone and I think that's what Pooh feels whenever Christopher Robin is around. 

The animation is somewhat colorful, cheerful and cute. So appropriate for everyone. Even now, I still watch Winnie The Pooh, no matter how old I am, I feel happy to see Pooh and his friends: Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Roo and others, running around to save the day. I love how passionate Pooh is around honey and just being himself without thinking his tummy might be bigger after eating so many. That honey is his pleasure and you shouldn't feel guilty about pleasure. 

I cried - and always cry when Christopher Robin saying good bye because it punches me so hard, so many feelings, ah... 


Tuesday, June 06, 2017



My favorite movie from childhood is of course, A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). I was 11 year old back then and so into this movie. I practically watched this movie every single day - every time I just got back from school or before I went to bed. I really love this movie, even now, I still do. Netflix has done the series with the same title, and I love it too. Thou not as much as I love the original movie.

It has a very special place in my heart because the main characters, Violet (Emily Browning) and Klaus (Liam Aiken) somehow taught me to love, to protect my siblings. They also taught be never be afraid to be smart and creative. So for an eleven year old girl, watched this movie and inspired by it was a great deal. 

The story is actually very scary, at some point not really appropriate for younger viewers but I was okay with it, my parents watched it with me. Now - of course I watch it without my parents, lol - I still appreciate every scenes, never thought to skip any part of it. I love this movie so much.

This movie based on Daniel Handler's books and to be honest, I haven't read the book yet. I always keen to read it, tried to find it on my local book stores but I got nothing. So please, let me know if you know where to buy the physical book or e-book because I can't. 


Monday, June 05, 2017



This is probably the easiest question to answer in this whole challenge. No doubt, no second thought, Christopher Nolan is my most favorite director. He always create such a visually alluring, deep and powerful movie. Even if he made a deep and dark movie like The Dark Knight (2008), it was still an exquisite one. I have no idea what's inside his brain but definitely very different from us, lol. More than the physical appearance of the movie, he also writes amazing stories or screenplay, I mean, come on, who could write Interstellar better than him? His creativity is beyond amazing. 

I don't know about anyone else, but for me every movie he directs or writes, it's perfect. He's very thorough about everything even small details that audience will not even realize. I'm gonna be honest, his movies actually one of the triggers for me to not only watch the movie but also to think and being conscientious while watching. That's why I love writing reviews, thinking about theories and stuff. 

If one day I could meet him in person, I would be very very grateful and would be the happiest fan on entire galaxy. 


Sunday, June 04, 2017



Back in 2008, I was a hardcore Twilight fan - no shame for this fact. I still do, until now. I think the story is beautiful in one way, thou another way it makes no sense and such a cheesy story. But hey, let's be honest, we all do like cheesy romance story, right? 

I've read the books more than once - ten times, probably. I watched the first movie, so many times. I used to watch it everyday for a month, silly, I know, because I like it so much. So having read the book and watch the movie over and over again, I'm pretty much know the script - like I know what Bella is going to say or what Edward is going to do. 

Twilight is a part of my early teenager life. It is part of my transition from little girl to a teen, the phase when I was finding for my actual self and I have no shame on it. Back then, I was dreaming of having perfect boyfriend like Edward Cullen: kind, loving, protective one. Now, I still do want one who can understand me, who can loves me for who am I not what I can give to him. Don't get me wrong, I do not want 180 year old vampire to be my boyfriend. 

More than about love story, for me, Twilight was also somehow helping me to understand about the whole family drama situation - not every parent is perfect, not every family is understand each other. Although it wasn't that deep, but still, it was kinda helping me. Long short story, it's just a movie on that year that somewhat meant for teenagers, filled their imagination. I'm not saying it is a good example for young girls, it is not, Bella is turning herself down for Edward, willing to become vampire only to be with hime forever, that is a big NO. As for entertainment, for filling your imagination, it's nice. 


Saturday, June 03, 2017



Everyone around me knows that it's easy for me to cry over small things. They say I'm very sensitive, well not gonna lie, I do. I get emotional so easily - if I see someone who is in poor condition, I cry. If I see heartbreaking scenes on movie, I cry. Basically, it's easy to make me cry. 

There's one movie, that literally made me cry so hard and lasted till days. It's Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009). Seriously, I cried over this movie for three days! Every time I remember scenes, I cry. I'm such an emotional wreck! It makes me sad because I always touched by everything about animals and their loyalty. It broke my heart into zillion pieces to see Hachi hopes like that. 

It's a remake of the original movie from Japan, Hachi-ko (1987), I haven't watch the original - I couldn't find it anywhere (let me know if you know where to watch!). The story is about a man and his dog that very loyal. Hachi, the dog, always picks his master, Parker after work every afternoon on the train station. It becomes a habit for Hachi. Then here comes the sad part, the worst part to think, Parker has heart attack and rushed to the hospital while Hachi waits at the station. Even when Parker is passed away, Hachi still waiting. He waits everyday until he's dead.  Oh my God :((

See, even when I type this post, my tears are falling down like waterfall! 


Friday, June 02, 2017



I enjoy movie so much - much more, I love watching movie. For me, book, movie and song are some that help me through my bad days. When I'm feeling sad, my escape are either movie or song. There are some movies that company me on my tears days, but I have one that always works. 

CLUELESS (1995) it is. I discovered this movie probably 10 years ago, and on the first watch I knew this movie is one of my most favorite movies. This movie makes me forget about my sadness, all of those things that worry me. 

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is someone that really youthful, cheerful and I think that's why I feel happy whenever I watch Clueless, because I see the world from Cher's perspective in this movie. She's naive but at the same time, she's also being true to herself, not worrying what others think. 

Growing up, I realize one of my weakness is I think about what others might be think about me, what others might be say about how I live my life, my decision, what I wear and everything. Now, as I get older and hopefully wiser, I embrace all of my flaws and use it as my wings to be better. That's what I see on Cher. She's not afraid to be who she is, either it is society expected or not. Cher is someone that always have ideas and bracing her creativity. 

More than her character, the story of this movie is also important. Clueless somewhat teaches us to be kind, about friendship and love. The perfect amount of drama, romance and comedy are the keys to why the final product is pretty much making me smile. The story is so easy to understand, so relatable even right now, 22 years later. 

Every character in this movie is actually great too: Josh (Paul Rudd), Dionne (Stacey Dash), Tay (Brittany Murphy), Murray (Donald Faison) and even Cher's Dad (Dan Hedaya) are very funny. They all pretty much show different kind of people in real life. 

Which movie that makes you happy? Let me know! xx 




This is so easy to answer because so far, my favorite comedy movie is still Vacation (2015). It's so funny! The story is dumb but guys, I laugh so hard every time I watch it. It is stupid, sometimes offensive but it's still tolerable. Of course some scenes are overdramatic, but I think it makes the whole movie is very funny. 

It's not a type of Award movie, obviously, but I think it's so easy to watch. You don't have to be genius to understand the humor, you don't even have to think to understand what is going on. I appreciate how this movie just want to make you laugh without make you worrying about the story line or the production. 

Vacation is the only movie that I don't care how dumb the story is, how offensive some scenes are, because this is the movie that I play when I need to laugh, the movie that really works to destress. I know it's not for everybody else because offensive jokes, but when I watched it on cinema, everyone was leaving the room with smiles and happy face. 

What's your favorite comedy movie? Let me know! xx 


Thursday, June 01, 2017


Hello June!

I'm not sure what mood I am in from May to June, kinda have mixed feelings about life, love and perspective. But any how, here are songs that I literally dying to. Probably explains a lot... However, enjoy my playlist! xx 

  1. God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl 
  2. I Break My Heart - Grayshot
  3. I Want to Love You - Lenachka
  4. Just You and I - Tom Walker
  5. Marry Me - Train 
  6. Musician, Please, Take Heed - God Help the Girl 
  7. Rules of Beautiful - Jacob Whitesides 
  8. Slow Dancing in the Burning Room - John Mayer 
  9. Sofa - Ed Sheeran 
  10. Tomorrow is Gonna be Better - Joshua Radin 
  11. Whisper in the Snow - Josh Savage feat. Alice Pearl 

If you'd like to check more songs I'm into, you can check my spotify playlist! 



This is so hard to choose! I have lots of favorite drama movies from each year! But I have to say, Lion (2016) probably my most favorite drama movie. It's fairly new, I know, but I know this is the most beautiful drama movie I watched so far. 

Lion puts so many perspectives that I can think of. It's so brilliant to write such a deep, full of circumspection and beauty, with ability to bring audience to think, to feel so many emotions. Not only the story is the most beautiful story I've ever witnessed in a movie, the finished product of it also very beautiful. The directing, the acting, the setting, the timing from one to another sequence, the original soundtrack, every aspect is exquisite. 

Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman are both no doubt great actors, but in this movie, they're amazing. Their characters are already written greatly and they portrayed it beautifully. They deliver great performance to share such an astonishing story. I can't praise enough of this movie, for me personally this movie deserves more attention that it got.

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