True Love Exists

I’ve always believed in true love existing ever since I was little. This probably started because I watched Disney movies religiously (they were my drug). Reading about sentimental stories makes me tear up since I’m such a sap. I’m going to cry my eyes out at my own wedding, I just know it. The idea of true love just makes me so happy for other people. I thought I’d share with you Buzzfeed’s post on 25 pictures that will make you believe in true love to brighten your night.

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The Conjuring Review

It’s rare for a horror movie to strike gold, but James Wan does it successfully. This was a genuinely good horror film for me. Poltergeist Insidious (also directed by James Wan) was a fan favourite for a lot of people, but it let me down in comparison to the brilliance that Dead Silence produced. Plus, dummies scare the shit out of me, so it was already a winner there….

The Conjuring is about a family of 7 that experiences supernatural events when they move into a new home. The family asks for the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren; played by the handsome Patrick Wilson, and the captivating Vera Farmiga, to cleanse their house and rid their lives of the strange occurences.

The ’70s vibe was a very ‘refreshing’ scene, and it was really cool to be immersed into that time period. The costumes and the sets were retro ’70s and added to the chill factor of the movie. The transitions to certain scenes were seamless, and the camera would flip upside down, and change the perspective to a completely different scene effortlessly. It was very cool to watch from an artistic view.

The cool thing about the movie is that Ed and Lorraine Warren were real people, and this was a true story. They talk about Annabelle (a possessed doll) in the beginning of the movie, and before I saw the Conjuring I remembered reading about Annabelle the doll in high school, and it scared the crap out of me. That’s probably where my fear of dolls started… Then I remembered why the names of Ed and Lorraine Warren were so familiar to me. The book I read is entitled The Demonologist and it follows the career of Ed and Lorraine. A big part of the book talks about Annabelle the doll, and the story behind Annabelle portrayed in the movie is how it’s explained in the book. James Wan consulted the real Lorraine Warren as well as the real Carolyn Perron (the mother of the family) and both women validate the true events that are portrayed in this film. Having read about the multiple supernatural cases that were mentioned in the film, before script was even written for The Conjuring, make me believe that there is complete truth to this.

The film is genuinely creepy, and one of the better horror movies I’ve seen recently, along with the film Sinister. Here’s a comparison of the actors and the real life people they play in the movie. This source also goes into the real story of The Perron Family. *Warning, this source contains spoilers for the movie*. See it here.

9/10

The Heat Review

This movie had like a 6.5 on imdb before it was released into theaters. Now, having been released, the movie increased to a 7.0. I have no idea why this movie had such a bad rating. Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock? Come on, that’s just the perfect setup for a great comedy. Also this movie brought back Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids.

I peed my pants laughing throughout this entire movie. It was hilarious start to finish. These two women are completely different, but are both equally hilarious. Bullock was more about the awkwardness, and McCarthy was wicked fast with her quips and one-liners. Apart from the brilliant acting, this buddy-cop movie had a great story to it to. Action-packed, with some surprises in the film, it’s hard for a comedy to focus on both. The movie that stuck out for me that was similar to this one was Rush Hour. The Heat was Rush Hour, with more swearing. I compare the two because both movies were able to be a hit with their comedy aspect, but at the same time not sacrifice the story.

A great team, a great story, an even better comedy, this movie does not disappoint. If anything it’s surprising since I was expecting it to be mediocre because of the bad imdb rating. Hey it was good enough for a sequel to be announced.

7.5/10

Monsters University Review

Being a huge fan of Monsters Inc, of course I had to see the prequel in theaters. Pixar does it again, seemingly never-failing with sequels of already loved films. Monsters University was the first Pixar prequel, and a great look into how Sulley and Mike came to be who they are.

I was 10 years old when Monsters Inc came out, and now being in university, I feel like the prequel was targeted towards our generation. I feel like the idea grew with us, much like the Toy Story trilogy. While the first movie was centered around Sulley, MU was centered around Mike this time.

Sadly I feel this movie was missing the aspect of Boo, but of course she wasn’t born yet! You’ll enjoy some old faces, and see some easter eggs from the first movie if you’re really paying attention (keep your eye out for George Sanderson – who attends MU and is part of the Jox fraternity) It takes place at Monsters University and tells the story about how Mike and Sulley became friends, and got their start at Monsters Inc.

This one was full of family fun, and I found it genuinely funny for being 21 years old. You’ll love it if you’re a Pixar fan, especially if you loved Monsters Inc.

8/10