Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Traditions in the Media

Here is a list and some facts about a few Christmas traditions in the media.

Pretty Little Liars EXCLUSIVE (not really) UPDATE!

Pretty Little Liars Season 2 returns
We all already know that Pretty Little Liars will return on January 2nd, 8/7c, but did you know that "A" will be revealed in the season finale?!? Here is the full EW exclusive.

It's 7 hours 'till bedtime; I say watch, don't wait.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Movies You Should Watch (List)

Since the holidays are coming up, here are a list of Christmas movies I've gathered from all over the internet for your entertainment. It is listed generally from best to next best (based on what I've seen), since they are all top picks. During the next few weeks, I will post more Christmas themed articles but in the meantime, enjoy the films!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) Review

Breaking Dawn did not disappoint. If anything, it surprised me with elements I did not expect, despite all the hype about it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tower Heist (2011) Review

Tower Heist Movie Poster
Before I watched Tower Heist, I read a review about it in a magazine, which basically said that it was an okay comedy, B-. Honestly, that's kind of the impression I got from the movie too.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top 5 Most Successful Film Franchises

This is my Top 5 Speech/Presentation that I did for class last year.
Click Here to view it. 
Click arrows to begin and to go to the next slide.
For a better viewing experience, click the "more" button in the corner and select "fullscreen"
Please note that this is from June 7, 2011, so it isn't updated, AND that this presentation is supposed to be accompanied by a speech, which includes an extra paragraph or so at the end.
*Please do not plagiarize. This is for entertainment purposes only. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Return Dates Announced for All Your Favorite ABC Family Shows!

If you haven't noticed, ABC Family has recently announced the new return dates for the following shows:

Monday, January 3
Returning - Pretty Little Liars 
Returning - The Lying Game  

Tuesday, January 3
Returning - Switched at Birth 
NEW! - Jane by Design        

Spring 2012
Returning - The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Returning - Make it or Break it 

Here is the press release:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

In Time (2011) Review

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to watch In Time since I didn't have school.
Let me just say that this was not my first choice, but I did want to watch it nonetheless. I also had something to think about before watching it and it was what my sister told me: "My friend watched it and said that it was a good concept but it was poorly executed". I'll be the judge of that.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2.13 The First Secret (Pretty Little Liars: List of A)

Pretty Little Liars: List of A
Before we get started, let me point out to you that this episode is the Halloween special and also the thirteenth episode of the season. Creepy huh?

Anyway, before you read any further, this IS NOT a recap. This post is my theory of who "A" is NOT and it contains spoilers to both the show and the books.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1.10 East of Emma - Lies a Vindictive Little Bitch Named Sutton

The Lying Game: (10/17/11 Season Finale)
 Char looking at Derek through her sunglasses. (The best camera shot ever!)
Last week, Sutton left for Phoenix and Lexi revealed she knew all along that she wasn't Emma. Justin is suspicious  of Ted, and Annie is still missing. Emma is realizing that she has to leave now, and Derek broke up with Char at the threat of Alec.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1.9 Sex, Lies, and Hard Knocks High - Things I Do Not Know What To Make Of

The Lying Game:
Sutton's face when Clarice hugs her.
Yet again, I do not have time for a full recap. In fact, I think I'll just stick with these short summaries. By the way, there are some interesting facial expressions in this episode as you can see.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

1.8 Never Have I Ever - Impersonated Emma

Emma leans on Ethan.
(The Lying Game)
So, this week it's the same deal: Lots of things to do so I can't write a whole recap, instead, I will be doing a brief summary. Brief for this is still going to be a few paragraphs though. At least this time there will be a picture! Still note though, that i will not be going in chronological order and I may miss a few points along the way. And there are spoilers!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1.7 Escape from Sutton's Island - Actually, There Is No Escape!

First of all, due to other commitments (homework), I will not be doing a full recap today. Instead, it will just be a summary. Yes, it DOES say on the homepage that I usually do this instead of homework, but this time, school comes first. Boring huh, well let's get on with it. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1.6 Bad Boys Break Hearts - What Else Do You Suppose They Do?

Laurel and Sutton lying on the bed wearing their crowns.
Previously, Eduardo overhears Alec talk to a nurse about not letting Sutton near Annie, who is somehow in a hospital room painting a creepy picture. Emma wins homecoming queen and kisses Ethan, and Justin has a secret of his own. After seeing Emma and Ethan, Sutton kisses Thayer. Emma makes a shocking discovery about Annie, Alec, and Ted.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1.5 Over Exposed - Makes Sutton Susceptible To Sleazebags

The Lying Game
Sutton, cover up. There are some serious sleazebags around here.
Previously, Alec and Ted are trying to stop Emma from searching for her birth mother while she finds the name said mother: Annie Hobbs. Also things are heating up between the girls and Nisha.

Lots of spoilers below!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1.4 Twinsense and Sensability - Supernatural Powers Both Girls Share

Sneak Peek: Twinsense and Sensibility
Previously, on The Lying Game: Sutton found Emma's adoptive parents but apparently their birth mother took off with Emma. Ethan was framed for stealing Sutton's laptop. Laurel got the guy.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1.3 Double Dibs - A Code Invented By A Twelve-Year-Old

New Guy Alert! (Justin Miller)
Last week, we found out that Sutton is working with Thayer, Emma got caught with Ethan in her room, and Alec  was the one who stole Sutton's laptop.

Spoilers, obviously.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1.2 Being Sutton - She sucks at it

Emma wakes up in Sutton's bed.
In the last episode, Emma runs away from her home in Las Vegas, meets Sutton and takes her place for a few days. Sutton hasn't been heard from since then, and Emma has enlisted the help of Ethan Whitehorse to find out what is going on. Meanwhile, Emma smacks Nisha and someone steals Sutton's laptop.

RECAP- play by play. Don't read if you haven't watched!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Lying Game: Pilot [Review and Comparison to the Book]

Wow. I've got to admit, the t.v. adaption of The Lying Game (book by Sara Shepard) was not what I expected.
Uh, yea. You've got to have read the book and watched this episode to understand the whole article, but you don't have to.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cyberbu//y [Review]

Cyberbully is ABC Family's newest original movie. It stars Emily Osment as Taylor Hillridge, a girl who, on her seventeenth birthday, receives a laptop from her mom. Excited about her new independence, her naive ways lead her to become a victim of online bullying. 
I personally think it's great to spread the message about this epidemic, but honestly. this movie did not make the cut.
Warning: Spoilers below! And you may not understand it if you haven't seen it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My solution to finding your favorite showtimes.

I don't know about you, but I find scrolling through the info or guide on my TV to find specific shows or episodes really annoying.

Picture this: Your thumb is sore and the menu on your TV screen doesn't seem to scroll fast enough. You're not sure if there is a new episode of your favorite TV show playing tonight, so you are trying to find it on the guide. You spend an eternity pressing the arrows to find the showtime, only to discover that your show isn't playing tonight. If only there was an easier way to see all of your favorite showtimes gathered in one easy to read place.
Note: Sorry about the lack of posts these past few weeks, my router was being stupid. It happens often.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hanna [Review]

I finally watched the movie that I had planned to watch last week: Hanna (starring Saoirse Ronan, a very beautiful and talented girl. I mean, she eyes are so blue!). I went into the theatre with high expectations and didn’t come out disappointed at all. I was actually blown away.
Warning: No spoilers, but the post would be a lot less confusing/general if you already watched the movie.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red Riding Hood [Review]

Movie poster
Last Sunday I went to see Red Riding Hood at a 3-story theater in San Francisco. I went because not only did I want to see it, my mom wanted to see it as well. What a mistake that was.
May contain hints because I don't think it can be considered as a spoiler. Read at your own risk.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pretty Little Liars: For Whom the Bell Tolls [Recap]

The girls confront Jenna
More plot twists, near death experiences, and a dramatic ending makes this season finale episode one of the best. 
Warning: If you have not yet watched the previous episode, you will not understand this recap (obviously). Also, a recap means SPOILERS!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau [Review]

On Saturday, I went to see the Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. What I got was what I expected: a cheesy and predictable love story.

The trailer said it all. A man who stumbles upon the "Adjustment Bureau", an organization that dedicates itself on keeping people's predeclared fate on track, is told not to chase after the girl of his dreams. 

The movie concept was very original, from what I know about movies. But it seemed like it was trying to ride on the hype of Inception, in the sense that both are mind boggling and challenge you to think. The actors were perfect though, very convincing.

The movie itself wasn't very good though, as I said, the whole plot was pretty predictable. Aside from that, it seemed a little short and the ending felt rushed. Their problems were concluded much too quickly and easily. The action scenes were cool to watch, but there weren't many of them. Besides, the only "action" is chasing and running through magic doors. 

Near the end of the movie, one of the characters says "Assume everyone with a hat is a threat." or something like that. I couldn't help but think that this movie is telling the audience that well, everyone with a hat is part of the Adjustment Bureau. I'm pretty positive that almost everyone walking out of the theater became paranoid of hat wearing people for at least the rest of the day.

Overall, it was okay, that's really all I can say about it. If you're not sure about watching it in theaters, I would say it's not worth it. I rate it a C+, or average. 

It's 6 hours 'till bedtime, I say watch, don't wait.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pretty Little Liars: A Person of Interest [Recap]

Anyone else fell in love with Monday night's Pretty Little Liars episode?

Warning: Post does contain spoilers and you will be confused if you don't know the characters or haven't watched it yet.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT: New schedule =D

Sorry for not posting for the past week. Unfortunately I have been and will be very busy for the rest of the unforeseeable future. I hope that made sense. o-o Anyway, I will now be posting only once a week on a random day (when I have time). I will not however be posting an entry for the rest of this week.
Thanks for understanding,

and keep watching, don't wait.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Glee: Comeback [Review]

As the thirteenth episode in the second season, I really enjoyed it. 

Warning: Spoilers below

Sure, the storyline flowed, the dialog was brilliant and Sue's usual antics and tantrums were hilarious to watch, but I want to focus on the music in this episode. 

I laughed when I saw the rendition of Justin Bieber's "Baby" and "Somebody to Love". The Glee boy's outfits were just funny, how they copied Bieber's hair and style. Although I'm not personally a fan of his music, I have to say that the performance was at least pleasant and funny. 

"I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses was covered by Lauren Zizes played by Ashley Fink. Honestly, I didn't like her singing. It reminded my of my sister's boring and horrible monotone voice. I noticed that they tried to cover it by using good sounding background singers. It didn't work. UPDATE: Now that I've heard the original version of this song, I can now officially say that Glee's version is WAY better. See for yourself.

Finally, "Sing" by My Chemical Romance was played and let me just say first, that I do not like that band. My sister is obsessed with it and plays their CD everyday. For me, that's really annoying and I just can't help but hate it. However, somehow listening to Glee's version made it sound more appealing (to me, anyway).It's just catchy when they sing it, I don't know. I was confused by their outfits though; "Why are they dressed like lumberjacks?" My sister even questioned it.

Anyway, it was a pretty good episode overall, I recommend that you watch it if you haven't already.

It's 7 minutes past bedtime, I say watch, don't wait.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Are there too many clichés?

Today, I was watching TV and I noticed that the family on the show I was watching was familiar. I have never seen the show before, but it was a concept that wasn't new; a wacky younger brother, a smart sarcastic middle sister, and a dim-witted older sister. Not all TV shows are exactly like this but most family television programs usually have at least one of these characters, if not all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Glee: The Sue Sylvester Shuffle [Review]

Sunday's episode of Glee was pretty awesome. Not only did it feature good music, but it also had great choreography and plot as you would expect from this show.
Warning: This post may contain spoilers.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Big Bang Theory: The Thespian Catalyst [Recap]

I always enjoy watching The Big Bang Theory for it's humor and wacky characters, and this week is no different.
Warning: There are spoilers below. Also, if you have not watched the show before you may be confused.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2/2/11 - 2/4/11

Due to the holidays (Chinese New Year) and my newest (unrelated to this blog) project, I won't be able to post from 2/2/11 to 2/4/11, or until Friday.

Even though I won't be here, my motto is still "watch, don't wait."

Being Human: Some Thing to Watch Over Me [Review]

The third episode of Being Human last night on th SyFy channel was interesting.
I've noticed that at the end of every episode (or maybe just this one) most issues are resolved. I'm not talking about their long term problems like being a ghost, or having a narrow minded vampire "family". I'm talking about the problems that appear and gets solved within each episode. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Television Madness: Why watch TV?

The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day. In a 65 year life, that's 9 years. Why do kids keep watching TV if statistics show that it can cause lower grades, cause you to read less, cause you to exercise less and be overweight?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Does Mean Girls 2 live up to it's predecessor? [Review]

When I heard about Mean Girls 2, I was really excited to watch it. I had watched and loved the first Mean Girls; Lindsey Lohan's performance as a unprepared-for-high-school 16-year-old-turned-popular was perfect. With the title of the new movie being Mean Girls 2, I expected an awesome movie with a great plot, dialog, and actors. What I witnessed, however, was something that made me question whether this movie was worthy of being part of the Mean Girls franchise or not.

Warning: This post contains spoilers.