If we were villains – book

If we were villains is by M.L.Rio.

I give it 2.5/5.

The cover is intriguing and interesting.
It catches your attention as soon as you look at it, willing you to at least pick it up and check it out.

My heart feels heavy in my chest. Secrets carry weight, like lead.”

The writing lacks emotion, it feels like reading a script, without the actor’s emotions you just wont feel it,
we get attached a little and feel for the actors eventually, especially oliver.
.The book loses me as soon as it starts,I basically skimmed through the earlier pages hoping it gets better.It is an extremely boring beginning, if i did not have this review to write i would have surely stopped reading it and if i had bought this book, i would have regretted spending on it. as interesting as it sounds, as soon as i started reading i was bored and wanted to stop, but i continued, after a few scenes it got interesting and became a drag again, the mystery is not surprising at all but it was an ohkay read, the characters are grey and i started feeling for them eventually, the characters are emotionally complex and they leave you feeling complex. its a very unique book, i have never read anything like this.

“Murder’s as near to lust as flame to smoke.”

“we’re afraid to show people who we really are.
We’re afraid of looking foolish if we reveal the full force of our emotions. But
in Shakespeare’s world, passion is irresistible, not embarrassing”

the writing is really smart, the book as you read the complex characters and the brilliant quotes, it feels like if i finish this book, i am going to be in awe, its going to make me think, there is something about the beautiful quotes here that keeps me glued, like i am going to be rewarded for reading this.This book brought great insight into the world of acting, the hard work actors put in while going through drama school, it seems only fun but it is intense work.

‘Through the
thorns, to the stars.”

the writing isn’t descriptive, the writer has given so many details but i failed to live in the book, i got immersed in the characters but the surroundings i failed to imagine as they were described.the mystery does build up, as to what happened, why was he in prison, how did he get there, it is worth suffering the earlier pages to get in the end. per aspera ad astra.it surely is an unforgettable book. its a different book, but its not something i recommend, it is not something I loved, it has its moments due to the writing and the style of writing which is unique .the mystery was not surprising to me at all.
I cannot put a genre to this book, its full of emotions, puzzling and inspiring as to how we handle our guilt, love, friendships. I really liked the way the book ended, it gave me closure a little anyway,

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The power within

What is pain?
What is strength?
When you know it shall kill you but you struggle to endure it,
When you are braving the pain,
When you want better for yourself,
When you have dreams and you are facing every demon,
When failure scares you but does not stop you,
Pain can be power,
Stubborness can be strength,
Make up your mind and stick through your pride,
Success follows hard work,
Pain may leave you sore for awhile but it also leaves you stronger.

Mirrors to our soul

Eyes..the windows to our soul,
the swollen pearls after you have cried the night,
the overflowing joy in them when you realize you are loved,
the pain they hide,
the happiness they portray,
the love that flows through them,
the beauty that they are and the beauty that they help us capture.
eyes betray us when we lie,
they mirror our heart and soul,
the lake reflects truthfully whom so ever peers into them,
our eyes, reflect who we are despite our attempts to not let it show.

moonlight in vermont – hallmark movie

I give this movie an 8/10.

Moonlight in Vermont has an interesting story which has been well written.The movie is funny and entertaining at all times. Not once did I want to pry my eyes away from the sizzling couple that Lacey and Carlos portray.

Lacey Chabert plays Fiona who is a super busy caught up in the urban life real estate agent, she brings a spark to every character she plays, and it was a delight to watch her.
Carlo Marks plays Derek,he is cute and super charming to watch, and he and Lacey have great chemistry.They look really cute together.I hope they do more movies in the future together. Their banter is enjoyable.
Elise Gatien plays Hayley and is cute and chirpy in her character.She has a tiny role, but she does not go unnoticed.Fiona broom and Jason Cermak play Angela and Brandon ,it was nice to see their love story progressing in the background.

Timothy Webber plays Chauncey and he has done a remarkable job.

The setting of the inn is beautiful. The soundtrack of this movie is fun. its really well directed. the whole team has done an incredible job.

Offlate, I had been disliking almost every hallmark movie being dished out, but this was a Lacey Chabert movie, gotta watch and how glad am I that I did,

1 Mile to you – movie

This movie is an easy 8.5/10. Its excellent.

The background score is soothing and amazing.The music team has done a great job. The soundtrack of this movie is really cool, all the songs lovely to hear.1 mile to you’s script has been written very well, you enjoy the movie throughout. the scenes are well shot, all the actors have done  agreat job. The concept is unique and interesting, the movie is executed really well.The climax, the ending, all of it is great.  This movie has been adapted from a novel.

Graham rogers plays Kevin and has done an incredible job. He is so believable and excellent.Stefanie scott plays ellie and is cute and again talented. graham and stefanie have really good chemistry and are really cute together.Billy crudup plays his eccentric character quite well, he always makes his characters himself.Liana Liberato plays Henny, she is cute, i have always loved her, it was a surprise seeing her in this movie, but as always she is amazing in her role.

This is one movie you should totally watch. Its really good.

Brockmire – TV Series

I would give it an 8.5/10, not because I liked it that much but because it is simply really well made.

It is a comic show, but I did not find myself laughing, although baseball fans will love the anecdotes, and it is enjoyable to watch.

Hank Azaria has done a good job, his acting, accent, dialogue delivery, everything is so believable. He is an extremely talented actor.

Amanda Peet is a surprise here, but watch this show for her. She is delightful, gorgeous, charming and what makes this show good to watch. She owns the screen and in future episodes I am sure will make the show.

Tyrel Jackson Williams is a talented youngster in this show, he is funny, sometimes overacts but an upcoming comic talent.

You do not get excited while watching it but you do not get bored either. This show’s concept is different, and it does surprise you with its script. The cast is amazing. The show surely holds promise, its well written, greatly acted and I am sure appeals to a lot of people.

 

Summer…

Summer brings with it yearnings of lazy afternoons at the pool, soaking the sun with a chilled screwdriver and a witty book.
Summer brought with it the nostalgia of a childhood gone by, of summers spent at my uncle’s house with a dozen cousins running around. Summers where we visited relatives and guests graced our house,
Summers filled with mangoes and sherbets, books and ice creams,
sunny days with nothing to do but make memories.

Summers that were spent playing carrom and antaksharis,
That were spent riding in cycle rickshaws, giggling at passer-bys,
summers spent in libraries and museums,
summers spent running behind the kulfi wala and binge drinking coca cola.
Summers spent watching movies all afternoon,
Playing football and cricket in the scorching sun.
Summer is a time to relive our childhood memories, summer is a time to make new ones,
Summers, are they not always happy for everyone?

Love at First bark – hallmark movie

My score is a 2/10.

The movie progresses real slow. From the beginning itself, it does not pique my interest. I feel the movie has no real story, a new dog owner falling for the dog trainer, boring old concept. With an interesting script, it could have been entertaining but it was not.

Jana Kramer and Kevin Mcgarry star in this movie. They have both played their characters well but have no chemistry. Their interactions have no sass or fun or entertainment even.

Its quite a boring movie. Hallmark movies off late have been losing their touch. Up until a couple of years ago, the quality of hallmark movies was much better, they were worth watching and now they are just what you would play in the background while you are busy with something else.

Naam Shabana – Movie

I would give it a 7/10.

I really liked the movie except for the songs and some parts after the intermission.The story progresses well but is slow after the intermission until the climax.It keeps us involved mostly during the missions.The dialogues and portrayal seem very honest, it feels extremely real, its a well-crafted a movie.The background score brings back memories of Baby. The action scenes are well executed.

Tapsee Pannu has acted very well.She maintained a poker face throughout, she was emotional when necessary and badass during others.She really is a good actress.
The rest of the supporting cast has done an amazing job.
Neeraj Pandey has directed and written it really well. He makes good movies. His dialogues are on point, sassy, funny, thrilling, everything.
Manoj Bajpayee has played his character well, albeit his character is creepy.
Akshay kumar is a delight to watch. He truly is awesome.
anupam kher was totally cheered, and we wished he had more screen time.
I hope there is a sequel to Baby with this team.

The first song is nice to hear , refreshing but then they kept the songs coming, they were unnecessary and took the focus away from an action suspense movie. A lot of drama around the agency seemed shady.The movie is somewhat slow after the intermission but picks it up again during the climax. It is basically, literally all about how agent shabana came into being. The vision is clear and well presented.

Its a nice prequel, Baby lovers will surely enjoy it, but not something you love and watch again n again.