New Mockingjay Teaser Trailer!!!

As soon as I have seen the teaser I decided to share this very exciting moment with everyone! Until now we have got to Capitol announcements, and now a very very exciting teaser trailer.

I will not analyse every single scene because I will let you draw conclusions for yourself. However, I must say that the whistled song at the end never ceases to give me goose flesh.

I have nothing to say about this teaser. It pretty much shows what the book said. It is very well constructed and it is very convincing from a first look.

Despite the fact that I love how the teaser looks, I still cannot understand how they will replace the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, seeing that his character is very important in the third installment. Maybe they think that they can kill his character in the second part, which would be very convenient for them, but they better not do that because I will not be held responsible for my actions. Hehe.

Now please enjoy the new teaser trailer and the little videos from the Capitol and let me know what you thought of them.

 

 

So? What do you think? This movie has a great potential! I bet it will be a blockbuster!!

Until next time, may the odds be ever in your favor,

Lexi xoxoxoxo!

Book Review: “City of Ashes”

Hey dear reader,

Today I have the review for the second book in the mortal instruments series- City of Ashes.

Given the fact that this book was not adapted into a movie yet, I didn’t have the occasion to spoil the book by seeing the movie.

Here is the summary:

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

City of Ashes is one hundred times better than the first book in the series. It had a faster pace and it was more action packed.

Also, in this second installment, you will get even more attached to the characters. Without spoiling the story I can only say that even the characters bond more as well as you will get more gripped with their story.

The new characters that are introduced in the second book, are very well described and have a strong background and this is very important because they have a huge impact on the course of the story. Obviously, we have villains and heroes, both which we hate and love.

The book is a lot more action packed that the first one and also its story line is more compelling. Another thing to appreciate about City of Ahes is the way the story is told. We are given a very well described vision of this world so this way we don’t need a lot of help to imagine the things Miss Claire has created.

After reading this second book, I couldn’t help but compare all the pros and cons with those from the first installment. So I concluded that City of Ashes is ten times better than City of Bones. Obviously, I cannot give this book less than 5 stars because it would be a crime. I cannot wait to buy the next book!

I highly suggest this to everyone who liked City of Bones, I am sure you will like this a lot more!

Until next time, take care,
Lexi. Xoxo

P.S. I really hope that they won’t butcher this book to movie adaptation as much as they did with the first one.

Book Review: “City of Bones”

Hello dear reader,

Today I have an awesome review for you. I read the first book in the Mortal Instruments series and I have to say that it was amazing!!!

Here is the summary:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

I feel really bad for seeing the movie before reading the book. While I was reading, I was constantly comparing it to what I remembered from the movie. Obviously, that wasn’t the best thing to do but I couldn’t stop.

The book is very good and I figured that the movie was poorly adapted. From what I can remember the movie ending is 100% different from the book. And that is pretty sad because this is a great series and I am pretty bummed that they changed so much of the story.

The characters are very well built and they suck you in the story very fast. Also, the premise is original and very thrilling. Because of the changes made in the movie, I was always on the edge of my seat when I read the book.

I bought my book for Christmas last year, but I only read it now, and I feel bad for not starting it sooner. It is definitely an amazing read. Cassandra Clare writes beautifully and her characters are full of mystery and will make you love them. This is definitely a series with great potential and I am happy to have started it.

I just have to give it four stars out of five because for me the book had a very slow start. However, I recommend this to everyone, I honestly don’t know how someone won’t like it. So, in conclusion I am sure that you will love it!!!

Until next time, read a lot,

Lexi xoxox!

Amazing friends!!!

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Dear reader,

The goodness of people never ceases to amaze me. Yes, once again I have been gifted with something pretty amazing that I cannot thank enough for! And I can once again say that I have the best friends in the world.

When I finished high school a really good friend of mine, that I pretty much consider family, felt an inexplicable urge to send me a humongous gift card. What she sent me was overwhelming and unthinkable, and I cannot say I wasn’t surprised by it because I would be lying.

With that gift card I got the next 3 Harry Potter books I needed, now I need only two more and I have them all, yaaaayyyy. I am sooooo happy with the decision I made!!! It honestly is the best edition of Harry Potter that exists. I got books 3 to 5 and they are absolutely gorgeous.

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See what I’m talking about? They are absolutely marvelous, and I cannot wait to start reading them. (I am already half way through Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban and I can already say that it is better than the first two.)

I cannot thank Carol enough for her kindness. She is truly a one of a kind friend and I don’t know what I would do without her amazing advice or her great knowledge of the world. If I had to stick to three friends for the rest of my life, she would definitely be one of them!

Until next time, take care,
Lexi xoxoxo!!

 

 

The Imitation Game- New Trailer

Dearest reader,

Here’s the new trailer for ‘The Imitation Game’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong. A new movie set during World War II.

Now, I don’t only find the premise amazing, but I also think that this is a killer cast!!!

Sadly I have yet to find someone who will go with me to the cinema to see this potential masterpiece. Apparently, my friends do not think movies based on history and wars are ‘cool’, but I’ll be positive and hope that I will find someone until November.

Now, please enjoy this trailer of a film that seems to have huge potential.

Hope you liked it,

Until next time, many kisses,

Lexi xoxo.

P.S. It seems that we will have many great movies at the end of this year.

Bones!!! Yes!!!

Hey there,

I just wanted to rave about my latest find. Bones. What? Oh no, no, no. I didn’t find some bones, I found the TV series called Bones.

I know that this show is approximately nine years old, but until now I didn’t have the guts to watch it. After I finished watching Castle everybody suggested that I should watch Bones, but I was very uncertain if I would like it, but now I realize that I should have started it sooner because it is perfect.

I have to admit that at times I still find it gruesome. It took me about 5 episodes to get used to it but even now I am squeamish at some moments.

Now, I am at season three and I have watched season two in one and a half days and I am ready to watch some more. By the way, season two is much better than the first one, so if you still have doubts about it, give it time, I promise it gets amazing!

This show, has definitely entered my top 5 favorite tv shows. It is purely genius!!!! I beat myself for not watching it earlier. Basically it has absolutely everything I search in a show.

The characters are amazing. Booth is charming as hell and Brennan a.k.a. Bones is so geeky cute. And obviously you cannot not love Zack, Hodgins and Angela. Also, the chemistry between the characters it is undeniable, a perk that is kind of hard to find in a tv show.

All in all, what I’m trying to say is that all of you should give it a try, because if I can watch it, I’m sure you can too. However, if you already saw it, please let me know what you thought of it, but don’t spoil me, please! I already know a huge spoiler and I hate that I know!!!

This show, seems to have it all! And I am not complaining!

Until next time, keep safe,
Lexi xoxo

 

Songs that ruined me!

Hey there dear reader,

Today I have another very unplanned blog post, that I have never even thought of writing until now.The idea of writing this post, came to me just today when I was listening to the first song on the list and couldn’t stop hitting repeat.

And for all of our benefits today’s discussion is on a much brighter note than the previous one. Hope you enjoy :)!

1. Jenny Lewis – Just One Of The Guys

I am going to be honest and admit that I first listened to this song because I saw that Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway are in the music video. But after watching it a couple of times, I realized that I couldn’t stop listening to it. I do not relate to the lyrics in no kind of way but the rhythm and beat are what stayed with me. It is a very, very catchy song.

2. LORDE – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

This song is another one that when I listen to I keep hitting repeat a lot of times. These lyrics are a bit more relatable than the previous one. I really love the rhythm and  also feeling this one gives me when I play it.

3. Despicable Me Theme Song – Pharrell Williams

This is the funnest song in this top three list. I just stumbled upon it one day and since then I cannot stop listening to it. It is really fun, and I just loooove the way Pharrell sings.

What are your favorite songs that you can’t stop playing over and over again? I would love to hear what you have on your replay lists.

Until next time, stay safe,

Lexi xoxo!

 

Open Air Cinema ! Yay but nay…

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Hello there,

This is another one of those very random posts, that I did not plan to write but this topic just needs to be discussed. Also I am sorry for any immature rambles, whines and childish ideas, but this situation just happened and I decided that there is no better way to get rid of my anger than write about it.

On the 24th of July, an Open Air Cinema is going to come to the city next to me. The movie that I want to go to is called Inside Llewyn Davis. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman.

Okay, so far so good. The idea of an Open Air Cinema being 20 minutes away from me blew my mind out. The premise of the movie and the cast is also amazing, and it seems that the movie has a lot of potential. [The picture presents the event from a previous edition].

Though I have never been to such an event, I am very excited about the idea of going, however there is always something that tends to destroy your plans.

My mother decided that if I go with a group of people won’t be safe enough. God!! I hate it when she treats me as if I were 10! It’s not like we won’t manage! I even told her that a friend’s mother will be with us, but she said that no, only if they bring me in front of our house when we arrive. Jesus!!! I understand that parents have to be all cuddly and not let you do stupid stuff, but this is not stupid nor dangerous *sigh*.

I cannot express my anger enough! I am willing to gather a rather large group of people, so we can all enjoy this once a year opportunity and feel more safe than one would by themselves.

Of course, my mom is right on a certain level, but I cannot understand why she won’t even listen to my options.

As a picture-goer this is an opportunity that I don’t get everyday. This festival is at it’s fourth event and it is sadly taking place only once a year. It looks like so much fun and a great way to relax and expand your cultural views.

Sadly, it is very likely that I will not be able to attend this event. If I could convince one of my parents to go with me it would be a piece of cake, but apparently they are busy. It seems that this time, the odds are not in my favor…

Stay safe, until next time,

Lexi xoxox!

 

New TV Show- The Flash- Pilot Episode

 

I was having a chilled night at home, and decided that I wanted to watch something, opening my usual TV Series streaming link, I see that they have the pilot episode for THE FLASH! Of course, the fangirl in me went crazy and loaded it the next second.

If you didn’t know, The Flash is a new TV Series, from the producers of Arrow-another amazing show. Arrow and Flash, were created as Comic books at first, after which they decided to make these TV Series, and with a bit of luck we could get a movie with a lot of these superheroes.  I unfortunately have never read a DC Comic book, or any comic book for that matter. [I believe that out there are animated cartoons with the DC heroes and other movies, but I might be wrong.]

The TV Series is programmed to come out this October. However, they released the pilot episode yesterday for some reason. Not that I am complaining.

From the very beginning I had goose flesh because I was having huge expectations from the show, and I was not let down at all!

The pilot really manages to mess with the viewers mind, in such a way that they know for sure that you just have to come back this October to watch the next episode.

The CGI [computer generated imagery-or special effects] , in my opinion is perfectly realized. I of course, saw probably all the superhero movies recently released by Marvel, so I can say that I can spot bad CGI.  

As for the actors, I can only tip my hat to the producers. Every freaking actor is perfect [especially the actor playing the main character] for their role, and it also does not hurt that they are easy on the eyes :D. As a girl, I can confirm that once again, every actor is beautiful.

As far as characters go, they seem to have a good base. And what I mean by that is that they have a good story line behind them. In the first episode we are introduced with Barry Allen’s  past. Well, not much of it, but enough to give us a sense of his past. And also, it shows how he becomes this super human. In the pilot we also are faced with some villains. I want to say something about someone, but that will spoil your view and I will restrain myself, but after I’ve seen the ending, I wanted to yell I KNEW IT! [BTW, with that ending, they will make sure that you come back in October to see why and what is going on- to be honest, I was confused as well.]

Just as Arrow, the plot of the new TV Series The Flash, manages to keep you on the edge of your seat. Of course, for those who read the comic books it might not come as a surprise, but for those “noobs” like me, is very enticing.

Another thing that reminds me of Arrow after watching this episode is the humor. Throughout the episode I found a couple of moments where I could just hear myself laugh out loud. There were not many moments as such, but I really think that the series will have its dose of humor.

Besides the humor, there were also some emotional scenes. I don’t want to give anything away, but I wanted to highlight the fact that this series will not only be fun and action packed, it probably will also be an emotional roller coaster, which is amazing! A series that manages to have so many elements combined, is sure to be a success.

I do not regret spending 47 minutes of my life watching The Flash. It is definitely one of the better choices I made this week. However, I wish October wouldn’t be so far away. But with this pilot, the creators really managed to capture my attention and they made me make a note in my calendar for when the next episode is out. I really think this show will be a hit!

I recommend it to everyone! I mean, if you love an action packed, humorous and also emotional TV Show, this is for you! I knew I would like it even before I even saw this episode, but now, I am sure that everyone that likes to spice their lives with a bit of fantasy will love this series!

Here is the extended trailer for the show [I couldn’t find the short one, but I am sure that you will enjoy this as well]. Enjoy!

*DISCLAIMER* 

I was not paid to make this review. I just saw the pilot and wanted to express my honest opinion on it. I felt the need to mention this, so that my review won’t be taken down for no reason.

Until next time, stay safe,

Lexi xoxo!!!