Monthly Archives: January 2013

House at the End of the Street ~ Movie Review

Last week I purchased the House at the End of the Street movie on DVD. It’s a horror film, which I enjoy although I’m terrible at watching them. But the main reason I wanted to see this movie is because it stars Jennifer Lawrence (award-winning actress, from The Hunger Games and Silver Lining’s Playbook). I watched the trailer and it looked pretty good. So, I decided that I could suffer through 100 minutes for the sake of seeing J-Law act. And it was worth it. Last night I watched the movie with my mum and a family friend, and I really enjoyed it.

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The Story:

The main plot of the story is Elissa (J-Law) and her mother, Sarah, move into a new house. Four years ago there was a double murder, where two parents were killed by their 13 year old daughter. The daughter escaped into the forest and was never seen again. Now the older brother, Ryan (who was living with his aunt at the time of the murders), lives in old house. And when Elissa befriends, Ryan, her mother is worried.

The plot is interesting, and with a twist. It’s not overly scary, there was only a few times where I had to shut my eyes (but maybe thats just me).

The cast plays the rolls very well, especially Jennifer Lawrence, who was super bad-ass in this movie.

I recommend that you all go see this film. It has a MPAA rating of PG-13.

Rach, x

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Monday Quotes: Birthday/ Friday’s Highlights

Yes, I know today is Wednesday. But considering that I completely forgot to do my weekly Monday’s Quotes, and that I’m going to be away on Friday, I thought I’d meet in the middle and do them today, in one big post.

First, Monday Quotes. Today happens to actually be my younger sister’s 13th Birthday! So, I’ve searched the internet to find some interesting quotes about birthdays.

  1. You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’  ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  2. “Seventeen, eh!” said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred.
    “Six years to the day we met, Harry, d’yeh remember it?”
    “Vaguely,” said Harry, grinning up at him. “Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard?”
    “I forge’ the details,” Hagrid chortled.”
    ― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  3. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”
    ― Larry Lorenzoni
  4. “The best birthday present I ever got from my grandpa was a skinny black tie. It didn’t come in a bag, a box, or even rolled up in tissue paper. It came wrapped in wisdom. As soon as he gave it to me he said, “A tie would make a stronger impression on your boss if you used it as a blindfold and kidnapped him. That‘s why I bought you a black one.” ― Jarod KintzAmerican Association for the Advancement of Aardvarks Presents: Dear Natalie

I hope you liked these! For more birthday quotes check out the following links! Goodreads or Brainy Quotes

Enjoy! 😀

Now for Friday’s Highlights! Usually I’d do my Top 5, but considering half the week hasn’t even come yet I’ll do my Top 3.

  1. Today is my sister’s birthday. Yeah, it’s not that good but we get to go out for dinner with my family and family friends, so that’s a plus!
  2. I’m going with my family and my neighbours, to their beach house for two nights, so that should be good!
  3. Jennifer Lawrence won a golden globe for her performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Good for her, she’s so awesome! And I know there’s all this drama about her saying ‘I beat Meryl’ in her acceptance speech, but apparently it was just a line from a movie, so everyone should just calm down!

So there’s my Top 3 highlights and Monday’s Quotes for this week!

And, there’s only like 5 days until Supernatural Season 8 Returns to Australian TVs, so weeeeew!

Rach, x

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Friday: Top 5 Highlights From My Week ~ Jan. 5 -11 2013

  1. The fact that Jennifer Lawrence + The Hunger Games together won 6 out of 7, of the awards they were nominated for at the People’s Choice Awards, last Wednesday, 9/01/13. Awards won included: Favourite Movie (The Hunger Games), Favourite Movie Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Favourite Action Movie (The Hunger Games), Favourite Face of Heroism (Jennifer Lawrence), Favourite Movie Franchise (The Hunger Games) and Favourite On-Screen Chemistry (Josh/Jen/Liam – The Hunger Games). I’m so proud of them! Plus, Jen was nominated for an Oscar for her newest movie Silver Lining Playbook! Image
  2. I learnt that Supernatural would be returning to Australian TV’s. Yes, there I was, sitting there at dinner, when an ad for the return of Season 8 came on, and I started fangirling, as I saw the boys in all there glory! Super excited for this! If you live in Australia, Supernatural Season 8 returns Monday 21st of January, 8:30pm, Channel 11. See you there 😉 Oh, and Supernatural also won two  awards at the People’s Choice Awards – Favourite TV Fan Following and Favourite Sci/Fi Fantasy TV Show- yay, go us!Image
  3. I saw Life of Pi. The award-winning movie, directed by Ang Lee and based on the best selling novel by Yann Martel. The movie was completely different from what I expected, and the ending, well, it blew me out of the water. The ending shocked me, it was so unexpected, it was a twist in the tale I didn’t see coming. But the visuals were stunning, even though I didn’t see it in 3D. The scenery and the way Lee, tells a story is magical. If you haven’t heard about Life of Pi, you must be living under a rock. I recommend you see it, just once at least. I probably wouldn’t watch it again, but you just have to watch it, to understand all the hype around it, and to say that I saw it. Image
  4.  I went to Hanging Rock, last weekend, after watching  ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, the 1975 movie by Peter Weir. The movie is based on the book of the same name, by Australian author, Joan Lindsay, published in 1967. I visited the popular attraction with my family, and a few family friends. It was a blast. We spent a couple of hours, trekking up to the rock base, and exploring all the nooks and crannies. After our visit there, we had lunch at a local fish and chip shop, and did a little shopping. A very good but tiring dayImage
  5. And, my final highlight of the week is getting to hang with two of my friends that I haven’t seen in a few weeks. We just get to chill, and hang out, and watch movies and Supernatural, for a while. It’s going to be amazing!

So, I’m off, to go have some fun with my friends.

Goodnight and Goodbye.

Rach, x

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Monday Quotes: Evermore Series

The last couple of weeks I have been reading the Evermore series by Alyson Noel. So, I thought for this weeks ‘Monday Quotes’, I would share some of my favourite quotes from the first four books in this series. I haven’t read the last two in the series yet, and I don’t want to spoil it for myself, so for now I’m gonna share a few from each of the first four books. I recommend you go read this series, if you haven’t already!

#1 Evermore:

“I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”
― Alyson NoelEvermore

“I love you,” I whisper.
“And I love you.” He smiles, his lips seeking mine. “Always have. Always will.”
― Alyson NoelEvermore

“You’re strictly a tulip girl—a red tulip girl.”
― Alyson NoelEvermore

“Because that was some mega tense awkwardness, a real ‘Hello my name is Ever and I’ll be your next stalker’ kind of moment…”
― Alyson NoelEvermore

“Well, for that matter, I was also a good friend of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Francis Bacon, Albert Einstein, and John, Paul, George, and Ringo.” He pauses, seeing the blank look on my face and groaning when he says, “Christ, Ever, the Beatles!” He shakes his head and laughs. “God, you make me feel old.”
― Alyson NoelEvermore

#2 Blue Moon:

“You left me.”
Not realizing until I’ve said my final good-bye and closed the door behind me, that he’s not referring to the past.
He’s prophesying our future.”
― Alyson NoelBlue Moon

“The love of every single one of my lives.”
― Alyson NoelBlue Moon

“If you insist on the chase,” I say, my voice much surer than I feel.”Then you better start training. ‘Cause, dude you’re in for a marathon.”
― Alyson NoelBlue Moon

#3 Shadowland:

…in the end, all I want is to be with him. It’s the only way my life feels complete.”
― Alyson NoelShadowland

“So you’ve made a friend. How sad for them.”
― Alyson NoelShadowland

“Didn’t I promise I’d always look after you and keep you from harm?”
― Alyson NoelShadowland

#4 Dark Flame:

“My feelings for you are not conditional. I don’t judge you. I don’t lose patience with you. I don’t punish you. I just love you. That’s all. Pure and simple.”
― Alyson NoelDark Flame

“Our past may shape us, but it doesn’t define who we become.”
― Alyson NoelDark Flame

“Remember when you picked me up like a frisbee and tossed me across your yard?”
― Alyson NoelDark Flame

Hope you enjoyed a few of my favourite quotes, courtesy of www. goodreads.com

Rach, x

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5 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2013

Today is the day of the new year. The 1st of January 2013. And I think that this year will be a fantastic one! So, here are the five things I’m looking forward to this year!

1. The Movies that are being released in cinemas this year!

Yes, there are many movies I’m looking forward to watching this year, most of them being books turned into movies. The first is ‘The Host’, based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer. It’s being released on March 28th, which also happens to be my b’day, so I’m pretty excited about that! Then in August, ‘City of Bones’, is released. This movie is based on the book by Cassandra Clare of the same name. City of Bones is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. Another movie, which I am probably most excited by is Catching Fire, based on the second book in The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins. I also heard that there will be another Romeo and Juliet adaption released in cinemas next year. I believe the release date is sometime in February, although I’m not sure whether it will be coming to my cinema. But hopefully it does because it stars Ed Westwick (Chuck off Gossip Girl)!

2. Friends!

I’m pretty excited, because one of my friends is coming back to my school, which is cool. So now my little gang, of who I hang out with will be all back together again. Plus, last year I made new friends, which is good, so I’m hoping this year I will keep those friendships and branch out and make new ones!

3. The books and DVDs being released this year!

OMG. Okay so first DVDs: well first DVDs of the above movies will be coming out, so I can’t wait to buy those, but also Gossip Girl Season 6 (the final season which I haven’t seen yet because I don’t have foxtel) is coming out on DVD is February, so that’s gonna be super exciting!

Now Books! January~ A Shadowhunter’s and Downworlders Reader is a book by various authors, that is relating to the Mortal Instruments series, which comes out the end of this month! February~ The Indigo Spell, the third book in the Bloodlines series, by Richelle Mead. March~ Clockwork Princess will be released. It’s the third and final book in the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. November~ The Shadowhunter’s Codex. A guide to shadowhunters, by Cassandra Clare.

4. The Classes I’m taking at school! 

I’m actually pretty excited about the classes I’m taking this year at school. But the one I’m looking forward to the most is one of my english electives, Writing for Publication. It has a good teacher and we spend the whole semester writing and reading. It should be fun!

5. My Birthday!

I’m turning 15 in March this year, and I’m excited because The Host Movie is coming out on my birthday.  And I also know a few things that I’m getting from my parents, so it should be a good birthday.

So here’s hoping 2013, will be a great year!

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