[Movie] The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Directed: Patrick Hughes
Release: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English

Friends took me to watch this movie, and I am so glad, and grateful for that wonderful one-day vacation I had. I loved this movie, from the characters, to the jokes, to the car stunts, to the locations, to the plot twists that were kinda hilarious.

The only man alive who could testify against the ruthless dictator is one of the most infamous hitmans alive. Interpol is entrusted to take him to court, where he will testify as per agreement that his wife gets to walk free after that. And while he is all the way motivated to get to the place, they insist on very heavy security. But as we know, the more people are involved, the more chances of failure. The information on transfer gets leaked, and agent Amelia Roussel is left alone with the most wanted killer. There’s no one she can trust, until they figure out who sold them out. So she resorts to outside help. Her ridiculous but good at his bodyguard job ex, Michael Bryce, who, as you may guess, is no other than Deadp… I mean Ryan Reynolds.

Neither the hitman, Kincaid, nor the bodyguard, Bryce, are happy about the arrangement. But Bryce has a chance to restore his name as a bodyguard, after that last incident, where he went from hero to zero in a matter of seconds that took for his client to get shot in what seemed a safe zone. And Kincaid still hopes his wife will get her freedom. Yet as they keep moving forwards, that motivation is less, and less appealing, as they get on each other’s nerves, all the while somehow getting hunted by the enemies. How in the world they keep finding them?!

I saw the ratings of this movie, but let me tell you, this is an easiest comedy-action movie you can watch that you haven’t seen five times before. And the actors play together so well! Oh, and real car stunts!

5 / 5

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Summary: 02-08

This week just up and disappeared, I tell you. I don’t even know what really happened, other than me being drowned in work, and some people making fools of themselves. Well, let’s see anyway:

  • I finished second season of Lucifer on Netflix, currently here it’s the last one, tho some people already have the third one.
  • Second book of Witcher was re-printed, but right now I’ve nothing to spare, so I’ll kindly wait. Yet I am looking forward to the trip to the local bookstore to get it!
  • Pulled a muscle, and it hurts like hell.
  • Tidied up more of my crafting supplies, and made a gorgeous little thing with a dragon on it.
  • Got through a week of Inktober successfully, and am pretty sure I’ll do NaNoWriMo, tho I’m really not sure if I’ll make it public.
  • It’s cold, wet, and rainy out here, and I’m not happy about it at all. Mum is catching a cold. She had a biopsy on Tuesday, but we don’t know the results yet.
  • I’m almost in the 90s of read books this year, I think I’m hitting my records by the end of the year.
  • Watched “Unfriended” and I’m pretty sure that was the worst crap I have ever seen. But then I read “Do Androids Dream Electric Sheep”, and I loved it, so it fixed my mood a bit.
  • I’m wearing two pairs of socks, and am cold.


~Chu-chu bang chu-chu bank~

[Movie] Okja

Directed: Bong Joon-ho
Release Date: 2017
Country: South Korea; United States
Language: Korean, English

Lucy Mirando is determined to turn the evil-looking face of the company around. She’s not like her controversial grandfather. And she’s not like her cruel sister. She’s an innovator. She’ll change the meat industry!

Ten years ago a super pig was developed. It eats less, excretes less, creates far smaller eco-footprint, and best of all – tastes great. Twenty six best super pigs were passed around to owners all over the world for a decade, after which the winner will be picked. Now, whether they did it to promote the pigs, or to find the best climate for the pigs to grow is a question no one will ask…

Mija and her grandfather raised Okja into a wonderful, mighty friendly beast, and, naturally, ten years later, they were victorious. Mija agreed with her grandfather, that they will ask to keep the pig, instead of taking the reward, but nobody wanted to hear that. Even her grandfather wasn’t much keen, when he could have the dowry for the girl to marry good instead. So they take the super pig away, into far less friendly hands than one could’ve thought. And Mija, taking all her tiny possessions in this world, runs away, to Seoul, to find her friend. Lucky for the girl, she’s not the only one who doesn’t want to see these wonderful animals (or any, for that matter), get slaughtered.

This movie will hit all of your feels, and it will hurt. But it’s a happy-ending (mostly) movie, so bear with it. Honestly, it was so beautiful, it felt like watching a very high-quality Ghibli live action movie, and I definitely recommend Okja to anyone who ever liked Ghibli stuff.

5 / 5

Summary: 18-24

Hazy week, can’t describe it any other way. It started with a very hurtful thing, and I’m not someone who can just let go, so of course I’m carrying it about with me. Other than that, this is what happened, in no particular order:

  • Elder Scrolls Online started 5 days long event where you log in, kill a monster, and secure yourself one free box from the new Autumn set that’ll replace the Summer set on 28th this month.
  • GTA5 Online made new adversary mode called Bombushka, and that’s likely the worst shit they have ever made. No time limit, so if you’re good pilot, with poor chopper pilots on the enemy team – you can sit in that game for two hours, making less money with double payout than you would after playing five games in same time that don’t pay double.
  • I’ve read Pride And Prejudice and Zombies three times. Yes. And I’m still not sure what’s what. So there’s zombies, and all the girls want to get married, and not one man is what he seems?
  • Had a great Wednesday chat with my friend, and that was a breaking point where I stopped feeling so bad.
  • One friend from USA made an extremely good point about my situation in life, and how anyone could be in my place, including her.
  • Watched Lady Gaga‘s documentary on Netflix. I like the woman. But I loved the point where she was laying there, crying in pain, turned to camera and said: I don’t know what I’d do, if I didn’t have money. Because by that point people were feeding her meds, giving her shots, massaging her, basically trying to make her better right there, right then, something money can afford. My mother’s in a lot of pain, and it’s getting worse, and other than getting her painkiller shots every other day – we can do nothing more, because we can’t afford it.
  • I started Mabon – Autumn Equinox sale on [Etsy], it’s -22% on purchase + a little jewelry surprise. It’s going pretty well so far. (code: PUMPKING)
  • Am eagerly awaiting mail on Monday.
  • Cleaned a lot of things. My supplies are a lot more organized now, even tho it’s still not perfect.
  • Finished Jackdaw. Missing Lucien. Missing Laurent too for some reason. Painted Laurent.
  • I’ve decided I’ll get the two magpies on my hip, on the side. For one, that’s the least painful piece of skin, for two, I think hips suit the origin of magpies, for three, I love hip and side tattoos a lot. Due to my self-made tattoo being in progress for many years now, because I’m shit at typography, it’s far more likely magpies will be my first tattoo. And it’s very fitting, because two’s for joy. I’ll be happy when this is over. I will be.

[Game] Child of Light

Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers: Ubisoft
Engine: UbiArt FRAMEWORK
Platforms: PC; PS3; PS4; PS Vita; Wii U; Xbox 360; Xbox One
Genre: Platformer, RP
Modes: Singleplayer
Date: 2014

It’s a wonderful game I received as a gift from a dear friend. I don’t know if she knew that I wanted it, but I did want it for ages, and I can’t tell you what a hard time I have when it comes to buying things for myself.

Anyway, the game! It all starts with a little intro story. Duke of Austria kad a daughter, his wife died, but he remarried. The woman, as fairy tales go, turned out to be an evil Queen of Night. She stole the Moon, Stars, and Sun, and somehow put Aurora, Duke’s daughter, into sleep-like coma, in which she eventually, allegedly died. Heartache was too much for the Duke to bear, and he became bedridden, weakening every day.

Aurora, in the meantime, wakes up in a magical land called Lemuria, where she takes up arms to save their land from monsters, and the evil Queen of Night. Doing so she’s to get back the Moon, Stars, and Sun, and return home. But there’s still many quests to do, puzzles to solve, and friends to make.

It’s a child-friendly game. I spent hours there making best gems for my wonderful party-friends there alone, so believe me when I say, the game is great to have. The artwork, the music, the beautiful story, everything will stay with you.

5 / 5

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Iorveth and Yrdenne

I’ve a friend from Germany, Yrdenne, who writes beautiful stories (in English) of Iorveth, and a few other elves from the Witcher Saga. I only read a few so far, but I like them enough to hurry my work in hopes I can spare another hour for reading. The stories are interesting, and Iorveth is undergoing some real serious adventure. And, well, let’s just face it, Sapkowski’s elves were serious deal.

To add to that, she recently crocheted Iorveth doll too, and commissioned me to make his badges!

You can start reading here: [Iorveth and Yrdenne – Prologue]

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Promo // V.E. Schwab // YouTube

Some of you may know, some probably don’t, but V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab) is one of my favorite authors. I’ve a few, but she’s definitely in Top3 of mine. And, some time ago, I praised her on Tumblr, which led to her liking that status, and me finding all of her social media, because I’ve this stalk-y personality where if I like you – I want to have you everywhere. Lucky for me, she has all the social media, and is fairly active everywhere, and is very much a down-to-earth person one can actually reach, and have a conversation with. My favorite is her YouTube, because that’s where the giant fluffy kitteh sometimes rolls in to see what the heck’s going on. Oh, and the book shelves. Those are real nice.

 

Don’t worry that sometimes her videos say “3 weeks”, because she always comes back, so just subscribe, and enjoy the old videos in the mean time. Especially if you’re an aspiring author, she has some good ideas, good thoughts, and good methods to share!

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