Blade Runner 2049

Okay, so I watched the new Blade Runner 2049 in the movie theatre on Monday and I really liked this one.  I am so glad that I watched the original first because this was definitely a sequel.  I actually liked this one better than the first and the look of the movie is visually stunning.  I really like the whole world and I definitely feel immersed in this version of the future.

Ryan Gosling plays K, a blade runner who is also a replicant.  He is assigned to hunt down old model replicants and also to uncover the mystery of a replicant assumed to have been born, not created.  His investigation leads him to Harrison Ford’s character from the first movie and other call backs to the original.  Even at the long run time (almost 3 hours!), the movie kept my interest and it was a great time.

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Blade Runner

I watched Blade Runner today in preparation for the new one coming out. I am most likely seeing it tomorrow with my parents so since I had never watched the original, it was probably a good idea. 

I liked the way this movie looked. It was a futuristic (haha, 2019) L.A. noire feel and was gritty and believable in this world. Harrison Ford plays a bounty hunter blade runner who is tasked with killing replicant robots who are now illegal on earth. Over the course of the money he becomes more sympathetic toward them as well. There is some question on whether he is also a replicant but I didn’t find there to be much evidence of that in the film. 

I would recommend this to all sci-fi fans and especially if you are interested in seeing the new film. 

Home Again

I tried out my new Movie Pass card again, this time for Home Again starring Reese Witherspoon. I love her movies and while this was one I wouldn’t necessarily need to see in the theatre, my card has already paid for itself this month, so why not?

This was so fun. Witherspoon plays a recently separated 40 year-old who moves back to L.A. with her two kids. She takes one three younger men as roommates and becomes romantically involved with one of them. They quickly become a part of the family, which is further complicated when her husband, played by Michael Sheen, comes into town as well. 

I had a good time at the theatre today even if the movie wasn’t incredibly deep. You don’t go see this type of movie to be deep, you go to watch pretty clothes and houses and root for Reese. 

Home Again

I tried out my new Movie Pass card again, this time for Home Again starring Reese Witherspoon. I love her movies and while this was one I wouldn’t necessarily need to see in the theatre, my card has already paid for itself this month, so why not?

This was so fun. Witherspoon plays a recently separated 40 year-old who moves back to L.A. with her two kids. She takes one three younger men as roommates and becomes romantically involved with one of them. They quickly become a part of the family, which is further complicated when her husband, played by Michael Sheen, comes into town as well. 

I had a good time at the theatre today even if the movie wasn’t incredibly deep. You don’t go see this type of movie to be deep, you go to watch pretty clothes and houses and root for Reese. 

Little Fires Everywhere

I also finished Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  I loved this book and the story kept me hooked all the way through with its engaging characters.  The story begins with a house fire and then flashes back to explain the family dynamics and what really happened.

The story is primarily about Pearl, a new girl in town who rents a small apartment with her mother from the Richardson family.  Pearl soon becomes friends with the four Richardson children, but the relationships between them soon become complicated and messy.  Throw in subplots about a legal proceeding regarding an Asian baby left at a fire station and the mystery of Pearl’s mother’s past and you get a compelling read all the way to the very end.

Fitness Junkie

I needed something relatively light for an airplane read, so I chose Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.  It came out this July and is about a wedding dress company CEO whose business partner decides she has gained too many weight to be the face of the company.  She has to lose 30 pounds, or she’s out.  Janey sets out to do just that, by trying all the latest diets and exercise fads, including a week long wellness retreat.  Along the way she makes some new friends and begins dating again as well.  The book is definitely funny and entertaining, and a great quick read.