Movie #1: The Wolf of Wall Street

the wolf

Leo is in it. That’s pretty much the selling point for me. I don’t think I’ll ever get over my crush for him and so I knew I’d end up watching his latest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. And besides, did you see that trailer? Leonardo DiCaprio dancing! That doesn’t happen in a movie! You know you have to see it!

Getting tickets was easy enough though I had to joke with my friend, wondering if they’d even give us tickets in the first place since the rating is a solid R-18 and at times we’re mistaken for high school girls. Ticket buying was uneventful and soon enough we were seated to watch the movie. The next three hours was in one word: crazy. Crazy unbelievable story and storytelling and crazy good acting.

The whole time I was sitting there I kept on asking, “Can this really happen? For real?” All this sex, money and greed all day, everyday? It’s an unbelievable kind of life for someone like me who doesn’t have that much money among other things. It’s excessive and in-your-face and and it left me reeling. And it made me ask, “So what’s better: being poor but honorable or rich but greedy?” I guess that’s a question that one will really ask when they watch this movie and the answer is actually quite difficult to get to. The movie can make you think, if you’re the kind of person who actually takes the time to do it about movies they watch. Otherwise, it’s stock full of naughty, hedonistic fun that only a movie can safely give you.

As for the acting, everyone was good, from Leo to Matthew McConaughey to Jonah Hill and even Margot Robbie, who I haven’t seen before and was a bit skeptical of how she’d act given how she looks like a Barbie doll. Awful prejudgment but I’m glad to be proven wrong. You really have to hand it to Leo for how much he poured into the role. As my friend said, all the emotions that he could go through in the movie, he went through and delivered. Plus he was funny. Did you ever think Leonardo DiCaprio could be funny? He was in this movie and it was kind of surreal but a joy to watch, though his character suffers through it. Still, Leo stepped up on his game this time around.

Someone give him that Oscar already, okay?

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14 Books, 14 Movies in 2014

Happy New Year!!!

I know it’s awfully late, but I thought I’d greet you all anyway. I hope the first 12 days of the year have been kind to you all so far.

Now, as you can see from the title of this entry, I plan to read 14 books and watch 14 movies for the year 2014. I always tell myself that I want to read more books and watch more movies every year but I think I barely get to do that. So I thought it’s probably best to make a post with concrete parameters to make it official. I’ll also make an entry for each book or movie that I finish just to keep track. I feel like I should make some kind of graphic for this but. I actually don’t know how to make those, haha.

I thought about officially doing this because I have tons of books that I have lying around that are just waiting to be read and there’s a ton of movies that I want to see or already own so might as well. And well, new ideas, new styles and others.

Let’s do this! 😀