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TV Series

Being a bum does have its perks! Aside from having all the time in the world to read books, I’m also lucky to have time for watching tv series. Special thanks for the EBRP Libraries for having all the DVDs on lend, seriously one of the few things I love here in the US.

Fangirling (is that even a word?) on these:



CRIMINAL MINDS — Still rooting for Dr. Spencer Reid and JJ even though that’s totally not happening

Dr. Reid



And yes, I noticed the trends! Why is that mystery, suspense, thriller, crime drama are the underlying themes of all these? Just because! πŸ™‚

crime · mystery · thriller

Now You See Me (2013)

Where: the plane to Atlanta, Georgia
With: just by myself, while seatmates are sleeping
Date of Viewing: well, that depends which timezone…

Genre: crime, mystery, thriller
Personal Blahs:
I am a totally unimaginative person so I am amazed on magic tricks and sleight of hand. I’m not really drawn to such amusement but my dad believes magic is an art. I feel that movies that run on themes such as this plays a risk because they would either come up with a very plot with twists and turns or make something really unique. Movies with magic tend to get boring because sometimes it could be repetitive. I find the movie okay, because of the unique tricks up on their sleeve, such as the bank robbery. However, it is true that all magic tricks have their solutions. But I think knowing all the solutions just take away from the wonder it can bring. I was wondering the whole time who the perpetrator was but it did not really give me the wow factor when everything was revealed. Enjoyable, though.

J. Daniel Atlas: The more you look, the less you see.

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adventure · Book · crime · thriller · Uncategorized

Theodore Boone : The Accused

Author:Β John Grisham
Date finished reading:Β December 20, 2013

This book kinda made me happy because apparently, Theo was not the hero of the day. Rather, he is the prime suspect for the stolen goods of a computer store. I feel that Theo owe it a lot to his brilliant uncle, Ike Boone, who did a lot better for finding the culprit/s than his parents. Theo sometimes put me on the edge because he brags about knowing the law when he thinks he can get away with the small things just because his parents are lawyers. I often remind myself though that he is just an eight-grade kid. About to read the next installment, The Activist.

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Book · crime · mystery

Theodore Boone: The Abduction

Author: John Grisham
Date finished reading: February 10, 2012

I love John Grisham books and the first installment of the Theodore Boone series was well received in our home. I am rather disappointed with this book because I could have hoped for a better plot. There also was no definite ending – seems like a third book is coming! I’ll surely read the next installment but I just saying that this particular book isn’t so John Grisham-y, if you know what I mean.

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action · crime · Movie · mystery

Salt (2010)

Where: at home
With: by myself
Date of Viewing: February 02, 2012

Genre: action, crime, mystery
Two Cents:
As expected of action spy movies, this flick is unrealistic. Being “trained” young, Jolie who is supposedly a CIA turns about to be a Russian spy as well. There were a lot of stunts and action scenes, which I found entertaining, though it obviously would show that Jolie would handle them all. I just had to comment on the disguise she made. C’mon, she’s a trained agent all she did was dyed her hair black? The plot was okay, a bit predictable maybe, but it was enough to keep me going. This is one of ’em, “the-good-guys-turn-out-to-be-the-bad-guys type of movie. I badly want to speak Russian! The language is cool, and so are their names. There were a lot of errors noted, but I must say I enjoyed watching.

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crime · drama · Movie · thriller

Law Abiding Citizen

Where: Ate Apple’s laptop in her room
With: Ate Apple, Ira, Marilou, Zani, Ate Joann
Date of Viewing: December 22, 2009

Genre: crime, drama, thriller
Plot Summary:
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
– taken from IMDB

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