Book Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I tried to get into Veronica Roth’s books. But perhaps the stars didn’t align or whatever. I got Divergent and was bored after Chapter 1. I started this one and… also got bored. DNF’d after — I lost count. A few chapters. I don’t think this post contains enough information to spoil, considering I did…

Book Review: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

I loved the film. Loved it. I’m not usually a big fan of romances (film or books), especially stories that revolve solely around romance, but The Notebook had me in tears, because cute old people in love is my weak spot. Having said that, when I finally got to reading the book behind that film,…

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Much as I loved Anna Kendrick and the soundtracks of the movies so far, the character interactions and dialogue have continued to go downhill since 2. It’s awkward, not funny, and drags on too long. PP3 takes us to Spain, where the now-irrelevant Bellas are struggling with their adult lives and try to return to…

Film Review: The Babadook

Having heard a few people mention it being quite good and critics giving it like 98% ‘good’ rating, I had high expectations. And as with my streak of high-hopes-terrible-outcome films like “It Follows”, this was exactly the same. Evidently low-budgeted (filmed almost entirely inside a house) with no obvious digital effects (not required; however the…