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Movie #69: Labor Day (2013)
This film was such a lovely surprise. Although it shouldn’t have since Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin are always excellent.
Verdict: 4/5

Movie #69: Labor Day (2013)

This film was such a lovely surprise. Although it shouldn’t have since Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin are always excellent.

Verdict: 4/5

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Book #17: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
"There is something revolting about the way girls’ minds so often jump to marriage long before they jump to love."
"He sounded faintly sad. Perhaps he finds beauty saddening - I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty’s evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. Then he said I was probably too young to understand him; but I understood perfectly."
"The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return - that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt I had discovered a great truth… And then I happened to catch sight of Miss Blossoms’ silhouette and heard her say: "Well, you just hang on to that comforting bit of high-thinking, duckie, because you’re going to need it." And in some strange, far-off way I knew that was true - yet it still made no difference. I fell asleep happier than I had ever been in my life."
"It is always dreadful when the pictures in front of one’s eyes become meaningless, and the real world is there instead and seems meaningless, too."
"You lose yourself in something beyond yourself and it’s a lovely rest."
"And though I cannot honestly say I would ever turn my back on any luxury I could come by, I do feel there is something a bit wrong int it. Perhaps that makes it all more enjoyable."
"Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can."
Verdict: 4/5

Book #17: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

"There is something revolting about the way girls’ minds so often jump to marriage long before they jump to love."

"He sounded faintly sad. Perhaps he finds beauty saddening - I do myself sometimes. Once when I was quite little I asked father why this was and he explained that it was due to our knowledge of beauty’s evanescence, which reminds us that we ourselves shall die. Then he said I was probably too young to understand him; but I understood perfectly."

"The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return - that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt I had discovered a great truth… And then I happened to catch sight of Miss Blossoms’ silhouette and heard her say: "Well, you just hang on to that comforting bit of high-thinking, duckie, because you’re going to need it." And in some strange, far-off way I knew that was true - yet it still made no difference. I fell asleep happier than I had ever been in my life."

"It is always dreadful when the pictures in front of one’s eyes become meaningless, and the real world is there instead and seems meaningless, too."

"You lose yourself in something beyond yourself and it’s a lovely rest."

"And though I cannot honestly say I would ever turn my back on any luxury I could come by, I do feel there is something a bit wrong int it. Perhaps that makes it all more enjoyable."

"Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can."

Verdict: 4/5

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Movie #68: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
As good, or even better than the first one. Good characters, good story, and a compelling point of view.
Verdict: 5/5

Movie #68: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

As good, or even better than the first one. Good characters, good story, and a compelling point of view.

Verdict: 5/5

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Movie #67: About Time (2013)
Cute film, and nice message.
Verdict: 3/5

Movie #67: About Time (2013)

Cute film, and nice message.

Verdict: 3/5

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"The key to happiness is having something to do, something to love, and something to dream about."

— Dance Academy (via alittletooextroverted)

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Movie #66: Despicable Me 2
I liked the first one better. This was just okay.
Verdict: 2/5

Movie #66: Despicable Me 2

I liked the first one better. This was just okay.

Verdict: 2/5

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Movie #65: The Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011)
Great movie. Surprisingly touching amid all the action. Can’t wait for Dawn!
Verdict: 5/5

Movie #65: The Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011)

Great movie. Surprisingly touching amid all the action. Can’t wait for Dawn!

Verdict: 5/5

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Movie #64: Winter’s Bone (2010)
Very intriguing. Definitely see some character similarities between Ree and Katniss.
Verdict: 3/5

Movie #64: Winter’s Bone (2010)

Very intriguing. Definitely see some character similarities between Ree and Katniss.

Verdict: 3/5

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"So I don’t cry that much while reading but I am SO excited and grateful for the chance to shed tears all over the page. I want to be transported by a book, I want to be sucked up into the eye of its storm, I want to believe that what I’m reading is almost real. I don’t have to cry in order to love a book. But tears are a sign, for me, that a book has done the job I so badly wanted it to do when I cracked its spine."

— from The Reasons We Cry When We Read by Kit Steinkellner (via bookriot)

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Movie #63: Blue Jasmine (2013)
Really liked this. Also, Cate Blanchett is flawless.
"There’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming."
Verdict: 4/5

Movie #63: Blue Jasmine (2013)

Really liked this. Also, Cate Blanchett is flawless.

"There’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming."

Verdict: 4/5