Movie of the Week: Divergent

I caved in… my nephew wanted to watch Divergent, and i went with him. I love these kind of dystopian stories, but from what I knew about this trilogy, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. The story in itself is OK, although I have to admit that I’m a Hunger Games sort of person.


I liked the movie, I really did, the set up was really well done, as well as all the destruction of the city and sceneries. I also liked the story although I found it somehow simplistic.

The acting though, I was not convinced with. Shailene Woodley and Theo James are Ok as the leading couple, but I didn’t find their performances compelling at all, which was a shame… I really liked Shailene in the The Descendants, but although I loved The Spectacular Now, I did not liked her in it. Maybe that’s what didn’t work for me… I honestly don’t know.

I’m not sure if I’ll give the books a chance, though :(… 

Movie of the Week – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Technically, it’s been the movie of the last few weeks… I first saw it the day it went out in Spain, March 28th, and immediately after I left the screening, I realized I needed to watch it again, and I spent the next weeks trying to get some free time to go to the movies… I didn’t manage to go, until I got to Portugal… Last Thursday, after spending a whole day with my nieces, and having dinner with friends, me and a friend of mine decided to go to the midnight screening of Cap2. I loved it even more than the first time (and I’m seriously considering convincing my nephew to watch it for the 3rd time…).


It’s very different from all the others superheroes movies, it’s less fantastical and more thriller. It’s a political espionage thriller done beautiful, with a lot of things you don’t see coming, combined with a lot of action and hand to hand combat. And WOW! Those combat scenes are amazingly done! Kudos to the choreographers, stunt doubles and off course, the amazing actors who did them.

The Winter Soldier gives a new dimension to all the people involved. The Cap is adapting and has taken the lead, so much so that Fury is not in control anymore. We learn more about Natasha and I wouldn’t be surprised if a Black Widow movie will pop up soon. Falcon is just the best, and in just half a movie grows into someone we just can’t see the Cap without. And with only a few lines, the Winter Soldier steals every scene he’s in. Natasha and Steve also develop an amazing kind of friendship, and I can’t wait to see Steve and Sharon go on some kind of date…

One of the best so far, which is saying something…

“Spring” Break!

Wednesday is finally here! Oh yes! Well, by now it’s almost gone…I haven’t been home since the beginning of the year, and it will be nice to sleep in my own bed tonight!

I’ll have a great amount of 7 airplane rides in the next few weeks…

Barcelona → Lisbon

What’s great about going home for a few days? Well, first of all, I’ll sleep in my own bed, LOL!

Tomorrow, I’ll have a day with my nieces and my brother (who I haven’t seen since his wedding in September). And on Friday, my Mom arrives to Lisbon as well! Following this, we’ll have Easter, which means a few days of family (both sides of it), food and a lot of things to do. It’ll also mean friends! Eheh!

Then comes Monday, which I guess will be my only day off, because the next day is my grandmother’s 86th birthday, you can guess how hard work it will be…

Wednesday, the 23rd will be the beginning of my US trip this year…


Lisbon → New York → Las Vegas

From Lisbon, I’ll go to Vegas, oh yeah! I’ll be my second time in Vegas, but that city is always changing, I’m guessing it’ll look remarkably different from 2006. While there, we’ll go and watch “O” 🙂 .


Las Vegas → Los Angeles

My mom has this annual conference in the US, and every other year it’s in LA. Again, it’s my second time in LA, but there’s always things to see, right?


Los Angeles → San Francisco

This leg of the trip will be a road trip. I’m really excited about San Francisco, mainly because I’ve never been before. Also, SFO makes me think of Charmed!


San Francisco → New York → Lisbon

After 11 days, I’ll be back to base, back home, but not for very long… I’ll get there around 8 a.m. one day, and then I’m off again.


Lisbon → Barcelona

And then I’m again in Barcelona, back at work and stress and all those shenanigans… And just like that, 3 weeks will be gone 😦 .

30 Rock Rocks!

I watched all seasons of 30 Rock last summer. It’s an absolutely brilliant show, I almost forgot how great it was until last night I decided to watch a couple of episodes because there was nothing good on TV, and I’m kind of mad at Bones at the moment, the only episode of L&O SVU I have to watch is a really violent one, and I’m putting off Shameless, Suits, White Collar and Covert Affairs to make a weekend out of each show’s last seasons. So, 30 Rock it was! And I realized I love it so much, that I’m almost finishing the first season… again… =)

It as a (almost) perfect day… if it wasn’t for the fact that I had to actually do some work while watching the show 😉 !


Liz Lemon Rocks!!!!

Oh No They Didn’t!!! Why Wendell?!?!?!?!

Bones, what the hell are you trying to do to yet another lovely squintern? In Big in the Philippines (S09E13), Wendell Bray, my favorite squintern, who’s been around for so long, dated Angela, is big friends with Hodgins, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of sarcoma with little chance of survival.


By the end of the episode and after not being sure if he wanted to fight it, given his slim chances, he decides to do it, to fight it, to go through quimio, radiotherapy and maybe even amputation. Although we know that by episode 20 he’s still alive (given that he’s the intern there), I still don’t understand why this kind of plot. Don’t get me wrong, it was one of my favorite episodes in a while, one that actually showed Brennan’s human side and it was touching to see how much she and booth care about Wendell, I still think they could have done it differently and sign an almost certain death sentence to his character.

I just hope that the season doesn’t end with a death… at least not Wendell’s… if you guys want to kill an intern, do it to one of the newest guys, please!

The Perks of (not) reading in public

I thought that reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on public transportations was bad, because I started to cry, a lot… then I realized that Mockingjay was worst, because the plot is so dense and every other page someone either dies or goes back to the hospital with PTSD. Now I’m reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I’m loving it so much, the only problem is that the waterworks begin as soon as I open the book on the bus…


“Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Chops”
because that was the name of his dog

And that’s what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star
And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo

And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
Valentine signed with a row of X’s

and he had to ask his father what the X’s meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Autumn”

because that was the name of the season
And that’s what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint

And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed

when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad
when he cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem
And he called it “Innocence: A Question”
because that was the question about his girl
And that’s what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A

and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end
of the Apostle’s Creed went

And he caught his sister
making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed
or even talked
And the girl around the corner
wore too much makeup
That made him cough when he kissed her

but he kissed her anyway
because that was the thing to do
And at three a.m. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That’s why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem

And he called it “Absolutely Nothing”
Because that’s what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn’t think
he could reach the kitchen.” 
― Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

TGIF… so tired!

I’m exactly 5 days away from going home… I still have at least 3 and a half hard days work ahead of me! But today was a freaking hard day for me, I woke up and literally drag myself to the university and kept dragging myself all day! This is how I felt…


I do not love Steven Moffat, is that a problem?

I’m a whovian, I like everything Doctor Who related! Eleven is not my Doctor, is that a problem? So why do people get ticked off when I point out that I really don’t like Steven Moffat as a showrunner?! 


I will explain: Steven has written some of the most amazing New Who stories, such as Blink or The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, but that’s just it: he’s an amazing writer… does that make him a good showrunner forDoctor Who? I honestly don’t like the series as much as I did the Russell T. Davis era. It’s not that Moffat’s story’s are more complicated and therefore harder to understand… is that sometimes there’s nothing to understand! I don’t like the whole “everything has to have a big important meaning!”.

The other day I was watching the series 5 finale and the Doctor told Amy why he chose her, because of her big empty house, and then I thought of how he chose Clara, his Impossible Girl, and I realized, I don’t like this Doctor. I liked the Doctor who picked up the best and only the best, and not because they were impossible or complicated, but because they were there and he liked them. That’s how Rose came to be, and Martha and even Donna. That’s how most of the companions worked in the classic series: they were there, they needed a ride, they were stuck on the TARDIS, and then they proved they were the best! Maybe this is why I never LOVED Amy… I did love Rory though, because he DESERVED to be there and I do not like Clara (I’m with the TARDIS on this one)!


And it’s not just the characters, it’s the stories… I think of how we met Clara’s family on the Christmas episode… It was dreadful! In the beginning of the New Who, we got the know the families quite well soon after the companion joined in, and it was great! I think Moffat overlooked some important stuff when he took over… I’m not even going to mention the fact that he brought the Time Lords back

Well, to which it’s own, I guess… I do hope Capaldi will bring a new life and light to the show and that they make something of Clara…