Movie of the Week: Terminator Genisys

A few days ago I went to see the new Terminator thinking that it would be, at best, a couple of well spent hours. But it was so much more than that. I loved it! I had so much fun, I laughed the whole time and even managed to shed a couple of tears…


So, the movie is not anything AMAZING, there are some flaws in the plot, I wasn’t particularly fond of the acting (especially Emilia Clarke – sorry!), but Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator kind of made up for all of that. It showed that at almost 70 years, he’s still a force to be reckon with, in terms of acting, comedic timing and action sequences.


Also well done was the incorporation of the younger version of himself in the movie. It made me want to go back and watch all the original movies again and again.

Emilia Clarke kind of looked like Linda Hamilton from some angles, and she’s fierce all right, but nothing compared to the original Sarah Connor. Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke were ok as Reese and John.

The plot itself is a bit wonky, it seems like something out of a Doctor Who episode, and speaking of it, Matt Smith is in the movie, but the role he plays, though important, is a bit mehhh. Also, when Genisys is maturing, wasn’t a bit weird that it went from a clear teen American voice, to Matt Smith’s accent?

All and all, I quite enjoyed it, 😀 but mostly because Arnold Schwarzenegger carried this movie.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

Here we are, for my second week doing the Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is pretty cool: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters, such as features minority/religious minority, has socioeconomic diversity, disabled main character, a neurotypical character, member of the LGBTQ community, etc… Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I can’t stress enough how good this book is, you SHOULD READ IT (NOW!). Main character is a gay boy.


2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

A coming of age story set in the 80’s, about two mexican boys who are in love with each other.


3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Charlie suffers from a mental disorder and Patrick is gay. Enough said! (also, I love this book to death!)


4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Do I even need to talk about how much diversity is in these books?! Alec is gay, Magnus is bissexual, Simon is jewish and Maia is African-American. Also, Aline (half-Asian) is in a relationship with Helen (half-faerie bissexual girl).


5. Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Ok, this one is full of diversity. Pen is bissexual, her boyfriend Hex is transgender, Ezra and Ash (african-american) are gay.loveinthetime

6. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

First of all, Aysel is Turkish. Then, both she and Roman deal with depression and suicidal tendencies. Have you read this one yet? You should!


7. Ms Marvel by Willow Wilson

Kamala Khan is a Pakistani-American Muslim girl. Also, she’s a superhero!


8. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman most likely has Asperger syndrome…


9. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Park is half-Korean and Eleanor lives way beyond the line of poverty.



10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Tyrion Lannister is a dwarf.