Riverdale (2017 TV Series)

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I’m sure most of you would have heard of the new show, Riverdale. Just to give you a little background on what the show is about, the show is based on the age-old Archie comics but with a mysterious twist as it starts off with someone’s murder.

Plot Summary:

Archie Andrews starts the school year with the world weighing on his shoulders. He’s he wants to pursue a future in the music business, but his recently ended clandestine relationship with the music teacher has left him without a mentor, and his friendship with Jughead Jones is in a bad place. Things look like they might be turning around when Veronica Lodge, a new girl, arrives. Despite the instant chemistry, Veronica is hesitant to risk a friendship with Betty — who has a crush on Archie — to pursue anything. Amidst all the small-town banality lurks a mystery: the recent tragic death of Jason Blossom, the twin brother of beautiful and popular troublemaker, Cheryl.

IMDb Rating:  

7.9/10

Review:

Archie comics was literally my childhood/teenage days. I was in love with the characters and just the overall idea of the bond that was shared between all the characters. When I heard about Riverdale, I was pretty excited to see what the show had in store for me. I really appreciate the mysterious twist that was added to the lives of the characters because that instantly intensified the show which made it more interesting. 😉

When it comes to character portrayal, I think they’ve done a great job with selecting the cast members because all of them fit the characters’ personality perfectly! It feels as if the characters from the comic book have come to life. To be honest, every episode has an intense scene that just makes you want to watch more. I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t watched the show yet. But! If you’re looking for a show that’s a mix of romance, mystery, and friendship, then this is the perfect show for you. 😀

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I cannot wait for the new episodes to air because there are so many questions that I have in mind!

What are your thoughts on Riverdale? Share your opinions with me in the comments section below. 🙂thejouska-2

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Movie Marathon-Sing (2016)

I finally got to watch ‘Sing’ last week and I absolutely adored it!

Storyline:

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Review:

As always, animated movies never fail to bring a smile on my face. The plot of this movie was creatively depicted as the scenes were well developed and transitioned smoothly from one to the next. The story itself is so inspiring for all audiences and especially for children because it reminds them that anything is possible. My favourite thing about the movie was its character portrayal, I loved each and every character’s personality and style.

Life Lessons:

  1. Dream big: Never let anyone bring you down or stop you from dreaming big.
  2. Hard work and perseverance is all you need: If you have the determination to work for your dreams, you will definitely achieve the glorious fruits of your effort.
  3. Team effort: We must learn to embrace the differences in people and work as a team to be more successful in accomplishing our tasks.
  4. Pursue your talent: We all have a special talent and irrespective of how big or small you think your talent is, always pursue it and try to make the most of your strength.

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Overall, this was a great movie and I would definitely recommend it to all the animation movie lovers!

What are your thoughts on Sing? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Movie Marathon-Zootopia(2016)

I got a chance to watch this movie while I was on my long flight, and I really enjoyed it. This movie resembles the modern world in a way, which makes it even more appealing to a wider audience. 

Storyline:

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

Review:

This movie is an inspiration for today’s generation, to the people who feel like they cannot achieve their big dreams. My favourite character from the movie is Judy, the rabbit. Being small did not stop her from achieving her biggest dream of becoming a cop in the city of Zootopia. Her character inspires the youth of today to move forward and work hard to fulfil their aspirations. The characters were well-developed as they all had something special and unique about them. The best thing about this fast-paced movie is that the interesting story never stops, it keeps the audience glued to the screen till the very end.

Life Lessons:

  1. Work hard towards achieving your dreams. If you work sincerely and persistently, there’s nothing that can stop you from reaching your destination.
  2. Believe in yourself. Ignore what the haters and critics say, just focus on the right path and do what you feel is right. Remember, pre-conceived notions don’t matter.
  3. There are two sides to everybody: a good side and a bad side. You can’t predict who’s going to stand by your side in the end. I’ve learnt this from the example of Nick and Judy’s relationship in the film.
  4. Everyone lives for a purpose. We all play different roles in this world, no matter how big or small they may be.
  5. Last but not the least, be aware of your surroundings. Always make sure to safeguard your own interests whilst you’re being nice to other people and learn to make conscious decisions.

Overall, this was a great movie and totally worth a watch! 
What’s your favorite part of the movie? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

Movie Marathon-Finding Dory(2016)

Finally, the time has arrived! I watched the movie, Finding Dory last Friday and it was an unforgettable adventure. I have always loved watching animated movies, especially Disney movies because they hold a very special place in my heart since my childhood!

Storyline: 

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

Review:

The whole movie was an emotional journey for me. In the past, as most of you would remember, it was Nemo who got lost. However, this time, it isn’t Nemo but Dory who gets lost in pursuit of finding her family by regaining her memories from the past. During her adventure, she also connects with a friend from the past named Destiny. (But, Dory doesn’t remember her friend because of her short-term memory loss.)
I did cry during few parts of the movie, especially at the end of it. Believe it or not, there are so many life lessons that I’ve learned from watching this movie:
1. Firstly, the importance of family and friends. During your worst or best times, it’s always a good idea to have a support system with you, which of course, is your family and friends.
2. Secondly, never give up on what you love. It is ultimately Dory’s love for her parents that motivated her to go in search of them.
3. Thirdly, there’s always a path to guide you in the right direction. As Dory says, just keep swimming. Don’t get disheartened if you don’t find a solution to your problem right away, give it time and good things will come to you.
4. The effect of harsh words. When Marlin tells Dory that, “Forgetting is what you do best.” Dory takes it to her heart and moves away from the scene as quickly as possible which further leads to trouble. Hence, always be careful of what you speak.
5. Last but not the least, there’s no place like home. 

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, I’m sure you’ll enjoy watching this movie!
What’s your favorite part of the movie? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska