Movie Review: “The Secret Life of Pets”

I like to say that until about a year ago, my taste in movies was limited to chic-flics and an occasional “odd” (for me at least) movie that was nominated for an Oscar. However, I have since changed my ways to branch out and give other genres a try. I mean, I watched “The Revenant,” where a man gets inside a horse so I think I can take on anything. If you have movie recommendations you think would challenge me, leave them in the comments below. This time, I went back to my primitive movie tastes and decided to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” with my family. Here are my thoughts.


THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, from left: Chloe (voice: Lake Bell), Sweetpea, Norman, Mel (back, voice:

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, from left: Chloe (voice: Lake Bell), Sweetpea, Norman, Mel (back, voice: Bobby Moynihan), Tiberius (back, voice: Albert Brooks), Buddy (voice: Hannibal Buress), Gidget (voice: Jenny Slate), 2016. © Universal

The animation, “The Secret Life of Pets” starts off with an enchanting friendship between a pet owner and her dog Max who lives day and night to play fetch and hang out with his owner. Little did he know that a new dog, a rescue will be making it onto a scene to test their friendship. Alright that sounded a little dramatic but nevertheless, Max and his new “brother” Duke begin an epic adventure after Max is deserted by Duke in the dumpsters. Despite the immediate conflict between the two, they had to work together to overcome the wreath of the mighty revolutionary, Snowball. Like all happy endings go, can you blame me for loving them, the two, or rather, the three of them lived happily ever after.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 9.5/10 | Tear Dropper: 3/10 | Comedy: 9/10 | Action: 7.5/10 |  Animation: 10/10 |  Adventure: 8/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must watch


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Alright, now that the spoiler alert is done, here are my thoughts on the new favourite animation on the block. If you are looking for a great relaxing film, forget it! You will be cracking up throughout and I can almost guarantee a six pack walking out of that theater. But all jokes aside, Kevin Hart (Snowball) is amazing with his impersonations while the jokes in general were refreshing and on point (not your casual fart jokes 24/7).

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Of  course the main lesson to walk away with is the power of friendship, cooperation, and most importantly not judging books by their covers. Let’s throw determination into the bucket as well as Gidget was not only a cute furry ball of cuteness but also a brave protagonist that was determined to rescue Max from the benevolent revolutionary anti-pets squad headed by Snowball.

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I promise that if you are a pet owner, this movie will be right up your alley as there is bound to be at least one of the characters that matches the personality of your lovely creature. For me it was the cat Chloe that is startlingly similar to my cat Kitsuniya. The sass and hidden charm were all there, let alone the looks.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, from left: Max (voice: Louis C.K.), Duke (voice: Eric Stonestreet), Katie

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, from left: Max (voice: Louis C.K.), Duke (voice: Eric Stonestreet), Katie (voice: Ellie Kemper), 2016.

Now I only took one silly issue with the animation and it was the fact that being a cat lover, of course cats had to be partially the antagonists and the lazy, sneaky characters. I will have you know that cats are amazing, always there to cuddle and stay calm and collected when you have one of those crazy busy weeks. Therefore, cats definitely needed more love.

Do you think you will be giving “The Secret Life of Pets” a try? Have I convinced you to watch it? Let me know if you like it or love it in the comments below.

BTW: Have you checked out our giveaway? Details linked in the previous two posts. Today is the last day to enter to win an assortment of Travel Essentials for your vacation.

~Kisses, Kvitka~

**All the photos are not ours and were taken by the Illumination Presents
movie "The Secret Life of Pets." The photos were taken from the Cineplex
Odeon webpage at: http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/the-secret-life-of-pets/Photos
(© 2015 Universal Studios).

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“Zootopia” Movie Review

I had the pleasure to watch “Zootopia” with my little sister on a Monday evening and it will be a highlighting moment for the whole week. Walking out of the movie, we decided to do some spoiling in this blog post as well as some ranting about how much we enjoyed the movie. There is nothing better than a quick reminder about the goodness of the world and its people. Here is our review of “Zootopia.”

Essentially, Judy- the bunny, battles numerous stereotypes in order to achieve her ultimate goal of becoming a police officer. Her adventure does not stop there. Judy is determined to solve the mystery of the revival of the “wild instinct” in predators like bears and tigers. Predators have long been able to coexist with their traditional prey in a city called Zootopia. While on her adventures, Judy uses her wit and clever thinking and with the help of her new friend, Nick, they set out to unravel who/what is causing the chaos.

LT Ratings: Overall rating: 9/10 | Comedy: 8/10 |  Cinematography: 10/10 | Adventure: 8/10 |  Family friendly: 10/10 Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must watch!

The antagonist and hero of this movie was a female which is very uncommon in cinematography as a whole.She encompassed traits that I admire such as determination, bravery, kindness, a hard work ethic, and well, a bit of naivety. She fought of stereotypes like a champ, proving that size and appearance are not integral to determining potential. What a great way to educate children these important lessons about equality and diversity through an enjoyable movie.


In terms of the creative aspect, this animation was fantastic to say the least, with every detail throughly thought out. It was so interesting to see how a humanely lifestyle was adjusted for all the species from the tallest and largest, down to the shortest and smallest rodents. Zootopia is a beautiful city which resembles human societies not only in appearance but also because of the remaining stereotypes and greed that haunt over it.

However, it is not the creative genius that I want to turn your attention towards, but instead the themes and lessons I have taken away. This movie is a massive metaphor for three important matters.

#1. Greed and desire for greater power envelopes this world.

#2. Do not judge the book by its cover. Tough doesn’t translate into brave for example.

#3. We are all equal despite visible and invisible differences.

Now here are some reactions my sister wanted to share with you,

The movie was fun but also sad when the bunny began crying when she got hurt. It was also scary and shocking. It was shocking when the animals turned wild. The movie made me feel proud when [the bunny] was able to fight the bad guys. She was cool! It actually taught me something. You shouldn’t look at someone and think they are perfect because they are pretty, you need to look inside at who they are.

I would love to hear your thoughts? 

Have you seen the movie? If so, what did you think? If not, have I convinced you to give it a  try?

~ Kisses, Kvitka ~

Oscar Season!

It’s Oscar season again so as a surprise to you, our readers, I’d like to provide another movie review! Two movie reviews in one week? Whaaat?! No but seriously, Oscar season means that there’s so many more epic movies coming out during the winter season. One of my absolute (and surprising) favourites this year was The Big Short. Surprising because I really dislike economics and this movie contained a lot of econ terminology. However, it’s such a fun ride you barely notice the fact that you learn something!

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There’s a star studded cast list and they all do justice to their roles. Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, Christian Bale, along with guest stars like Selena Gomez, Karen Gillan,  Margot Robbie etc. all play big roles in making this film a success. The film snagged an Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing nominations at the Oscars. It could have also done with an Actor nomination. Christian Bale shone throughout the film. He has already shown off his prowess as the Dark Knight but in this movie, playing a doctor with a glass eye with a passion for metal, he is simply incredible.

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LT Ratings: Overall rating: 9.5/10 | Comedy: 9/10 |  Cinematography: 10/10 | Acting: 10/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must watch!


This funny, bizarre and touching movie is about the underdogs taking on the big bad banks; the people who ultimately make millions and billions off of the crash of the economy. But you still root for them! It is fabulously cast, hilarious from start to finish with a good dosage of reality. The documentary-like scenes of The Big Short really drives in the point that this film is based on a true story where millions lost their houses, livelihoods, pensions and savings.

I highly recommend watching this film. If you already have we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Any film recommendations? Let us know!


Until next time,

Rochelle

**All of the above pictures are courtesy of Paramount (The Big Short). These 
pictures are not property or taken by A Lipstick Trilogy.

 

The Revenant Movie Review

This week I was talked into watching “The Revenant.” Watching the 2 minute trailer was enough to conclude that this film will be graphic, dramatic, and well long, 2.5h to be precise. However, as is often proven right, don’t judge a book/movie by its cover/trailer. Although the film was a change from my list of Netflix favourites, the movie did not disappoint.  


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This film touches upon one of the darkest chapters in colonial history– the relationship between the Aboriginal communities and European voyagers in the New World. You can say that everything I learned in my high school history classes came in handy. The movie revolves around the themes of survival, revenge, and you guessed it– death. A quick summary (trying to avoid major spoilers), after overcoming vicious attacks by a grizzly bear, Hugh Glass is left by his hunting team in the wilderness to fend for his life. Will he survive, how will he survive?


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 7/10 | Adventure: 9/10 |  Cinematography: 10/10 | Action: 6.5/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must watch


Be warned, the first and last scenes of the movie were violent and gory. In other words, I had my eyes shut, asking every couple of seconds if it was safe to look. Although the cinematography was phenomenal,  American and Canadian landscapes are breathtaking, I do have zero tolerance for gore; therefore, my opinion on the matter is totally biased. Just letting you know that bows will be striking heads and fingers will be chopped off in HD.

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The movie revolves around Hugh Glass’ efforts to survive the harsh winter conditions in order to seek revenge for his son’s death. Most certainly, this was accompanied by waves of intensifying goosebumps. We must acknowledge the fact that the movie was filmed with limited CGI effects. In other words, when you see Leonardo DiCaprio get into northern waters, you bet he did. This is basically the ultimate brain freeze and a call for hypothermia.

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There was limited dialogue during the entire movie. You mainly experienced the sounds of nature and human suffering in the form of moaning, shifting, and pain. Oddly enough, dialogue felt foreign to the film and I found myself paying attention to the subtleties of music and tone a lot more. I was most captivated by the extremes a human being can withstand before breaking from the cold, starvation, loneliness, and loss.

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If so, what are your thoughts? If not, will you be giving it a try?

**All the photos are taken from the official "The Revenant" movie webpage at http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-revenant These photos were not taken by A Lipstick Trilogy. Production company: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.

Sicario- its debatable

Although I am not a fan of thrillers and crime films, I was intrigued by the recent hit– Sicario (translates as hitman). It first premiered in September during the Toronto International Film Festival and now has made it onto the big screens. An amazing cast (Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Victor Garber) may have been part of the reason why I was so eager to go see this movie. Let’s dive in!


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Keeping it simple, in five words, the movie is about: the US war on drugs. I may not be doing the film justice at this point. In reality, I was clutching onto my seat as the characters navigated tunnels and travelled into dangerous, foreign regions. This is a dark film, filled with graphic action and adventure.

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Although I am not an expert on the technicalities of drug cartels and the existent law enforcement, it wasn’t difficult to follow the plot line. I will say however, that Sicario was quite a predictable film and I must state for the record that I do not do well with predicting endings of movies unless they are romcoms. Nevertheless, I think the feeling of accomplishment when you find out that your speculations were correct is worth it.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 7/10 Action: 6.5/10 |  Adventure: 7/10 | Fear factor: 9/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must Watch 


Sicario raised some important questions. One of them is the methods that the US employed to fight the war on drugs. In the film, often times agents did not operate “by the books.” The struggle of choosing between your life and justice (the morality of doing what’s right) lingered on my mind even after the film.

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The protagonist of the film, Emily Blunt was an FBI agent which is a typically male dominated field. The male to female ratio in the workplace was quite obvious in the film which I presume is representative of the field at present. Being a talented actress, Blunt was spectacular in this film!


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**All the photos are taken from the official Sicario movie webpage at http://www.sicariofilm.com/gallery#  These photos were not taken by A Lipstick Trilogy. Production company: Black Label Media Thunder Road Pictures and distributed by Lionsgate. 

“Room” a movie worth your tears 

One of the highlights of Toronto life is the Toronto International Film Festival. Movies pile in from all around the globe and are streamed for the public at various locations such as the TIFF Lightbox, Princess of Wales Theater, Scotiabank Theater, and many more. Seeing celebrities is just one of the bonuses of being an active movie goer. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy from short films to foreign, animation, and many genres. This year, I lined up bright and early to snatch two tickets to see the TIFF Grolsch People’s Choice Award winning movie– “Room.”


“Room” is an award winning novel by Emma Donoghue. I must admit to paying close attention to small yet climatic details which made the book so dark and profound. The film tells a story of a young women who endured life in a backyard shed with her 5-year old son after being kidnapped as a teenager and suffering countless accounts of rape. Her son– Jack having never seen the world outside the four cramped walls became the hero rescuing himself and Ma from Old Nick– the kidnapper. The story continues to describe life after their escape and it is as difficult and haunting of a plot line as their captivity. Let’s just say that adjusting to the world of extended family, sunlight, decease, and an urban lifestyle is only the beginning.

It is extremely difficult to sound unbiased when this novel and movie moved the entire Princess of Wales’ three balconies to tears. You heard sobbing as people desperately held back tears. Becoming emotionally invested in this movie was impossible to avoid.
The details were spot on, the music harmoniously added the needed feel to the film which I blame for my tear fest. Although I was skeptical of the film since half of the book takes place in the shed and lacks Hollywood driven action, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of intrigue and yes, even humour.

I do truly hope that this film will reach the big Cineplex theaters and you receive a chance to watch it as well! It is an eye opening film that will not only make you hold on to your loved ones closer but also redefine the meaning of love, appreciation, and strength for you even in a chaotic, hopeless situation.

Link to their website: http://roomthemovie.com/#/

What touching films have you watched recently?


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~Kisses, Kvitka~

Drone Warfare: as told by Hollywood

This week, Kvitka and I volunteered for TIFF and were lucky enough to receive vouchers that allowed us to ‘rush’ films for free! We decided to experiment and try a film that neither of us really knew about, Eye in the Sky. Unknown to us, this film starred big name actors like Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Iain Glen and many others. We arrived just as the film began and lucky us, we found the best seats in the theatre. We sat back to watch the film that we only knew as the ‘drone’ movie. Turns out it was so much more than that.


The basis of this film is to display a behind the scenes view of the decision making that happens with the use of drones and despite the the seriousness and sombre tone infused throughout the film, they managed to insert humour into it.

As political students who study international relations, law and ethics, this movie turned out to be more than perfect for our fields. We loved that the film portrayed the differing policies that the US and Britain had on drone warfare very accurately and humorously. The collaboration between the US, Britain and Kenya put everything that we study on a daily basis on the big screen.

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The film captures the fact that despite policy makers are so far away from the zone in question, there many conflicting factors like public opinion, political pressures, moral and ethical questions which they need to answer and the pressure they face is extremely intense.  It also shows how much pressure the pilots of the drones are under and while they need to follow orders, they truly are the ones who need to live with actually taking lives by pulling the trigger.

Lastly, the plotline was very creative in asking the moral/ethical quandary of the value of a child’s life versus the lives of many more people who might die. Kvitka and I really appreciated that this movie gave the policy makers faces and emotions because it was really startling to realize that contrary to media portrayals, these people have emotions, experience guilt and make the tough calls despite the public backlash they might face later. I especially liked the conclusion because there was no right answer and it left me horrified by the tragedy but knowing I’d have done the same in their positions.


Have you watched anY amazing films recently? We’d love some recommendations and please feel free to voice your opinions down below!

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Until next time,

Rochelle 

All photos taken from EYE IN THE SKY (imdb) at 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2057392/ and TIFF website 
http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/galapresentations/eye-in-the-sky 

Yet another Marvel Success

I wish I could hate a Marvel movie; for no reason other than the fact that I don’t like loving every movie they’ve created thus far. Unfortunately for me, Ant-Man was impossible to dislike.


The movie was hilarious, mostly coherent and it had Paul Rudd. I cannot stress enough that IMHO Paul Rudd is a comedic genius. He brought Ant-Man to life and laid to rest all the previous susurration that a non-muscular funny man couldn’t possibly play a superhero.characters_1-scott

Superhero movies usually show the transformation of a skinny boy/man/woman transforming into a bulked up macho person that saves everyone while cracking a few jokes. What I loved about Ant-man is that it spun that stereotype on its head. On top of delivering more than a few wise quips, it contains an average sized man who learns some sexy fight moves from a woman (Evangeline Lilly), and then transforms into a tiny ant sized man who packs quite a punch and saves the day.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 8.5/10 | Comedy: 9.5/10 | Adventure: 8/10| CGI: 10/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must Watch


The rest of the actors were believable and mostly funny. Evangeline Lilly is a fantastic actress and handled her role with skill. She was pretty bad-ass and left me wishing she was allowed to don the suit at some point in the movie (just an idea Marvel!).

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Overall, Ant-man was a great movie that left me laughing out loud more times than I can count and yes, I will unapologetically be watching it again in theatres.


Go watch it and let us know what you think!  Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for more on our (mis)adventures and interests.

Until next time,

Rochelle

**All the photos are taken from the Ant-Man webpage at 
http://marvel.com/antman#/antview
(© 2015 Marvel)

And you Thought Frozen fever was crazy

The “Frozen” phase is starting to dwindle but there is a new craze coming your way– the minions takeover. There is a lot of buildup for the “Minions” movie, the expectations are soaring, and the minions merchandise sales are booming. Did it meet our expectations? 


MINIONS, US advance poster, 2015. ©Universal Pictures

MINIONS, US advance poster, 2015. ©Universal Pictures

The minions movie was a story of how these cute, little, yellow creatures came about, their journey to find the master evildoer and the unexpected takeover of Great Britain in the process. The movie was 2h of eye candy and a lot of “awws” in the theater. You will be in for a surprise, a plot twist I must admit, put the movie into my good books.

MINIONS, from left: Bob, Stuart, Kevin, 2015./©Universal Pictures

MINIONS, from left: Bob, Stuart, Kevin, 2015./©Universal Pictures

As much as I wished “The Minions” would cause the Internet to explode like “Frozen” was destined to do, I’m sorry minions, but I don’t think you reached the mark entirely. The movie failed to get the audience bursting from laughter aside from a few occasional LOL moments.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 6.5/10 | Comedy: 6/10 | Adventure: 4/10 | Animation: 9/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Average 


The first few scenes depicting how the minions came about were hilarious to say the least. Unintentional destruction of the world’s evildoers by tiny yellow minions was a lesson in never say never. Burning Dracula with sunlight and leading a T-Rex off a cliff– priceless.

MINIONS, 2015./©Universal Pictures

MINIONS, 2015./©Universal Pictures

Overall, the movie was a pleasure to watch although I didn’t find myself cracking up unfortunately. It is a film meant for a family outing and it delivers on that scale fantastically. The plot is simple and predictable, but sometimes we need a little break from serious, agreed?


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– Kisses, Kvitka –

**All the photos are taken from the Cineplex (movie listing) webpage at http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/minions 

(© 2015 Universal Studios as well as © Cineplex Entertainment LP)

Its Just Nostalgia

I must confess something… I have not seen the previous “Terminator” movies (cue disappointing sighs). However, this did not stop me from seeing “Terminator Genisys” as a split second decision last weekend. From word of mouth, it appears that the “Terminator” series has been slowly migrating south. If you are still interested, here are my thoughts on this film.


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First impressions, I have never paid more attention to the plot line like I have this time around and it was not just because I had quite a bit of catching up to do. I can say with confidence that the time traveling theme was confusing to follow. The movie was jumping decades back and forth without a smooth transition which made understanding the characters’ master plan a challenge not just for me but for my hardcore “Terminator” fan sitting beside me.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 5/10 Action: 6.5/10 |  Fantasy: 4/10 | Adventure: 4/10 | Thriller: 3/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Pass


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TERMINATOR GENISYS, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2015. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/©Paramount Pictures

I must admit that Arnold Schwarzenegger was looking as good as ever, still pulling moves and stunts at 67—can this man get any more impressive? Of course the highlight of the film for me was Emilia Clarke (as Sarah Connor). Aside from being a goddess in the Game of Thrones series, she was fascinating during “Terminator Genisys” although I am subject to bias here.

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TERMINATOR GENISYS, from left: Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, 2015. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/©Paramount Pictures

Overall, although I have no previous movies to compare “Terminotor Genysis” to, I enjoyed this movie, primarily because of the casting. On a deeper level, the film was confusing because of how choppy the time traveling was, entirely lacking cohesion and flow. Last remarks, the film carries nostalgia and may serve as a reminder of your childhood; however, for a newbie like myself to the “Terminator” series, I suggest you save $12.99 at the theaters.


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– Kisses, Kvitka –

**All the photos are taken from the Cineplex (movie listing) webpage at http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/terminator-genisys/Photos
(© 2015 Paramount Pictures as well as © Cineplex Entertainment LP)

I “Spy” With my little eye a movie worth 4 stars

My taste in movies is actually quite simple; there are just four criteria it must fall into. It can make me laugh, cry, inspire me, or leave me without nightmares. In other words, I prefer comedies and romcoms over horror and thrillers any time of the year. This weekend was no exception as I got a chance to watch “Spy.”

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I guarantee that you will leave the theater with rock hard abs because you will be laughing continuously. Now this movie surprised me because a lot of the puns and jokes were not your typical passing gas type of humor. It was very sarcastic and sassy, also quite unexpected with a major plot twist half way through the movie.

Melissa McCarthy is as gorgeous and hilarious as ever and 50 Cent makes a grand appearance too. Have we connvinced you yet?

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The fighting was pretty gruesome and the sound effects accompanying all the stunts made me shriek and look away in disgust. But I must admit that it looked very realistic and believable or I just have low tolerance for gore.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 8/10 | Tear Dropper: 2/10 | Comedy: 9/10 | Action: 6/10 |  Crime: 7/10 | Must watch/ Average/ Pass: Must watch


I must warn you that this movie uses profane language which doesn’t make it very child friendly yet still hilarious with all the different characters’ accents, timing, and all the funny variations.

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Overall, the movie puts you in a wonderful mood for the rest of your evening. You don’t have to worry about walking out red eyed with tears like you may have after the “Titanic” or down about your relationship like you may have after “The Fault in Our Stars”, or even addicted like you may have after “Frozen”. This is a light weight film and a good remedy for a hectic week.


Have you seen “Spy?” Let us know your thoughts down in the comments, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram @lipstick_trilogy and Pinterest for more on our adventures and interests!

– Kisses, Kvitka –

**All the photos are taken from the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation "Spy" 
webpage at http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/spy
(© 2015 20th Century Fox Film Corporation)

“Inside Out”—Memory Lane

Hello Movie Goers, 

When Rochelle suggested I write a review of “Inside Out”, I was quite hesitant because a) I’ve never written one and b) How does one write an unbiased review about an animation that matches the magnificence of “Frozen?”

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Inside Out is the recent Disney Pixar hit which has found a path not only into your heart but also a way to explain scientific concepts to its young viewers using comedy and loads of creativity. Try telling a six year old what a core memory is or even the long term memory and good luck explaining the unconscious mind.

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Having taken psychology courses, it was interesting to see the analogies created by the directors to explain the train of thought—which was literally a moving train or the lost memories— an evaporating abyss. In other words, this animation is a crash course101.


LT Ratings: Overall rating: 9/10, Tear Dropper: 7/10, Comedy: 8/10, Animation: 9/10, Must watch/ Average/ Pass: A definite must watch


Aside from colour and creativity, “Inside Out” serves as a reminder to take a trip down your own memory lane. Go on, uncover those dusty childhood memories.

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Aside from my science talk, there is an emotional and comedic plot line accompanying the characters. You have core emotions: joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust who learn to rely on each other and cooperate in controlling Riley’s memories and emotions. The greatest takeaway? In order to appreciate the good times and warmth, we need some sadness and hardship in our life for contrast.


Have you seen “Inside Out?” Let us know your thoughts down in the comments, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram @lipstick_trilogy and Pinterest for more on our adventures and interests!

– Kisses, Kvitka –

**All the photos (Except for the first photo) are taken from the Disney Pixar Inside Out 
webpage at http://movies.disney.com/inside-out/gallery/
(© 2015 Disney and Pixar)