Positive Monday: Love makes the world go round ๐Ÿ’™

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It’s Monday, yo! Let’s talk about love.

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Michael Jackson

Do you truly love yourself? Do you take the time to focus on yourself? Toย reflectย on yourself and see how far you’ve come and where you want to go?

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God loves you, but you also have to learn to love yourself (if you don’t). If you compare yourself to others, stop doing so. Let go of the past and forgive those who have done you wrong. If you don’t have a hobby/interest, pick one (or two, or three…) up. Laugh at yourself and remember, don’t judge anyone else by their outward appearance.

Love yourself and arm yourself with a smile. Blessed Monday to all of you.

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April 23rd: Earworm

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What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you?

At the moment it’s Michael Jackson’s ‘Remember the Time’. I am currently writing a beautiful love story (requested by a friend) and I was looking for lighthearted music to listen to. I remembered this song from my childhood and I’ve had it on heavy rotation while writing the scene where the two characters realize that they’re falling for each other.

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This man was EVERYTHING! There is not another like him
& never would be.

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Blue Sky Tag

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Maggieย recently did her second Blue Sky Tag challenge. Her blog is outstanding and I love seeing new posts of hers appear in my reader. I was one of the first three tagged when I said I was in, so let’s do this.

1. Favorite and least favorite kind of weather?

Whether it’s sunny or rainy, I can’t complain.

2. Movie you watched most recently?

Finally got around to watching Shah Rukh Khan inย Raees.ย The coolest thing in this movie was this car phone!ย 

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Where can I buy one? Tell me!

3. Favorite outfit?

A black skirt that I pair with almost everything. ๐Ÿ˜›

4. Best prank you’ve ever played on someone?

I don’t play pranks.

5. Worst prank someone’s ever played on you?

No one’s ever pranked me.

6. A few of your favorite songs?

Anything that comes out of Michael W. Smith’s mouth, “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson, “Ghost” by Depeche Mode and “I Want to Know What Love Is” the Tom Cruise version. He did an AMAZING job on this classic! I am an 80s baby and I approve of it.ย 

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7. Favorite snack food?

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8. Favorite quote/Bible verse?

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This is taken from Proverbs 18:10

9. Something you love to do?

Chill with the family, write, study the Bible and blog.

10. Favorite celebrities?

You don’t even have to ask. ๐Ÿ™‚

11. Two of your favorite blog posts?

I’m not too sure if this question is referring to blogs I follow or my blog, but here’s two which I did recently:

10 fun things about Aladdin

My verdict on The Mummy

This was fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

My questions (I’ll try my utmost best to make them fun!):

1. Have you ever danced in the rain?

2. Do you trust anyone with your life?

3. Your favorite ice cream flavor?

4. Favorite book in the Bible?

5. If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go and why?

6. Your all-time favorite book?

7. If you could live/work in any TV home/office, what would it be?

8. Cake or pie?

9. Your favorite day of the week?

10. A product that you love so much that you’d happily be the company’s spokesperson?

11. What would you name your boat if you had one?

I consider this open. If you’re interested in doing this tag, feel free to do so and say that I tagged you. Thank you for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My verdict on why ‘The Mummy’ is going to be HUGE this summer

You didn’t ask for this, but I’m going to deliver it anyway.ย And by the way, the word HUGE is meant to be sarcastic. It can fail HUGELY or it can deliver HUGELY. I don’t see it being the talk of the summer, but we’ll see.

I can’t remember when was the last time I was HYPED for a trailer release (Maybe I say this every timeย Tom Cruise is about to drop a film, I am not sure), but after viewing the trailer forย The Mummyย several times, I am ready to get this movie over and done with.ย 

Basedย on the trailer, the movie can either sink or swim, but I’m going to take a gamble here just as Universal did with TC and say that it’s going to be the success of the summer no one saw coming (or asked for)… at least overseas.

Why?

No, not because of Tom Cruise.

Curiosity.

People are curious to see ifย The Mummyย can hold its own with Brendan Fraser’s trilogy (or should I say without Fraser?). A reminder that Fraser’s franchise was not the original. I’m tired of fans calling it the original. The original was in 1932. Movie educate yourself if you’re going to argue.ย 

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Plus, fans are riding on this movie to be successful. If they want more films about gods and monsters then this movie have to come out tops.

Universal is game in establishing their very own cinematic universe and hiring Tom for this reboot shows their seriousness. And let’s face it: Tom embodies what a movie star should be. He is chosen to usher in a new world of gods and monsters where Luke Evans as Dracula failed miserably. Originally,ย Dracula Untoldย was supposed to be the first film in the Universal Monsterverse. It was supposed to have linked to this film, but things didn’t go according to plan and just as Tom doesn’t acknowledge that he isย Legend,ย the Dracula movie is now non-cannon.

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Yeah, not gonna happen. I don’t like you, either.

If this movie works out, thenย we’ll see stories on the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, Count Dracula, and Frankenstein.ย 

Who is the Mummy?

Airbrushed for the gods, but this is the FACE of
the shared monster universe, so better get used to it!

Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond; Kingsmen)ย takes on the role of the mummy, making it a first for a female to take on a character of such in cinematic history. I first saw Boutella dance in the music video for Michael Jackson’s Hollywood Tonight.

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In the trailer, we see Sofia’s character being mummified alive. She is awakened years later by Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and she seeks vengeance. Or does she?

Is she after a new King? Is she going to reincarnate her lover through Nick Morton? Is this the reason why she allows him to live? Erm…ย 

What exactly is Tom chosen to do?

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Nick Morton is a greedy treasure hunter. He is also ex-Navy Seal.
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You’ve seen the trailer and you’ve seen that Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton is unkillable. Morton dies in a plane crash only to wake up in a morgue and go to battle with an ancient Egyptian princess after she wakes up from her sleep.

Some fans are still curious about this Morton character. Like, is he a direct descendant of Van Helsing? *shrugging* Maybe he IS Van Helsing! Base on the trailer I know he cannot die because he’s been brought back to serve Princess Ahmanet. ALSO! Morton has a thing going on with Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) and Ahmanet is about to make this a love triangle… of sorts.ย 

Morton is a mystery because he has no former history with the about to be rebooted films. I am getting potential Mummy vibes from him.

Loving the shirt, Tom. Is that Tommy H?

So say what you want about Mr. Cruise, the man is going to deliver ‘big time’ this summer. It’s going to be an Ancient Egyptian terrifying action treasure-seeking adventure and I’ll be there on day one. Hopefully, this is the last I talk ofย The Mummy…ย this month… but the trailer is so good! ๐Ÿ˜›

The LEGO Batman Movie: Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson and sexual tensions

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“You can’t be a hero if you only care about yourself.”

Barbara to Batman

So, I took inย The LEGO Batman Movieย and I don’t know how to feel. I’ve been excited to see this film when I saw the trailers on YouTube, but I do admit I have not been fond of the Caped Crusader since Christian Bale. However, Will Arnett’s voice beats them all.

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I’ll just leave a few notes.

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Bruce suffers from family commitmentย phobia (everybody knows his story by now so I won’t bother explaining it), but in this film, he is forced to suck it up and depend on Alfred, Robin, and Barbara (his new family) to help save his beloved Gotham. He pokes fun at his ego and is in love with his erm, 9 pack.

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The Joker

He is legit in love with Batman. LEGIT! He stalks the Caped Crusader, he threatens to blow Gotham up just because Batman won’t tell him that he loves him! Erm, I mean, hate him. He does things to gain Batman’s attention because how else can he get the man in black to notice him? I swearย Joker gets excited every time he’s around Batman.

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“You complete me.”

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When this clip was shown, everyone in the cinema was like, ‘TOM CRUISE!’ Ah, what a pleasant surprise!ย Was this DC’s subtle way of telling us that TC has agreed to beย Green Lantern?

Erm, not really. Batman watching this iconic scene fromย Jerry Maguireย shows just how much he yearns for some companionship. He burst out laughing at the line “You complete me” maybe because it brought back memories of The Joker inย The Dark Knightย when he quoted that very same line.

Ah, you complete me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Man in the Mirror

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“If You want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself and then make a change” Hoooo. – Batman

OOOOH! Fits well with the Positive Monday topic last week! This was the actual theme song of the film and I approve because the Bats had to take a long hard look at himself in the mirror in order to become a new man. Alex Aiono’s version of this MJJ masterpiece was good enough.

Sexual tensions

There was so much sexual tension between Batman and The Joker that one couldn’t cut it with a knife even if they try. There was no chemistry between Barbara and Batman. That would’ve seem forced.ย 

I wish there was more of Superman, though. His cameo was fantastic!

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Top 5 style icons

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I don’t really have any style icons, but I like these people’s style:

^ Michael Jackson

Let’s face it: there is not another performer on this earth who oozes elegant style and grace as MJJ did. He was a trendsetter and heย looked his best even on his normal days. The best accessory? His smile.

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^ Brigitte Bardot

This woman! She revolutionized fashion and put France in a trance. Her style has impacted many generations with many today still looking back to the past for inspiration. She is the ultimate style icon!

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^ Ethan Hunt

Best dressed man on screen. End of.

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^ Tom Cruise

Cruise! He pulls off any suit well and although he has been caught dead in tight fitting pants and ill-fitting shirts from time to time, he has this timeless gentlemanly way about him when he’s in a proper fit suit. Best accessory? His hair, sunglasses, his smile and his RRL jeans.

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^ Saif Ali Khan

Some die-hard SRK/Bollywood fans will disagree with me, but have you seen this man in a suit? They don’t call him the Bollywood Tom Cruise for nothing!

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