Always Be My Maybe

Taken from the IMBD page for the movie

This movie for the past couple of months has been on my radar but it was always passed up for something else–not to say it didn’t appeal to me but there was always something else that took my attention away. So last week I finally sat down and I watched it. This was during the span of days where I was watching 1-2 movies a day, just out of boredom and having a long list of movies I wanted to get to.

This was a really cute movie and one that I felt was very relatable. A boy and girl who grew up together end up sleeping together and the safe little world they had created around them implodes. It’s a really tough scene to watch because he’s dealing with the sudden loss of his mother and she is trying to be there for him but he lashes out, as one tends to do when they are feeling so many intense emotions all at once. They don’t reconnect until much much later when she is a successful chef who travels from place to place, and is engaged to a guy that doesn’t really care about her at all. She ends up leaving her fiancĂ© and begins dating again. This leads to another messy situation occurs that involves them going on a double date, her date being Keanu Reeves playing Keanu Reeves. Having the actual celebrity playing themselves makes for a really interesting experience because it makes the scene that much more realistic with just a touch of melodrama. (John Wick gets punched in the face, it’s awesome.)

Throughout the entire movie we’re watching two people realize that they love each other, with one of them taking a lot longer to realize that he was messing everything up by not wanting anything to change. He’s part of a band that he almost wrecks everything for because he gets really drunk before an audition but ultimately he turns his life around and even begins to leave her voice messages saying that he wants her back and that he is oh so happy that his merchandise for the band is finally selling. He later finds out she was buying everything under a fake name because despite everything; she still loved him and wanted him to be successful. She had his back. He just had to grow up and realize what he wanted and not hold himself back any longer.

Ali Wong plays her role brilliantly, she plays an unapologetic business woman who goes for what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind if something doesn’t sit right with her. Randall Park plays his role really well, he encapsulated what it feels like to have the rug pulled out from under you and he showed how hard it could be to get back up, but that you have to do it. If not for anyone else, get up for you. The two of them meshed really well on screen and it made their love story believable.

What did you guys think of the movie? Leave me your thoughts down below!

Season 7 of Arrow

After using Netflix to catch up on this season since it lost my interest around episode twelve, I have since completed it and wanted to share my thoughts.

I’m not going to lie. The beginning half of this season was really slow for me and by the time it got to the episode “Star City Slayer” I was pretty disconnected. I didn’t really want to dive in and catch up but knowing that this upcoming season set to begin in the fall will be Arrow’s final season, I knew that I had to. I ended up being pleasantly surprised because I think the season really gained speed as it got closer to being over.

We see a lot more connections and overlaps between the time jumps that show us the future to the present day situations. We learn that Felicity and Oliver have a daughter named Mia who ends up following in Oliver’s footsteps by being a skilled archer. This makes sense because we get a really cute montage scene that shows Nyssa training her to be able to fight and defend herself.

I’m not going to go into the plot of this season because I don’t want take up too much time just regurgitating a synopsis you could read anywhere. Something I would like to talk about, more like someone, is Emiko Queen. We are introduced to her and find out that she is Robert Queen’s daughter through an affair he had. We come to learn that he abandoned her and her mother out of fear that Moira was going to divorce him and take everything with her. We feel sympathy for her and hope that she and Oliver can reconcile their differences and be a family.

We are wrong because she ends up being the big bad guy, leader of a secret organization much like the league called the Ninth Circle. Up until this point, we really thought that Ricardo Diaz would continue to be the villain that we focus on, but this changes when Emiko kills him in coldblood. She ends up being a worthy foe who almost kills all of them while simultaneously slandering their names. It is only through a delusion where he has a conversation with Tommy, that Oliver is able learn that he shouldn’t be ruthless when dealing with Emiko because that would only continue his family’s cycle of violence. It all seems to be for nothing because she ends up killed by her own organization, but not before warning Oliver that the Ninth Circle knows about his unborn child and that they needed to go into hiding.

This is where past and future really align themselves because we watch as time passes and Felicity and Oliver settle into a mundane life with their little baby Mia. They even talk about speaking with William’s grandparents so they could have shared custody but then the Monitor shows up. You remember him right? The guy from the crossover event that Oliver bargained with to save Barry and Kara? Well he returns only to tell Oliver that it is time he went through with his deal and we have to watch as he and Felicity say their goodbyes.

The season ends with Dinah, Rene, Roy, John and Felicity passing the torch to their children; Zoe, William, Mia and Connor. We get a really touching scene with Felicity and her two children, now adults, in front of Oliver’s tombstone which only emphasizes the fact he will be dying in the upcoming crossover event.

I think this season ended on a really good note that sets a pretty solid stage for the final chapter, coming this fall. What did you guys think of this season? Let me know!