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Inferno by Dan Brown

Dear Diary,

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)

Photo Credit: Goodreads.com

I finished reading Inferno by Dan Brown.  I love him and have read all his books.  So it’s no exception that I loved this one as well.

Robert Langdon returns with an all new adventure as he tries to save the world from a threat of a plague that will be released if he doesn’t stop it on time.

So I hear a lot of Filipinos are crying foul over his description of Manila as the gates of hell.  To be honest, I don’t know why most Filipinos take offense easily…  It’s just a book and a fiction one to boot.  We really need to stop reacting every time we get mentioned in TV shows, movies, interviews and now books in a negative manner.  I’m a Filipino and you don’t see me sending hate mail to Dan Brown.

The character in the book that described Manila as the gates of hell had a very traumatic time in Manila.  She was almost raped…  I would feel the same of any place if that happened to me too.

In real life, I wouldn’t go as far as call Manila as the gates of hell, but I do watch out for my purse when I go to some parts of Manila in hopes that I still have all my stuff when I go home.  And I would never go there anytime after midnight alone…  It’s not really the gates of hell, but it’s not the safest place on the planet too…

But anyway, enjoy the book for what it is.  An entertaining, page turner, mystery, thriller, FICTION novel.  🙂

Love lots,

AvA_Martini

Added to my 2013 List of Books

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Movie Review: Dark Skies

Dear Diary,

I’ve watched three new movies last week and yesterday.  One was a local Filipino Romantic movie, which I was able to drag my husband to watch with me.  I don’t often watch Filipino movies (I probably watch one movie a year, at most 2 I think , last year…)  but I wanted to watch It Takes a Man and a Woman, because I found the trailer funny.  And was really glad that I enjoyed the movie, it had its funny moments and might have gone overboard with some cheesy love scenes, but no so much that it ruined the whole thing.

Then we watched a James Mcavoy movie called Trance.  I do not want to talk about it.  I did not like it.  Yes, I understood the plot.  If not for James’ dreamy eyes, I would not even mention that I watched the movie… Some people liked it, but I just thought it was too slow.  So moving on.

Dark Skies movie poster

Photo Credit: Wildaboutmovies.com

We watched Dark Skies yesterday.  It’s a thriller about a family experiencing strange events in their life and discovering that those behind it are not from earth.  I’m a big fan of alien shows and movies (although, not necessarily believing in it), I got addicted to the X-Files when I think I was just 13 and was fascinated by shows that share similar themes. I didn’t know that Dark Skies was about aliens though and was pleasantly surprised to find that this horror movie was not about monsters or anything paranormal but from extraterrestrial beings…

A lot of jumpy moments due mainly because of the music and sound effects that give a big bang when it wants to scare you.  And if you happened to have been in the cinema during the time I was watching, then I admit that it was me that screamed during that scene.  Yes, that was my shrill high pitched scream that you heard…

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From wildaboutmovies.com

STARRING: Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo, Josh Hamilton (not the baseball player),
DIRECTED BY: Scott Charles Stewart
STUDIO: Dimension Films
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language, adult themes)
DARK SKIES Official Website: www.darkskiesfilm.com
DVD Release Date: TBD

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If you like thrillers and horror movies then I recommend that you watch this movie in the cinemas.  There’s nothing like watching horror in the cinemas instead of at home with people who don’t take the movie seriously and ruin the fun and thrill of jumping and screaming at just the right moments.

AvA_Martini

Added to my 2013 List of Movies

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