Whose Streets?

 

Hello friends,

Even a fews days after watching Whose Streets? (http://www.whosestreetsfilm.com/), I am still struggling to articulate how unsettled I am by the brutality peaceful protesters faced during the Ferguson uprising, especially with the recent events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. The documentary is emotionally charged and is an important story to watch and listen. I cannot begin to comprehend the emotions that coursed through the Ferguson protestors as their cries were met with tanks and military grade weapons. I was, and still am, overwhelmed by their love for their community, which fueled their courage to fight for justice. Their action is helpful a reminder that progressive and positive change happens with us.

I urge you to watch it. Find out when and where you can watch it here: http://www.whosestreetsfilm.com/showtimes/

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The Soul of Bread

Title: 愛的麵包魂 (The Soul of Bread)
Type: movie – Taiwanese
Director: Pin-Chuan Kao
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Summary: “A charming breadmaker comes up with a unique plan to save a small-town bakery from going under, but he also gets tangled up in a love triangle with the owner’s daughter and her baker boyfriend.” (source: amazon.com)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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When a Wolf Falls in Love With a Sheep

b3ekax61_a9d7b0_c2xTitle: 南方小羊牧場 (When a Wolf Falls in Love With a Sheep)
Type: movie – Taiwanese
Director: Chi-Jan Hou
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Coming-of-age

Summary: “Life is tough in a big city. Especially for a young Taiwanese photocopy clerk, whose recent breakup haunts him day in and day out. But like all urban romance he soon meets the eccentric manic pixie of his dream. And together they struggle to get their lives back on track.” (source: imdb.com)

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Guardians of the Galaxy

I am finally getting around to professing my love for this movie. I haven’t been to the theaters since Frozen mostly because I don’t want to fork over $12 when I can wait for what seems like an eternity for the blu-ray/dvd release and watch it home over and over again. I am waiting for you Captain America: Winter Soldier!! Moreover, I was tad weary of attending opening night showings after attending the midnight premiere of The Hobbit after work (and falling asleep halfway into the movie… for only several minutes. Don’t throw rocks at me, please!).

Title: Guardians of the Galaxy
Type: movie – American
Director: James Gunn
Genre: Superhero, Sci-fi, Comedy

Synopsis: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. (source: imdb.com)

Rating: ★★★★★
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Frozen

Title: Frozen
Type: movie – American
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Genre: Animation

Synopsis: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. (source: imdb.com)

Rating: ★★★★☆
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Pacific Rim

Title: Pacific Rim
Type: movie – American
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Synopsis: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (source: imdb.com)

Rating: ★★★★☆
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Perks of Being a Wallflower (movie)

perksTitle: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Type: movie – American
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Coming-of-Age, Drama

Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope-and the unforgettable friends that help us through life. — (C) Summit (source: rottentomatoes.com)

Rating: ★★★★★
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