My Ranking for 2016 Movies Caught in Theatres

3 movies+tvshows - wednesday

Yup! Surprise! I think I’ve posted a total of four blog posts this year, and all of them have been so whiny (personally judging my past self’s emotional turmoil). But, it has been a busy year. There were a lot of first and lasts. But I knew, if anything, I had to continue with some of the wrap-ups of the year. If not for readers (if there are any still out there) then for myself.

One that I’ve been particularly consistent in is my list and ranking of the movies I’ve watched in and outside cinemas. So, here are the ones I’ve caught this year (starting from the last place I stopped last year, so technically Dec 2015 onwards) in the order I’ve watched them:

Surprisingly, I’ve watched around the same amount of movies this year as last year. As usual, I usually choose the ones to watch in cinemas either according to their Rotten Tomato ratings, personal preference and, sometimes, I’m roped in to watch a few.

And here are my ratings for them:

  1. Train to Busan
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  3. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  4. Zootopia
  5. Deadpool
  6. Moana
  7. Finding Dory
  8. Kung Fu Panda 3
  9. X-Men: Apocalypse
  10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  11. Doctor Strange
  12. Captain America: Civil War
  13. Star Trek Beyond
  14. Apprentice
  15. Ghostbusters
  16. Me Before You
  17. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

To be honest, all the ones around no. 4 to 13 have about the same ranking to me. And honestly, none of them are that terrible – except for no. 15 and no. 16 (both of which I personally hate with a passion due to very different reasons – and which I know have very polarising audience opinions). Be reminded that the way I rank movies is entirely subjective. Some things I factor in include: the experience, whether I’d watch it again, whether it moves away from cliches.

I also didn’t expect that the no. 1 movie I would love so much would be a Korean zombie movie. But hey, the best movies don’t follow the most obvious tropes!

Stay tuned for my ranking of movies outside the cinema next week! (Hopefully next week!)  As well as some other yearly round-ups.

Till next time!

cumuloq ❤

Edited: Added Deadpool because I completely missed out on it.


hail, doma and condolences to the Lovato family

4 mid-week update - thursday

so far this week has been an interesting week – for the rest of the world:

1. hail for the first time in my country


i honestly find it surprising how Singaporeans reacted to it (“ahh, run for safety!!”). my boyfriend thought it was a weather miracle ’cause he had never seen such a thing in his life. he was shocked that it was a common occurrence, but i had seen dozens of hailstorms back when i grew up in Perth, Australia. and, guess what, i had slept through the entire thing. ’cause i was so cozy in my bed. 🙂

2. the Supreme Court ruling Doma (Defense of Marriage Act) as unconstitutional

Doma, signed into law by President Clinton in 1996, previously barred married gay couples from a range of crucial legal rights including federal tax and estate tax exemptions, social security benefits, and the right to be notified of the death of next of kin. It also meant that the married partners of gay Americans were not recognised under the immigration system, leading to heartbreaking splits for couples of different nationalities.

i honestly had to properly google what Doma stood for and how it had impacted same-sex marriages and marriage equality. and i’m sincerely happy for those whose voices are finally heard and who are finally liberated by this decision.

3. the sad death of Demi Lovato’s dad, Patrick Lovato


i can’t imagine losing my dad. not yet. so i really feel for her having lost her father, especially with the loving yet turbulent relationship she had with him. so condolences to her, her siblings, her entire family.

so today i post less about myself and more about the world around me. ’cause at this point in time, all around me, i feel that there are much more important things going on than me.

also, just to let you guys know, i’ve been having problems embedding youtube videos into my blog, which is a terrible shame since i rely so heavily on them (i realise). maybe i reached the maximum quota of youtube videos i’m allowed to embed, i don’t know. but i’ll see if i can get that fixed sometime soon.

till next time!

cumuloq ❤