Reviews

NETFLIX REVIEW: Kiss & Cry

Hello Worlders ~

On my old blog I used to have a series called Netflix Reviews, which was a series where I reviewed movies that I saw for the first time on Netflix. I really enjoyed this series but didn’t get to do them a lot because I mainly was binge watching series on Netflix. But recently I was watching a movie and decided that I would review it.

The movie I watched was Kiss & Cry, a movie made in Canada. This movie follows the true story of Carley Allison (Sarah Fisher) who was a figure skater with a lot of promise. When she was 17 years old she was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Right before her diagnosis she met John (Luke Bilyk) who falls in love/like (whichever word you prefer) with her. He decided to stick by her side through all the chemo and roller coaster emotions of being with some who is so sick.

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LtoR: May (Chantal Kreviazuk), Mark (Sergio Di Zio), Carley (Sarah Fisher), John (Luke Bilyk), Riley (Brittany Bristow), Samantha (Julia Tomastone)

I hadn’t heard a lot about this movie except for the fact that I knew the leads Sarah Fisher and Luke Bilyk from their time on Degrassi. I followed them on twitter and saw they were filming a movie together and knew I wanted to see it when the time came. And then I completely forgot about it until I was scrolling through Netflix and saw the movie. And I decided to take a risk and watch it.

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Carley (Fisher), in the back corner Mark (Di Zio)

The thing I noticed right off the back was the dialogue was weak. There were things I heard the say that felt like it was unnatural. Now I don’t have a problem with movies using swear words but there were times that it felt like the writers were trying to make this movie seem more “mature” by adding swears in where they weren’t needed.

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LtoR: Carley (Fisher) & John (Bilyk)

The next part of this review does have a Degrassi spoiler alert to it – if you haven’t watched through Drew and Becky’s graduation and plan to watch these episodes then stop reading here.

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LtoR: Carley (Fisher) and John (Bilyk)

Anways during the actors time on Degrassi their characters dated and I felt like they had semi-good chemstry. They both had been in relationships with people that fans of the shows preferred and they were just a quick romance to pass the time. Yet the chemstiry was still there. Unfornately with the movie Fisher and Bilyk didn’t seem to have any chemstry. They came across more as friends then a couple.

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Carley (Fisher)

Separately I did enjoy both Fisher and Bilyk’s characters. They both felt different then the characters they have played in the past. Bilyk is also an actor that I really like and I’m hoping to see his career grow.

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LtoR: Carley (Fisher) & John (Bilyk)

The thing I found most interesting about this movie was it was based on a true story and at the end they showed videos and photos of the real Carley Allison and her family. During those pictures I learned that Sarah Fisher, who played Carley, had been real life best friends with Carley. It made the movie feel even more special.

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Carley (Fisher) singing the Canadian National Anthem at a Leafs Game

At the end of the day I don’t think I’m going to watch this movie again. And I’m not really sure if I would recommend it to anyone. But I’m glad I got to see it. It did have it’s romantic moments. Although it also had some plot holes that felt like the editors forgot to edit out. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would probably rate it a 2.95.

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Have you see Kiss & Cry? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.

Travel

Unexpected Disney Trip 2017 || Trip in review

Hello Worlders ~

Welcome to my first Travel Report on my new blog which is one of my favorite type of posts to do. But let’s get started with this trip!

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Some of you may be wondering why I’m calling this travel report “Unexpected Disney Trip 2017”. Well it’s because I didn’t know that I was going to be going on this trip until about 14 days before I went. You see on March 1st my Grandma called me and asked if I was interested in going to Disney from March 14th to 20th. And of course I said yes! But things didn’t go completely as planned? Why you’ll see – just stay tuned.

Before I start the review I wanted to give you some details for the 5ws so to speak.

Who:

Me:

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I was 22 to at the time of the trip but everything else you know about me remains true.

Marianne:

I don’t have any pictures of her from this trip but that’s my aunt. We have always been super close, a lot of people say we are super similar and think a like. But I’ll take it because she’s awesome!

Chad:

Again I don’t have any pictures of him from this trip but that’s my uncle and Marianne’s husband. I’m pretty close with him as well.

Josh:

Josh is my 4 year old little cousin and Marianne and Chad’s son. He is super cool and defintely into Disney (although he’s an even bigger super hero fan). Going to Walt Disney World with him was so fun because he was the perfect age.

Dad & Sharron:

There were also special guest appearance by my dad and his wife Sharron who live in Orlando. Although they didn’t spend too much time with us they did make some appearances.

What:

A quick trip to Walt Disney World with family.

When:

March 2017 – smack dab in the middle of spring break season.

Where:

Walt Disney World Resort with stops in Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. We also stayed at Disney’s Saratoga Springs.

Why:

Because I can never say no to a trip to Walt Disney World.

And now for the trip in review. If you guys have never read one of my Travel Reports this post becomes like a master post where I add the links from the day by day reports. So, come back to this post to see updates.

Days Leading Up to the Trip:

This isn’t always a post I make but for this particular trip  I need to. Why? Because my trip got delayed thanks to stupid New England snow. More on that in it’s actual post.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I finally left for my trip and got to Orlando. After a long day of travel I got some dinner and nice long night of sleep.

Friday, March 17, 2017

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On my first day at Disney World, everyone else in my travel party’s 2nd park day and 3rd day there we hit up the Magic Kingdom. I experienced some new rides and had fun with my family.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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Saturday I had a solo park day. Because my family had gone into the park the day I was stuck up North I had an extra park day. On this day I went to Hollywood Studios and went on an iconic ride that I had never been on. What is it? You’ll have to wait to find out.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Was EPCOT day! Another days spent with my family. We did spend a little bit of time at Hollywood Studios to start the day and then headed over to EPCOT to end the day.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The final day of my trip. I had a semi late flight out so I did spend sometime at Downtown Disney before heading back to the airport.

And that’s the trip in review I can’t wait to share more about my time as the week’s go on. Keep an eye out on Thursdays for more posts!

*This post was not sponsored by any of the linked sites. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own
and I was in no way compensated for mentioning them ***
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Welcome to the new blog

Hello Worlders ~

As I begin the next chapter of my life I found that my old blog didn’t feel like it was growing with me. So I decided to come over here to start something new.

Somethings won’t change. You’ll still get a butt ton of travel posts because you know your girl loves to travel. I also will be bring my book reviews and try to keep up with my book reviews and movie reviews.

I also hope to bring other types post to my blog. I’m not sure what they are going to be. We’ll figure it out as we go along.

For those of you who are OG followers 1. let me know, I’m not sure there are any of you. But also I’m hoping that this blog will be the last the test of time instead of jumping to another blog in a few years. But hey not promises.

I also plan to continue my YouTube channel to go hand and hand with this blog.

I’ll see you guys in the near future with another post. Bye!