1 Jun 2013

Full house Manga review

Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 122
Status: Finished
Published: 2002 to ?
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Josei
Authors: Won, Soo-yeon (Story & Art)
Serialization: None
Sequel: Full house II

Alright. This is a great piece of work. This manhwa had such a different feel, different mood to it than most other manga that I've read. There's an air of sophistication in there. There is a sequel to the manhwa called Full house II. Also there is also a korean drama based on the manhwa though it dint quite follow the manhwa.

Ellie is an aspiring screenwriter in London, far from her home in Korea. While her life is a bit lonely, her one comfort is Full House--the estate left to her by her recently deceased father and the only tangible memory of him she has left. Meanwhile, world famous actor Ryder Baye is the obsession of many a stalker and tabloid reporter. Ellie barely remembers who he is, until the day she is unceremoniously evicted. Somehow, Ryder Baye manages to purchase Full House. Ellie will stop at nothing to reclaim her home. Ryder vows to stand his ground and hold onto his new purchase. The battle for Full House is fiery, with tempers ranging and sparks flying. What are two enemies to do when there is an intense attraction burning just below the surface? Ellie and Ryder may discover that their explosive chemistry under the same roof may turn them into a happy couple...as long as they can refrain from killing each other!

The story line was the main reason why I began reading this.It's a long story, and it can be rather slow at some points. I can admit that it can drag on a bit. But if you don't mind the slower stories, I suggest you pick this one up. Maybe you'll grow to love it, like I have.

You can thank the artwork with it's unique, almost western style to it. I can compare it to the illustrations you'd see in a classic book publishing. And it gets better as you go along reading the series. It certainly fits its British setting. I wasn't a big fan of the art but I still thought it was pretty good. I didn't hate it but I didn't like it either. 

You can also thank the character development. Particularly with Ellie, who is an unapologetic, strong, fierce woman; one who grows with you as you read on. 
I wouldn't recommend people to read this but go ahead try it. It was refreshing to see different types of characters.It shows the struggles of love.if you do read it and get frustrated with it near the middle continue to read it you will love the ending. :)

Epic movie review

Epic is many things, but epic isn’t one of them. Visually stunning and a sweet but familiar story, for many this movie will bring back memories of FernGully and Thumbelina.

Our main character is K.C., a seventeen year old who has moved in with her father after her mother’s death. She is a stereotypical female heroine thrown into an unknown world. She is given some depth with her family history and has more responsibility and adaptable personality than I have observed in similar movies which is a nice change. Her father is the perfect example of an absent minded professor who is researching a miniature but advanced civilization living in the forest that surrounds his home.

K.C. is shrunk down when she meets Queen Tara who enlists her help to complete a mission that will save the forest from the villain, Mandrake, and his army of Boggans who want to spread rot and decay throughout the forest. With the help of the seasoned leafmen warrior Ronin, Nod, the dashing love interest, and the comic foils, a slug and a snail, she must help save the forest from total destruction (or should I say decay?).

Epic matches the usual recipe for animated films, but it has its moments of brilliance. With an all-star cast you’ll find yourself rarely jerked out of the moment by their voices. The most recognizable voice is Beyonce as Queen Tara, but luckily her voice goes well with the wise but kind goddess of nature. Our villain, Mandrake, is refreshing in that he isn’t a nasty human with his machines there to cut down the forest, however his reasoning for his actions are not elaborated on making him a fairly weak but manageable villain.

This is a film about saving the forest but doesn’t shove an environmental cause down our throats. The film carries several messages relating to family (both by blood and by love), team work, and nature but doesn’t force it on us. It allows us to come to these conclusions ourselves.

Epic has its instances of uniqueness, but what I suspect is due to the five person writing team these moments are wrapped in a chaotic storyline. The visual effects deserve praise. The dazzling colors bring a beauty to the forest that can often be overlooked by people. There are also swooping air battles that bring to mind How to Train Your Dragon. With a slightly chaotic plot line, this is a movie for kids, but while it does lack those double entrées common in Pixar and classic Disney films it can still be enjoyed by adults.

Overall this is a sweet story that can be enjoyed by most if you allow yourself to be pulled into their world. The acting was more than satisfying, the action and visual affects worked wonderfully, and the only real fault is not so much the story line itself but how it was handled. It is a simple light summer movie that will satisfy on a summer day.


Robert Pattinson's Mom Is NOT A Fan Of Kristen Stewart; Another Reason Behind Split!?

Robert Pattinson might be heartbroken over his breakup with Kristen Stewart, but Mama Clare Pattinson couldn't be happier!
In fact, the woman responsible for blessing the world with that handsome mug didn't even want Rob to get back together with KStew all together after the BIG Rupert Sanders cheating scandal.
A source spilled:
"[Clare] seemed very unhappy that he and Kristen got back together. She was incredibly shocked by those pictures of Kristen with Rupert and couldn't understand why anyone would want to cheat on her son," an insider told Look magazine. To begin with, it was like Clare didn't want to lay eyes on Kristen again, but of course she and Rob reunited and that was difficult for her."
We don't blame her!
She's just being a protective mama bear!!!!
We know that FOR NOW, Rob and Katy Perry are "just friends", but we bet Clare would approve of the spunky Wide Awake songstress!
Just sayin' Rob. It's something to think about if things don't work with her and Mayer's once again blossoming romance!

(Video) Kim Hyun Joong 's 김현중/ キム・ヒョンジュン THIRD JAPANESE SINGLE "TONIGHT" Official Preview and (Photos) at "SECRETLY,GREATLY" VIP Premiere by KPOPSTARZ

Taylor Swift: 'Never chase a boy'

Taylor Swift says she would never chase a guy.

While the 23-year-old singer has a number of tricks she uses to show a member of the opposite sex when she is interested in him, she insists she would never actively pursue someone.

She said: "I ran into this problem a lot when I was in Junior High because the guy I liked never noticed me. The best thing to do is give little hints. Go up and talk to him! But don't seem desperate. And never chase a boy.

"I think it's always good to be somebody's friends first. If it escalates into something more, that's awesome. If not, now you've got another friend.

"Never be jealous. You can be competitive, but never be jealous. If you're jealous in a relationship, it's because you're not confident in yourself."

Swift also revealed she had her first kiss at the age of 15.

The We Are Never Getting Back Together hitmaker - who has dated a string of stars including Joe Jonas, Harry Styles and Jake Gyllenhaal - says she was a late bloomer but is happy she waited because she dated the guy for a year afterwards.

She told Tiger Beat: "I was 15. I was one of the last of my friends to ever kiss a guy. It wasn't a bad kiss. I think it was cute. We ended up dating for a year!"

Locals Go to War Over Justin Bieber’s Ferrari

Justin Bieber and cars just don't mix.
The 19-year-old's Ferrari was pulled over for speeding outside of his gated community in Calabasas, California, on Wednesday.
The driver — who was not Bieber — was not ticketed, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said. Multiple reports say it was in fact Bieber's pal Lil Twist behind the wheel.
[Related: Justin Bieber's Driving Drama Builds]
But shouldn't Bieber know by now that it's not the best idea to lend his friend Lil Twist his cars?
Twist, a 20-year-old rapper, has not exactly taken care of Bieber's luxe rides in the past. This year alone, Lil Twist racked up two reckless driving tickets and even was involved in a hit-and-run while driving Bieber's vehicles. He was also the one in the driver's seat when a paparazzo, who thought he was following Bieber's car, was struck and killed by another motorist as he snapped photos.
The Biebs himself isn't a much better driver … or neighbor.

On Monday, two people who live near Bieber witnessed the teen idol driving at high speeds through neighborhood streets, according to the L.A. Times.
One of them was former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, whose 3-year-old daughter was playing in Johnson's driveway. Johnson went to Bieber's home to confront him as he watched the singer pull into his garage, but Bieber refused to discuss the incident and went inside. He also hasn't talked to police about the matter.
An L.A. Times source close to the investigation said Bieber's team insists he wasn't the one driving during the Sunday incident, and that he only was behind the wheel long enough to back the car into the garage.
Bieber's publicist did not immediately respond to omg!'s request for comment.
Officials are currently determining whether there's enough evidence to charge Bieber with a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, as well as battery for an incident in March when he allegedly spit on a neighbor.
Not surprisingly, that occurrence was also sparked by Bieber and his boys speeding through the streets …

Emma watson in Rookie, Cosmo, Gala and People

Rookie has posted a great interview with Emma. Rookie is a website for teenage girls, and many of the site authors are in their teens, as is Tavi, the interviewer here. She is young, but a lot of journalists could take a lesson from her on how to have an interesting interview.
You can read the interview on RookieMag.

The June issue of Cosmo from France has an article about Emma from Hermione in HP to “Bitch girl” in The Bling Ring.

Emma covers Gala Croisette as ‘The Bling Lady

And last, a portrait of the Bling Ring cast appeared in People Magazine.

Daniel Radcliffe goes from Hogwarts to Inishmaan

‘It is almost a problem how much I love my job,” says Daniel Radcliffe. “I have been thinking I have to find some outside interests. I went rock-climbing a few weeks ago. I need to find other stuff that I enjoy, because I will never take a break.”
Earlier he had bustled into a room in the building where he and other actors have been rehearsing Martin McDonagh’s play The Cripple of Inishmaan, which is soon to open in the West End of London. Radcliffe seems unaffected by fame, despite being famous globally for more than a decade for playing Harry Potter. He apologises profusely for being late, then matches a politeness and interest in the people around him with, apparently, a curious insecurity – or, at least, a realisation of the frailties of stardom.
Nearly everything about the 23-year-old works at speed, and his enthusiasm for acting shows no sign of abating, 14 years since he was first noticed in a 1999 TV version of David Copperfield.
The opportunity to play the lead in The Cripple of Inishmaan was unbelievably fortunate, he says, following an offer from the theatre producer Michael Grandage to appear in any one of three or four plays given to him to read.
“I read Cripple last because as soon as I saw Martin’s name on it I thought, I will probably want to do that one. And if I read that one first I won’t pay proper attention to the other plays. And as soon as I read it . . .”
Radcliffe’s interest in McDonagh dates back to In Bruges, the playwright’s cult film from 2008 about two Irish hitmen, played by Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell, hiding in the Belgian city after a job goes wrong.
It is one of his favourite films, “an obsession of mine for a period”, he says, his words tumbling out. “I loved that kind of dialogue, that kind of economical dialogue where there is a real joy taken in every character having their own rhythm. I think that is always a sign of great writing.
“If you took the script for Cripple and covered up the names on the left you would still be able to work out who is talking every time, because every character is so distinct. I have always loved that.”

Man of Aran
Radcliffe plays Billy, a disabled 17-year-old living on Inis Meáin who desperately wants to escape his dull life by travelling to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór, to win a role in the 1934 film Man of Aran.
An explanation for Billy’s disability is never given in the play. Radcliffe has chosen to play him as a man with cerebral palsy, helped by a coach who has the condition. “It has been amazing to learn from her the mechanics and what causes it. It is just another thing that I know about that I didn’t know about before.
“Really, I don’t want to say how amazingly hard people’s lives are. I recommend that you watch [the documentary] Don’t Drop the Baby. It’s about a couple with cerebral palsy who are getting ready to have their second child. They want to have it by natural birth. That really showed me. Our perception is that their lives must be an incredible struggle all time, but actually it is just their life. They don’t particularly think about it on a day-to-day basis,” he says.