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Fixation Friday: Sex And The City (Reunion Edition)

In the last month, I have been binging Sex and The City (the series) non-stop. I can't really explain what drove me to start watching this gem the first place, but I do know that I have come to love it. I have accompanied Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha through countless sexcapades, heartbreak, friendship moments, weddings, engagements, marriages, problems and even death. And what I've learned from all of that is that friends are the best support system one can wish for. It doesn't matter where they are or what they're doing; you know - you just know - that they will always be there. In light of the well discussed topic right now, a Sex And The City Revival, I decided to write a blog post throwing it waaaaaaaay back. 

The timeless series follows the lives of four women in their mid-thirties in New York City. Obviously they feel the pressure to settle down, get married and have kids. But only one of the group only sees that in their near future: Charlotte. She dr…

Short Film: GOLDFISH by Christina Xing

"Not your typical, quirky, self absorbed story." - Christina Xing

WINNER - BEST DRAMA - All American High School Film Festival

Written & Directed by Christina Xing

Cast: Ella May Hunsander & Oliver Klein

Hello people of the Internet!

Today's post is something a little different, but very important to me. As many of you know, I am a teenager who loves everything film-related (if you can't tell by this blog DUH). I create my own videos and short films with friends because that's just a thing I truly love to do. That's why I wanted to share this with all fellow film lovers out there!

I first found out about the All American High School Film Festival through Refinery29 on Snapchat, as they are one of the sponsors and were featuring a new short film every day or so. The AAHSFF is a great opportunity for young ambitious american teens looking to put their foot in the door of the film industry. 

I stumbled upon the nominated short film Goldfish by Christina Xing an…

Book Review: We Were Liars - e. lockhart

"Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family.  No one is a criminal. No one is an addict. No one is a failure."
Welcome to my book review. This book has broken me. This book has wrecked me.  This book has destroyed me.

"Be normal, now, she said. Right now, she said.  Because you are. Because you can be.  Don't cause a scene, she told me. Breathe and sit up. I did what she asked.  She was all I had left."
Ah, this book. This book.  I can't get over it. The love. The twist.  The ending.  The tragedy. The tragedy. 

"We are liars We are beautiful and privileged We are cracked and broken A tale of love and romance A tale of tragedy
Which are lies? Which is truth? You decide"

Is this "a tale of love and romance"? Most definitely.  But this book is so much more than thoughtless words, young love and secrets.  This book is about a king, who had three beautiful daughters.  Those daughters grew up and married. They had children.  The king built three beautiful houses, one fo…

WizardUpdate #3: Guest post offer!

I created a personal blog. It's not anything fancy, just something where I like to express my thoughts. It's also a great way to get to know more about this mysterious RecapWizard ;) I decided I would share it with you on here, as I already have posted links on Google+ and Twitter. Click here to visit Questions From A Teenager! So far I have written 4 posts (of which i am proud of), but I definitely plan on this being a long-term project. Which leads me to my next point and the point of this update:

Guest posts. When I first started this blog, I didn't really have a lot of experience when it came to writing. You can see that in my very first posts (embarrassingly bad writing style) and I do believe that I have made considerable progress. In my opinion, I still don't really have that much experience. That's why I started looking for opportunities to guest post. I am the co-writer of a fan page for the NBC show Grimm and have since then written 2 guest posts.  I can r…

WizardUpdate #2: I created a personal blog!

As you can already read from the title, this is a small update concerning what I've been up to recently - I created a blog! It's called Questions from a teenager and I am proud to say that I am really proud of this little space I created for myself. On this blog (RecapWizard), I don't share my thoughts on topics other that movies/books/TV-shows. I felt like I needed a place where I could just write about whatever popped into my head. That's why I created my new personal blog and I couldn't be happier about the result. 

As some of you may notice, this blog is not with blogspot, but with wordpress. I decided to try something new and I really enjoy the layout options more on wordpress. On the screenshot above you also see a small sneak peek of some of the posts I have written ;) I love the design of my blog right now - it's simple, not too much.
I am actually debating if I should create a new RecapWizard on wordpress as I am not very convinced of the layout options …

WizardUpdate #1: Book reviews on Goodreads

Hello friends! Yes, I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything, partly because of school-related stress, partly because of lack of motivation. But I'm back and have more time than ever on my hands as I'm currently enjoying 2 months of break. This post is something a little different, just a quick post about something I absolutely love - books. 
As you might have noticed, the primary focus of this blog lies on movies and TV-shows. I have only ever written one book review on here and there is a very specific reason for that - I stumbled upon the fascinating world of Goodreads. For those of you who don't know what Goodreads is, here's a short description of what to expect: 

Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. It has over 50 million users and is more than just a website. It's a community of authors and readers from all over the world and let's you truly explore the exciting world of books.

Not only have …

The 100 Season 3 Finale: Recap and Review

The 100 Season 3 finale came, we saw, it transfixed everyone. It definitely was a bumpy ride, along with a lot of hurt, pain, reunions and death. In the course of the episode, the obstacle of season 4 was also uncovered, which is bigger than what they could have imagined - a global threat to humanity: If A.L.I.E.'s calculations were right, Clarke and everyone else on earth only have 6 months before 96% of the planet will be uninhabitable. BOOM. Mind blown?
!Warning!: this post could get emotional. Hey, don't judge! A person as invested in the show and its characters as me can only develop heartache. There's no other way possible. If you cried during the finale, you know what I'm talking about!
Though not as dramatic as the Season 2 finale, this finale was action-packed and got my nerves screaming with fear. I was a wreck. But we'll get to that later, don't worry!
The most obvious contrast to the previous season finale was Clarke pulling the lever. The memories tha…

OUTLANDER SEASON 2: Spoilers, news and trailer

I know all of us fans of the STARZ series Outlander are desperately counting down the days to the Season 2 premiere on Saturday, April 9th. To calm my thirst, I did some research about what we can expect in the second season of drama, romance, adventure and war. 

If you haven't seen the trailer, I recommend you watch it right now (below), so that you'll be in a "OMG" haze while reading the rest of this post. Trust me, the experience will be greater!

Season 2 filming started last summer and since then the first season of Outlander and the cast have been nominated for several awards, including "Best Television Drama Series" at the Golden Globes. 

The second installment will contain 13 episodes and is based on the second book "Dragonfly in Amber" in the book series. 

New cast member alert!

It was recently announced that Sophie Skelton would join the Outlander cast as Brianna, Jamie and Claire's daughter. 

Richard Rankin, also a new cast member, will pl…