They’re Back, Pitches – My Review on Pitch Prefect 2

They’re a famous University acapella girl group and they star in their own movie.

Aca scuse me?

Oh, sorry Aubrey. I meant “movie squeal”, Pitch Prefect 2.

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 All the Barden Bellas from left: Shelley Regner, Chrissie Fit, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelley Jakle and Alexis Knapp

I first heard of Pitch Prefect when I saw the trailer at the start of the New Year (2015). For months and months, I’ve been dying to see it despite the fact that I have never seen the first one. Well, apart from a few short clips and the soundtrack. Despite these experiences, I managed to see the film and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The storyline was very engaging; it was a little bit slow after the Kennedy performance at the beginning but once the film got through to Emily Junk’s Bella audition, it picked up again. The rest of the film flew by so quickly, it felt I was still watching the first thirty minutes.

The cast were amazing, Hailee Steinfeld who played Emily Junk; her singing voice is amazing when she sings Flashlight. Also, give credit to Hana Mae Lee and Rebel Wilson who were extremely funny and I loved Wilson’s duet with Adam DeVine, were they sang ‘We Belong’.

I thought the soundtrack was fantastic; five times better than the first one. My favourite song is Crazy Youngsters, which is sung by Ester Dean who plays Cynthia-Rose Adams. Its incredibility catchy and I cannot stop dancing along to it. J Defiantly has to be the number one song this summer. 🙂

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Pitch Prefect 2; it has been a happy-go-lucky, inspirational and funny film. I loved the entire ‘Pitch Prefect moment’ and the songs too. Oh, the songs – they’re so brilliant! So if you want a film that is a musical, with your favourite top chart songs; joyful, funny, full of character and you’re a massive Pitch Prefect fan, go and see the squeal. You’ll regret seeing this one if you don not because Fat Amy will come and get you. 🙂

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Anna Kendrick, and Hailee Steinfeld as Beca Mitchell and Emily Junk

Waiting For A Rainbow: Catching Dreams – 26th May 2015

Bucket List

  • Participate In An Open Mic Night
  • Practise and Travel Independently
  • Go On More Holidays (Local and Aboard)
  • Do Driving Theory and Test
  • Look For Voluntary Weekend Jobs
  • Sign Up For Activities/Volunteer Jobs
  • Talk More Openly About Anxiety Issues
  • Make Sure to Return Library Books on Time
  • Go To Bed At An Earlier Time, Rather than Later
  • Complete Kat Ashley Novel
  • Help Around the House More
  • Do More Drawing and Photography and Zentangles
  • Plan for the Future; Look into Independent Living, Work Places, etc.
  • Work on Anxiety, Drama and Vocal Exercises
  • Cut Down on Fizzy Drinks
  • Study Extra Hard at Drama School
  • Do More Yoga or Mediation
  • Open Up My Imagination A Bit More
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Say “No”
  • Do More Creative Writing
  • Be A Zoo Keeper For A Day
  • Learn to Play Guitar
  • Be Friendly to Everyone
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Share Ideas with Teachers
  • Do Extra Work with UniversalExtra
  • Practise Sign Language Weekly
  • Cook More
  • Be thankful with What I Have or Got
  • Enjoy Life, As It Is
  • Keep On Believing and Never Stop Dreaming

Tuesday 26th May

I’ve realised that since I wrote my last two entries, I felt a bit guilty. I was being over dramatic, which has made me stressed, and then really upset and I hate being upset. When I get to this level, I go out of control and believe me, it’s not a pretty sight. I had a thought before today; I was maybe too harsh on Stuart. Okay, call me crazy but I’ve been thinking. He’ll be graduating next month and since that’ll happen, I don’t want to end up in a fight or worse. I know what he had done was wrong and this situation made me lose confidence, but that was all in the past. So, I decided that I’ll be kind around and to him for next four weeks. After that, I’ll move on with my life and carry on with my studies at Drama school. It’s for the best; and if I meet someone, at least I’ll trust my inner feelings and decide whether this person is or isn’t right for me.

Anyway aside from that, I had lessons today and I’ll have no more until Monday. Its half-term this week. As for the rest of the week, I’ll properly have a chill, do some homework and work on social stuff, i.e. , look for holidays. It’s going to be fun, fun, fun. 🙂 I hope.

Waiting For A Rainbow – Catching Dreams – Monday 25th May 2015

Monday 25th May

All this talk of bad experiences yesterday has made me realise something – that no matter how tough life is, you’ve got those who will make you smile.

At Drama school, I have some who do just that. It’s important because when we get to our second year and perform a final show together next summer, we have to be strong and make each day count. Sure, we will have our good days or bad, but we need to always be with each other. Whither it’s cheering someone up when they have stage fright, help with stage movements (without arguing or getting annoyed with them) or just simply smiling and be friendly.

The other day, I felt extremely sick after I overdid myself. When some of my peers realised this, they came to the rescue. They brought me a glass of water to drink, fanned me, and poured water onto my neck to cool me down, checked to see if I was alright and stayed with me until my Dad came to pick me up. They’re really thoughtful to do this and they didn’t have to. But since they insisted, I could I say “no”? Poor Jacob looked in shock when one of the teachers had asked me to fetch me water. I could tell he was worried because he had never seen me sick before. Bless him, though; he’s got a heart of gold just like all the others who helped. 😊

However, it’s also important to consider standing up for yourself, which is the process I’m doing right now. It may not be easy but it’s the risk I have to take. You can do this, Georgina Latimer. You can do this! 😊

When We Grow

When we grow,

What will happen?

When everything changes?

And nothing feels the same any more?

When we grow,

What will life show?

When we lose some?

We all love so dearly?

When we grow,

Who will be there?

And who will disappear?

When we walk through another door?

Who knows what’ll happen,

Who knows what I’ll become;

But what ever happens, I have to be strong

Because I know there’ll be more things to come.

© 2015

Waiting For A Rainbow – Catching Dreams – Sunday 24th May 2015

Sunday 24th May

Ever felt that you’ve had an experience, which you have enjoyed but then you feel hurt, embarrassed and shameless about it afterwards? Well, it’s happened to me. Ever since the surprise party, I’ve been the same.

It turns out that I was wrong to give Stuart a second chance and all through these past two weeks, there has been  some pretty crazy stuff, including a organisation for a reunion party, which I didn’t end up going.

This explains why I was upset last Tuesday. I thought I couldn’t do anything but after words of encouragement from my parents and learning monitor, I thought it was time to face my fears. I spoke to someone about my situation with Stuart. And when Dakota asked me if I was going to make contact with him again, I told her, “No because I don’t want too”.

In all honesty, I feel I was deeply hurt by all of this. 

Also, Dakota’s friendship with me is straining when I found out that Stuart was involving her too. It’s really sad because you don’t want this kind of thing to happen. I would expect anything to happen like this, now I don’t know what to think.

Song #1 – Because of You by Kelly Clarkson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTTjLxXFg0k

This song explains my past and present feelings with him. I used to listen to this song a lot when many bad things happened to me and after that Christmas. Listening to it now makes me feel that I was going back to square one again and what I can do again to move on with my life. 

Song #2 – Don’t Speak by No Doubt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONg4SK39-Kg

This song explains my feelings about my friendship with Dakota right now. Even listening to it is making my heart crush. 😦 

If things get emotional this week, I have to be prepared for it. But right, all I need is a holiday, so I can take the weight off of this situation.