The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Fun Facts:

I watched this on Saturday.

I had a sandwich from subway and nachos with an awful sour cream dip (from the cinema!!!).

I fell in love with the series again.

It was criticized for being ‘unsatisfying’ due to the lack of plot development (or being closely compared to the amazing Catching Fire), but as it’s part 1, it is merely setting up the foundation for Mockingjay Part 2. Yes, the movie did lack the terror and suspense that it’s predecessors were famous for. However, this one is more dark and political as it digs deep into the roots of the problem. I thought the acting was superb (RIP PSH) and I don’t think anyone could have played Katniss as well as Jennifer Lawrence. The angst was gripping and the cinematography was beautiful. Watch it anyway, it’s worth it.

Here are some good songs from the soundtrack which was curated by Lorde (I am Lorde, ya ya ya)

Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde

Scream My Name – Tove Lo

All My Love – Major Lazer

The Leap – Tinashe


Charli XCX – Kingdom (ft. Simon Le Bon)

The Chemical Brothers – This Is Not A Game ft. Miguel

Roll on November 20, 2015…

-Lara, girl on fire (Don’t ridicule me.)


Current Music Playlist

2014 RELEASES (favourites are in bold):
1) Beggin For Thread – Banks//Electronica, Trip Hop

2) Coffee – Sylvan Esso//Electronic, Indie Pop

3) Every Other Freckle – Alt-J//Indie (please listen to Alt-J’s whole album)

4) Happy Idiot – TV on the Radio//Indie

5) Kathleen – Catfish and the Bottlemen//Indie Rock

6) Moaning Lisa Smile – Wolf Alice//Indie Rock

7) NEW DORP. NEW YORK – SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig//Electronic

8) Pickles from the Jar – Courtney Barnett//Indie Rock

9) Royal Blood – Out Of the Black//Hard Rock

10) Ultraviolence – Lana Del Rey//Indie Rock

Special mention to songs released before 2014:

1) Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked – Cage The Elephant//Alternative Rock

2) Cinnamon – The Long Winters

3) Closing Time – Semisonic

4) Don’t You Evah – Spoon//Indie Rock

5) Home Life – John Mayer//Soft rock, pop

6) Into The Wild Johnossi//Rock

7) Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs//Alternative Rock

8) Suga Suga – Baby Bash feat. Frankie J//R&B

9) This Modern Love – Bloc Party//Indie Pop

10) Walk On By – Noosa//Indie Pop

Why don’t you go on my Spotify playlist to listen to them all – and more?


Enjoy, my fellow music lovers

-Lara, girl who wishes she was musically gifted but is thankful for the existence of music anyway