Okay, let’s admit it: Fall (or Autumn) is the best season ever. Who can’t resist that chill weather that makes us snuggle and cozy up in bed with warm drinks? Or walking around town wearing plaid, boots, and stylish coats? How about going a trip outdoors, hiking in the middle of woods turning to shades of red, orange, and gold?
To put it simply, fall is about finding comfort in transition. It’s loving every bit there is in change — in style and the weather. If you can’t feel it yet, here’s how to fall in love with the fall season once again. Get those thick, heavy blankets and watch this to get you in the mood:
When Harry Met Sally
Set in fall, When Harry Met Sally is a romantic comedy film for grown-ups, tackling — and celebrating — friendship between men and women, and how it’s an essential ingredient for love to succeed. In addition, it’s flaunting that 80s fashion, New York during autumn, and hair goals for every woman (which got us thinking how much hairspray did they use for it?).
Watch it on Amazon Prime.
A classic Wes Anderson film, Rushmore is a movie you can watch whatever stage you’re going through: When your world is falling apart, when your crush isn’t into you, or when you just want to raise your middle finger as a response to everything. Yes, this film has all that mood. Rushmore isn’t just about growing up, it’s about delving in the reality of life and adulthood.
Watch it on Hulu.
When Pussycat Dolls sang the line “Be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it,” I felt that. And it’s obviously what Coraline felt in the film, Coraline. A stop-motion masterpiece, its complex animation and story will make you wonder if it’s a kids show at all. Coraline teaches us that perfection isn’t everything, and things aren’t always what they seem to be. It’s also a call to stop neglecting the people that matter, and urges you to spend more time with them.
Watch it on Amazon Prime.
Being pressured to marry a wealthy man she doesn’t love, we’ve all seen it in different films. However, Becoming Jane is inspired by the life of the Jane Austen, a revered British author who — in the story — chooses the path of writing and going after the person she loves. It’s certainly the romantic film you need to watch this fall, especially if you want to fall in love again.
Watch it on Amazon Prime.
Coco isn’t just a feel-good animated film that can move you, or another preview of Mexico’s rich culture. It’s a movie that reminds us of history, of knowing and remembering your family and those who came before us. It’s about keeping their memories alive, and passing down the legacies and traditions that made us who we are.
In addition, it’s set on Mexico’s holiday — Día de Muertos — where autumn is at its peak and the festival is rich in colors. To sum it up, Coco is a celebration of family and love told through rich visuals that’s definitely a treat to your heart and eyes.
Watch it on Netflix.
Bonus: Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls may not be a film, but it’s certainly a series worth watching to get you in the mood for fall — especially if you’re in the mood for binge-watching. Gilmore Girls is a relatable show tackling romance and life. It’s also filled with food porn and yummy treats, and of course, coffee.
Watch it on Netflix.
Disney+: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever streams February 1
Relive the MCU Phase 4 ender
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studio’s MCU Phase 4-ending film, will be available to stream on Disney+ starting on February 1.
Receiving generally good ratings, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever captivated fans with the introduction of underwater kingdom Talokan in the Atlantic Ocean and its ruler, Namor.
The movie opened with the death of King T’Challa. It then focused on the events in Wakanda after, including how Shuri assumed the mantle of Black Panther.
The MCU’s 30th installment which sets up Phase 5 also highlighted the dynamic between the Wakandans and Talokanil. Both people were simply after protecting their respective nations from dangers as the film’s plot progressed.
A key art and a new TV spot are now available to download and share as well.
Coinciding with the movie’s availability on the streaming platform is the release of the Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.
Episodes may be accessed via ProximityMedia.com starting on January 18.
LG just launched a limited edition NewJeans laptop
It’s pretty… expensive
NewJeans is continuously making waves both in and out of South Korea. From their ultra-catchy songs, dance moves that are trending in TikTok and Instagram Reels, to reaching top charts in UK and US’ Billboard, there’s no surprise that homegrown tech brand LG Electronics partnered with these power rookies.
LG just released the gram Style NewJeans Limited Edition! While this is an unfortunate news for Hanni (who is actually an iPhone), it’s actually a big step towards knowing NewJeans past the K-Pop hype (and by that you should stream Hype Boy).
Mini and Big Bunnies
This special edition LG Gram Style is available in two styles: Mini Bunny and Big Bunny.
There’s actually no stark difference between the two except for — you guessed it — the size of bunny decals on its lid. Either of the two, you will never get wrong choosing the bunny for your personal taste.
Other than that, the highlight of this laptop comes from its weight. From the brand itself, it’s just 999 grams — actually 23 grams lighter than the 2022 model. It also has the US military-graded MIL-STD 810H standard that passed seven (7) durability tests.
The LG gram Style NewJeans isn’t slouching in performance. Just like a hopping bunny, it’s quite a powerful device for its size and heft.
Hardware specifications of these two Bunnies aren’t too far off — at least after making a side-by-side comparison of their spec sheets. Both styles come with an Intel Core i5-1340P under EVO Platform for lightweight ultrabooks plus Intel Iris Xe graphics. It’s then paired with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of NVMe 4.0 SSD with an extra PCIe 4.0 slot for expandability.
Just like NewJeans‘ visuals, you can’t also go wrong with the visuals of this device. It has a 14″ low-reflective OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, WQXGA+ resolution (2880 x 1800), a 16:10 aspect ratio for wider screen real estate, and an improved 400nits brightness over last year’s 350.
Moreover, it supports 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut for color-accurate goodness as well as VESA Certified DisplayHDR TrueBlack 500 for deeper blacks and better contrast ratio. Its 2-watt stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support make it a full-on entertainment device.
One more highlight is its “Hidden Touchpad”. Instead of the usual rectangular trackpads, it’s highlighted by two halo lighting on its two sides dubbed as “Aurora White” paired with haptic feedback for that nice feeling when clicking.
For ports, it has two (2) USB-C plus one (1) USB-A ports, microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones, earphones, amplifiers, and other audio peripherals.
Goodies for Bunnies
If you have actually reached this part, you’d know that you are not here for its powerful hardware, rather for the NewJeans styled-laptop. Aside from having that special laptop, there are more goodies that come with this device.
There’s even a free NewJeans-style mouse with this cute vinyl-like mousepad. These are truly treats for Bunnies! The laptops even come with preloaded wallpapers and four icons in it.
Pricing and Availability
While the LG gram Style is light, the pricing isn’t. It’s a pretty laptop with a pretty expensive price. It retails for around KR₩ 2,700,000 — which is about US$ 2190 / SG$ 2675 / ₱119,513.
There’s no word on global availability but LG will hold a live event in Korea with NewJeans on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday) around 8PM KST (Korean Standard Time).
If you will participate during the live, a comment could help a participant win a specially-signed autograph from NewJeans or three winners of the Limited Edition Goods.
If you plan on buying the NewJeans’ limited edition laptop, there are more benefits other than having the Limited Edition Goods set such as 12 winners of NewJeans autographs.
But if you’re just opting to buy the regular LG gram Style without the NewJeans skin, it will still give you other perks such as a free LG gram mouse, Wiggle Wiggle goods package consisting of a notebook pouch, mousepad, and a cable strap, as well as a free 512GB microSD card.
More advanced purchase benefits are Intel software package, 2023 gram gift pack, and 5,000g Jammy points coupon.
Other common benefits include MelOn one-month free subscription, 10,000 membership points after writing a photo review after purchase, and 20 winners of two Helinox chairs and table set.
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