In HerStoryRecommends this week, we review Captain Marvel and a new Netflix original and give you an option to join The 5am Club.Rekha Balakrishnan
Maybe an unlikely superhero to some, but the first one from the Marvel universe, Captain Marvel, is here to stay. And the film certainly lives up to the hype. She is bad ass, redefining and rewriting the rules. So who is Captain Marvel? She is Vers (Brie Larson) an extraterrestrial warrior of a humanoid race called Kree and part of elite squad Starforce, led by Commander Yon-Rogg. The Krees have forever been in confrontation with their enemies - shape-shifting aliens, the Skruls. Vers gets flashes of memories from the past of living on Earth and life as US Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. What are the secrets of the past? How will it affect the present? How will Captain Marvel’s superpowers come into play? Watch the movie for the intricate storytelling, great scenes and of course, the Marvel magic.
(Captain Marvel, now in theatres.)
It’s the season of Netflix originals. If you are in the mood for a romcom this weekend, Isn’t it Romantic, streaming on Netflix, is perfect for you. Rebel Wilson plays Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York. There’s one thing Natalie hates, and that is romantic comedies. But then, what you hate comes right up against you, isn't it? One day, Natalie is mugged, and waking up from her coma, she finds herself in a romantic comedy in which she is, unfortunately, or fortunately, the leading lady. Her world suddenly turns topsy-turvy and she runs through the entire gamut of emotions and incidents that would have brought nightmares in a different world. The film also stars Priyanka Chopra, Liam Hemsworth, and Brandon Scott Jones, who play important parts in Natalie’s story, as she lives happily ever after, or does she?
(Isn’t It Romantic now streaming on Netflix)
This one is for all the Robin Sharma fans who want to soak in his wisdom. WithThe 5am Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life, the author wants us to own our mornings to make our lives richer, better and more fruitful. Having introduced the concept over 20 years ago, he enumerates the benefits of waking early through an amusing story about two struggling strangers, who meet an eccentric tycoon, who goes on to become their secret mentor. It’s all about making the most of your time after waking up early and the benefits of productive morning rituals. If you are not a morning person, and don’t intend to become one, this book is not for you. But for those who want to emulate their heroes who believe 5 am is the best time, go for it. You are not going to lose anything.
(The 5am Club: Own Your Morning: Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma)
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