"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles
I'm sorry that some of my pictures are not working, I am doing my best to fix that as soon as possible!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Finish the Lyrics Game - Musical Edition

Hello!
I haven't had a game since June 2017. Wow, yikes. Well, it's about time! Last Saturday I watched a famous musical that I had never seen before and have been singing the songs ever since. Because of that, I decided to have a song game!

Here is how it works:
I will have a line with blanks in it. You need to fill in the blanks, name the song and tell me what movie musical it is from!
5 points per correct word, song title and movie.
10 bonus points if you guess which one I just saw for the first time.
I will post the answers next week.
Post your answers in the comments, for now the comments will be on moderation so nothing is spoiled for the other players.
Use your memory! I know you can do it.

Enjoy!

1. "A gentle breeze from _____ _____ softly blows over _____ _____, It fills the sails of boats that are waiting, waiting to sail your _____ away."


2. "With my high starched-collar and my high-topped shoes, and my hair piled high upon my head, I went to lose a _____ hour on the _____ and lost my _____ instead."


3. "Look _____, look _____, you'll always be a _____. Look _____, look _____, you're standing in your _____."


4. "_____ supposes his toeses are roses, but _____ supposes _____."


5. "_____ you're a dead man walking, thinking that's your only _____. But you can flip the switch and _____ up your darkest day!"


6. "But, oh, if we _____ the whole thing _____ then we must part. And, oh, if we ever part, then that might _____ my heart."


7. "And it _____ make one bit of _____ if I answer right or wrong, when you're _____ they think you really know."


8. "Too long we've been _____, needing so much more than dusting. Needing _____, a chance to use our _____!"


9. "Ha-ha-ha! Ho-ho-ho! And a couple of tra-la-las! That's how we laugh the day away in the _____ _____ _____ _____ _____!"


10. "Ya got Trouble, folks, right here in _____ _____. Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P that stands for _____!"



See you with the answers next week!

MovieCritic

Saturday, December 8, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 10

Hello!

I can't believe it is the last day of the 10 Day Movie Challenge! It seems like I just started. I definitely had a lot of fun.

I first saw this on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 10:

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to tag people because I stole this, but I'm tagging a few anyway. You definitely don't have to do this if you don't want to, I just would be interested in seeing your picks!
I tag:
June & Joze
Fawnabelle Baggins
Victoria S.
Skye H.
And anyone else who wants to!

Thanks for reading!

MovieCritic

Friday, December 7, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 9

Hello!
I first saw this on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 9:

MovieCritic

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 8

Hi everyone!

I can't believe that this is already day 8 of the 10 day movie challenge! Ah! Time flies when you're having fun.

I first saw this on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 8:

MovieCritic

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 7

Hi, everybody!

The 7th day of the 10 day movie challenge!
I first saw this on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 7:

MovieCritic

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 6

Hiya!

Day 6 of the 10 Day Movie Challenge!
I first saw this on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 6:

MovieCritic

Monday, December 3, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 5

Hello!

Let me tell you, it is really hard to do these posts and not say anything! I know, I know, I don't have to do the challenge, I just want to. That is why I am enjoying when people comment because I actually get to talk about why I picked it!

Sorry about the mini rant...

I first saw this on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 5:

MovieCritic

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 4

Once again, hello all!

I know, two posts in one day? Sorry, that's why this one is so late at night.

The 10 Day Movie Challenge: first seen at: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 4:

MovieCritic

My 200th Post: Movies I Saw in the Theater

Hello, movie lovers!

It seems so crazy that this is my 200th post! I can't believe it. The computer must be lying. But, when I read through the list I did write all of them. Wow.

Anyway, to celebrate I am giving you a list of all the movies I've ever seen in a theater. I remember most of them. Some of these my sister told me we saw but I don't remember seeing them in the theater.

And they are:

Open Season (2006) [Yep, this is the first one I remember.]
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Prince Caspian (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Wall-e (2008) [This is one of my favorite movies, but I really don't remember seeing it in the theater! All of my family claim that we did, though.]
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (2011)
Puss in Boots (2011)
Brave (2012)
Frankenweenie (2012) [Not my idea!]
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) [This was my first and only 3D movie, it was a good choice for it!]
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014) [I saw it in 2015, without seeing either of the others. I know, I know, that is crazy. But, we had friends in town and they had a bunch of free coupons for a movie, and we are a one movie theater.]
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
STAR WARS VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
The BFG (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
STAR WARS VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
The Incredibles 2 (2018)
Christopher Robin (2018)

Have you seen any of these? Did you see them in the theater? Thanks for reading my 200th post!

MovieCritic

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 3

Hello, once again!

First, I can't believe it is December!! Where does the time go? Anyway, the subject of this post is:

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!

First seen at: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 3:

MovieCritic

Friday, November 30, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 2

Hello, again!

Same as yesterday, I am doing the 10 Day Movie Challenge! I originally spotted it on: Hamlette's blog, Jessica's blog, and DKoren's blog. Go see what their picks were!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 2:

MovieCritic

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The 10 Day Movie Challenge - Day 1

Hello!
I was catching up on reading blogs and found this challenge on three different blogs: Hamlette's, Jessica's, and DKoren's. Go see what their picks were! I then decided to do it as well!

The 10 Day Movie Challenge!:
How to do it: Choose an image from a film that has impacted me in some way and post it without a single explanation. 10 days, 10 movies, 10 pictures, no explanations!

Day 1:

MovieCritic

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Movie Review: Shrek (2001)

Hello!

Welcome to my last day of my Blog Costume Party! I am so, so, sorry that this is so late! I had a cold, sorry!
I know that this is the button that was the hardest to figure out. And that is because as real as it looks it is actually animated!

Just a reminder, it was a few years ago and then we were just taking pictures and we didn't consider the possibilities so they had their faces uncovered, therefor, I have had to blur these. Sorry about that!


My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.


Shrek (2001):
(Vaguely) Based on: Shrek! - by William Steig.
Shrek is an ogre who wants nothing more than to be left alone in his swamp. When Lord Farquaad dumps a bunch of fairytale creatures on Shrek's property he has to go on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona for Lord Farquaad to marry in order to get all of the creatures to leave! In tow with an annoying talking donkey he sets out on his "quest".
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy.
Length: approx. 90 minutes.
Costumes: 7, There are a two scenes where someone isn't wearing clothing. I'll talk more about costumes later.
My favorite: You'll see later!
Script: 7, this does have names said in vain.
"Everybody likes parfait."
Crew:
Directed by: Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson.
Produced by: Aron Warner, John H. Williams, & Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Written by: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, & Roger S. H. Schulman.
Starring the voices of:
Mike Myers as Shrek.
Eddie Murphy as Donkey.
Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona.
John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad.

Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man.
Cody Cameron as Pinocchio / The Three Little Pigs.
Chris Miller as Geppetto / Magic Mirror.
Simon J. Smith as Three Blind Mice.
Christopher Knights as Three Blind Mice and Thelonius.
Aron Warner as Big Bad Wolf.
Vincent Cassel as "Monsieur" Robin Hood.
Jim Cummings as Captain of the Guards.
Kathleen Freeman as Old Woman.
Cinematography: 8, I'm not usually a bit fan of digital animation, but there are some nice bits of scenery.
Music: 9. It's not original, but I like the mix that they choose.
Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams, & John Powell.
Quotes: 10, "I like that boulder, that's a nice boulder."
Oscars won: 2001 Best Animated Feature.
Storyline: 7, there are gross things, crude humor, fighting, and a few suggestive things.
Good For: People who are lonely, people who like fairytale mashups.
Overall Score: 8!
Bonus thoughts: I have seen this as long as I remember, it's a classic in our family.


There might be a few spoilers in this last bit.


"Ogres are like onions." - Thoughts on Shrek & Fiona

The big thing about the movie Shrek are the characters, mostly Shrek and Fiona. How they both have big character arcs.

Shrek starts off living in his swamp, with nobody but himself, and he likes it that way. Fiona lives in a tower guarded by a dragon. Sherk has a sweet side, and Fiona shows that she can be anything but a princess. They both learn about their strengths, weaknesses, good sides and bad sides.


About our costumes:

Yep, you read that correctly, costumes. Both my mom and my little sister dressed up!

Our mom actually surprised us, we had been planning for my sister to be Fiona, but then our mom came out dressed up as Shrek and it worked perfectly!

My sisters was probably the easiest we have ever done. Green dress, braid, crown, done! Well, it gets really cold where we are, so she needed gloves, ear muffs and a vest.

Our mom had the perfect vest and belt, she just had to use a few pillows and face paint!

Who is your favorite? How did we do?
Of all of our costumes this year, how do you think we did? Do you have a favorite?

Oh, also you will notice that my header involves a scene from this movie:
Right in the middle, it says Fiona.

Thanks for reading!

MovieCritic