"We love films and storytellings as a people. It's just a human compulsion to listen to and tell stories."
~Mychael Danna
I'm sorry that some of my pictures are not working, I am doing my best to fix that as soon as possible!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Announcing my very own Blog Party!

Hello!
I am super excited! I am going to host my own blog party! It is for Halloween!
My favorite part about Halloween is dressing up. My sisters and I have had some pretty good costumes.We make our own costumes, only a few years have we had store bought costumes when we got them as gifts. In our house, the rule is, that it can be whatever as long as it is scary or magical. The three of us like to have related costumes, and this year my sisters and I decided that we wanted to all be villains! And since there are both movie (s) and a book that our villain is in, I want to share them with you, and let you join in!

The Rules!
1. It can be anything you want, as long as there is a book or movie (s), it doens't have to be scary or magical, that is just our rule..
2. You can review both the book and movie, or just one or the other.
3. You then have to talk about the charater you are. Adding a photo is opional, but I would love to see it!
4. You can do other people that you know (if they allow) I will be doing myself and my sisters. You can do up to four.
5. Anyone can join!
6. Have fun!

Example:
(Note: You can review it any way you want!)
If you were going to be Cinderella, you could read the classic tale, or any kind of retelling, or watch a movie version of it. Review it! Then say your thoughts on that character, compare them to your version, ask what others think of it! (here is where the photo comes in handy)!

If you have any questions, email me at: queen13movies@gmail.com

More than one person can do the same costume because you will have different thoughts on the character.

Now, here are some buttons. I have never made any buttons so I had to improvise, I used Tate Kids Dot Shop to make them, next time I will make them better. You can take as many as you want!

This one is just kind of a regular

Now these are clues to what my sisters and I will be.

And this one.

And this one, I'm sorry, they are not really helpful clues to what we are going to be, you can guess if you like.

Now, you are probably wondering why it is Nov. 16-19 when it is about Halloween costumes, but there are so many great blogathons going on in the first few weeks of Nov. here they are:

A Celebration of Classic Hollywood:

Hosted by Rose at An Old Fashioned Girl. Nov. 1-7, here is the LINK!

The Great Imaginary Film Blogathon:
Hosted by The Metzinger Sisters at Silver Scenes. Nov. 11-13, here THIS LINK !

So now do you see why it is so late? Any way, thank you so much for reading! I hope you will participate!

MovieCritic

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Robin Hood BBC Tag!

Hello!

This week Rachel over at A Girls Place has been hosting a Robin Hood BBC week and I am finally here to participate! Sorry it took so long, I wanted to watch as much of it as I could before I did this.

SPOILER ALERT! If you have not seen the first season of Robin Hood BBC, Do not read this!! It will give things away!!

The Tag:
1. Who introduced you to the Robin Hood BBC series?
Well, you did Rachel! I had been seeing you post about it, and when you announced this week, and told me where I could watch them, I thought, no version is better than the Errol Flynn version, but no version could be worse than the Patrick Bergin version so I couldn't pass it up! (Why I think those are the best and the worst is because my FAVORITE thing about Robin Hood is the archery contest. But I really liked the results of this one.) I have already watched the first season! Thank you so much! This has been so fun!!!

2. How do you react when there is someone else who just started seeing the series?
Well, I am still watching it, but it is so great so I would be pretty excited!

3. Which season do you like the most?
I'm going to go with 1, because it is the only one I've seen.

4. Did you wanted that the show could go on and on, or should it have ended just like it ended?
I haven't seen it yet!

5. Favourite character? (Okay, pick at least four, because there are much characters to choose)
Marian
Djaq
Little John
Much, most times.
6. Which character do you dislike the most?
"I hate the sheriff." Also Guy of Gisborne, every time he does this certain look, I get shivers. My sisters are really tired of seeing me shiver at the computer.
7. On a scale of 1-10, how much of a fan do you consider yourself?
I would say 4, because I have been watching 4 a day. Which probably would actually make me a 7.

8. If you wanted to save someone of dying, who would it be?
Roy. That was so sad! Also Allen's brother.

9. Which character would you not want to play in the show? 
Gisborne.

10. While watching the series, did you ever read any spoilers about the show?
No, and I still am watching.

11. What's your favourite quote from Robin Hood BBC?
Sorry if these are not exact, I'm just doing it from the top of my head.
"That is the first time we have ever agreed."

12. At least, which couple do you like the most?
How many couples are there? 
I am not going to say the obvious. Actually I am, Robin and Marian.

So, that's it!
Thank you so much for reading! Go check it out HERE!

MovieCritic

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

First Sentence Game - Answers!!!


Hello!!
Today is the 19th and this is my 19th post! Also, I am here with the answers to my First Sentence Game, which I posted a few weeks ago. If you have not seen it, click HERE to see it. Five points per right guess. 2 for half a guess. A total of 50 points could be earned. Okay! Here we go!

1. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Answer: David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens


2. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Answer: A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
(I know, I was in a Dickens mood.)

3. Not long ago in a large university town in California, on a street called Orchard Avenue, a strange old man ran a dusty shabby store.
Answer: The Eygpt Game, by Zilpha Keatly Snider



4. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
Answer: Holes, by Louis Sacher


5. The wind, the rain, my soaked Converse sneakers: I blame it all on my dad.
Answer: Tokyo Heist, by Diana Renn


6. Someone was calling.
Answer: Nory Ryan's Song. by Patrica Reilly Giff.
(I'm sorry about this one. It was not really specific.)


7. This story is mainly about me
Answer: Second Fiddle: Or How to tell a Black Bird from a Sausage, by Siobhan Parkinson.
(Once again, not very specific, but I like this one because it continues on to say, "It was going to be mainly about Gillian, but it turned out to be about me.")



8. In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit.
Answer: The Hobbit, by J.R.R.Tolkien
                                                       


9. Dallas leaned far out the window, his eyes fixed on a bird flying lazily in the distance.
Answer: Ruby Holler, by Shanon Creech
                                                        

10. It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind.
Answer: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K.Rowling


Points:
Cordy: 20
Miss March: 18
Erudessa: 10
Dunraven: 20
PioneerGirl: 25

If the answer is in pink, everyone got it.
By the way, it is PioneerGirl's birthday, so go check out her blog RIGHT HERE and wish her a happy birthday!
Thank you so much for reading, and guessing!!!!

MovieCritic

Monday, October 17, 2016

Emma Read-Along: Week 2 Disscusion

Hello again!

I am here to join the second week's thoughts on Emma! This week we are discussing part II, chapters 1-10, or ch.15-28. Hosted by Seasons of Humility. To see Amber's thoughts on this week, click HERE! Anyway, let's get started!

Favorite Quote:
"That's easily said, and easily felt by you, who have always been your own master. You are the worst judge in the world, Mr. Knightley, of the difficulties of dependence. You do not know what it is to have tempers to manage." -Emma, talking to Mr. Knightley, ch. 18.

General Impression:
For the first bit for this week, wow! That was a shock to Emma! And, I think it changed her. She saw that she isn't always right, she saw how blind she had been. And to make it up for Harriet she was a little gentler with her. She let her talk and didn't interrupt. Then, she was like me, and was in a weird mood for a while, (ch. 18. arguing on the side that was against her own feelings), but, that was also clever of her. The kind of disappointing thing for me in these chapters, is that we didn't hear as much of Harriet. We heard of her, but not as much as in the first 14 chapters. Maybe it is not a disappointing to most, but she is one of my favorite characters, and I was a little spoiled the first 14 chapters. These chapters were mostly about Mr. Frank Churchill. (Also, to add a little side note, his father in Mr. Weston, wouldn't it be funny if it was Mr. Winston? Mr. Winston, and Mr. Churchill, it would be seeing into the future.)

Questions:
1. What does Frank Chruchill look like? It was only ever said, "He was a very good-looking young man--hight, air, address, all were unexceptionable, and his countenance had a great deal of the spirit and liveliness of his father's--he look quick and sensible." But I would like to know more.

2. Who is the piano from?

3. Why does Mr. Woodhouse seem opposed to everything at first?

4. Can anything be done for Harriet?

My Answers to Amber's Question:

1. Has your opinion of Emma changed at all during this past week's reading? What stood out to you most about her words and thoughts regarding Harriet, Mr. Elton, Frank Churchill, and/or Jane Fairfax?
I do think better of her. I think she is trying to become a better friend. She still did act politly to Mr. Elton. I would have smacked him. I don't think she is in love with Frank Churchill. And she is jealous of Jane Fairfax.2. What are your first impressions of Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill? Do you find one more intriguing/mysterious than the other?
I think Frank Churchill is more mysterious. And I think Jane Fairfax is just not understood.

3. Which character do you admire the most at this point?
I think Harriet. She is still very sweet even though you can see how hurt she is.

4. If you were a character in this book, which character do you think you'd most like to be matched with from what we know about everyone so far? [I'm thinking romantically, but you can also say who would be your best match as a friend or relative. :)]
I think Harriet and I would be best friends, and, my beset match would be, Mr. Martin.

Thank you so much for reading! Be sure to go check out the fun! Thank you again Amber!

MovieCritic

Monday, October 10, 2016

Emma Read-Along: Week 1 Discussion

Hello!

I am participating in Amber at Seasons of Humility's Emma Read-Along. It is going from October 2-30. For Amber's discussion on the first week, go HERE.  This is my first time reading Emma, I started reading it once, but only got to chapter 12. Now I am already farther through! But I have seen the 1996 version.
Here is my discussion for the first week, chapters 1-14. Note that this is my first time so I might not understand things very well.

Favorite Quote:
"You should have gone to Cromer, my dear, if you went anywhere. Perry was a week at Cromer once, and he holds it to be the best of all the sea-bathing places. A fine open sea, he says, and very pure air. And, by what I understand, you might have had lodgings there quite away from the sea--a quarter mile off--very comfortable. You should have consulted Perry." -Mr. Woodhouse (ch. 12). Here I like how Mr. Woodhouse and Isabella are gently arguing, and how they both think their physician is better.

General Impression:
Emma has a pretty strong character -not saying it's a good one, or a bad one- you can see that she has a lot of pride, but she also is very sweet.

She hoped they might now become friends again. She thought it was time to make up. Making-up, indeed, would not do. She certainly had not been in the wrong, and he would never own that he had. (ch. 12)

"My dearest Emma, do not pretend, with your sweet temper, to understand a bad one, or to lay down rules for it: you must let it go its own way." - Mrs. Weston (ch. 14)

Oh, and did I metion how clever she is? How could she solve that charade? No way could I figure it out! Or, maybe I'm just like Harriet...
 Even through all the fighting with Mr. Knightley, she is pretty witty.

That is all my impression for now. :)

My Questions:
1. Why don't more people eat gruel with Mr. Woodhouse?
2. Why do Mr. Knightley and Emma fight so much?
3. Why do some versions have books and chapters, and some just chapters?
4. What will Emma do next?

I know, they are not very good questions, but it is what I could think of.

My Answers to Amber's Questions:

1. What are your first impressions of Mr. Knightley and his relationship with Emma? Do his words about her and his attitude toward her suggest genuine care or a sense of superiority?
I think it is sort of both. But maybe more genuine care. When I first tried to read Emma, I couldn't stand them fighting all the time. But now that I read it again it seams that Mr. Knightley is trying to be protective of her in a few ways.2. Mr. Knightley tells Emma, "You have been no friend to Harriet Smith" (ch. 8). To what degree do you agree or disagree with this statement based on Emma's thoughts and actions?
Well, she does think that she is doing the best for Harriet, but sometimes she doesn't really listen to her, she is just thinking about her plans. But then, when she is sick, she vists her, so sometimes so, sonetimes not.3. Who is your favorite secondary character so far? (Someone besides Emma or Mr. Knightley.) What do you admire or find interesting about that character?
Harriet Smith. I like how much she looks up to Emma. She is very sweet and kind, and she has such "soft eyes."

4. Which Woodhouse do you most closely match: Emma, her sister (Isabella), or her father?
I think I would be a third sister of theirs, If they had one. I am a mix of both.

Thank you so much for hosting this read-along Amber! 
Go check it out HERE.

MovieCritic

Friday, October 7, 2016

Anne of Green Gables Week!!

Hello!!!!!!!

Miss Evie at Over the Hills is hosting a Anne of Green Gables Week!! And since that is my favorite book, I just had to join!!! She has a fun tag going and here are my answers to it!

Anne of Green Gables Tag!

1. How did you get introduced to Anne of Green Gables?

One day, I didn't know what to read next. A Friend had given us a set of the full series and my Mom said, "Why don't you read those? They are really good." So I took it out and BOOM! It is now my favorite book.

2. Are you more like Anne or Diana? Why?

I'm not sure. I think I'm a mix of both of them.


3. If Rachel Lydne called your hair as red as carrots how would you react? 

I really like my hair color, but red hair would be fun too! But I'm not that picky about my hair so I don't think I'd really care.


4. Gilbert or Morgan Harris? 

Gilbert!!!


5. Honest opinion on the third Anne film. 

What!? There is a third?


6. Have you seen the New Anne film? 

I haven't seen any version.


7. What in your own words is a Kindred Spirit?

I don't know about my own words, Anne put it in such a wonderful way! I would say, that you have no doubt in them, you can tell what they are feeling.


8.  Movie Gilbert or Green Gables Fables Gilbert?


Haven't seen either.  

9.  Does anyone know where we can watch Road to Avonlea online?

What is that?

10. Favourite book cover? 



Sorry about the bad photo! I'm not a good photographer.

11. The Films or The Books?

The Books! I know, some fan I am, when I haven't even seen the films.

Thank you so much Miss Evie!!! That was so fun!!!!  

Go check out the fun at Over the Hills! Thank you for reading!!! 

MovieCritic