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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Movie Review: Ever After (1998)

Hello!
"Why, if it isn't Ethel Barrymore." (No, Drew Barrymore!) ("Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?") ("Why does she keep doing that?")
Crystal at In The Classic Old Days Of Hollywood, is hosting the Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon!

Yes, yes, I know that Drew Barrymore isn't one of The Three, but she is on the list of possible actors and actress to review for this. So it's not cheating.

Anyway, enough talk, here is my review of a Cinderella story set in Leonardo de Vinci's time:

Ever After, A Cinderella Story (1998):

"What is that phrase you use? Oh yes, Once upon a time..."
Danielle is a girl who only wants one thing, the love of a mother. Danielle does what ever her step-mother says, so that maybe one day she will love Danielle. When Danielle's step-mother, Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, sells one of the servants Danielle does the unthinkable, she dresses about her rank so that she can go to the castle and get Maurice back. But, there she runs into the rebel prince, Henry, and he is stunned by her amazing words.
"Is there anything you don't do?"
"Fly!"

Genre: Fairytale retelling, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 9! These costumes are fabulous! Besides that fact that some of them are a little low (coughMargueritecough) and in one part a character is in their underclothes for a scene, they are all stunning and they fit the period so well!! Okay, I also don't like one of Henry's.
My favorite: Though the Baroness's outfits are elegant, my favorites are Danielle's. Sorry, this is the best picture I could find of it.
"You look like a girl!"
Script: 8, there are only a few bad words.
"Do not speak unless you can improve the silence."
Crew:
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Produced by:
Mireille Soria
Tracey Trench
Screenplay by:
Susannah Grant
Andy Tennant
Rick Parks
Based on: Cinderella, by Charles Perrault
Starring:
Drew Barrymore as Danielle. (I think she is a great for this part, but some people don't like her accent.)
"You have more conviction in one sentence than I have in my entire being!"
Anjelica Huston as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent. "Oh! I do love a good intrigue!"
Dougray Scott as Prince Henry. (At first I didn't like him as the prince, but as the movie goes on I did.) "I will simply deny you the crown and live forever!"
Megan Dodds as Marguerite.
Melanie Lynskey as Jacqueline. "You're only here for the food."
Lee Ingleby as Gustave.
Patrick Godfrey as Leonardo da Vinci.
Timothy West as King Francis. "I thought I had problems."
Judy Parfitt as Queen Marie.
Matyelok Gibbs as Louise.
Kate Lansbury as Paulette.
Walter Sparrow as Maurice.
Jeanne Moreau as Grande Dame.
Toby Jones as Royal Page.
Music: 10!
Music by: George Fenton.
Quotes: 10! "There was a bee." My sisters and I use this all. the. time!
Storyline: 7, there is suggestive stuff, person relieving, and kissing.
"You learn to pay attention."
Good For: Fairytale lovers!
Overall Score: 9! This is a fabulous movie. Go watch it!!

The lovely Olivia at Meanwhile in Rivendell... made this header and I am loving it!

Why I have this header is because the top middle picture is from Ever After!

Thank you so much for reading! Be sure to go check out the rest of the fun!

MovieCritic

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 7: "Too Hot to Handle"

Hello all you Robin Hood fans!
"Well I am punctual if nothing else." Not true, I'm sorry this episode is late. Today's season is 3, and today's episode is 7 in my Robin Hood BBC watch-along! This is one of the few episodes that I had forgotten.
(This is from this episode!)
How it works:
If you want to join, go ahead! All you have to do is watch the episode for the day, then if you want do a post on it, or just comment on someone Else's post about it!
In my reviews for this series, I am only going to list the top ten featured characters in that episode.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so. But the comments will have spoilers.

Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 7: "Too Hot to Handle" (2009):
Based on the legends of Robin Hood:
"The only problem is that people insist on adoring him still."
Drought is everywhere in Nottingham. Only Prince John has water. Robin must get the people water before they die of thirst.
"Look, I have no interest on being on the politically losing side."
Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 6, they aren't that good, and there is a long scene where someone is in their underclothes.
Script: 8, there is some taking the Lord's name in vain.
"They have nothing, yet I envy them."
Crew:
Directed by: John Greening.
Created by:
Fox Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring: 
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood. "I am who I am."
2. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne.
3. Lara Pulver as Isabella.
4. Toby Stephens as Prince John.
5. Joanne Frogatt as Kate.
6. David Harewood as Friar Tuck.
7. Rebecca Callard as Eleanor.
8. Sam Throughton as Much.
9. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.
10. Matt Devere as Jack.
Music: 10! Natalie is the one who pointed this out, there is a noticeable change in the music here.
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 8, "Now, surely you can't be angry with me for letting you have your own way?"
Storyline: 6, there is kissing, fighting, very suggestive stuff, gross stuff, and death. There are bits of this episode where you will be yelling at the screen.
Good For: Robin Hood fans.
Overall Score: 8!

I'm sorry for the lack of photos, I couldn't find very many!
Thank you so much for reading! Does this episode make you mad, too?

MovieCritic

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 6: "Do You Love Me?"

Hey Everybody!
How's it going? Right now we are at season 3 episode 6 in my Robin Hood BBC watch-along!
How it works:
If you want to join, go ahead! All you have to do is watch the episode for the day, then if you want do a post on it, or just comment on someone Else's post about it!
In my reviews for this series, I am only going to list the top ten featured characters in that episode.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so. But the comments will have spoilers.

Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 6: "Do You Love Me?" (2009):
Based on the legends of Robin Hood:
"We stop him from stealing the crown by stealing his gold."
Prince John is trying to find a way to show the people that he is the rightful king, and he is trying to find who is truly loyal to him. Robin needs to find a way to get Prince John's money.
"That's nothing to be proud of is it? Sharing hate?"
Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 8, there is a scene where someone isn't wearing a shirt and some of the costumes are sort of low.
My favorite: Kate's blue dress.
Script: 9, "You're still alive, how surprising."
Crew:
Directed by: Patrick Lau.
Created by:
Fox Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood.
2. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham.
3. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne.
4. Toby Stephens as Prince John. "Long live me!"
5. Lara Pulver as Isabella. "Oh you adorable girl!"
6. Joanne Frogatt as Kate.
7. Elliot Levey as Benjamin.
8. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale,
9. Sam Throughton as Much.
10. David Harewood as Friar Tuck.
Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 9,
"How many men has he got?"
"Thousands!"
"No!!"
"Hundreds."
"Much!"
"I didn't actually stop to count them."
Storyline: 6, there is a burning of a church, kissing, gruesome talk and images, death, and suggestive stuff.
"If it makes any difference, sire, I don't agree with them."
Good For: Robin Hood fans.
Overall Score: 8!
Source: 
"It does sound good!"

Thanks for reading! This is one of my least favorite episodes, what do you think of it?

MovieCritic

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 5: "Let The Games Commence"

Hello!
I'm sorry these posts have been a bit wacky, I have been very busy. Anyway, this is season 3, episode 5 in my Robin Hood BBC watch-along! The dreaded episode where we meet Isabella.
How it works:
If you want to join, go ahead! All you have to do is watch the episode for the day, then if you want do a post on it, or just comment on someone Else's post about it!
In my reviews for this series, I am only going to list the top ten featured characters in that episode.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so. But the comments will have spoilers.

Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 5: "Let The Games Commence" (2009):
Based on the Robin Hood legends:
Robin meets a "damsel in distress", Isabella, where she is helping her mistress escape. Robin will make sure she gets safely to Nottingham.
"Why aren't they attacking us?"
"Pity for us if they did."
Guy is on a mission, he will kill Robin Hood.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 8, I've got to admit, Isabella has some great outfits. But, there are long scenes where people are not wearing shirts.
My favorite:
Sorry, you can't really see it!
Script: 7, some bad words.
"Will it be necessary to hold hands through-out?"
Crew:
Directed by: Patrick Lau.
Created by:
Fox Allan
Dominic Minghella

Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood.
2. Lara Pulver as Isabella. "Good-bye, Isabella."
3. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne.
4. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham.
5. Gordon Kennedy as Little John.
6. Denise Black as Bertha.
7. James Buckley as Walt.
8. Joanne Froggat as Kate.
9. David Harewood as Tuck.
10. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.

Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 8, "I was getting that impression already, but thank you for the advice!"
Storyline: 9, there is only some suggestive stuff and fighting.
Good For: Robin Hood fans!
Overall Score: 9!

Thanks for reading! What did you think of this episode?

MovieCritic

Monday, August 14, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 4: "The sins of father"

Hello!
How's everybody doing? I am doing episode 4 in season 3 of my Robin Hood BBC watch-along! All of the other episodes so far, I have remembered, but I had completely forgotten this one!
How it works:
If you want to join, go ahead! All you have to do is watch the episode for the day, then if you want do a post on it, or just comment on someone Else's post about it!
In my reviews for this series, I am only going to list the top ten featured characters in that episode.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so. But the comments will have spoilers.

Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 4: "The sins of father" (2009):
Based on the legends of Robin Hood:
"What are you doing here!?"
"Saving a damsel in distress."
"I was doing fine on my own!"
When a new tax collector comes to Nottingham, Kate gets in trouble. What is this really all about?
Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 7, nothing really great.
Script: 7, bad words (cut it out Kate!).
"Oh I'm so grateful! Thank you, guys, for ruining everything."
Crew:
Directed by: Alex Pillai.
Created by:
Fox Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood.
2. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham.
3. Joanne Froggat as Kate.
4. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.
"Feel a little better?"
"Yeah, insulting you helps."
5. Bill Ward as Rufus.
6. Liam Boyle as Edmund.
7. David Harewood as Friar Tuck.
8. Kevin Eldon as Scrope.
9. Teresa Banham as Rebecca.
10. Sam Troughton as Much.
Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 10, "Kindness is never a flaw."
Notes: The dates don't match up! Rufus left about 17 years before (sometime before Edmund was born), and Vaisey was sheriff then, but at the most, at the most, Vaisey has only been sheriff for 10 years! Would someone explain this to me?
Storyline: 6, there is death, suggestive stuff, fighting, encouraging people to be mean but they also say not to.
Good For: Robin Hood fans!
Overall Score: 8!
"Not bad."
"Thank you!"

Thanks for reading! Please comment telling me what you think of this episode!

MovieCritic

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 3: "Lost in Translation"

Hello!
Here we are for 3x3 in my Robin Hood BBC watch-along!
How it works:
If you want to join, go ahead! All you have to do is watch the episode for the day, then if you want do a post on it, or just comment on someone Else's post about it!
In my reviews for this series, I am only going to list the top ten featured characters in that episode.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so. But the comments will have spoilers.

Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 3: "Lost in Translation" (2009):
Based on the Robin Hood legends:
"Robin Hood is the last hope for this country."
The Abbott has done something amazing! The only problem is that the Sheriff has it and is threatening to burn it if the Abbott won't help him catch Robin Hood. What will happen?
"This is bad. This is very bad. This is not good!!!"

Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 7, nothing really exciting. But, I do like all the flowers in every one's hair. And there are a few scenes where someones shirt is coming off.
Script: 7, several bad words. Well, the same word over and over again. And, there is something that is gramatically incorrect!! They say, "You catch on fast." It should be "You catch on quickly."
"Some words are more dangerous than others."

Crew:
Directed by: Alex Pillai.
Created by:
Fox Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood.
2. David Harewood as Friar Tuck.

3. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham.
4. David Hayman as the Abbott.
5. Sam Throughton as Much.
6. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.
7. Gordon Kennedy as Little John.
8. Joanne Froggat as Kate.
9. Teresa Banham as Rebecca.
10. Matt Devere as Tar Seller.
"Are you so blind that you cannot see?"
Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 10, "They don't need to touch or feel God to believe."
Storyline: 6, there is blackmailing, gruesome talk, skeletons, burning of important books, and someone going to the bathroom.
"Is better to give than receive."

Good For: Robin Hood fans!
Overall Score: 8!

What do you think of this episode? Thanks for reading!

MovieCritic

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 2: "Cause and Effect"

Hi Everybody!
Here we are, season 3, episode 2 in my Robin Hood BBC watch-along! This isn't one of my favorites because we meet the infamous Kate, but it is an okay episode.

How it works:
If you want to join, go ahead! All you have to do is watch the episode for the day, then if you want do a post on it, or just comment on someone Else's post about it!
In my reviews for this series, I am only going to list the top ten featured characters in that episode.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so. But the comments will have spoilers.

Robin Hood BBC: Season 3, Episode 2: "Cause and Effect" (2009):

Based on the Robin Hood legends:
"Me and my men will fight for what's right, we will take from the rich to give to the poor for a fairer world."
When warriors from Ireland, Finn and Tiernan, make an agreement with the Sheriff that he will supply them with an army. What army? The villagers. Robin has to stop them.
"Robin...Hood...just a bothersome little fly."

Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.

Costumes: 8, they are okay.
My favorite: I could never get a good picture of it, but it is Kate's purple dress.

Script: 9,
"Stories are important, stronger than truth."

Crew:
Directed by: Douglas Mackinnon.
Created by:
Fox Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood.
2. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne.
3. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham.
4. William Houston as Finn.

5. Martin Delaney as Tiernan.
6. Joanne Froggatt as Kate.
7. Matthew Forbes as Matthew.
8. Sam Throughton as Much.
9. David Harewood as Friar Tuck.

10. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.
"The people have endured far worse."

Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 8, "It must be cold in this English air because you're not thinking straight."

Storyline: 6, so, there is a very, very, very suggestive thing, death, people with tattoos, and fighting.
"And you think the idea of Robin Hood is more important than his life?"

Overall Score: 8.

Thank you so much for reading!!!! Please be sure to tell what you think about this episode!

MovieCritic