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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 1, Episode 12: "The Return of the King"

Hello!
We are getting so close to the end of season 1, in my Robin Hood BBC watch-along!! This is a big episode so the plot will not say much because I do not want to give anything away.


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 1, Episode 12: "The Return of the King" (2006):

Based on the Robin Hood legends:
"You thinking what I'm thinking?"
"No."
"Well if you're not thinking how did you know what it is?"
"I don't think like you."
When the King is returning Guy is forcing Marian to marry him, Robin looks for a way to get Marian out of it.
"Bats are rats. Rats with wings."

Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 8, Still, I'm not so sure how exact to the time period they are.
My favorite:
Script: 7, at one point Much starts swearing, but besides that it is okay.
"What is it girls eat?"
"Special girl food."
Crew:
Directed by: Matthew Evans
Created by:
Foz Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring:
1. Jonas Armstong as Robin Hood.
2. Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian.
3. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisbourne.

4. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham.
5. Sam Throughton as Much.
6. Anjali Jay as Djaq.
7. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.
8. Harry Lloyd as Will Scarlet.

9. Gordon Kennedy as Little John.
10. Michael Maloney as Pitts.
Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price
Quotes: 9,
"I hate the cave."
"We voted, Much!"
"You lost, five to one."
"Yeah, but I should have two votes because I really don't like the cave. In fact, I should have three votes because I really, really don't like the cave."
Storyline: 5, so, there is fighting, death, blood, gross stuff, things to do with religion, and really suggestive stuff. Warning: This episode can get to you.
Good For: Robin Hood fans!
Overall Score: 7!

I am really sorry for the lack of pictures, but as I said this episode is full of spoilers and all the pictures I could find of this episode were all part of that, so only these three were spoiler free.

Thank you so much for reading! What do you think of this episode?

MovieCritic

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 1, Episode 11: "Dead man walking"

Hello Everybody!
Welcome back after a bit of a break to 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 1, Episode 11: "Dead man walking" (2006):

Based on the Robin Hood legends:
"We can't help everyone."
In a rage, Little John attacks a solders cart full of prisoners, but there are too many of them and he is captured. He is brought to Nottingham where the Sheriff has plans for a "festival of pain". Will Robin Hood get Little John out in time, and get the tax money back?
"Don't do that!"

Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 8, I'm not sure how accurate some of them are.
My favorite:

(Marian, not Guy.)
Script: 9, "Not a big change, then."

Crew:
Directed by: Graeme Harper
Created by:
Foz Allan
Dominic Minghella

Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood. "Are you Robin Hood?"
2. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Nottingham. "Good answer."

3. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisbourne.

4. Gordon Kennedy as Little John.
5. Juliet Seal as Alice.

6. Clem Tibber as Little, Little, John.
7. Steven Elder as Luke.
8. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale. "Don't over do it, Allan!"
9. Harry Lloyd as Will Scarlet.
10. Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian.
"We few have proved quite effective in the past."

Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 9, "You're still my friend."
Storyline: 8, there is some fighting, a tiny suggestive thing, and a little bit of torture, but it is Robin Hood, and how can you go wrong with the Robin Hood story!?

Good For: Robin Hood fans!

It worked again!!!
Overall Score: 9!

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

MovieCritic

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

One Year Ago ~ Movies Meet Their Match

Hello Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am very excited to tell you that today is a special day for this blog, or it was a year ago.
Shocking!
If you haven't guessed, one year ago today I decided to start a blog.
I had been brainstorming ideas. I knew I wanted to do a movie review blog, but what to call it? I thought of how if movies are based on books, the books are a pretty tough competitor and the movies will have a hard time winning against them. *poof!* The name Movies Meet Their Match came into my head. Then, soon after THIS POST popped up.
Crazy idea
Stats:
19 followers, (July 19th, 19 followers...)
5,735 page views.
90 posts (91 counting this one!):
Most popular post: Movie/Series Review: Pride & Prejudice 1995 - Episode One
443 comments.
Viewed by:
United States - 3880
Russia - 647
France - 226
Netherlands - 202
China - 169
Canada - 99
Portugal - 92
Australia - 53
Ireland - 50
Germany - 40

Changes: (Here is what I said my reviews would be like in my first post, changes are in green)
MOVIE EXAMPLE: Everything is either 1-10. 10 is the best.
Some kind of movie.
(I also might have some history on the movie or book.) The movie plot.
Costumes: 6
My favorite:
Script: 4
Crew:
Directed by:
Produced by:
Written by:
Actors: (Starring:) 9
Music:
Music by:
(If I think there could be better actors I will put them here.)
Good Quotes: "And I keyn't stan' 'em." (Sorry, I couldn't find any other way to get the accent right.)
Notes:
Storyline: 2 ( I really like it to be original or if they are doing something based on a book, I will rate it on how close to the book it is.)
Good For:
Overall Score:

And for books pretty much the same but with:
BOOK EXAMPLE: 1-10. 10 is the best.
Book name.
Characters: 7
(I will probably list my favorite)
Words: 3
(I like authors who use lots of words.)
Storyline: 9
(This is completely based on how I liked it. Tell me your opinion too!)
Pretty much the same.

About Moi ~ currently:
I am reading:
Five Glass Slippers - by Elizabeth Brown, Emma Clinton, Rachel Heffington, Stephanie Ricker, and Clara Diane Thompson.
I am re-watching:
Robin Hood BBC
Favorite book:
Anne of Green Gables - by L. M. Montgomery
Favorite movie:
Singin' in the Rain (1952) [Hmm.. I wonder if that is the reason this post has so many Donald O'Connor pictures...]

Questions:
In a few more posts, it will be my 100th post! If you want to ask any book or movie related questions I would love to answer them in that post!

One more thing:
On August 9th, 2017, I am going to be a co-writer of another blog! "What!? That is crazy, MC. You just hit the one year mark and you are on another blog!?" you say, but, this is no ordinary blog ("Okay, MC, who has ever heard of an 'ordinary' blog." Good question. My bad.) This is........
The Rebellious Writing Website!!

Gray Marie started this movement!
I don't know what my deal with National Velvet is today.
Thank you so much for reading my blog for a year! It has been such a great writing opportunity!

MovieCritic

Monday, July 17, 2017

Movie/Series Review: Robin Hood BBC: Season 1, Episode 10: "Peace? Off!"

Hello!
And...we're back again for my Robin Hood BBC watch-along! In this post you will hear what I think, tell me what you think of 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 1, Episode 10: "Peace? Off!" (2006):

Based on the legends of Robin Hood:
"Will you make up your mind?"
Robin finds "Harold" trying to burn down a church. He brings him back to camp and Harold attacks Djaq. Much is put in charge of him. "We are going to try some cooking! Very calming."
At the castle there is a strange guest, does he have some kind of black magic? He sure is scaring the camp.
"Oh come on! Get a grip!"

Genre: Action, Adventure, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 7, there is a few scenes where someone is not wearing a shirt.
My favorite:

Script: 9, "It all looks quite similar, very green."

Crew:
Directed by: Graeme Harper
Created by:
Foz Allan
Dominic Minghella
Starring:
1. Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood.
2. Keith Allan as Vaisey, Sheriff of Notingham.
"Wake Gisbourne."
"At this hour, sir?"
"If I can't sleep neither can he."
3. Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisbourne.
4. Sam Throughton as Much.
5. Gordon Kennedy as Little John.
6. Harry Lloyd as Will Scarlet.
7. Joe Armstrong as Allan a Dale.
8. Anjali Jay as Djaq.

9. Rhys Meredith as Harold.

10. Raji James as Prince Malik.

"We can do it my way or you can turn me into a frog."
"What!?"
"My way, then."


Music: 10!
Music by: Andy Price.
Quotes: 9,
"War in the Holy Land is 2000 miles away, it's not our problem.
"...war is right here in the forest."
Notes: Shakespeare reference.
"You know, I think that's the first time we have actually agreed on something."
Storyline: 5, there are people with tattoos, frightening images, gross things, death, fighting, the burning of a Church, and certain things to do with religion.

Good For: Robin Hood fans!
"You've been eating too many mushrooms in the woods."

(That was my first time for using a gif, and it worked!!!)
Overall Score: 7!

Thank you so much for reading!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Movie Review: The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)

Hello Everybody!
We are taking a break from the watch-along as I am here to participate in Fritzi at Movie Silently's Swashathon! A blogathon of swashbuckling adventure! I love swashbucklers so as soon as I saw this I knew I had to participate!

When you look at me, or even if you know me, you think, "MC, the mystery girl. The girl who does not like romances." I am the person who goes around saying that I don't like romances!  But, I have this secret hidden romantic side.
How did I figure this out? Well, I like to figure out what my top five favorite movies and books are, in case anyone ever asks me. When I ask my sisters what their top five favorite movies are, they say, "I don't know, I never think about it." I think about it all the time!
Then I realized (okay, my mom sort of pointed it out) that my top five favorite movies:
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
STAR WARS: A New Hope (1977)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Are all romances, or at least the tiniest bit, or they have sequels that are romances. I know, crazy.
Then I started thinking about my top five favorite fictional books. Two of those are romances.
So, I guess I like romances, especially swashbuckling romances, but let's get this straight, I only like really good romances.
Anyway, enough of all that nonsense. I am here to review a movie! (One of my top five!)

The Son of Monte Cristo (1940):

The unofficial sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo, based on the book by Jules Lermina:
"It has to work!"
The Grand Duchess Zona is a prisoner in her own castle. General Gurko Lannen has taken over and has all the guards under his command, and he wants Zona to marry him! Zona needs help. She goes out for a ride but plans to go further, until her coach gets upset! Just then, the Count of Monte Cristo's son, Edmond, rides by. He gives her his help, while falling in love with her. When things go wrong, Edmond joins the Torch, a rebel newspaper trying to help get Lichtenburg back into Zona's hands. Edmond will pretend he is helping Gurko Lanen, while he is actually helping Zona. Will it work?
"I'm beginning to wonder which me is me!"
As it happens: "My father was the best swordsman in France!"

Genre: Action, Adventure, Swashbuckler, Romance.
Costumes: 9, lovely!
My favorite:

Script: 9, only one or two bad words.
"You ruffian! ... My poor lamb!"

Crew:
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Produced by: Edward Small
Written by: George Bruce
Starring:
Louis Hayward as Edmond Dantès, Jr.

Joan Bennett as Grand Duchess Zona.

George Sanders as General Gurko Lanen


Florence Bates as Countess Mathilde
Lionel Royce as Col. Zimmerman
Montagu Love as Baron Von Neuhoff

Ian Wolfe as Conrad Stadt


Music: 10!
Music by: Edward Ward

Quotes: 9,
"The horses are not the best."
"Can they walk?"
"Yes, madam!"
"They'll do."

Storyline: 8, there is some fighting, smoking, death, and kissing, but I love the storyline! My sister claims it is a "cheesy" movie, but it most certainly is not!

Good For: Romantics, People who like swashbucklers!
You can't really see it that well, but they are having some action with swords here! This is a swashbuckler, there is a lot of duels!
Overall Score: 9!

Please watch this movie! It is a great one!

Also, be sure to go check out all the fun at Movies Silently!
For these few days I made a header with the classic quote from this movie:

It looks more like a pirate theme than I expected, but it is okay.
Thanks for reading!

MovieCritic