"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Greatest Showman Book Tag!

Hello...

Yes. This is me. (Haha, I didn't even me to do that!) The person who you really haven't seen a lot these last two months...

May and June have been hectic. And I haven't been in a blogging mood. But, I'm back now and (hopefully) for the rest (most) of the summer!

Getting down to business. On Monday, my family and I finally saw The Greatest Showman.

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IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! I really enjoyed it and cried a lot. Just because that is what I do when I watch movies.

But, I can't get the songs un-stuck from my head, which is fortunate that Hamlette tagged me with The Greatest Showman Book Tag!!! Thank you so much Hamlette!!! (She loves it as much as I do. Probably more.)

The Greatest Showman Book Tag:
This tag was made by Eva at Classics, Coffee, and Craziness.


Rules are:
Answer the questions.
Tag whoever you want .
Using her graphic is optional, but recommended.


'The Greatest Show': Name a book that’s as entertaining as a circus:

A Riddle in Ruby - by Kent Davis. It has been awhile since I read this, but I do remember it being hectic. It was funny, entertaining, confusing, and crazy.


'A Million Dreams': Name a book that’s set in a fantastical world:

Peter Pan - by J. M. Barrie.

'Come Alive': Name a book that makes you outrageously happy:

Flipped - by Wendelin Van Draanen. I don't know why, but I love this and the movie so much.


'The Other Side': Name a book that changed your mind about something:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - by J. K. Rowling. I didn't really like the Harry Potter books up until the last half of this book. It is amazing.


'Never Enough': Name a book that you’ve re-read more than once:

I don't usually re-read books. I love them, but I just want to read new things. I can't think of any book that I have re-read more than once. But, if I do re-read a book once it means I like it.

Here are some that I have re-read:
Holes - by Louis Sachar
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - by Lewis Carroll
The Penderwicks - by Jeanne Birdsall
Ella Enchanted - by Gail Carson Levine
The Chronicles of Narnia - by C. S. Lewis


'This Is Me': Name a book with a character that reminds you of yourself:

Fanny Price from Mansfield Park - by Jane Austen. She and I are so alike! (Though, what does she see in Edmund?)

(Here is a list of more people I am like.)


'Rewrite the Stars': Name a book with a forbidden romance:

Hamlette took the only one I know of.

Hm... forbidden? I can't really think of one.

The Little Mermaid - by Hans Christen Anderson. The original. It is stunningly beautiful!


'Tightrope': Name a book with an adventurous main character:

Janie from The Apothecary - by Maile Meloy. By the way, it's a really good book.


'From Now On': Name a book with a wonderful family (related or otherwise):

The Lord of the Rings - by J. R. R. Tolkein. They aren't really related, but all the characters have such fellowship for each other. I'm fitting this into the "otherwise" bit of this question.


(Just to let you know, I could have answered The Chronicles of Narnia for all of these questions.)

I tag:
Elanor: she told me again and again to watch it.
Lilah: because she is the musical expert.
Anyone who saw it for the first time recently.

Thanks for the tag, Hamlette!


Hm, notice anything different?
My little sister made me a new header!!! Isn't it great! It perfectly combines my love of books and movies!

That's all folks!

MovieCritic

Thursday, June 7, 2018

"Dancing and Doughnuts" - by Rachel Kovaciny: COVER REVEAL!!!

Hello, all!

Rachel Kovaciny (aka Hamlette) has revealed the cover for her newest novel, Dancing and Doughnuts! I couldn't participate on the day that she did it, but I still want to show the awesome cover to all of you!

You can find Rachel at her:
Author blog
Main blog
Book blog 
Facebook author page
Goodreads
Amazon

Rachel is already the author of:
The Man on the Buckskin Horse, part of the Five Magic Spindles collection,
&
Cloaked, book one in her Once Upon a Western series.
&
No Match For a Good Story, a short story in her Once Upon a Western series.

Are you ready for it?

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Here it is, folks!
A little bit about it:

Someone's been spiking the apple cider at a Kansas dance hall owned by a family with twelve daughters.  No one in the small town has been able to find the culprit.  A hungry Civil War veteran drifts into town and decides he's going to solve this mystery for them and earn the reward the family is offering.  It's her version of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," which is probably her favorite fairy tale.

The artist, Erika Ohlendorf, who did the covers for Cloaked and No Match For a Good Story, did this one as well! And, if I do say so myself, she did a fabulous job!!

Make sure to go check out Rachel's blog, and tell her how awesome this cover is!!!!

MovieCritic

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Guest Posting for Rebellious Writing!

Hello!
As many of you know, as well as having this blog, I also help run the website, Rebellious Writing!
We are going to have a summer break, but as we want to keep the website going, the summer will be filled with...

Guest posts!

If you are interested in contributing a guest post or book review, please go HERE.

NOTE: There is a glitch so if you are submitting a guest post it will make you fill out the book review form too. If you don't want to send a book review (we would love it if you do!) just put 1 star or N/A where possible.

Thank you so much!

MovieCritic

Friday, May 4, 2018

Movie Review: STAR WARS V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

May the Fourth be with you!
Today is STAR WARS day! I hope you all did something STAR WARS related! For me, I re-watched The Force Awakens, which I hadn't seen since it was on the theatre. Also, to celebrate I am going to be reviewing Episode V!

'"The odds for this being a good review are-"
"Never tell me the odds!"'

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so.

STAR WARS V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980):
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...
Though the Empire has had major set backs, Darth Vader is determined to find Luke Skywalker. After being separated from the Resistance, Luke goes to find the Jedi Master, Yoda, to teach him the ways of the force and Han, Leia, Chewy, and C-3PO try to get back to the Resistance base. But Darth Vader has a few secrets up his sleeves.
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Length: approx. 124 minutes
Costumes: 8, nothing bad. My favorite is Lando's cape:
Script: 10, no bad words!
'"I'd rather kiss a wookie!"
"I can arrange that!"'
Crew:
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Produced by:
George Lucas
Gary Kurtz
Screenplay by:
George Lucas
Leigh Brackett
Lawrence Kasdan
Starring:
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
Harrison Ford as Han Solo. "I've got a bad feeling about this..."
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
David Prowse as Darth Vader.
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (voice).
Frank Oz as Yoda.
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
Peter Mayhew as Chebacca.
Kenny Baker as R2-D2.
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett.
Cinematography: 9
Cinematography by: Peter Suschitzky
Music: 10!
Music by: John Williams
Quotes: 10, "Do, or do not. There is no try."
Storyline: 7, there are some gross/creepy images, but not too many.
Overall Score: 9!

By the way, here is a joke for you:
Person 1: What is the interior temperature of a Tauntaun?
Person 2: ?
Person 1: Lukewarm
Person 2: I thought that joke smelled bad on the outside!
Person 1: Hey, it took a lot of guts to survive out there!
I'm sorry, that is really gross...

Here is a button that Fawnabelle Baggins at Geeky, Nerdy, and Proud of it made for today!:

May the Fourth be with You!

MovieCritic

Note: This was supposed to be posted on, well, the 4th, but due to my decade old computer and me being out of town for the last few days, that didn't go as planned. Sorry about that!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Disney Princess Book Tag!

Hello!
All the way back in November (wow, has it really been that long?) I was tagged by Hamlette for The Disney Princess Book tag! It sounds like so much fun that I had to do it! (her idea for putting the princesses pictures next to the books) Thank you so much Hamlette!
I believe that this graphic was made by Rissi.
The Disney Princess Book Tag:
1. Snow White - Name your favorite classic

(I can't tell you how many times I had to rewrite this bit...)
Peter Pan - by J. M. Barrie


2. Cinderella - Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime

Which one of the many?
Ahem. Anyway...

The Golden Compass - by Philip Pullman. I didn't like it, but I stayed up ssooo late reading it because I was curious of what would happen.

3. Aurora - Name your favorite classic romance

Pride & Prejudice - by Jane Austen.

4. Ariel - Name a book that's about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - by Grace Lin (soooo good!)

5. Belle - Name a book with a smart and independent female character

Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables - by L. M. Montgomery

6. Jasmine - Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world

Desperaux in The Tale of Desperaux - by Kate DiCamillo. All the other mice are always afraid, and think that it is good to be afraid. Desperaux has courage.

7. Pocahontas - Name a book with an ending that was a roller-coaster of emotions

The Hobbit - by J. R. R. Tolkien. (Or, Hattie Big Sky)

8. Mulan - Name a book with a totally boss female character

Quincy St. Claire from The Q - by Beth Brower. She has focus and strength. She, and this book, make me happy.

9. Tiana - Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character

It is late at night and I am drawing a blank. I seriously cannot think of anyone. When (if) I do I'll add them.

I've had some time to think about it, and I am going with Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie series - by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

10. Rapunzel - Name a book that features an artist

The only one I can think of is Amy March from Little Women - by Louisa May Alcott.

11. Merida - Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew - by Margaret Sidney. All the children have a relationship with their mother, but I really love Polly and hers.

12. Anna and Elsa - Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - by C. S. Lewis. Look, there is even snow...

I tag:
Anyone who has watched a Disney Princess movie in the last month.

Thank you so much for tagging me, Hamlette!

Have any of you read any of these books? I did do the right answers?

MovieCritic

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Presenting... 1001

Hello!
I am just here to say that after over two years of typing (not constantly), I have finally finished the list for 1001 Movie You Must See Before You Die. (I didn't come up with the list, I was just copying it from a book).
You can see that page by clicking HERE, clicking the tab at under my header, or clicking on the image on my sidebar.

If you do check it out, let me know how many you have watched. Thanks!

MovieCritic

Friday, April 20, 2018

Movie Review: Home on the Range (2004)

Hello, everyone!
Sorry, I meant to post yesterday, but when I realized that it was the 19th, it was really late and I was exhausted.

This movie I have watched and loved ever since it I can remember. I actually compared myself to Grace in THIS POST. I like it, so it must be good, right? "Even you can't argue with that kind of logic." Well, let's see...

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless it says so.

Home on the Range (2004):
"This is going to be messy!"
When Patch of Heaven, a dairy farm, is threatened to be sold for auction, three cows set off to find a way to stop it. They see a reward poster for Alameda Sam, the worst outlaw of them all, they decide they need to catch him so they will get enough money to save their home.
"Well, no matter how bad things get, someone is worse off."
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animated.
Length: 76 minutes.
Costumes: 7, Well, there aren't a lot of costumes, because they are mostly animals, but there are some okay ones.
Script: 10, there are no bad words.
"Wow! Free cows, what a great country!......No wonder they were free."
Crew:

Directed by:
Will Finn
John Sanford
Produced by: Alice Dewey Goldstone
Story by:
Micheal LaBash
Sam Levine
Mark Kennedy
Robert Lence
Starring:

Roseanne Barr as Maggie. "It's green, it's leafy, it's free."
Judi Dench as Mrs. Caloway. "'What's her specialty?' 'Sour cream.'"
Jennifer Tilly as Grace. "As strange as this sounds, Grace is actually making sense."
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Buck. "Buck, have you gone crazy?"
Charles Haid as Lucky Jack. "Come on Jack, focus!"
Randy Quaid as Alameda Slim.
Charles Dennis as Rico.
Sam J. Levine as the Willie Brothers.
Carole Cook as Pearl.
Richard Riehle as Sam the Sheriff.
Joe Flaherty as Jeb the Goat. "Jeb, don't you have enough cans?"
Lance LeGault as Junior the Buffalo.
(On the right.)
G.W. Bailey as Rusty.
Estelle Harris as Audrey the Chicken, "But who would eat a chicken?"
Music: 10, my favorite song is, "Will the Sun Ever Shine Again?"

Music by: Alan Menken
Cinematography/Animation: 10, look at how amzing the animation is! I love it!
Quotes: 9, "I'm sensing a lot of negative energy."
Storyline: 7, There is some drinking, mention of cow parts, making fun of people, and a suggestive thing. But those are not too noticeable, I am just very picky... Over all it is really good!
"Teaching pigs to throw food, if they weren't sloppy enough..."
Overall Score: 8.5!
"Flushed out like yesterday's oatmeal."

There you have it. There was no special occasion, but I just hadn't done a review for over a month, so I thought it was time.

Also, even though I really liked my other header, I decided to change it! Morgan LuaAnne at Turning the Page made this header free for anyone to use, and since I love archery, I decide it would look good! What do you think?

Thanks for reading! Have you seen this movie?

MovieCritic