"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Disney Princess Book Tag!

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?


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Presenting... 1001

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!


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."

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

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?


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Little Women Blog Party ~ Tag!

I am out of my hiatus and active again! I was actually "out" of it a few days ago, but I've been busy.

Anyway, while I was gone, because it was March, Abby and Molly Rebekah hosted a Little Women Blog Party! Well... it's not March any more (April 14th), but I am still going to answer the tag. Because, I love Little Women!
Note: It has been a while since I read the book or saw the movie, so my answers might not completely correct...

Also... SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have not read the book and seen the 1994 version, do not read this!!

The Little Woman Tag:
The rules:
Link back to the person who tagged you.
Answer the questions.
Feel free to add on any questions of your own for the next person, too.
Tag as many people as you'd like!

The questions:
1.) Is there anything from the book that you wish were in the movie?:

I actually wish that chapter 4, "Burdens" was in there. I mean it is sort of a sadish chapter (the poor bird), but I feel like there was a lot of growth for all the girls.

2.) If you could change one point of the plot, which would it be?:

Um, is do I need to answer?

I mean it is so sweet, but I cry my eyes out every time. You know what I'm talking about.
This isn't it, but you know what I mean.

3.) In Chapter 13, the March sisters and Laurie talk about “Castles in the Air”, basically their unrealistic but lovely hopes and dreams. What is your castle in the air?:

One of them used to be being in the Olympics. Not needing to win, but just getting that far would be amazing. (This is unrealistic because I have no idea what sport that would be.)

4.) What would you most like to see in a new adaptation of Little Women, whether in book or film? Any specific actors, setting, or time period changes?:

Holliday Granger. (MC, you can't count her for everything.)

Well, the new one is coming out this year!:
And, I have only seen the 1994, so I would actually love to see the other versions. Especially the one with Peter Lawford. I'm betting he is a fabulous Laurie.

5.) What is your favorite dress from the movie?:

It's blue!! My favorite color ever.

6.) Which March sister(s) do you relate to most?:

Such a hard question!

Okay, I feel like I'm the most like a mix between Meg and Beth, but I can't say how. It's just really hard to explain.

Well, not really, but see answer to question #8. That is pretty much me.

7.) Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Little Women?:

1994. I started the Katherine Hepburn version once, but I couldn't finish it. Not because I didn't want to! It was on TV and it was dinner time.

8.) What is your favorite quote from Little Women? (Movie quotes count!):

Um, as I said, it has been awhile since either.

I found this one, and I do relate to it:
"Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world-
I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation."
~Jo March, Little Women

9.) Do you have a favorite scene from Little Women?:

Honestly, I love chapter 13. And the ending...

Okay, I have two:
1. When we learn of the thief of the missing glove: John Brooke. I love this part because my favorite romance is Meg's.
Laurie tells Jo, "I know something you don't." Laurie's face is the best! And I love how outraged Jo is.

2. When Amy is being sent away. Yes, it is sort of sad, but it shows how perfect Amy and Laurie are for each other.
Both are sad and scared for Beth. Amy tells Laurie her fears. Look at the hope in her eyes, asking him to tell her it will be okay. It just gives me happy (sad) feelings, okay?

3. When Beth receives the piano. I cry, it is beautiful, all is good.

10.) Aside from the March sisters, who is your favorite character from the story?:

John Brooke. (I just love him to itsy-bitsy pieces. And you can't have a picture of him without Meg...)
Professor Bhaer.

(I took me forever to narrow down which photos to use. So many possibilities!!!)

UPDATE 4-15-18: It took me a full 24-hours to realize I spelled John Brooke, John Brooker. Sorry about that! All is fixed now.

There you have it! Thanks to Abby and Molly!

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