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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Silver Chair Read-Along: THE END!

Today I am participating the final discussion of Amber at Seasons of Humility's The Silver Chair Read-Along! It has been so much fun re-reading this!
To read Amber's thoughts on this week, click HERE.

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read The Silver Chair, don't read any more!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair ~ Chapters 12-16
Discussion Format: your favorite quotes, general impressions, and four questions to answer for each week's reading
Favorite Quotes:

'All this takes time to write down; it happened so quickly that there was only just time to see it.'

"You are of high courage, and therefore, I doubt not, you come of a noble blood in your own world."

'All felt that they had earned what Scrubb called a "breather."'

"'Friends,' said the Prince, 'when once a man is launched on such an adventure as this, he must bid farewell to hopes and fears, otherwise death or deliverance will both come too late to save his honor and his reason.'"

'Jill held her tongue, (if you don't want other people to know how frightened you are, this is always a wise thing to do; it's your voice that gives you away.)'

"'Hush!' said the Panther. 'The poor child's crazed, and no wonder after being lost inside the hill. She doesn't know what she's saying.' 'That's right,' said an old Bear. 'Why, she said Prince Rilian was a horse!'"

General Impressions:

These chapters are my favorites of the whole book! Once again you have Puddleglum come to the rescue.

This is me so often:

"'We've been there, too,' snapped Jill. She was very angry because she could feel enchantment getting hold of her every minute. But of course the very fact that she could still feel it, showed that it had not yet fully worked."

The allegory! It is so beautiful!:
"'But,' said Eustace, looking at Aslan. 'Hasn't he---er---died?' 
'Yes,' said the Lion in a very quiet voice, almost (Jill thought) as if he were laughing. 'He has died. Most people have, you know. Even I have. There are very few who haven't.'"

Sorry that this is so short, I just love all of it!!!

Discussion Questions:

1. Which part of the chapter featuring the Witch ("The Queen of Underland") impacted you the most?

Of course all of Puddleglum! He is the best! Also:
"For the last few minutes Jill had been feeling that there was something she must remember at all costs. And now she did. But it was dreadfully hard to say it. She felt as if huge weights were laid on her lips. At last, with an effort that seemed to take all the good out of her she said:
'There's Aslan.'"

2. Would you have been tempted to visit Bism if offered the opportunity? Why or why not?

I'm like Jill and don't like places underground. I love snow so much I wouldn't want to go down there and miss enjoying the beautiful whiteness!

3. How did you feel about the ending of the story—for Narnia, for Caspian, for Eustace and Jill?

I'm a little sad that Eustace and Jill didn't get to say a proper goodbye to Rilian, but I love all the rest of it. I can't imagine it any other way.

4. What was your favorite line or scene in the whole book? If you've read the other books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, how does this one rank in your opinion?

I can't pick favorites! All the quotes I have included in these posts! I can't pick a favorite for the books either, though I really love The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Last Battle. All of them are amazing!

Thanks again to Amber for hosting this! I had a great time!

Have you read this? What do you think? Thanks for reading!!


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Silver Chair Read-Along: Part II

Hello, all you Narnia fans!
Today I am participating in week 2 of Amber at Seasons of Humility's The Silver Chair Read-Along! Last week was so much fun, so I am here once again, even though I am almost a week behind.
It is the fourth (not sixth!) book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
To read Amber's thoughts on this week, click HERE.

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read The Silver Chair, do not read any more!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair ~ Chapters 7-11
Discussion Format: your favorite quotes, general impressions, and four questions to answer for each week's reading
Favorite Quotes:

'The three travellers scrambled to their feet and joined hands. One wanted the touch of a friend's hand at a moment like that.'

'And a smell of all sweet smelling things there are, filled the room.'

'However tired you are, it takes some nerve to walk up to a giant's front door.' (As I said, fear...)

General Impressions:

Okay, I just want to quickly mention Puddleglum. He has really progressed! He still is the Marsh-Wiggle we all love, but I think he has learned a lot. He still has caution and doesn't get his hopes up, but he knows when the others need to be encouraged. This is one of my favorite parts with him:
"'Steady, Pole,' said Puddleglum. 'Those big fellows wouldn't be crawling in there if it didn't get wider later on. And there's one thing about this underground work, we shan't get any rain.'"
It just makes me so happy! He is so positive. Even Eustace and Jill think he is not too bad!
"'I say,' whispered Scrubb to Jill. 'He may be a wet blanket, but he's got plenty of pluck---and cheek.'"
Then, here is the Puddleglum that we are used to.
'"It's hardly what I'd call a Chance," said the Marsh-Wiggle. "But it's all the chance we're likely to get."'

One of the scenes that has made a big impression on me from these chapters is right after they figure out that they had messed everything up. The way things had been going and the way they had acted this whole time, you can very well expect them to blame each other. I can understand that. I don't think I would have been any better.

But, they don't blame each other. They all start apologizing, and taking the blame on themselves. They say such things as:

"It's my fault."
"I'm worse."
"You're the only one who isn't to blame."
"Didn't try hard enough, though."

Eustace puts this the best when Jill suggests that there is some mistake: "So likely, isn't it? No. We must own up."

This character growth is so excellent! They all acknowledged that they each had did something wrong, not one of them is perfect. Do they despair at this? Do they give up?

No. They make a new plan and keep going.

Wouldn't it be great if we could all "own up" to our own faults? I know I would be better if I did. But it's hard. It's really, really, hard. We just have to aim to be like Eustace, Jill, and Puddleglum.

Discussion Questions:

1. Which character's journey/growth resonates with you the most so far? Do you relate more to Eustace, Jill, or Puddleglum—or perhaps Prince Rilian?

Remember how last week I was saying that I couldn't really relate to Jill? Well, I spoke too soon. She is probably the person I relate to the most this time! I feel like this almost every day:

'Puddleglum's question annoyed her because, deep down inside her, she was already annoyed with herself for not knowing the Lion's lesson quite so well as she ought to have known it.'

I can only strive to be better and improve myself like she improved herself!

2. Did you find yourself liking the giants at any point in these chapters, or did they seem like villains to you from the beginning?

Well, having read this before, no. At the beginning I think of them as, my sister's favorite word for describing sort of villains, "slimy".

3. Which moment in these chapters made you feel the most emotion, be it frustration, relief, aversion, eagerness, or happiness?

I always feel some mystery/suspense when I read about their trip underground. I am always hanging on to every word! I love C.S.Lewis's descriptions:

'It was full of a dim, drowsy radiance,..."

'It was very sad, but with a quiet sort of sadness like soft music.'

'It was a dark, flat voice---almost, if you know what that means, a pitch black voice.'

4. What are your first impressions after meeting Prince Rilian and seeing the role of the silver chair in the story? If you've read the book before, do you remember what you felt when you read chapter 11 and discovered the truth about the Black Knight?

I was so surprised! I honestly didn't see it coming. I remember reading along, fully into it, then just sitting there dazed for a minute once a read who he was!

Thank you so much to Amber for hosting this! I am having so much fun rereading this!

Have you read this? Any thoughts on my thoughts? Thanks for reading!


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Movie Review: Robots (2005)

Today, I am part of Hamlette at Hamlette's Soliloquy, and Quiggy at Midnite Drive-In's Robots in Film Blogathon!
Today, I am going to review one of my favorite movies when I was younger, Robots (2005)! I didn't watch it a lot, but when I did my sister and I would pretend that I was the blue robot (Rodney), because blue is the best color ever, and my sister was the yellow robot (Piper, "Rhymes with viper").

"I've got to say, you aren't making a very good first impression."

Sorry! I'll stop rambling. Here it is:

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

Robots (2005):
"You can shine no matter what you're made of."
Rodney Copperbottom has created an invention, named Wonderbot, that he thinks could help robots (which is, another robot). He travels to Robot City to visit his childhood hero, Bigweld, to see what he thinks of it. But when he gets there he finds that Robot City is a mess: Bigweld is missing, all old parts are being discontinued, and the robots are being forced to buy upgrades, which all look the same so no one is unique. As an inventor he helps by fixing all the robots in need, and finds himself being taken in by a group of friendly, but desperate for parts, robots. He decides that he needs to find Bigweld, and the whole team sets off to find him and stop the evil Ratchet.
"This is where we show what we're made of."
Genre: Comedy, Animated.
Length: approx. 91 minutes.
Costumes: 8, Well, there aren't really costumes here. But, I definitely prefer the old looks to the upgrades!
Script: 7, there is a bad word or two, insulting names/calling people mean names.
"Good luck with your dastardly plans!"
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Produced by: Jerry Davis, William Joyce, John C. Donkin.
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Mita, Jim McClain, & David Lindsay-Abaire
Ewan McGregor as Rodney Copperbottom. "I want to grow up to be like you."
Robin Williams as Fender Pinwheeler.
Being dramatic, as always.
Amanda Bynes as Piper Pinwheeler.

Mel Brooks as Bigweld.
Greg Kinnear as Phineas T. Ratchet.
Jim Broadbent as Madame Gasket.
Halle Berry as Cappy.
Jennifer Coolidge as Aunt Fanny.
Paul Giamatti as Tim
Drew Carey as Crank Casey.
Harland Williams as Lugnut.
Natasha Lyonne as Loretta Geargrinder.
Stanley Tucci as Herb Copperbottom.
Dianne Wiest as Lydia Copperbottom.
Animation: 8, I don't like a lot of digital animation, but for some reason I've always loved this. Maybe it is because of the way the good characters have really bright colors, and the villains have darker colors, and how that really sets the mood!
Music: 8, "It's a fusion of jazz and funk, I call it junk!" It is really funny, we have a video of my dad and I coming up with the exact same thing even before I saw this!
Music by: John Powell
Quotes: 9, "A dream that you don't fight for can haunt you for the rest of your life."
Notes: They have a lot of references to many other movies including: Star Wars, Singin' in the Rain, & The Wizard of Oz.
Storyline: 6, there are some suggestive things, bathroom jokes, gross things, "smoking", and crude humor. Though it has all of that, it has a really good message of "Never, never, give up."
Overall Score: 7.5!

A big thank you to Hamlette and Quiggy for hosting this! Go check out the other entries HERE.

Have you seen this? What do think? Who is your favorite bot?

Thanks for reading!


Monday, January 21, 2019

The Silver Chair Read-Along: Part I

Through the month of January, Amber of Seasons of Humility is hosting The Silver Chair Read-Along! Since I wasn't able to participate in her last read-along, and The Silver Chair is the fourth book in my favorite series, so I am here to participate!
To see Amber's thoughts for this week and to join the read-along, click HERE.

Yeah, there will be spoilers. So if you haven't read The Silver Chair, please don't read any further!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair ~ Chapters 1-6
Discussion Format: your favorite quotes, general impressions, and four questions to answer for each week's reading

Favorite Quotes:

'They were making a riotous noise, but it was much more like music -- rather advanced music which you don't quite take in at a first hearing -- than birds' songs ever are in our world. Yet, in spite of the singing, there was a sort of background of immense silence.'

"When they were dragging themselves upstairs to bed, yawning their heads off, Jill said, 'I bet we sleep well to-night'; for it had been a full day. Which just shows how little anyone knows what is going to happen next."

General Impressions:

Unlike the other times I have read this, I am noticing that there is a lot of difference in the characters and their perspectives. Sometimes that is good, but at other times it isn't. Even the scenery changes, depending on how you look at it.:
'It would have been a depressing place on a wet evening. Seen under a morning sun, with a fresh wind blowing, and the air filled with the crying of birds, there was something fine and fresh and clean about its loneliness."

To me it seems like he is the most hopeful of all of the characters. He hoped that he might get back into Narnia and he has hope that they will find the lost Prince. The Narnia air and the knowledge that Aslan chose them makes him stronger. He really is trying to be better than he was. With that said, he thinks he knows what is best for Narnia, and gets annoyed when it is not going that way. I think he is the one I relate to the most.

"'It's an extraordinary thing about girls that they never know the points of the compass,' said Eustace. 'You don't know either,' said Jill indignantly."

"'Now, will you say the words after me?' 
'What words?' asked Jill. 
'The words I'm going to say, of course.' answered Eustace."

Jill seems to have the biggest range in emotions. One moment she is sad, then angry:
'Jill suddenly flew into a temper (which is quite a likely thing to happen if you have been interrupted in a cry).'
then excited, then full of pride, then sad, then scared:
"'It must be a dream, it must, it must,' said Jill to herself. 'I'll wake up in a moment.' But it wasn't and she didn't.". 
For some reason I'm having a harder time understanding her then the other times that I have read it. A lot of things don't happen the way she thinks they are going to. At one point she is so excited to be going on an adventure, then she claims she is "sick of adventures". Isn't life one big adventure? Do we ever get tired of it? We just need to keep on, and remember the signs.

'The window looked west into the strange land of Narnia, and Jill saw the red remains of the sunset still glowing behind the distant mountains. It made her long for more adventures and feel sure that this was only the beginning.'

"'How beastly one feels after sleeping in one's clothes,' said Jill, sitting up.
'I was just thinking how nice it was to not have to dress,' said Eustace.
'Or wash either, I suppose,' said Jill scornfully."

At one point, Puddleglum tells Jill:
"'Ah,' said the Marsh-wiggle, shaking his head. 'I see you're making the best of a bad job. That's right. You've been well brought up, you have. You've learned to put a good face on things.'"
But, why does he shake his head as he does it? Why is he always so depressing? He claims that he isn't, he says:
"...but I'd better not tell you that story. It might lower your spirits, and that's a thing I never do."
Which obviously shows us how what we think of ourselves is wrong. Though, sometimes he has caution when the others don't, which maybe shows us that he is wiser then we think.

You can't really explain Aslan. He is so powerful. I'm just going to put down the quotes that I think describe him the best.:

'It was deeper, wilder, and stronger; a sort of heavy, golden voice.'

'She knew at once it had seen her, for it's eyes looked straight into hers for a moment and then turned away -- as if it knew her quite well and didn't think much of her.'

"'I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms.' said the lion. It didn't say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.'"

"'Scrubb said that we were to call to---to Somebody---it was a name I wouldn't know---and perhaps the Somebody would let us in. And we did, and then we found the door open.'
'You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,' said the Lion.
'Then are you Somebody, sir?' said Jill.
'I am.'"
This last one, wow! That is so... profound. This is an amazing allegory: It really relates to our relationship with God.

One last thing to mention: fear. How being afraid can effect how you do things. It has effected each of the characters. Fear can stop you, right in your tracks. Once you are afraid, everything is harder. At the mention of Ettinsmoor:
"At this there was a greater tu-wooing than ever, and noises of birds shifting their feet and ruffling their feathers, and then all the owls started speaking at once. They all explained how very sorry they were that they themselves could not go with the children on their search for the lost Prince."

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think of Jill's first impressions of Aslan and Narnia? If you were in her shoes, how might you react to the Lion and the new world in which you arrived?

I know so much more about Aslan, I'd like to think that I'd act differently, but if I were in her shoes and had never heard of Him or Narnia, I would probably be scared like her.

2. Which scene or character has made you laugh (or smile) the most so far? What makes it (or him/her) so amusing?

The whole conversation between Scrubb, Pole, Trumpkin, and Gilmfeather! We quote it on a day-to-day basis! "What do you mean the girls are all killed? What girls and who killed 'em?"

3. How did the recounting of Prince Rilian's disappearance make you feel? If this is your first time reading the book, do you have any theories about what happened to him and why? If you've read the book before, did you notice anything new or more impactful when rereading this scene?

To me, this time I really was focusing on Drinian's part in it. The way he, of all the people, is worried about Rilian, and how he takes the blame for Rilian's disappearance. He just really seemed like a true friend, to me.

4. What do you think has been Jill and Eustace's greatest challenge so far on their journey? What do you think they might struggle with in the future based on how they've already acted?

I think having the constant fear of giants. It makes them annoyed with each other and impatient. That's what fear can do to you.

Thank you so much to Amber for hosting this! I am excited to continue reading this!

Have you read this book? What do you think? Do you agree with me?


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Movie Review: The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Today is the last day of the Made in 1938 Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Pop Culture Reverie.
My third favorite movie ever, The Adventures of Robin Hood, was made in 1938, but I already reviewed it, so I decided to review something I had never seen before! Keep reading to see what I thought of The Cowboy and the Lady.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938):
To avoid possible scandal caused by his brother, Horace Smith sends his only daughter Mary to Palm Beach, FL. She has barely been out of the house in two years, and because she is bored she convinces her maids to bring her along on a blind date. Trying to get the attention of a handsome cowboy she makes up a sad story about how she is struggling to pay for her family's expenses. The cowboy, Stretch, finds himself pitying and loving the honest girl he thinks he is talking to, and Mary is falling in love with him, but he doesn't know who she is.
Genre: Western, Comedy, Romance.
Length: approx. 91 minutes.
Costumes: 9, pretty standard. 
My favorite: This white dress!
Script: 10, I don't recall a bad word.
"'What's goin' on?'
'I'm dogging his footsteps.'"
Directed by: H. C. Potter.
Produced by: Samuel Goldwyn.
Written by: S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Leo McCarey, & Frank R. Adams.
Gary Cooper as Stretch Willoughby
Merle Oberon as Mary Smith.
Harry Davenport as Uncle Hannibal Smith. "Hannibal, sometimes I think that you're in your second childhood." (He was my favorite!)
Walter Brennan as Sugar.
Fuzzy Knight as Buzz.
Patsy Kelly as Katie Callahan.
Mabel Todd as Elly.
Henry Kolker as Horace Smith.
Emma Dunn as Ma Hawkins.
Walter Walker as Ames.
Berton Churchill as Oliver Wendell Henderson.
Cinematography: 9, there are some really cool foggy scenes!
"You've got to watch yourself around here, you'll be ambushed by a bunch of gadgets."
Cinematography by: Gregg Toland.
Music: 6, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't memorable.
Music by: Alfred Newman.
Quotes: 7, nothing bad, but not really quotable.
"'That's the first time I've ever heard horses compared to people.'
'Well, good horses are nice people.'"
Notes: There are some scenes set in Montana, where Stretch's soon to be ranch is. Gary Cooper was born in Montana!
Oscars won: 1: Best Sound Recording.
Storyline: 7, there is smoking, drinking, and long kissing scenes.
Overall Score: 8.
This was my favorite scene!
Bonus thoughts: Some people might really love this movie, but it just isn't my sort. To me, the first half is really "cheesy" and "cringy", but the second half has some really funny moments!

Thanks to Crystal and Robin for hosting this! Make sure to go check out the other answers HERE.

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Movie Review: STAR WARS VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

On this blog, I am all about finding excuses to review movies on certain days. As today, January 17th, is James Earl Jones's birthday, I decided to review the last of the original trilogy of STAR WARS, Episode VI! (Note, I am reviewing them the way that they came out.) He was the voice of Darth Vader through out the series.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

STAR WARS VI: Return of the Jedi (1983):
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away..."
Han Solo is a captive. Luke tries to find a way to free him from the terrible Jabba the Hutt. In other parts of the galaxy, the empire is still not giving up. They are building something, even worse then the original Death Star. But the rebels might have found a way to destroy it. A small band of them go to a jungled planet to try to get the shield down, so the rest of the rebellion can attack, but they get lost and are surrounded by strange creatures. Luke must decide what he must do to become a Jedi Knight.
"Twilight is upon me and night must come."
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Length: approx. 124 minutes.
Costumes: 7, there are some "skimpy" or gross ones, but it is amazing what they did without CGI!
My favorite: I like how everyone else gets ponchos, but Han gets the long coat. (Just joking!)
Script: 10!
"'How're we doing?' 
'The same as always.' 
'That bad?'"
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Produced by: Howard Kazanjian, George Lucas.
Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, & George Lucas.
Mark Hamil as Luke Skywalker.
Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
David Prowes as Darth Vader.
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader (voice).
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
Ian McDiarmid as The Emperor.
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
Kenny Baker as R2-D2. "I'm terribly sorry, I'm afraid that he's ever so stubborn about these sorts of things."
Warwick Davis as Wicket.
Frank Oz as Yoda. "Pass on what you have learned."
Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker.
Music: 10! I love the STAR WARS soundtrack!
Music by: John Williams.
Cinematography: 10! "And you said that is was pretty here."
Cinematography by: Alan Hume
Quotes: 10! "I'm out of it for a little while and everybody gets illusions of grandeur."
Notes: If I am like any fictional character ever, I am Luke Skywalker. Watching this I can see exactly when he makes his decisions and they would be the exact same as I would if I had the chance!
Storyline: 8, there is a lot of death, killing, and violence.
"This is no time for heroics!"
Good For: All Star Wars fans!
Overall Score: 9! This is such a good movie!

Awhile back, I had a poll (when there still was the poll gadget) asking which STAR WARS was the best! Here is what all of you said:

IV: A New Hope: 0
V: The Empire Strikes Back: 2
VI: Return of the Jedi: 4
I: The Phantom Menace: 0
II: Attack of the Clones: 2
III: Revenge of the Sith: 0
VII: The Force Awakens: 2
VIII: The Last Jedi: 4
Rogue One: 4

What!? No one voted for my favorite! Episode IV! But, this and episode VIII were voted the favorites!

Thank you so much for reading! Do you agree with the poll results?


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Movie Review: Miss Potter (2006)

Hello, all of you!

This will be my first movie review of 2019! I decided that it would be the first movie I watched in 2019, and I was planning on it being a movie that I had never seen before, but my whole family started watching this one that we love, so here we are! This is a fabulous movie, but I'll let you read my review.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

Miss Potter (2006):
Based on: A true story!
"There's something delicious about writing the first few words of a story, you never know where they will take you..."
Beatrix Potter has always loved to sketch and write stories. She finally is going to be published, but the Warne brothers don't think her story The Tale of Peter Rabbit will be a hit. They assign their little brother, Norman, to her, thinking that it will discourage him from trying to be in the publishing business. Norman is set to prove them wrong, and Beatrix is set to prove that a woman can be an author, so together they make her to become one of the best selling authors of all time.
'"Who will love you?"
"I have my art and animals, I don't need anyone else."'
Genre: Biography, Period Drama, Romance.
Length: approx. 88 minutes.
Costumes: 9!
Script: 9, "Oh, let us have tea in the garden, it is too beautiful a day to not share it with the flowers."
Directed by: Chris Noonan
Produced by: David Kirschner
Written by: Richard Maltby, Jr.
Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter. "My dear Miss Potter, you are an author."
Ewan McGregor as Norman Warne.
Emily Watson as Millie Warne. "I have decided that you and I are going to be friends."
Lloyd Owen as William Heelis.
Barbara Flynn as Helen Potter.
Bill Paterson as Rupert Potter.
Lucy Boynton as Young Beatrix.
Justin McDonald as Young William.
Phyllida Law as Mrs. Louisa Warne.
Anton Lesser as Harold Warne.
David Bamber as Fruing Warne.
Cinematography: 10!
Cinematography by: Andrew Dunn
Music: 10, forever a 10! The songs "Let Me Teach You How to Dance" and "When You Taught Me How to Dance", are so beautiful!!!!!
Music by: Nigel Westlake
Quotes: 9, "The only thing true at my age is that everyday matters."
Notes: You don't want to unmarried, like Fiona. (Just joking!)
Storyline: 9, there is some drinking, and hints at scandal. 
Good For: Period Drama lovers, people who like to cry, people who have lost someone.
Overall Score: 9!
Bonus thoughts: This is so amazing. I loved it when I first saw it when I was 7, and I still love it now! Though, sometimes I don't allow myself to watch it.

Have you seen this movie? What do you think? If not, go watch it now.

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Movies I watched in 2018

Hello, again all you movie lovers!

We are now two days into 2019! Ahh!! This is so exciting!! Like the two years before I will be posting the list of new-to-me movies I watched this year. I re-watch so many movies a year that I can't keep track of them, so I am just posting the new ones. Here is my list from 2016 and my list from 2017.

Ones with a ~ means I saw it in a theater.
Ones with an asterisk (*) means I saw it more than once.
If I have reviewed it I will put the link to my review.
To be on this list I must have seen more than half of it, the ending, and cannot have missed more than half an hour of it.


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)*, I have seen this like, 20 times since I first saw it on Jan. 6th!
Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Freaky Friday (2003)
That Midnight Kiss (1949)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
A Knight's Tale (2001)*
Holes (2003)
Your Name (2016), this was really weird.
Rocket Man (1997)
The General (1927)
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Coco (2017) *
Modern Times (1936)
Murder in the Clouds (1934)
Zootopia (2016)*
June in January (2014), Just because I watched a cheesy Halmark movie doesn't mean that I know why I did it.
The Lego Movie (2014)
Hotel Translyvania 2 (2015)
Gandhi (1982)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Flipped (2010)*
Despicable Me 3 (2017), Wasn't my choice, I was babysitting kids who were watching it.
The Quest (1996)
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
The Medicine Man (1930)
Storks (2016)
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
Zombies (2018)* My sister convinced me to watch it, and it was actually pretty good. It wasn't gross or creepy! It was all about how we shouldn't judge others based on their background. And the music sticks with you for days.
Finding Dory (2016)
Son of Robin Hood (1959), a waste of time!
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Shall We Dance? (1937)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Sabrina (1954)
The Greatest Showman (2017)
(I had a post on the next 7 movies HERE)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
The Incredibles 2 (2018)~*
The Emperor's New Grove (2000), This was so hilarious!!
Let's Dance (1950)
Follow the Fleet (1936)
Forrest Gump (1994)
(I had a post on the next 4 movies HERE)
Freaky Friday (2018)*
For Me And My Gal (1942)
The Pirate (1948)
SING (2016)
Christopher Robin (2018)~
Ferdinand (2017)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Peter Rabbit (2018)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Ocean's 8 (2018)
Mean Girls (2004), did not like this.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001)
Halloweentown High (2004)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Mrs. Brown (1997)
Cloud 9 (2014), My sister's favorite movie!
Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
Paddington 2 (2018)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Iron Man (2008)
Peter Pan (2003)
Robin Hood (2018)~
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Bend of the River (1952)
Mr. Magoo (1997)
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)~
Mamma Mia! (2008), I was really trying to like it, but I couldn't.
Love Actually (2003), I liked bits of it, but really didn't like other bits.

Total: 71.

It was funny, this was the year that I had seen the most movies in a theater, but they were all just spur of the moment decisions. Last year, every movie I saw in the theater I had been really waiting for it for a long time. The only one that I was looking forward to this year was Robin Hood.


Robin Hood BBC (2006-2009) [RE-WATCH], Season 1, 2, and the first episode in Season 3.
Downton Abbey, Season 6, episode 3-7. (I know, I know! When in the world am I going to finish it!?? It all depends on my sister.)
Gilmore Girls, Season 1, episodes 1-6. 5 other episodes from random seasons.
BBC's Little Women, 3 episodes.
Poirot, 1 episode.

My 10 New-to-me Favorites:

1. Flipped (2010)
2. Coco (2017)
3. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
4. Gandhi (1982)
5. The Greatest Showman (2017)
6. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
7. Zootopia (2016)
8. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
9. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
10. For Me And My Gal (1942)

Also, new year, new header!
It's a little "spring-y", but my little sister did make it last July, and I'm only putting it up now! They all have to do with people in movies reading, except the middle where they "meet". It is also her attempt to get me to watch Inkheart, but she hasn't succeeded yet.

I'm thinking that this next year I'm going to do this like I do the books, where I only put the images on the top 10, but this is one of my most read posts of the year (usually), so what do you want to see?

Thanks for reading! Have you seen any of these movies? What do you think of them?

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