Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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I’m slowly getting back to a regular posting schedule and even making moves to make improve this site. I’m really glad that you have stuck around if you have been here a while. I can’t believe that I have not posted a movie review since last year. I have seen a few movies since Fantastic Beasts and where to find them Part 1, but I just didn’t find them worthy enough to review for the blog.

Today I’m back though with a movie review because I saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 opening weekend. Well, actually if we are being perfectly honest I saw it twice. I didn’t do it on purpose it kind of just happened. Spoiler alert for those who no longer wish to read any further, I think the movie is excellent and is a great addition to the universe that Marvel Studios is building.

The story starts as any Marvel story would start with trying to answer some of the questions we had from the last film such as the origins of Peter Quill. Yes, we meet Ego the guy who claims to be Peter’s father and once again the Guardians of the Galaxy have to save the universe from certain destruction. At one point in the movie Peter, Gamora, and Drax get separated from Rocket and Groot who have their own adventure with Yondu. Yondu’s a semi good guy in this film and we definitely get to see a more human side to him than in the last film and also get more of a backstory. We also get to see a ton more of Kraglin.

There’s a ton more that I could tell you, but it would give away what might come next in the spoiler universe. If you are reading this before the movie know that there are 5 end trailers that last until pretty close to when the lights come up. Also actually watch the screen during the credits and you can see some characters from the previous movie like Howard the Duck, Cosmo the Dog, and others.

Let me know what you thought of the movie and what you might predict for the future for the Marvel Universe.

Sunday Currently v.37

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I know that I’ve been slacking a little  with the posts, but I’m hoping that I can catch up and work forward, by doing a few of these link-up parties. Today I’m linking up with Lauren from Siddathornton. I’ve read her blog off and on for several years. I don’t even remember how I discovered her blog, but it’s beautiful and you should check it! Below is my currently list for today. Everything here will get better in time and I’m hoping that you will stick with me.
reading A Lying Game Novel and Uncommon Criminals from Heist Society
writing… at least this post for now. I’m trying to get more inspired to write posts again
listening to the current quietness as I type this, it’s been a busy day
thinking that I should probably get a bit more done before settling down for the night
wishing for peace and resilience for this crazy week
hoping for peace.
wearing boring clothes because I haven’t decided to change into pajamas for the night yet
loving that I am so blessed and loving life lately. Only good things
wanting more love, more time, and more peace
feeling a bit overwhelmed at my crazy to-do list this week, but I think that it will all work out
eating nothing at the moment, but dinner is starting to smell good

anticipating the crazy thing that is called the work week and Weekend camp coming all too soon
watching Criminal Minds on Netflix
planning at least a few things for the future and hoping that a few more come in a matter of weeks
looking forward to happy mail and gifts
creating more creative content for my youtube channel finally and feeling a bit more creative
need to finish at least one project for work and at least one book this week
main goal get at least 3 videos up by the end of this month

Movie and Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

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As you probably know, I am doing #HPDec once again this year. I thought it was only fitting that I include some of the newer manuscripts to the Harry Potter world including: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and this movie. I will also be doing a review on the movie manuscript later this month, but thought that I would first review the movie.

I saw the movie on Thanksgiving Day Weekend. Surprisingly enough, when I saw it there  weren’t that many people in my showing so I could ooh, ahh…and squeek over all things of the Wizarding World.. I had watched all the trailers and honestly that didn’t even do the movie justice, although I’m not quite sure what to think on the 5 movies that will come from the book along with a re-release of the textbook this Spring.

Back to what we are really here for, the movie. I love how Newt Scamander brings his creatures to New York. I love the first interaction of Newt and Mr. Kowalski at the bank to mention that we get to meet a Niffler for the first time. I’m so in love with the niffler! Trust me once you see it in the movie you will want a niffler too! The Pop Funko doll doesn’t quite do it justice. I love the interactions between Newt and Tina. I can’t wait to see more of their love story.

Here’s a rundown on the movie: Newt Scamander comes to New York/ America to return one of his magical creatures to its native home. Shortly after he arrives in New York, he runs into a group of people that hate wizards that are protesting in front of the bank. While watching the protest niffler manages to escape from the confines of his suitcase and get into the bank. Newt follows niffler into the bank and meets Kowalski who watches him use magic and they end up accidentally switching suitcases. After which several of the other exotic creatures escape the suitcase and run amok in New York. In the meantime, New York and the Wizarding World in America is dealing with the fact that there are unexpected events happening throughout the city. In the beginning it is also reported through the flash of several newspaper clippings that Grindelwald the first really bad wizard has disappeared.

I won’t spoil the ending for you, but I am seriously in love with this movie. Perhaps it is because we got to see a niffler up close. Perhaps it is because the movie is set in the 1920s and the fashion of that time, I can’t. I don’t know, the movie is amazing and great beyond belief. I love the fact that David Yates is once again directing this part of the Wizarding World.

*edit I just finished reading the movie script. I will say that the script is fairly well written and very detailed. I’m glad that I was able to understand Eddie Redmayne in the movie otherwise the script would have been super helpful. I wasn’t as impressed with the script as I thought I would be. I would have thought there would be more, maybe implications of what we can see in the next movies, but alas there is not.

If you have seen this movie let me know your thoughts, if you haven’t seen this movie yet I highly recommend that you do so. I will see you soon in another post.

Movie Review: Doctor Strange

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I am trying to get to more balanced blogging schedule. I know that you read quite a few movie reviews from during Scaretober, but there are still a couple of amazing movies hitting the box office this holiday season which I wanted to give you my thoughts on. Don’t worry I will try and post more real life content on here soon, so I apologize for the plethora of reviews lately.
If you have been with me a while you will know that I am not a huge comic book fan, but I have enjoyed watching both the Marvel and DC universe unfold on the big screen for the past decade. Many of you have probably already guessed that I am much more of Marvel fan than a DC fan due to the content of their movies, but with any adaptation of a comic book character I am open to seeing.
The Dr. Strange movie is just another in a long line of the building of the Marvel universe, which seems to have a pretty extensive plan plotted out well into 2030 it would seem. In this addition to the Marvel universe, we find ourselves following a neurosurgeon by the name of Dr. Stephen Strange through his downfall due to a car accident which ends his surgical career to eventual superhero. Dr. Strange uses all of his money to try and find a cure through western medicine to get his hands back to normal. When western medicine is unable to grant him what he needs. He journeys to Nepal to get in touch with Eastern medicine. It is while in Nepal learning the ways of sorcery from the Ancient One does he discover that the universe is much bigger than it appears to be. He manages to learn enough sorcery to help several people under the Ancient One save the New York and Hong Kong sanctum as well as save the world from total destruction.
I won’t give away the whole movie since it is definitely worth seeing. I loved how Dr. Strange figures out how to use the Eye of Agamotto and how the cloak of Levitation comes to him during a fight of the New York sanctum. I can’t wait to see how this folds into the Marvel Universe with the anticipation of the next Thor movie or how Dr. Strange 2 will unfold now since Mordo has decided to be a moral compass. I hope that I didn’t give away too much of the movie or too much of the end credit trailers since there are 2. Definitely go see this movie, you won’t regret it.
I hope to see you in another post very soon!

Scaretober 2016 Wrap-up

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Hello Everyone!

I hope that you enjoyed following along with this year’s Scaretober series. If you are not caught up yet, here’s a link to all the posts.

I really enjoyed putting together this series for you to read. It was also mainly selfishly to get over my fear of scary movies and be a bit braver. I know that my level of scary has definitely changed over the years and I hope that it continues to do so as I grow and experience more things. I apologize for the plethora of pathetic non-scary movies and thrillers that were included in this year’s series.

For the future of the series, right now I am planning on doing it next year and already have a major movie series anchoring it. I’m hoping to get started fairly soon, so that I can pre-plan and schedule all those post for you to read. Hopefully everything works out as planned and you will see Scaretober again next year. As for scary movies, you can always leave me recommendations and I will take them into consideration when putting together the series.

In other news, while putting together all the posts for this series this year I noticed some serious formatting issues with the blog that I have been unable to correct. I am hoping to correct them in the near future. My posting schedule here will go back to the usual Tuesday, Thursday,Friday,Sunday with Youtube videos starting back up on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

I hope to see you soon!

Scaretober – Movie Review: The Damned

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For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is The Damned.


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I had never heard of this movie before, but when it popped up in my Netflix suggestion box. I knew that I had to give it a chance. By now, we all know my issues with the Netflix suggestions. There are such issues, but I’m not giving up on Netflix just yet.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: The movie opens and closes with a quote about secrets and how it can destroy everything you love. It is poetic, but I can’t find the exact wording anywhere. David and his fiance Lauren fly to Columbia to convince his daughter Jill to come to their wedding the next week. They surprise her at a local restaurant where she is also accompanied by her aunt and her boyfriend. Jill doesn’t have her passport on her and claims that it is at her aunt’s house in the country 6 hours away. The group sets out to retrieve the passport and then head back to America the next morning. As they are driving out to the country it starts to storm and they end up on a road in which the police advise them to turn around and get back onto the highway. The group refuses and after a little while gets lost and then gets into an accident. They manage to make their way to an abandon inn and convince the inn owner to let them stay until the rain passes. The inn owner hesitantly agrees warning the group to stay in the lobby. Jill wanders to find a bathroom and hears a little girl and then urges her father to release her not knowing the circumstances on why she is trapped. After the little girl is released strange things begin to occur.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil the entire movie for you. I thought this movie was very well done. It was actually one of the few that actually scared me to death. The whole ending was horribly terrifying. I actually finished the movie and didn’t speed through it. I recommend that you watch this because if you are pretty wussy like me you will find this movie terrifying and a bit horrifying as well. At least I watched it once!

I hope that you enjoyed following along with the Scaretober series this year. Stay tuned for my wrap-up post coming tomorrow with all my thoughts on this year’s series and my plans for the the future. See you soon!

Scaretober- Movie Review: Holidays

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Hey!
For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Holidays(2016).

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I had not heard of this movie before it showed up in my Netflix suggestions and by now I we know how I feel about the Netflix suggestion box. I’m so onto you Netflix, but don’t worry I’m not quitting you yet.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: This movie consists of 8 short films, by several different directors. Each film is centered around one holiday and you manage to go through all the holidays in a year. The movie goes through Valentine’s Day,St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s.All the films have a different level of scary and are consistent with the greeting card opening and closing.

Since this movie is so different from any of the previous movies I have reviewed in this series I can’t rightly review it in the same way. I love that there are 8 different short films that take you through a full calendar year. I love the use of different directors for each film. I was intrigued at the different level of scariness in each film and some that even raise the suspense for the films that follow next. I would definitely recommend that you watch this. I found the level of intrigue high and was surprised that you can create horror films around nearly every holiday. I kind of wish that this film had more press because I definitely think that it would have been a hit among scary movie fans.

I hope that You will keep following along with the Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. If you haven’t read any of the previous posts check the suggestion box to see what other movies I’ve reviewed this month. See you soon!