Every Halloween, I watch my classic favourites. Every year, I try to watch something different. Just to change it up a little bit. I usually stick with my favourites, at some point over the weekend they’ll get watched.
This year, I can’t really go out, in case I get COVID, or even a cold/flu and then cannot get my teeth out.
My favourite Halloween movies are:
Nightmare Before Christmas
All the 90’s “The Addams Family”, if the show is on, I’ll watch that.
Death Becomes Her
What we do in the shadows
All the Simpsons Halloween specials.
Okay, maybe not the scariest. Real life is scary enough thank you very much.
I think it goes without saying that I am not the biggest “she who will not be named” fan…
… Harry Potter meant and still means a lot to a lot of people…Not me, I will always be a LOTR and Hobbit fan…From all accounts though, the most she’d get from the reunion is money. Which I don’t care much about either. I don’t think she’s part of the reunion special. So watch away. There will always be people, who are not as perfect as moi.
I think about LOTR and if Tolkien said something like she did, but you know…The actors in LOTR and Hobbit are lovely people. I would still watch it…
You know what is funny though?
A lot of trans people and allies, have been much the same things. However, the transphobes are all…
THOSE KIDS OWE JKROWLING! THEY SHOULD DEFEND HER BLINDLY! THEY OWE HER!
I still love heading to the cinemas, do you as well? I still love going to see a good movie in the cinemas. That big screen, bringing a lot of fantasy to life. Especially for those who are not rich enough to have a cinema in their own home.
My partner and I only see certain movies in the cinemas these days. The cinema close by also have a fancy section “Gold Class” when you can get wines and meals, instead of just your popcorn and soda pop.
I just love going to it, but as I mentioned above, we are selective about which movies we’ll see in the cinemas. We’re probably going to end up seeing Mulan in Gold Class and get a fancy meal. The big screen just make the movie come even more alive. I just love it.
Oh my god! So yesterday was my Avengers Endgame movie time, it sort of was, sort of not a birthday present…I am still emotionally drained! I cried about 4-5 times and my heart broke a couple of times.
It’s a long film, but not once did I feel bored…Not once did I feel there was a lapse or a slow time. Might be part of the reason it’s draining? Your brain/mind just doesn’t stop with the emotions. It also occurred to me though why a lot of things weren’t shown in the trailer, that usually would be shown in a trailer. There’s just nothing I didn’t really love, I still have a lot of questions. Love the beginning, love the middle and although sad, loved the ending.
One bit that I did cry at was the Super-girl-Super-Togetherness-Super-Power…Probably because I haven’t experienced it that much. It’s mainly been “Lauren you’re on your own because everyone else is just a bitch and that’s the way it is. They’re allowed to treat you like that”lol
I think I’m going to be feeling this one for a while. The first MCU movie (Iron Man) was released in 2008…Can you believe it?!
I’ve realised that over the pass month or so. Most of the books that I have been reading have finally been not only classic novels. I’ve also only ever seen most of them either in the movies or on the television screen. Below are a few examples:
Agatha Christie Novels
The Picture of Dorian Gray
It feels like there has been a definite theme going for myself this month and it’s been fantastic! I’ve really been enjoying the books that I have seen on screen, come to life via the written word. I really enjoyed reading Agatha Christie and I HIGHLY recommend them. I’ve got another on the back burner, on hold, in the Library.
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Oh wow, I have gone through so many options. I’d have to go with banana’s. I like them and they’re good for you.
List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.
The first one that popped instantly into my head:
Robin Hood – Men in Tights
Phantom of the Opera
Anything JRR Tolkien – Movie or Book
The Archie Comics
If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?
I’m not sure that I’d want to know to be honest! My mum would probably spend most of the evening on the computer looking at Pinterest. Who knows and who wants to know what my brother gets up too…I don’t want too know! My dad is probably drinking -.-
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
My partner and I decided to go out to a cinema and do a “movie marathon” over the Easter Weekend…He stayed longer, but there have just been so many movies that we both wanted to see. We managed to figure out the timing and it just so happened that all the movies I wanted to see we could watch first!
Just a quick break down of the movies that I saw…
Wrinkle in Time
I will just start out by saying that I have not read the book written by Madeleine L’Engle. I can’t make a fair comparison between the two.
However, I did enjoy the movie…I cried a lot in it, and my partner kept laughing at me. It’s not so much “action packed” it’s more of a thinking movie, more scientific as well. What I have really been loving lately, with the movies that I’ve been seeing. That the “love relationships” have not been largely based on romantic love (The only “romantic” type movies I see are usually musicals and someone usually dies,lol…I don’t know what that says about myself,lol). They’ve been mainly about family love, self love, or the story is just not largely based on a romance This is one of those. I also love how the young girl is so…real…She is very honest about what she doesn’t like about herself (which broke my heart)…But how she also begins to believe in herself. I felt a journey with her that I could completely relate too. I feel like every girl has been there at least once…Even the bully girl, you begin to feel for her too.
The colours are magnificent, I’m a very visual person, so colours represent feelings and emotions to myself as well. All the “Mrs’s” are just beautiful as well. Not just with their outfits, but their words and souls.
“The most memorable books from our childhoods are those that make us feel less alone, convince us that our own foibles and quirks are both as individual as a finger-print and as universal as an open hand.”
I’m going to read the book now
This is undeniably more action packed than “Wrinkle in Time”.
John Boyega is always gorgeous! Of course being “Idris Elba” ‘son’…Can’t expect anything less really,lol
Just like a lot of action films, it’s not too deep, but a good film…Worth your money to see on the big screen. There are things that have happened to the characters to motivate them the way that they do. Just your usual action film with big robots type film.
*I wasn’t sure how many of you would have seen Black Panther at this point so I wanted to wait a bit to write about it. I have feeling I may talk about some spoilers.*
I’m not sure how I can write this without bias, because there was pretty much nothing that I didn’t love about this movie. I’m not really familiar with a lot of the superheroes and the comics. There’s only been a couple of the superheroes where I’ve read some of their comics, and Black Panther is not one I’ve read.
I am SO regretting that now! It also means that I can’t really make any fair comparisons between the two and how fair the movie was to the comics.
There really isn’t anything bad I can say about the movie…Everything about it was pretty perfect to be honest. They casting was spot on, the music was thrilling (I wanted to get up and dance…I love a good drum!) The plot, there was no real “quiet time”, it flowed perfectly. Some of the quotes I can see becoming extremely popular.
If you want to see a movie that you’ll love for both the superhero aspect and modern days issues…You will love it. I don’t if it’s because I am aware, but the only reason would feel uncomfortable honestly seeing this movie is if they are not with people of colour and some hard core facts. Then again, I don’t know why someone with issues with poc would see this movie anyways?
Family – What I loved the most about this film was the family dynamic. They weren’t just a Royal family and that was it. They were FAMILY. It is fantastic to finally an African American family not only being represented as Royal (and fantastic royals at that) but also as a family that clearly love one another. Rather than a run away father whose skipped out on his struggling family. Father and Son have such a respectful relationship, even when they are disappointed in one another, even when they don’t agree. My heart literally broke when T’Challa (THE Black Panther) realised his father is not perfect. They still LOVE each other. They understand not everyone is perfect.
Characters – I will say this one of those movies were they got the casting exactly perfect. Even the “bad characters” are perfect. Even Martin Freeman was perfectly cast as seeming so English and so white (it’s honestly the only way I can describe it) he was so on the outside. As a white girl watching the film, I got it. I have seen some people complain because they thought Martin Freeman wasn’t “black enough” and it made him look inferior, but I honestly believe THAT was the point of his character. In a good way! Of course Andy Serkis always makes a good bad guy. I felt like Michael B Jordan was “bad”, but he’s the type of villain you will feel perfectly sad for, and so one should!
Music – I LOVED it. I believe that music can change your mood and the way you feel, and I wanted to dance in the movie theatre so much in this film.
“Costumes” – I put that in quotation marks because the clothing were not costumes. They were beautiful, colourful and glorious!