I Love the Movies!

Would Watch!

First Wives Club’s Stars Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler Reuniting for a New Comedy

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.

Avengers Endgame…No Spoilers! Just feelings…So many feelings!

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.

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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?!

Screen vs Books

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.

Here comes the old age classic question:

Book vs Screen?

Share Your World, April Week 4, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World – April 23, 2018

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
  • Moulin Rouge
  • 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. 

Movie Marathons

Aren’t they fantastic?

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!

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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

Pacific Rim

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.

 

 

Black Panther = The Awesome!

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*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!

Phwoar!

I can’t believe that I’ve missed this!

I am a HUGE Marvel fan and I do have to say that I am enjoying them a lot more than the DC series…Even though I love both the different worlds. (Harley Quinn is my favourite).

The Marvel movies just seem to be that little more “extra”. As someone pointed out, Marvel have been taking years to do their movies, whereas DC are coming out all at once. Even with the little extra bits that Marvel give you during the end credits, it just makes it a little more ‘special’.

Are you a DC or a Marvel fan? Are you enjoying one set of movies over the others, or are you enjoying them pretty much the same? Or do you just flat out hate one, or both?

I’m fine with this not happening

The feud that ruined the Sex and the City movie number 3

Sometimes I am perfectly fine with things just not actually happening…I don’t know how many of you watched the other two…The first one was alright, but I felt could have been so much better. Then the second one…How were they all fine with it? Here are some of the other movies or tv series I could have lived happily without ever seeing are:

  • Death Note…The American series…Why, why did that even happen?
  • Riverdale…I love the comics, I used to play Veronica when my cousins, brothers and I would “play” The Archie’s. The series is alright if you don’t know about the comics. I am glad though it’s introducing a whole new generation to it.

Not everything has to happen or come to life…What about yourselves, do you have a book series or a television series or a movie, that you felt could have probably not happened and you would have been fine with that?