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7/30/19

TTT #22 Freebie - favorite animated movies

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is a Freebie. 
my topic will be my favorite animated movies. 

1.
Kubo and the two stings

2. Island of Dogs

3. Fantastic Mr. Fox

4. Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-rabbit

5. Chicken Run

6.Tintin

7.The Secrets of NIMH

8.All Dogs go to Heaven

9. Watership Down (1970s version)

10 Surf Up

7/29/19

Dumbo remake movie review

Dumbo PosterGenre: family, adventure, fantasy 

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 2019

Director: Tim Burton

Summary:  A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

Review: When this movie came out, no one was talking about it. Weather it was great or not. I'll be the one to said this is a great movie. The Dumbo remake is not the exact same story. The talking animals are replacing with two kids. The moment where Dumbo is separated from his mom is still heart breaking.

The main story is more on Dumbo is being reunited with his mom then saving the circus with his flying act. There more build up to where Dumbo realize he doesn't need a feather to make him fly.

The ending is different. The elephants are let free in to the wild. Staying parallel with the fact that no elephants in the circus anymore. *cough* thank a lot *cough* PETA *cough*. Never mind the fact that the Romans made elephants write in Latin.

The Jungle Book and Dumbo are the best remakes so far. The original Dumbo will be the best one while the remake takes the familiar story and reshape it into some magic on its own.



7/26/19

Mid-Year freak out Tag

1. Best book you`ve read so far

So many to choices. Not canting re-reads I going with Smudage's Marks


Smudge's Mark by Claudia Osmond


7/23/19

TTT #21 Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)


Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Settings I’d Like to See More Of (Or At All)

1. Island

It doesn't has to be about a cast away on a desert island or a topical island. It can be about an island community.

7/21/19

Journey's End: The Last Dogs book 4


Journey's End

Journey's End by Christopher Holt

Author: Christopher Holt 

Series: The Last Dogs

Genre: Action, adventure, post apocalypse

Age: MG

Summary: A last after many woes and perils Max, Rocky, and Gizmo have come to their journey’s end. One last peril they must meet, coming face to face with their greater threat, Dolph. 

7/20/19

The Wonders of Museums

Note: This is an essay I wrote for a writing class and thought to share it on my blog. The essay is about my trips to museum from all across the US and why these are the type of places I like visited. 

Museum Tour

People often overlook the value of libraries and museums.  Museums are fun to walk around, seeing different exhibits with fascinating artifacts. These places are filled with mystery and ancient knowledge. Both have stories to tell us. Libraries can take us on fantastic journeys through imagination. While museums connect us with stories about culture and history. 

7/15/19

Vertigo movie review

                                                   
                                     
Review: Base of the novel Sueurs froides d'entre les morts (The Living and the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. One of Hitchcock's well know films. I thought this film will have action, turns out to be a mellow drama. Focusing more on the suspense. Then again Hitchcock is the master of suspense no need to complain.

There is beautiful cinematography and a twist. There some use of the notorious Hitchcock zoom shot. The best way I can describe it is the background is stretch. Some other films that use it are Jaws and Murder Mystery.

 The ending was predicable for me. I study Hitchcock's film in film class witch made it easier for me to guess the ending. Can see why I got to watch Strangers on a Train. There a lot more going on in that movie then Vertigo. 

Don't go into Vertigo expecting there to be action pack. Go in to be invested in the characters and the nice scenery of 1960s San Francisco. 
Genre: Thriller


Rated: PG

Year of Release: 1958

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Summary: John, a former police detective suffers with acrophobia. An old friend wife is acting strangely. Concern for his wife safety hires John to follow her.

7/9/19

Monkey: The five Ancestors book 2


Monkey

Monkey by Jeff Stone

Series: Book two of the Five Ancestors

Genre: Historical Fic

Age: MG

POV: 1st person

Summary: Cangzhen Temple is destroy. Five young warrior monks had escape and scatter to the four winds. Malao allies with a strange white monkey with one eye. Together they travel to Shaolin Temple to deliver the dragon scrolls.

7/8/19

The men who stare at goats: movie review

The Men Who Stare at Goats PosterGenre: Comedy, war

Rated: R - languages

Director: Grant Heslov

Summary: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.


Review: A dark comedy base off a true story. Throughout the film their flashback on the back story on Lyn Cassady and how the New Earth Army was founded. This movie is hilarious, better than the previous movie I watch.

At the beginning I find the story a little confusing to follow. 10 to 20 minute in the film I got what going on and enjoy it.

Re-watchable: Yes

Rating: 8/10

More info: IMDb

7/5/19

Bio Dome movie review


Genre: Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Year Release: 1996

Director: Jason Bloom

Summary: Bud (Pauly Shore) and Doyle (Stephen Baldwin) are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a "Bio-Dome" for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakenly become part of the project themselves.

Review: I have enjoyed the movie I watch so far. I have been too hush and I do try to pick out the bad. To describe Bio-Dome in one word, it stupid. I don't like the gross humor or people running around acting stupid. All the characters lack depth to them. Sure, are some good humorist moments. 

I was always interest in movie. Not until now am I devolving a tastes of what I like and dislike (thank film class for that). 

Maybe this is your type of movie, then that is find. To each their own. 

Rate: 4/10 

More Info: IMDb

7/4/19

Scouts

Scouts Scouts by Shannon Greenland

Genre: Contemporary, adventure

Age: MG

POV: first person

Release Date: 7/23/19

Summary: Annie, Rocky, Fynn, and Beans are on their annul camping trip when a metro crashes down nearby. The friends set out to find it and find themselves on an adventure out in the wilderness.

I receive Scouts as an ACR at book con.

7/2/19

TTT #20 Childhood Favorites

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Childhood favorites. 


1. Catwings.
I love this book so much as a kid, that I took everywhere. Until I took it to my grandparent's house and the cover got rip off. I tap the cover together and end up losing the book. Never saw it again. 😥


7/1/19

June Mouthly Wrap-up 2019




Sorry for getting my June wrap-up in late. I been busy lately and July came fast. Well here it is. Hope y 'all having a nice summer. 

Books Read: 7

1 & 2. The Hobbit & The Fellowship of the Ring

Rated: There going to five stars no matter what. 

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