You know when you go back and watch a children’s movie as an adult, and you suddenly understand the content you didn’t grasp as a child, and now you have a whole new perspective on the film? I recently encountered this phenomenon upon rewatching Disney’s Pinocchio. Pinocchio was never one of my favorites of their films. However, it is a favorite of my youngest brother and my own son. Thus, the past couple weeks I’ve been watching Pinocchio with them. And I must say, my neutral opinion on the story is no more. I am more than perplexed by that movie.
In fact, I detest the film so much so that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.
Continue reading “In Which a Puppet Sends Our Heroine to the Brink of Insanity”
I have a question for you! Or rather, I have a few.
But allow me to explain.
As some of you may be aware from previous posts, I’m working on opening an Etsy shop for book and fandom inspired products. Truthfully, it’s already online, but I won’t have my ‘officially opening’ till next week when I have a few more items and designs in the store. Continue reading “Upcoming LOTR Designs”
Why does this film have to be so good? It’s tormenting. It’s wonderful. It’s downright sadistic to the Star Wars lover.
True to form, Mr. McGinnis and I pre-ordered the blu-ray, and it arrived promptly on Tuesday. We waited patiently throughout the day for the family to gather so we could finally watch it once more. Each time I watch it, the wheels in my head spin anew with unprecedented thoughts and theories. This time was no different so expect me to broach the subject again shortly, and I pray that it doesn’t annoy. Continue reading “Upon Rewatching The Force Awakens”
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullmanis a fantasy, steampunk novel in a theocratic society. Each person is accompanied by an animal companion called a daemon, which is essentially a physical representation of the person’s soul. These animals talk and eventually take a permanent shape. The story follows Lyra, a 12-year-old orphan who has grown up at Oxford College. Children all over England have begun to disappear. Lyra ends up going on an epic journey to find these children, befriends an armored polar bear, and becomes the wielder of the Golden Compass. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Golden Compass + Film”
I didn’t write yesterday, but that’s okay because instead I get the opportunity to write on International Women’s Day! And I thought, why not celebrate? So without further ado, here are some of the most awesome, bad-a, butt-kicking, powerful females in renowned literature, film, tv, and music! In my humble opinion and in no particular order: Continue reading “Top 20 Pop Culture Females”
We had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice’s Frozen Wednesday night. I must say it was pretty spectacular. I expected no less given the popularity of Frozen. I doubt Disney spared any expense. And wow, it was definitely the best of their ice shows. The snow falling effect was amazing in conjunction with the use of white fireworks to represent Elsa’s powers. Kind of ironic to use fire as ice, but we can overlook that. Kristoff had a wonderful solo performance, which is more than they gave poor Jonathan Groff in the film. “Let It Go” was obviously fantastically done. The costumes were gorgeous. But honestly, the best part may have been the hundreds of little girls dressed up, singing at the top of their lungs, and screaming with delight: “ELSA!!!!!” It made me excited to have a daughter of my own someday with any luck. Continue reading “Why I Hope My Kids Love Anna and Elsa”
Who watched the Oscars?! I did, I did! Of all the nerdy things I did this weekend, watching the Oscars is the most noteworthy among the general public. It was an interesting night, full of ups and downs, and some big wins, and some disappointments. Continue reading “Oscars & Artichokes”
This week has been full of some high highs and some low lows. We’ll start with the lows. Stomach flu has been wildly raging through our house, and today poor little Ollie Hoot had his first round with it. In retrospect, it was hilarious though because he puked out a waterfall in one solid gag. We were amazed as vomit gushed down me, himself, the chair, the floor, and basically all over the living room in one foul swoop. We didn’t know he had it in him. Poor guy. We’re hoping he recovers soon. Continue reading “Training for the Hunger Games”
It’s been a good weekend. I played Magic for the first time (awesome game), our costumes for Comic Con started coming in the mail, the Super Bowl happened, which I didn’t really care about but Coldplay performed the halftime show, which is always good news for me.
Oh! And this video of my cute little Ollie Hoot gained some traction over Facebook! Continue reading “And the Oscar Goes to…”
Publishers and Hollywood are scrambling to find the next big YA trend. We had magic schools with the success of Harry Potter. The rise of vampires after Twilight. The takeover of dystopia with The Hunger Games, which paved the way for Divergent. But now we’re all growing weary of the totalitarian-themed fiction and all the B and C class knocks offs. Continue reading “The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review”