Movies

Aladdin vs. Aladdin

Aladdin

It is very much a goal this year to expand my film watching and that means getting back into the classics I’ve never seen before.

So the 1992 version of Aladdin which is on Disney+ seemed like a perfect place to start. And I honestly thought this would be a simple win. I was definitely going to like this more than the flawed but still enjoyable live-action version from last year.

Turns out I’m very torn so I thought I’d weigh the scales.

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How Our Stories Get Told: The Aeronauts

redmayne and jones in the aeronauts

The Aeronauts

Directed By: Tom Harper

So The Aeronauts is about a ballooning trip to study weather in 1862 London that goes horribly wrong. I decided to give this a go because it looked pretty and sounded interesting but I have to tell you the minute it was obvious Amelia was taking the dog with her I started Googling spoilers.

Who cares about these two what happens to the dog?

Only I found a more interesting story.

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Books

The Best Harley Story Yet

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Harleen

By: Stjepan Šejic

I’m not particularly good at fawning over things so let me just say I really think this is my favorite Harley story, Harley-Joker origin story ever and one of my top 3 graphic novels. I went into it expecting to like it because it is Harley.

I did not expect it to be so damned good or have so much going for it.

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Morbius and Oscar Noms

Jared Leto in Morbius

So the Morbius trailer dropped and I must admit I’m more intrigued than I was (which was like maybe 2% so that wasn’t hard) but more interested in different movies and the bigger universe.

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A Lot of Jars for One Book

Things in Jars

Things in Jars

By: Jess Kidd

When going over what did and didn’t work for me about Things in Jars I hit upon something I don’t think I’ve ever said before… this should have been two books.

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Book Predictions for the 2020’s

 

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It’s a whole new decade and I was thinking about what book world and reading would look like this time in 10 years. How will the 20’s shape and change books for us? Or books change the 20’s?

Below are my predictions.

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My 2019 Movies in One Sentence

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As we get ready for all the new 2020 movies I thought I’d wrap up my movie year in a one sentence for each film post 🙂 I had fun looking back and doing this for 2018.

Though to keep it simple I am limiting it to 2019 theatrical releases mostly in the order I saw them.

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Mutant Trailers & Globes

new mutants trailer

So in all honesty I didn’t think they’d ever release The New Mutants in theaters. The last I heard several months ago was rumors about reshoots and I pretty much gave up hope.

But yes, a new trailer! It’s coming in April which considering we’re getting Emma soon that’s a double dose of Anya Taylor-Joy who I’m a big fan of so Monday morning win!

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This Ones Going to Stay with Me: Miracle Creek

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Miracle Creek

By: Angie Kim

I’ve always been fascinated by fate. Specifically the idea that fate is fate and no matter what you do the thousand, million little things will come together and find you. Of course there’s still that question of the decisions being yours to make in the first place.

But then again- where you always going to make the same decision?

For me it’s something that Miracle Creek appeals to.

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