Movies

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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Movies

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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Books

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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Movies

My Fantasy Star Wars Saga Endings

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I was rewatching the Rise of Skywalker and I think elements of the Mandalorian could have perfectly explained the return of the Emperor!

Then I started thinking about my how it should have ended head canons and some fantasy spin-off ideas and thought why not?

Obviously spoilers for the Rise of Skywalker below. Also I’m in the middle on the movie so whether you loved it or hated it this is meantย in good fun ๐Ÿ™‚ But onto how the Emperor returned!

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Books, Movies

The Top Creatures of 2019

 

Dumbo

My apologies if you have a particular love of like cats and don’t want them lumped in with CGI creatures- I do to. Or vice-versa. But I’m lumping them all together with the great performances by animals, CGI creatures of all sorts, and of course one very famous puppet.

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Movies

Little Women: The March Sisters Return

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Little Women

Directed By: Greta Gerwig

I was really excited to check out this latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book about the March sisters. It’s a beloved story and I think if you know and love the story you’ll enjoy the movie (I did.)

The movie is coming with a lot of hype (All Gerwig needs to do is be associated with a movie and it’s over-hyped) and some awards controversy already.

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Books

Fate will Find You: The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

The Starless Sea

By: Erin Morgenstern

On the one hand I can completely understand why people wouldn’t like this book and don’t like Morgenstern’s writing. There’s a scene in which a character frees the dolls inside a nesting doll: a doll within a doll, a story within a story, within a story, a myth chased through time and space…

Yeah, I get why people won’t like it.

I ate it up.

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Television

Speculating about the Mandalorian Finale

Baby Yoda

Instead of talking about The Rise of Skywalker I wanted to endlessly speculate about my favorite piece of Star Wars media in ages- the Mandalorian. Whose season finale airs this coming Friday.

Obviously spoilers through the most recent episode 7 below.

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Books

Best Books of the Decade

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As we head into not just a new year but a new decade I thought I’d do my top books of the decade.

It was supposed to be a list of 10 but wound up doubled. Some might be controversial picks but I enjoyed all of them for many different reasons. And I’ve found that even the controversial ones are still being talked about.

So the books that defined my decade:

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Books

Time Marches On: Letters from Father Christmas

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Letters from Father Christmas

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

For two decades Tolkien wrote letters every winter to his children, not from himself, but from Santa where he told them stories about life in the North Pole. Prepping for the big day and his adventures with the accident prone North Polar Bear.

And because it’s Tolkien there’s totally a Goblin attack ๐Ÿ™‚

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