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It Chapter 2: Thoughts & Spoilers

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It Chapter 2

Directed By: Andy Muschietti

Stephen King is well-known for not always sticking the landings as they say. It is probably a big part of that. The film makes fun of that as well teasing writer Bill that no one likes his endings.

Overall I have to say I enjoyed the film. Lots of positives. But I don’t think they stuck the landing and I don’t think that can be put on King either.

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Books, Movies, Television

The Best Teachers of Books, TV & Film

toy story 4 animation

Summer is over and it’s time for my 2nd favorite time of year…

Back to school!

Okay, I haven’t had to go back to school in years but I still love when the school supplies come out and it means Fall is definitely in the air so I thought I’d do some of my favorite teachers in books, films and shows.

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My Kind of Wedding Party

Samara Weaving and Adam Brody

Ready or Not

Directed By: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett

So leaving Ready or Not the other day my first thought was, “Ah, that was so cute!” Which does seem like a strange thing to say considering it’s a movie about a young bride whose in-laws are trying to kill her to please some weird pact they’ve got going. But it stands. I thought it was cute and really just fun.

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Books, Movies

What’s Scarier? Books vs. Films

Pennywise

I started reading It last week- the movie version helped restart my interest in the horror genre. Unsurprisingly like most of the King books I’ve read from that era I can’t put it down.

And reading it while awaiting the final chapter and thinking on some of the other scary movies I’ve watched or am interested in made me wonder about the age old question: What’s scarier in the horror genre: books or films?

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Ophelia Leads to a Hamlet Reread

Ophelia

Ophelia

Directed By: Claire McCarthy

A couple of weeks ago I watched Ophelia- which is basically Hamlet through Ophelia’s eyes. She’s one of my favorite Shakespeare characters a truly tragic character (unlike those impetuous dumbasses Romeo and Juliet.) And I thought with Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts it seemed like it was a good bet.

It also drove me to reread Hamlet for the first time since high-school which I found surprisingly enjoyable!

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Things I Will Never Say: Movie Edition

anger explodes

Last week I did a Things I Would Never Say book edition. It was originally supposed to be a movie edition… brought on by my frustration over the previews and commercials at my theater pushing the start time for Crawl back to nearly 30 minutes.

And we’ll just leave out the fact that I still haven’t seen two of my most anticipated summer films but I totally watched Crawl 🙂

So here’s some things you’ll never hear me say about the movies…

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My Top 3 Jaws Scenes

don't go in the water in Jaws

I rewatched Jaws recently. I had been wanting to for a while but seeing as how its Shark Week I thought hey fortuitous timing!

Honestly the film still holds up. It has been awhile since I’ve seen it. Though Googling tells me I have a shockingly good hold on the shark and “other things that will kill you in the water” film genre.

But below my 3 favorite scenes in the film. This is spoiler territory…

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Circe News & Her Satanic Majesty: A July Wrap-Up

circe uk edition

In super exciting news Circe- which was one of my favorite reads in a very long time- got a straight-to-series order from HBO. I find the writers credits a bit of a mixed bag but the source material is so strong… oh, man I’m having de ja vu cause I am sure I said that before about another HBO series.

But what really matters is the casting…

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Blind Spot July: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Sean Penn as Spicoli

My Blind Spot movie kind of picked itself this month with the multiple mentions it got in Stranger Things I decided to finally sit down and watch Fast Times at Ridgemont high. It had it’s moments- mainly Sean Penn’s iconic turn as checked out drugged out Spicoli.

It feels very much like a movie of its time though.

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