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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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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My 2019 Movies in One Sentence

the family in ready or not

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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My Fantasy Star Wars Saga Endings

Rey and Kylo in Rise of Skywalker

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 meant in good fun 🙂 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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Little Women: The March Sisters Return

jo march in little women

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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Does Jumanji Level Up?

the jumanji gang

Jumanji: The Next Level

Directed By: Jake Kasdan

On the one hand it did feel like the typical movie level up. Bigger. Crazier. Stuntier. (Is that a word?) I did enjoy Jumanji 2 but sadly my enjoyment didn’t level up.

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