I knew there was a Princess Diana movie coming but I didn’t know Netflix was doing a musical version of her life which jeez I mean my first thought was just because Hamilton did it doesn’t mean everyone should try.
Howl’s Moving Castle
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki
After getting HBO Max solely to see the Studio Ghibli films (unseen to me before now!) and weeks of going back and forth where to start I jumped right in with Howl’s Moving Castle and honestly think I made an excellent choice!
Now I can worry I started at the top!
I probably know too much about the Disney Princess canon in the first place so it was a surprise when I rewatched Enchanted for the first time in a while and realized, or remembered, Giselle is a Disney character. But not an official Disney Princess!
And frankly I don’t think she -or her movie- gets her due.
By: Terry Pratchett
I finally got to Reaper Man in Discworld a story in which Death is forcibly retired and goes to work on a farm- one I knew I would like because I like Death…
And the damned trolleys had me so confused!
We got a bunch of new trailers recently including for Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix film I’m Thinking of Ending Things…
I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about movie release dates anymore but the Mulan news looks to be pretty big as Disney is splitting the difference on one of its biggest most anticipated movies and sending it to Disney+.
But we aren’t getting it for just that $6.99 subscription.
Agnes at the End of the World
By: Kelly McWilliams
I’m a little torn on Agnes because for most of this book I was honestly LOVING it. Yes capitalized I was that into it.
The Rise of Kylo Ren
If there is one thing I hated most about the new trilogy it would be that scene with Luke and Ben in Last Jedi where Luke draws the lightsaber because he saw great darkness in Ben and then everything went to hell including characterization.
I only picked up this graphic novel because I had hope it would add something to that story.
I should have known better.
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line
By: Deepa Anappara
Djinn Patrol is one of those books I picked up not at all knowing what I was going to get and absolutely loved despite the dark and tragic subject manner.
And I think it’s because Anappara brings the characters and the setting (but especially the characters) to life so well that I felt that I was there running the streets with the kids and I wanted to keep them all safe and fix everything that was wrong. Unfortunately there is a lot wrong for them.
Is it wrong to read an entire okay book just hoping to see a character get what’s coming to them?
I mean probably not right (that’s probably half the success of ASOIAF) but I still couldn’t help feel a little weird…
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