I hope that the world is finally fine by the time I’m writing this or that we are semi close to fine. Would you actually believe that I have actually been plotting the comeback of Scaretober for over a year? I’ve been hoping that I’ve actually have the time and given at the time I am prepping these posts I currently have a lot of time on my hands.
If you haven’t been here before, here are a few things to know for a long time I was not a fan of scary movies I would actually pay for the movie and when it got too scary walk out. That’s pretty ridiculous considering the price of movie tickets, don’t you think. I was determined to cure myself of this habit and decided to take on scary movies for the month of October several years ago. You can read some of the back catalog here. This year like last year I am hoping to incorporate some books as well. If you want to see what else I have up my sleeve feel free to follow along from now until the end of October, or just come back in October for the real good stuff. You can also look forward to a blogpost from me every day in October. So stay tuned for more.
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories—they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.
Hello! I’m back with yet another book review. After Artemis Fowl the movie was released on Disney + earlier this month and I had a rather disappointing thoughts on the movie. (It had so much potential!!! It’s been in production for nearly a decade) I thought that I should read the book because maybe the book was better.
I would agree with critics to say that the book was better. I think the fact that in this first book that Artemis Fowl starts out as a villan with good intentions as we found out in the end, makes the character likeable. In the movie, we are made to root for the character from the jump being that his dad has suddenly been kidnapped and Artemis Fowl needs to save him. While most of the book we aren’t completely sure of his motives we are shown that he comes from dire circumstances in which we made to feel at least a little bit of compassion for him.
While the book tops out at just under 400 pages and is marketed as a middle grade novel, as an adult I didn’t find the book written down to. There were parts that due to seeing the movie first that I was grossed out by but overall I found the book to be more enjoyable and added more depth to the character of Artemis Fowl.
I don’t see myself continuing the series I did find the book intriguing enough to finish it and give it an average rating.
Let me know if you have read this book or have seen the movie and what you thought of it. I would like to tell you that I will be back in a more regular capacity and that there will be some content on the blog changing, but we’ll see. See you soon!
Hello! I’m back again with yet another review, but this time it’s a movie review. Netflix recently released Let it Snow a movie loosely based on a compilation of stories by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. I did a review on the book which you can read here.
In this movie though the storyline is basically the same. A group of friends work at the Waffle Town and over the course of 2 days get into various hi jinks as well as throwing a raging party of the year. This is where the similarities of the book and the movie mainly end. Julie meets rising pop star Stuart on the train and when the train stalls out near the Waffle Town runs in there to get out of the cold. Julie then ends up taking Stuart to meet her family to get him away from the paparazzi and into her normal boring life. Meanwhile into the Waffle Town walks a group of cheerleaders which causes one of the employees to struggle to create a balance between her crush and her best friend.
I really enjoyed the book that lead to the screenplay for this movie. I felt that each of the stories had a deeper depth on its own as well as together. In the movie, there seem to be disjointed parts that weren’t explained well in the movie such as the appearance of the pig, why there was a need for a party at the Waffle Town and why everyone was obsessed with Waffle Town. I would still recommend that you see the movie since I thought it was a charmingly cute holiday movie worth watching during this season.
Hey! I’m back with yet another post for Scaretober. I apologize that there aren’t as many posts this year, but I am still determined to get up as many posts as I can for you. I just wish that I could be watching more scary movies and doing more reviews for you, but this is what it is.
Today I’m reviewing Coraline the movie. Not to give anything away, but there will also be a review on Coraline the book by Neil Gaiman. I found the movie fascinating and weird. It was done in a claymation style similar to that of Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and other such movies.
If you haven’t seen the movie, the basic storyline of the movie is that Coraline Jones recently moves from Michigan to a new town and since she has no one to play with she has a very active imagination. In addition to that she discovers a door in her house that appears to go nowhere during the day, but at night appears to go to an alternate universe in which she is treated to everything she wants and everything she hopes for in her life. Soon, Coraline is visiting the universe regularly until one day the Other Mother demands that she stay for good and Coraline decides that she doesn’t want to stay and makes a deal with the Other Mother in order to leave.
If you haven’t watched Coraline I highly recommend it, I found it a fascinating movie and the animation is well done. Matt had never seen the movie before and he really enjoyed it. He is also a fan of Neil Gaiman in general, but had not read Coraline. Stay tuned for more posts during Scaretober and hopefully they will be equally fun. See you soon.
Hello! Welcome back to another day of posting during Scaretober. As I probably mentioned yesterday this year will not only include scary movies, but also some scary books or Halloween type books to get you in the mood for the holiday.
This year I decided that since It: Chapter 2 was hitting theaters, it seemed like a good as ever time to review and revisit the movie. If you haven’t read my review ofIt: Chapter 1 feel free to read that one before you read this one.
The story picks up 27 years later when Pennywise, the dancing clown has come back to terrorize the people of Derry, Maine once more. The main trigger of the story happens during the Autumn of 2016 in which Pennywise attacks a boy that is thrown into the river after being beaten by the town bullies. Mike Hanlon hears about the incident over his police scanner and decides to investigate. Upon arrival Mike finds a message written in blood specifically dedicated to the Losers Club and decides that is time to bring the rest of the Losers Club back to Derry, Maine to end It once and for all. From there you see each member of the Losers Club react to Mike’s phone call and prepare for the journey back to their hometown. After arriving back in their hometown and having a reunion dinner at a Chinese restaurant that ends relatively badly the Losers Club almost decide to leave town, but are convinced by Mike and Bill that they need to save the children of Derry and each other.
The final showdown with IT is prompted when Bill goes to the town fair and sees Pennywise take a boy right in front of him prompting Bill to confront the memories he has of not being able to save his brother Georgie.
I won’t give away the ending completely since I recommend that you see the movie, but know that all the rumors and deaths are true. This second chapter of the movie is filled with lots of jump scares, cliff hangers, and dark moments which left me hanging on the edge of my seat and almost wanting to leave the theater. I made it through and was glad that I did. I thought the casting for the adult version of the Losers Club was amazing and the flashback scenes to the summer they first defeated Pennywise was incredible.
I hope that you’ll see this movie and let me know what you think! Have you seen It: Chapter one? Did you like it? I hope to see you for more exciting posts over this month 🙂