It: Chapter 2

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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 of It: 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 🙂

Scaretober is back!

Scaretober 2019

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I know that I have been hinting around this for a while, but I didn’t want to give it away since in years past I have started strong and failed in the end. I wanted to bring back Scaretober for this year. If you were reading along with the blog before you will have heard of Scarteober in 2017 and a bit in 2015.

I also wanted to do something different this year, since I have been reading so many books and books have played such an important part of Fall in every day life and an even bigger part of instagram life, so I wanted to read a few of the classic books and include them as part of this year’s Scaretober. Also there were so many classic books that have been turned into movies and even more movies that have been getting remade for the newer generations of audiences.

I hope that you’ll enjoy each and every moment of Scaretober and give me suggestions for what to include in next year’s Scaretober. Look forward to posts every day from here until the end of October. 🙂

Movie Review:Love, Simon

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So I thought that I would come back here with yet another review. This time it is a movie review for Love, Simon. This movie is based on the book Simon vs the homosapiens agenda by Becky Allbertali. Since, the movie has been out only a week I thought this would be fairly timely, I’ll first off have to admit that I haven’t read the book yet, so a review on the book will be coming later this year. The book had gotten so many rave reviews that I was expecting no less from the movie.

I almost had to talk my boyfriend into going this movie, although he says that he didn’t need that much arm twisting since the trailers for this movie looked so good. Seriously, you should go watch a few if you haven’t already. We saw this movie the Wednesday after it opened and the theater was still packed even for a week night!

In the movie, you follow the story of Simon narrated by Simon, but from his letters to a guy named Blue. Well at least the first part of the movie is narrated through a letter, but you won’t find this out until later. In the movie the school Simon goes to uses a message board to communicate messages anonymously and one day Simon is alerted to a post by his friends about a boy on a Ferris wheel. Simon is intrigued and feels that he can relate to this person that he starts to communicate anonymously with him at first and then he accidentally signs one of his letters revealing his identity. Blue doesn’t feel so inclined to reveal his identity in the same manner. In a fluke of strange luck, Simon one day is interrupted writing an email to Blue on the school’s computer by the school’s principal and doesn’t think to close his email. The computer is then used by the school’s clown who decides to use the information Simon has tried to keep private for so long against him. Simon ends up making some bad decisions affecting his friends and then the school’s clown decides to out him on the public forum. Simon isn’t ready to be outed and feels his world come crashing down.

I won’t spoil the ending, but in case you haven’t figured it out everything turns out relatively ok in the end. As the boyfriend would say, the whole movie had a very John Hughes vibe to it. I loved it from the very start to the very end. It deserves all the praise it is getting by everyone. The cast was great and it was good to see Katherine Langford, of 13 reasons why fame, play someone who isn’t dead. Also in case I haven’t sold you on seeing the movie yet, Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and his own fame does the musical score for the film, so even if you hate the acting at least get lost in the music.

Let me know if you have seen this film and what you thought of it. Does it live up to the hype? Is it super different from the book if you have read that? More posts and reviews coming soon!

 

Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time

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I’m back this time with a book to movie adaptation. There will be quite a few of these coming in the next month or so. Be prepared and brace yourselves for all these movies. This review is going to be about Ava DurVernay’s adaptation of Madeline L’Engle ‘s A Wrinkle in Time. In case you didn’t read my review on the book, which I read earlier this year, you can read it here.

I immediately knew that I was going to see this movie after reading the book besides it has an all-star cast for Disney, which means it didn’t come cheap. I mean Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mndy Kaling, Chris Pine, Michael Pena, Rowan Blanchard, and I could go on. Not to mention the new faces that we are being introduced to in this movie.

As I said you can refer to my book review for a synopsis of the book/ movie. In short though I overall loved the movie and thought it was great in many ways. It did fall short in some ways though. I was disappointed about the parts that were left out because it would have lead in other directions and other movies. I was also disappointed that the wrinkle was never explained in the movie and only in the trailer, I found that to be a critical element to the story and the understanding of how Mr. Murray disappears so quickly. Also I was disappointed that the IT was not further explained and how it grabbed a hold of Charles Wallace in an instant and not anyone else.

It is a great movie don’t get me wrong I just found a few hangups with the movie that didn’t translate from the book. I would recommend that you give it a watch if not in theaters then when it comes out on DVD. This isn’t a movie I would recommend you take young kids too though because I think the not understanding of the IT and not being able to really see IT would scare them.

If you saw the movie or read the book let me know your thoughts. Thanks for continuing to read along here:) I promise that I will be back soon with another post. Let me know what other movies you would like me to review, I would love to hear from you. See you soon!

 

Scaretober-Movie Review: Saw

Today’s movie is Saw.

I had about this movie so much before, but had never seen it so I thought that I would give it a shot. Oh yeah, I know I’m behind on post regularly so some days you may see more than one post as I’m trying to catch up. Back to the real reason you are here.

Here’s a quick run down of this 2004 movie. The opening scene of the movie a man awakens in a dilapidated darkened bathroom very confused as to what happened. When the lights in the room turn on suddenly he sees another man in the room along with what appears to be a corpse in the middle. Both of the men are chained to pipes on the sides of the room. The men tell each other their names and then they find a tapes in their pockets and one man finds a bullet and a key. After both men try the key in their locks they then notice the rape recorder and gun in the corpses hands. The first man’s tape tells him to escape and the other man’s tape tells him to kill the other man in order to save his family. Upon listening to the tape again the find 2 saws in the toilet tank and one of the realizes they might know who the killer might be. The movie flashes back to a crime scene where the media and the police first discovers the Jigsaw killer. The police find one victim that actually survived her capture. Meanwhile, the one man’s family is being held hostage by another person. After that the movie flashes back to present day and after that the movie moves rather quickly toward an ending.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil the entire movie for you. Why do all the horror movies end in what feels like an incomplete way? I have so many questions about this movie that I can’t seem to find anyone to answer, so let me know if you have seen this movie and can answer my questions. Definitely recommend this movie, I would definitely say I understand why people revolve their Halloweens around Saw movies.

I hope that you enjoyed this selection of the Scaretober series and that you will keep coming back throughout the month to see what other movies I watch. Also if you would like to see what movies that I have watched in the past you can find them here.  Also feel free to leave suggestions on videos or movies that you think I should watch. See you soon!