Guest Post: Why Umbridge is Part of Skynet – By: mustloveunicorns


Hello, person at the device!

I am mustloveunicorns and this is the:

Why Umbridge is Part of Skynet Theory.


DISCLAIMER:
I HAVE NEVER WATCHED ANY TERMINATOR, ALL OF MY INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE CAME FROM TERMINATOR: 2 RIDE/SHOW IN UNIVERSAL STUDIOS.

OK we can….COMMENCE!


Reason 1.)
Pink is a Sign of Compassion and they Want you to Believe EVERYTHING is OK.

Literally they want you to know (THINK) everything is ok. EVERYTHING IS NOT OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Reason 2.)
Welcoming Speeches Are NOT ALWAYS Welcome.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in the great hall Umbridge gives a speech. In the speech she says “We are going to be best friends.” Yeah, so I can get all of your information. Have you ever heard “Trust me she said, it will be fine she said.”

PROOF:


Reason 3.)
You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.

In Harry Potter the Ministry of Magic gives Umbridge a privilege to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts without doing it. In the book and movie, they don’t believe that Voldemort (Yup, I said it too, while typing) is alive.

The real reason is that they don’t want them to defend themselves against Voldemort and  they have a deal with Voldemort that he gets 3/4 of the people and SkyNet gets 1/4. (Umbridge is a Double Agent.)


Reason 4.)
John Conor and Harry Potter.

In the Terminator there is a Resistance lead by John Conor and in Harry Potter they form Dumbledore’s army to practice Defense Against The Dark Arts so they can prepare. The real reason she doesn’t want them to continue with it because in the Forbidden Forest there is a portal to the Terminator World. They don’t want them to join each other.


Parting Words:

Well, that wraps it up!

My cousin Sam helped me out with reasons 3 and 4 for the Terminator stuff, and with adding the videos.

Hope you liked reading it!

Please leave a comment!

I want to know if you liked it. And if you agree!


Also From This Cousin Are:

Harry Potter: As Told By My 9-Year Old Cousin

Why Pokemon IS Doctor Who (Theory)

Sam here.

I helped her out some, but this theory and all the explanations are al her own. The twitter post at the top will verify that. 

 

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Mini Movie Reviews #6: Logan / Hidden Figures / No Men Beyond This Point / The Final Girls / Jack Of The Red Hearts / The Great Gilly Hopkins

Ready for more mini movie reviews?

I hope so, because here they are!


You can see my previous mini movie review posts below:

Mini-Movie Reviews: American Ultra + Pride Prejudice and Zombies + Neighbors (2) + Kindergarten Cop 2

Mini Movie Reviews #2: The Lego Batman Movie / Suicide Squad / Rogue One / Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them / Dr. Strange / The Mummy (2017) / Star Trek: Beyond

Mini Movie Reviews #3: Barely Lethal / Now You See Me 1 & 2 / Speech & Debate / Odd Thomas / Not Another Happy Ending / Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Mini Movie Reviews #4: Age of Adaline / Fright Night / Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates / Edge of Seventeen / Table 19 / Mr. Right / About Time

Mini Movie Reviews #5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / The Boss Baby / SpiderMan: Homecoming / Butter / Maximum Overdrive / Jessica Darling’s It List


Logan

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So I finally watched this.

It made me cry a lot. The little girl was phenomenal.

It was a bit slow to get into but ultimately I liked it. I did feel like I was missing something the whole time though, as it doesn’t really follow the other X-Men movies directly – like there should be 2-3 movies between to fully explain who we got to this point.

But if you like Wolverine, watch it. Be prepared to cry though.


Hidden Figures

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I…don’t think I did to say much on this. Its based on a true story. Its great. And my AB Calc teacher had us watch it after the AP test last year and traumatized us all by pausing it on the screen with nothing my calculations on the chalkboard and asked us “ready to learn how to do that in BC next year?” – I DON’T WANT TO DO LITERAL ROCKET SCIENCE I WANT TO ADMIRE THOSE WHO CAN FROM AFAR.

Watch it.


No Men Beyond This Point

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THIS IS A SATIRE. I saw so many reviews hating on it because of “the feminist agenda” or whatever such non-sense. Its satire!

Essentially, the movie is mock-umentary style of what the world would be like if men became obsolete, following “men’s rights” struggles and the youngest man alive who works as a manny.

It falls a little flat at parts, tries too hard to be serious etc. But ultimately its pretty compelling. The point is that, when women fight for equality – this is the future “menimists” are envisioning when clearly its ridiculous.


The Final Girls

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This is one of those comedy-horror-satire movies. I love these. Basically, our MC is the daughter of a B-list horror movie actress, who has since passed. Her friends organize a marathon of her mother’s movies and a fire in the theater transports them INTO one of these B-horror movies – and they attempt to escape by surviving the plot of the movie. Its pretty cheesy, but also pretty funny, and its pretty self aware of its cheesy-ness. I also liked the characters. If you like comedy-horror movies, definitely check it out!


Jack Of The Red Hearts

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Jack of the Red Hearts is a Lifetime-esque drama about a girl who has aged out of the foster system – and whose little sister is still in it – trying to get her sister back. She has trouble with minor crimes/petty theft etc. and ends up impersonating a nanny with experience with special needs. She begins to help this family with a young girl with autism, whose parents mean well but are at their wits end. I think it handles the issue well – all the characters are flawed in a very human way, and it tackles the issue that not all children with autism are the same, and many parents struggle very much, but that the child is still capable of love and isn’t something to be fixed. It was a little over-dramatisied but ultimately I liked it. I recommend it.


The Great Gilly Hopkins

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I watched this on Netflix. Its another Lifetime-esque drama, though this one is geared more towards younger audiences. Featuring troubled foster child Gilly Hopkins, who is reluctant to bond with her new foster mother and slightly-odd much-younger foster brother. She ends up lying and stealing from their blind neighbor in an attempt to leave, before eventually fighting to stay. I will say the end made me cry a little. Its pretty well down, and I liked the cast. I recommend it if you like these sorts of dramas.


 

The Ghibli Heroines Tag

I wasn’t tagged – and what is it with me and doing things I wasn’t tagged for vs. things I was? – but Icebreaker694 – who’s blog is AMAZING and you should go check it out – did this tag and tagged anyone who wanted to do it, so here I am.

I LOVE Ghibli movies. I’ve been watching them for YEARS. Like, I watch them in Japanese when I am too impatient to wait for the english dub to come out. So I wanted to do this okay?!

Bonus from Icebreaker: PlayBuzz quiz to see what Ghibli Heroine you are:
Link if you want to play – I got Nausicaa from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind!

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The Rules:

  • Please pingback, rather than link to Kate@Melting Pots and Other Calamities. She will only know if you’ve done this tag if you pingback.
  • Tag as many people as you want. Ghibli movies aren’t as popular as Disney or Pixar, so be careful that those you tag are at least somewhat familiar with Ghibli.
  • You can use examples from books, movies, TV shows, anime/manga, and webcomics.
  • As this tag celebrates heroines, please name either a piece of fiction or a female character, if you’re able.
  • Have fun!

Questions!

Nausicaa, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: (Even though this isn’t technically Ghibli, it’s still marketed that way).
Nausicaa is a princess in a post-disaster world. She is compassionate and brave, a daring explorer who is capable and selfless. 
Name a strong female leader. 

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Uhura from Star Trek. Seriously. She’s not the captain, but she’s an irreplaceable part of the Bridge Crew!

(Never seen this one…)

 


Sheeta, Castle in the Sky:
Although Sheeta may have a quieter demeanour than other Ghibli heroines, she is not a damsel in distress. She’s royalty, but doesn’t stay on the sidelines; she is involved, kind, and despite a sad past, hopeful.
Name an inspiring member of royalty.

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Leia from Star Wars. As if any other answer is acceptable!

(Great movie – though not one of my favorites)


Satsuki and Mei, My Neighbour Totoro:
Before Anna and Elsa, before Lilo and Nani, there was Satsuki and Mei. Satsuki was incredibly young when their mother was hospitalised, and with their father at work, she has to take care of Mei. And Mei is only four, with a big imagination. Name a pair of siblings (or two friends who act like siblings). 

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Katniss and Primrose from The Hunger Games. Katniss takes care of Prim the same way Satsuma takes care of Mei.

(Arguably my favorite Ghibli movie – Soot Sprites! The Totoro song that with forever be in my brain!)


Kiki, Kiki’s Delivery Service:
Kiki has to go off on her own to live alone, as is the custom among witches. She goes through many things that newly independent young adults face, like money problems, finding a place to stay, job searching, and loneliness, before finding her way thanks to her special abilities.
Name a female character who has supernatural gifts.

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Jessica Jones – A kickass super-heroine with super strength. Does that count as supernatural? I’m going with it.

(I’m DYING to see this movie!)

 


Gina and Fio, Porco Rosso:
Gina and Fio are both heroines in this film, and they couldn’t be less alike. Gina is a young woman who is very feminine, a singer and a restaurant owner. However, she is very resourceful and capable. Fio is a teenage mechanic who is independent, goes against the flow, and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She may be one of the best mechanics of her time.
Name two inspiring heroines; one who is unabashedly feminine, and another who is more of a tomboy. 

Izzy from TMI – super feminine and super badass!

Lada from And I Darken – A serious tomboy, like that is 90% of her characterization.


Angel, On Your Mark:
On Your Mark is a music video that Ghibli helped a music group with. It may not have much of a story, but it’s beautiful and interesting, and not may people are aware of its existence.
Name an underrated heroine.

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Maximum Ride! Not enough people seem to have read the books – and…well…winged humans.

(I didn’t know this video existed…)


Shizuku, Whisper of the Heart:
Shizuku is an eighth-grade student who can’t quite focus on school as much as on her favourite books. However, through encounters with an ambitious boy who seems to have a likely chance at meeting his goals, a cat who rides trains, an antique shop owner, and a cat statue called The Baron, Shizuku is determined to meet her own goal and become a writer.
Name your most relatable character. 

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Cath from Fangirl. She is literally me!

(I can’t remember if I’ve seen this movie…)


San, Princess Mononoke:
San has been raised by wolves her whole life. When humans begin to invade her home forest to make towns and use the resources for themselves while killing the spirits and animals within, San refuses to let it be. She takes a stand and becomes the village’s  greatest obstacle. She is such a force to be reckoned with that they even give her a name; The Princess Mononoke.
Name a female character who is physically strong.

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Kara Danvers (AKA Supergirl) – she’s literally an alien was super-strength – okay?


Chihiro, Spirited Away:
At the beginning of Spirited Away, Chihiro starts off as a whiny, spoiled ten-year-old girl. However, during her time working at the spirit’s Bath House, she discovers parts of herself she didn’t know she had. The story is about her finding the strength she already had but was unaware of.
Name a character who has an amazing character journey.

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Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices. A lot happens in a short frame of time for her – but she grows a lot as a character.

(I love this movie so much you don’t understand!)


Haru, The Cat Returns:
Haru is a typical high school girl; kind, clumsy, and a little forgetful. But she soon finds herself involved in events that are out of her control. In a way, it is because of her normalcy that she can find her way out of her situation and become stronger because of it.
Name a female character who may not have any supernatural abilities herself, but is memorable anyway.

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Tohru from Fruits Basket! Even surrounded by guys who turn into animals she stands out!

(Haven’t seen this movie…)

 


Sophie, Howl’s Moving Castle:
Sophie doesn’t think much of herself for a lot of the story. She doesn’t think she’s pretty or memorable, especially when compared to her younger sister, Lettie. It gets even worse when she’s cursed to look like an old woman. When she finds a new life that involves the mysterious wizard Howl, a fire demon, Howl’s apprentice, and many others, she is shown to be resilient and intuitive.
Name an emotionally strong character.

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Kaori from Your Lie In April – I won’t say too much as its spoiler-y. But, for real. Wow.

(I LOVE Howl’s Moving Castle – one of the best Ghibli movies for sure. Its the Ghibli version of Beauty and the Beast)

 


Ponyo, Ponyo:
Ponyo is one of the youngest Ghibli heroines at only five years old. But she still gets a lot 
done, including becoming human, discovering things, finding a best friend, and saving the world.
Name a hero who happens to be a child.

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Chiyo from Azumanga Daioh (an anime I love). She’s a 10-year-old genius child who is skipped ahead to high school and faces all sorts of interesting obstacles because of her age.

(Ponyo is the one Ghibli movie most people know since since did the dub – its basically the Ghibli version of The Little Mermaid and its great)

 


Arrietty, The Secret World of Arrietty:
Arrietty is a Borrower; she is tiny and survives by stealing small things that humans won’t miss. Yet she’s curious about the human world, and does braver things than most humans would be incapable of doing, despite her tiny size.
Name an unlikely hero.

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Skye / Daisy Johnson from Agents of SHIELD. Her entire character arc – especially in the first season – is how she doesn’t think she fits the bill of being a hero (and she so is).

(I love this movie – its also a really great book-to-movie adaptation!)

 


Nahoko, The Wind Rises:
Nahoko has tuberculosis during World War 2. However, she doesn’t allow this to cripple her, and enjoys life to the fullest anyway, which includes painting and falling in love. Even being placed in a sanitarium doesn’t break her.
Name an inspiring character with some sort of obstacle. 

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Naho from the anime Orange. She gets lets from her future self and has to try and fix things without really knowing what happened and I’d say she handles that obstacle better than I ever could.

(I haven’t actually seen The Wind Rises – though I want to!)


Kaguya, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya:
in a time where women were expected to follow social norms such as blackening teeth, shaving eyebrows, and being forced into arranged marriages, Kaguya refuses to play along. She would much rather be outside, dance, and play with friends.
Name a female character who challenges social norms.

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Definitely Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club. She ends up cross-dressing and pretending to be a boy in order to pay back her debts to her school’s host club and it is one of my favorite animes!

(Haven’t seen this Ghibli film either…)


There we go! That was the Ghibli Heroines Tag! I had a lot of fun! And now I want to go watch a Ghibli movie…

A little sad two of my favorites “From Up On Poppy Hill” and “When Marnie Was Here” weren’t here, but oh well!

If you like Ghibli, or you liked this tag, and you like video games, you should play Ni Nu Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch – its a JRPG animated by Ghibli and one of my favorite games EVER!

Let me know what you think of this tag!

What is your favorite Ghibli movie / which do you want to see?


Tag:

Like Icebreaker, I don’t know who would want to be tagged in this.

So I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this / likes Studio Ghibli!

Mini Movie Reviews #5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / The Boss Baby / SpiderMan: Homecoming / Butter / Maximum Overdrive / Jessica Darling’s It List

So, for the fourth week in a row, here is a the fifth installment of mini movie reviews, featuring six movies of various genre- there is absolutely no theme to this one, but I hope you enjoy none-the-less!


You can see my previous mini movie review posts below:

Mini-Movie Reviews: American Ultra + Pride Prejudice and Zombies + Neighbors (2) + Kindergarten Cop 2

Mini Movie Reviews #2: The Lego Batman Movie / Suicide Squad / Rogue One / Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them / Dr. Strange / The Mummy (2017) / Star Trek: Beyond

Mini Movie Reviews #3: Barely Lethal / Now You See Me 1 & 2 / Speech & Debate / Odd Thomas / Not Another Happy Ending / Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Mini Movie Reviews #4: Age of Adaline / Fright Night / Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates / Edge of Seventeen / Table 19 / Mr. Right / About Time


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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I don’t need to tell you this movie is great – its MCU. Its was hilarious, and amazing. Certain things differ from what I know from the comics, but I like what they did – and most MCU movies differ anyways. Its about Peter finding his dad – and that’s all I’ll say for fear of spoiling. But, toddler Groot is super cute, all the relationships are great, the references to the original Guardians in the comics, everything was great. The soundtrack is super amazing again. I might even like it more than Vol. 1.


The Boss Baby

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Yes, this is a children’s movie. I have a little sister okay, you try watching a movie 15+ times and not forming opinions.

I will say Dreamworks did a really great job. This is one of this kids movies that is enjoyable by older audiences (I’m 17 – I am very much not the target audience). Its really funny – and has a lot of little jokes I don’t think my sister got. Its about a 7 year old getting a little brother – and its unreliable narrator at its finest. Its also getting a sequel apparently? I liked it, if you have kids are siblings, its a good pick.


Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Ignoring the fact that this is the third new Spider-Man in the last decade – it was a very good film. It forgoes the origin story – which really, if you’ve watched a movie in the last decade you should know the origin story of Spider-Man and is, instead, a look at Spider-Man post-Civil-War trying to be a superhero and a teenager at the same time. Peter Parker feels like a teenager here, he’s awkward, and kind of stupid no matter how smart he his, and messes up a lot, but he means well. It is very teen-y compared to other Spider-Man movies – but I thought it was really funny and well written. Tony Stark’s interactions with Peter are EVERYTHING HERE. If you were iffy about a third Spider-Man, I’d say give it a chance.


Butter

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This is, again, one of those random movies on Netflix that I watched because I was bored. It was…pretty bad. There is, well, not no plot, but not a sensical one. It is pretty funny in its trainwreck-ness though, and the little girl is legitimately funny in her narration. If you need a light hearted, dumb comedy, its a good pick.


Maximum Overdrive

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Maximum Overdrive is the epitome of so-bad-its-great b-film to watch. About trucks coming to life and trying to kill people.

We saw it at Supercon during “PSL spoils the film” and, if you like hate-watching b-rated horror flicks, this is the best one to do so.


Jessica Darling’s It List

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Jessica Darling’s It List is an adaptation of a middle grade novel I’ve never read, so I can’t compare it. I can say its a pretty cute movie though. Obviously, its a little dumb/dramatic, but its intended audience is 10-12 year olds, so keep that in mind. Its light-hearted, pretty funny, and the cast does a good job. If you have kids/siblings, its a good pick, especially since its on Netflix.


And that’s it!

I hope you guys enjoyed this installment of mini movie reviews!

Have you seen any of these? Do you agree/disagree with my thoughts on any?

Are they are movies you’d like me to review?

Let me know down in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

 

Mini Movie Reviews #4: Age of Adaline / Fright Night / Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates / Edge of Seventeen / Table 19 / Mr. Right / About Time

As you may well know, my weekly review slot has recently been for mini movie reviews.

Here is the fourth installment, featuring another seven movies – this time the Rom-Com edition it seems.

I really hope you guys are enjoying these!


You can see my previous mini movie review posts below:

Mini-Movie Reviews: American Ultra + Pride Prejudice and Zombies + Neighbors (2) + Kindergarten Cop 2

Mini Movie Reviews #2: The Lego Batman Movie / Suicide Squad / Rogue One / Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them / Dr. Strange / The Mummy (2017) / Star Trek: Beyond

Mini Movie Reviews #3: Barely Lethal / Now You See Me 1 & 2 / Speech & Debate / Odd Thomas / Not Another Happy Ending / Kingsmen: The Secret Service


Age of Adaline

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Age of Adaline is a Rom-Com – one featuring timey-wimey-ness which I love. Essentially, Adaline stops aging as a result of an accident, and decades after the fact, she falls in love again.

The story is really sweet, and pretty funny. Its a well paced movie, that makes a good use of flashbacks etc. and if you like Rom-Coms, I highly recommend it, as I loved it!


Fright Night

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I’m pretty sure this is a remake of an 80’s movie, but this is the only one I’ve ever seen. Its a comedy-horror movie – meaning, its a halloween movie about vampires, but its funny rather than crazy. Featuring a teenage boy who sets out to kill the vampire who has moved in next door. The dialogue and action was great, and the casting is really good. If you like funny horror movies, I highly recommend it, though don’t bother with the sequel, it features an entirely different cast and plot, and is actually kind of boring…


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

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This is a pretty raunchy rom-com. The plot was pretty simple, kind of cliche, but the movie was pretty funny. The casting really made it for me. Not one of the best movies, but if you like any of the titular actors, or like raunchy comedies like this, think Neighbors etc., you may like it.


Edge of Seventeen

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This movie is great. Its crazy funny, with a great cast, and good pacing. Its painfully awkward in places – but its meant to be. Its a teen drama-comedy that doesn’t pull any punches, and is actually really sweet while looking at the issues of a family – both legitimate and entirely over-dramatized, but teenagers are over-dramatic. It portrays it in a realistic way, rather than a condescending one. Some parts were hard to watch through all the second-hand embarrassment, but it was great overall.


Table 19

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First off, a great cast that really makes the movie. The plot is a little…not there until the middle-isa, but the dialogue and characters are hilarious. Its a pretty cheesy film, but if you’re a fan of awkward-Anna-Kendrick comedies, and cheesy wedding rom-Coms, then you’ll like this one. I enjoyed it.


Mr. Right

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This movie is more comedy than action – just to anyone who needs that clarification. Essentially, a girl falls in love with an assassin – who has decided he is  only going to kill the people who hire him. Its kind of dumb, but really funny and entertaining, and the fight scenes, while a bit gore-y, are well done. Check it out if that appeals to you, because I enjoyed it, but don’t go expecting a serious action movie.


About Time

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About Time is a Rom-Com with time travel – two of my favorite things – and is funny, well written, and has great acting. Essentially, the main guy has a family genetic quirk that lets me re-do his days, and he does so to fall in love with his dream girl. If you like Rom-Coms a-la Time Traveler’s Wife, check this one out, its one of my favorites!


I hope you enjoyed these mini reviews.

Let me know if you like these, if you’ve seen any of these movies, agree/disagree with me, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

Mini Movie Reviews #3: Barely Lethal / Now You See Me 1 & 2 / Speech & Debate / Odd Thomas / Not Another Happy Ending / Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Because book reviews are slow going for various reasons, I’ve been tackling the half-finished movie reviews in my drafts in the form of mini reviews.

Today, I’m back with another seven (mini) reviews! Because if each movie got its own post, I’d never finish…


You can see my previous two mini movie review posts below:

Mini-Movie Reviews: American Ultra + Pride Prejudice and Zombies + Neighbors (2) + Kindergarten Cop 2

Mini Movie Reviews #2: The Lego Batman Movie / Suicide Squad / Rogue One / Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them / Dr. Strange / The Mummy (2017) / Star Trek: Beyond


Barely Lethal

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Barely Lethal is a movie literally no one I know has seen.

Its a fairly recent (2015 I think?) film that RomCom meets Teen Spy flick.

Its a little cheesy, but its funny, and well paced, and the action scenes, plot, world building and cast are all amazing.

It centers a teen girl raised from childhood to be a spy (with Samuel L. Jackson as the director of the girls so you know its good), and who wants to be normal, so she runs away and poses as an exchange student with a family to go to normal high school.

Its a really entertaining film, and if it sounds at all appealing, I highly encourage you to watch it.


Now You See Me

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Now You See Me is a film about stage magicians – that seem to do real magic – playing off heists and crimes, and the police trying to catch them. There’s lots of twists and turns, and its an all around great movie, one of my favorites actually. The casting/acting is the best, the dialogue is hilarious, and the action/CGI is great. I really, really recommend it!


Now You See Me 2

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This is the sequel to the above movie. While not as good as the first, it was still really enjoyable, and a good addition to the plot. Some parts of the pacing fell flat, but the dialogue and acting were still great, as well as the effects. The new girl in this one through me off, but thats because the actress from the first movie didn’t want to come back, so I can’t entirely fault it. If you enjoyed the first one, its worth watching.


Speech & Debate

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Speech & Debate is a movie I saw on Netflix and watched because I as bored. You know, one of the many random movies you’ve never heard of Netflix always seems to have?

It was funny, and pretty frank in its discussions of the struggles a lot of teens have, it doesn’t really pull its punches. The family relationships were a little hard to keep track of – it took me a while to realize whose parents were whose, but that could’ve been me not paying attention – and its a little corny, but if you like teen Rom-Coms that focus on friendship rather than romance, its worth checking out. I enjoyed it.


Odd Thomas

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Odd Thomas is an adaptation of a book by the same name – though I can’t speak to how faithful it is as I’ve never read the book. I can say that I enjoyed this movie immensely. The casting and acting is great, its funny, and its well written. The pacing is on point. The action scenes were great. All around solid, enjoyable movie.

Odd Thomas is centered on a kid (he’s like, 19?) that can see ghosts – but not speak to them. And its just a great film.


Not Another Happy Ending

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I watched this movie for two reasons: It was on Netflix, and it stars Karen Gillian, who I love.

Its a Rom-Com, featuring a struggling author who writes stories inspired by her (troubled) childhood, trying to find love, but the thing is, she’s happy, and being happy makes her writing worse, so her (editor? Agent?) seeks ti make her unhappy, so she can finish her next novel.

Its pretty cheesy, but pretty entertaining, and the cast is great.


Kingsmen: The Secret Service

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Kingsmen is an action movie – R rated so it is very violent/bloody and has cursing, fair warning – based on a comic series. About this pretty troubled young guy, whose dad died in service of The Kingsmen (which is essentially a top secret British organization) and is invited to undergo trials to see if he makes it as an agent himself. Along the way, aside from the pretty brutal training, a crazy rich dude wants to take over the world, so The Kingsmen have to stop him. I don’t want to spoil the movie, because the plot, acting, action scenes etc. are all phenomenal, and its one of my favorite movies.

Its also getting a sequel, Kingsmen: The Golden Circle, though some of the ads are a bit spoiler-y for the first film so I won’t put it here.


I hope you enjoyed these mini reviews.

Let me know if you like these, if you’ve seen any of these movies, agree/disagree with me, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

The Twilight Tag

I saw this over at A Book Lover’s Playlist and it looked like fun, so I’m doing it despite not being tagged!


1. What movie and book is your favorite?
Twilight – for both.

2. What has your experience been like with Twilight?

My grandma gave me the first book for Christmas in 4th grade because my cousin Jasmine loved the books (she was in 5th grade at the time – so my grandma didn’t realize it was inappropriate for a 9 year old).
So, I read it, and I really loved it, and made my mom buy me the next book. And the next book. And the next book.
Mind you I was nine – Jacob was my favorite solely because he was Sharkboy – and I skipped chances of pages in both Eclipse and Break Dawn because it had “weird adult stuff” – I didn’t fully read the books until 7th grade.
I made my parents watch the movies with me. I got my friends to read the books and the entire series and started a shipping war.
The teacher at one point called my mom because my book wasn’t appropriate for my age, my mom said I could read what I wanted.
My and Twilight had a whole thing.

3. Favorite character?
I loved Seth Clearwater, and I love Alice and Jasper.


4. Team Edward or Jacob?
I was team Jacob for most of the series – now I’m Team Edward.


5. Your favorite Cullen (other than Edward)
Alice! She’s a wonderful pixie.


6. Favorite song from the soundtrack? Or favorite soundtrack?
Basic but: 1000 Years from Breaking Dawn.


7. How often do you watch a Twilight movie?
Every few years now I’d guess. I rewatched Twilight a few months ago though.


8. Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
Vampire – not sure how well being a werewolf would go since I’m allergic to dogs.


9. What vampire power would you want?
Any? One of the elemental powers probably. Or Jasper’s emotions thing.


10. Most embarrassing thing you did because of Twilight?
Made my mom take me to the midnight premier of Break Dawn Part II – and wore Twilight necklaces/shirts a lot.


11. A part that made you cry in the book and in the movie?
A lot of things – most notably Rosalie’s backstory.


12. Name all of the movies from your favorite to least favorite.
Twilight

Breaking Dawn Part II
Eclipse
Breaking Dawn Part I
New Moon

I Tag:
Anyone who wants to do this.

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast – Live Action

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Release Date: March 17th, 2017

Preface:

Let me start by saying that Belle is my favorite Disney princess.

This will not be an unbiased review – I felt I should mention that.

Here is an In-Depth Analysis of the Flaws if you want a different opinion – all the points made are valid – but its a princess movie, its disney, and its enjoyable. You can’t really ask for hard hitting social commentary – its a princess movie set in the 1700’s.


Now I can start the review.

Set /Costumes:
The set design and the costumes might have arguably been my favorite thing of the entire movie. Everything is perfect to the last detail – all these little touches and it grand. The scenery and the effects of the magic, the forest, the village, the castle, the enchanted objects everything is beautiful and feels like magic.
Story:
The story is, obviously, a very well known one. It is Beauty and the Beast, and closely follows that of the animated movie from 1991. But the story is slightly expanded (it’s a 2 hour movie) – we see some more background of Belle’s mother and the Beast’s childhood. We see more of Gaston and Le Fou (how was honestly a ramped up version of his animated character – he had some of the best lines of the film and I loved him in the movie – I know there was some backlash against his being gay because it was so flamboyant – but a lot of that is just the way the character is – he isn’t cast as the fool because he’s gay, that’s just his character – but I guess I’m not an authority on that – I liked what t added to his character though, he had an actual arc in the movie).
We also had a little side bar of Gaston asking Maurice for Belle’s hand in marriage. I loved all the little additions to the story – and that we saw more of The Beast and Belle falling in love. And that The Beast was literate this time, because as a prince he’d have had an education – and I like that we see more of Belle’s thoughts of her village and how they view her in turn. The world is built up more, and small plot holes like why no one remember the prince were dealt with nicely.
Music:
The story additions came with new music that I’m more than a little obsessed with. And while Emma Watson’s singing was a little noticeably autotuned- the songs and the acting made up for it. All the characters are quite over the top in songs – Le Fou paying members in the bar to sing Gaston’s praises with him, Belle’s little scoff of disgust when talking about him. Le Fou’s addition to the kill the beast song. I enjoyed it.

Marvel Collector Corps: August – Spiderman

My love of Marvel is no secret on this blog, nor is my subscription to the Marvel Collector Corps box.

Marvel Collector Corps is a subscription box run by Marvel and Funko that is shipped every other month.

The August box was Spider-Man themed, which was super exciting, because I was pleasantly surprised with spiderman in Civil War.

You can see some of my past unboxings here (June), and here (Civil War).

And some of my other Marvel posts: here (Captain America: Sub Rosa book review), and here (CA: Civil War Movie Review).

If you’ve got the money, like Marvel, and like pop figures, I really highly recommend this subscription box, I love it!

*Please note, as usual, I am not sponsored or paid/asked in way to say these things, these are my own, unbiased opinions communicated by my own free will*

Here’s the August box:

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The boxes come in really nicely themed packaging.

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As always, this box come with a customary themed iron on patch and pin.

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Variant cover comic, these are helping me steadily build my collection and they make really pretty shelf decorations!

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My personal favorite, the exclusive pop figure, this time we got a leaping spiderman, which is really cool! (I am running out of shelf space for them though…)

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The extra thing this time was this fabric plush figure that I absolutely love!

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Since the last box, Women Of Power, featured a Spider-Gwen shirt, the customary shirt was forgone in favor of a snapback hat, which I am a big fan of because I’ve been meaning to get a new cap since my last one broke a few months back, I’ve already used this so much!

Movie Review: Ghostbusters

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Official Synopsis:

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Official Trailer: 

My Review (Short):

Definitely worth watching. Get rid of any preconceived notions you have about this movie: watch it. If you’re a fan of ghostbusters or if you’ve never seen anything related to it, do yourself a favor and watch this movie.

Spoilers Past This Point!

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My Review (Long):

I am obviously not the most qualified to analysis this movie. I cannot review it in a critical way because I am not a movie critic, I can’t explain to you why this, that or the other thing in the movie is or isn’t racist/sexist/whatever new controversy is springing up about the movie. I’m not even going to try to.

But I can review it in terms of enjoyment, which for most people, is an important thing. I did LOVE the movie though. I definitely think its worth going to see with friends or kids (its PG-13 but its very kid friendly, I mean, its Ghostbusters). Stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled. But go see the movie. Its great.

If you haven’t heard of the Ghostbusters remake, you have to have been living under a rock. It has been all over the news. Not only as a remake of a beloved 80’s film but as the first high profile action film with an all female (main) cast. The controversy surrounding this has been everywhere: whether its sexist/not sexist/reverse sexism, people saying they’ll see it to support women in action films, people boycotting on the principle that “a women can’t lead an action film”. You’ve heard of it. But the debate is pointless, because the movie is amazing.

The movie of course follows the same rough plotline as the original, it is a remake after all. But the way everything was put together was great. The effects were amazing, all the science sounded believable (then again I’m 16). The characters were all great: From Holzmann and her lovable craziness, Patty being well Patty, Abby and Erin’s friendship. It was great. Chris Hemsworth playing the bubbling secretary was amazing. Every character in this movie had me in stitches. There was no romance in the movie (unless you count Slimer and his girlfriend) but I (and every single one of my friends I went to see it with) walked out thinking Abby and Erin should have kissed (maybe in the sequel?)

There was a ton of throwbacks to the original:  the ECTO-1, slimer, the stay-puft marshmallow man… As well as cameos from a ton of original cast members. My favorite was Bill Murray, who played a recurring character who denied the existence of ghosts and set out to debunk the ghostbusters (ah…irony). We also had Dan Aykryod play a cab driver who refuses to drive them so far and claims “I ain’t a afraid of no ghosts”. It was great.

The soundtrack of the movie was phenomenal. Really. The movie was partially scripted, and partially improvised and its a testament to how great a cast they had that you literally could not tell the difference. I also liked how self-aware this movie was, among others, there are scenes where Erin reads youtube comments saying how girls couldn’t defeat ghosts (and worse things) that Abby tells her to ignore because they were wrong.

 

Some Articles:

IMDB

Opening Weekend Box Office

Who’s Afraid Of Female Ghostbusters

Then and Now

Outcry

Cameos and Easter Eggs

Mattel