King Arthur

I watched King Arthur. I had taped it when it was on Flix. It has Clive Owen,
Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, Ioan Gruffudd, Ray Winstone, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, and Ivano Marescotti in it.

Big Warning: there is lots of violence and it is a very sad movie.

In this movie, Arthur is a commander of some knights. They fight for Rome and the pope for many years. Many of the knights had died. They want to be free from fighting, but the pope wants them to do one last mission. The pope wants them to rescue a boy from the danger of the Saxons. They end up doing the mission. They go the village and discover a bishop had enslaved the people of the village and locked up a woman and her son. Arthur frees the woman and her son. The woman is Guinevere. She ends up killing the Bishop. They do end up killing the Saxons, but some more of the knights die. They do receive their freedom, but it was a waste (in my opinion).

I didn’t really like this movie. Next week I’m watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

The Magician’s Nephew

I finished reading The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. This is the first book of the Narnia book series. They are seven books. Yes, I have seen the movies.

Warning: there is talk of violence.

In this book, Polly meets Digory who moved in his uncle’s house. They become friends and they make up games together. One game though lands them into Digory’s uncle’s study. His uncle has been dibbling with magic and he made magic rings that take you supposedly into other worlds. His uncle tricks them into using the rings. They come into a wood which connects all the worlds. Instead of going home, they go into gloomy world. Digory unleashes an evil witch. They accidently bring her into our world which leads to trouble. They decide to send her back home, but they land into a unknown world which is brought to life by a lion. Digory makes a plea to the lion about having a fruit to make his mother better. She is very sick. The lion agrees to do that. He sends them on a quest to get a fruit from a walled garden (Eden). The lion gives Digory the fruit and he gives it to his mother. Before they leave Narnia, the lion tells them to bury the magical rings. They do and when the tree falls, Digory makes the wood into a wardrobe.

I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It is the second book of the book series.

The Month of September

Happy September!!

September 1st was my great-aunt’s birthday. I gave the cats treats to celebrate.
September 6th was Labor Day. I didn’t work. I looked around for my mother’s headphones. Mine are starting to peel. I didn’t find them yet. I also gave the cats treats.

Sometime this month I need to get my Christmas lists ready for my mother and my great-aunt. I have been putting it off.

Sept. 16th The Lost Symbol comes on Peacock (NBC’s streaming network), and Sept. 22nd A Million Things comes back on.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

I watched King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It has Charlie Hunnam,
Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Craig McGinlay,
Tom Wu, and Neil Maskell.

Big Warning: there is lots of violence and a sad part.

I must say before I start the summary that this movie is awesome. In this movie, King Arthur is sent away from the castle when he was a boy. His uncle had cause the death of his father. He grows up learning how to hustle and fight. His uncle wants to build a tower that causes him to have magical powers. The Excalibar reappears and Arthur pulls the sword of the stone and his uncle wants to kill him so he can take over the land and the sword. But Arthur doesn’t handle the sword too good because he has to face the past. When he does, he defeats his uncle and becomes king.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching King Arthur. (This is the last King Arthur movie.)

King Arthur: Excalibur Raising

I watched King Arthur: Excalibur Raising. I watching it on Tubi. It has Adam Byard,
Annes Elwy, Gavin Swift, Nicola Stuart-Hill, Simon Armstrong, Stacey Daly,
Dewi Rhys Williams, and Paul Albertson.

Warning: there is lots of violence.

This is a retelling of King Arthur. In this version King Arthur has two sons. One has Morganna for a mother so he is evil. The other son is good. Morganna stole the holy grail which brings her son back to life. The other son is killed by guards in the city and is brought back to life by the Lady of the Lake and she gives him Excalibur. The half brothers go head to head and the good son wins.

I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

The Testaments

I finished reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. It is the sequel of The Handmaid’s Tale. It will be a Hulu show after the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Right now I’m watching the third season of The Handmaid’s tale via dvd which I bought last year. I will be getting the fourth season on dvd when it comes available.

Warning: there is hints of rape and some violence.

This book is set fifteen years later after the first book. It is about Aunt Lydia, Agnes (June’s girl) and Baby Nicole (June’s girl who was smuggled to Canada.) It doesn’t say June was the mother, but I really believe she was. Aunt Lydia wants the end of Gilead. So she collects evidence to bring it down. Aunt Lydia uses the half sisters to take the info to Canada. They meet their mother in Canada.

I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. It the first book (according to some people) of the Narnia book series.

Wildling

I watched Wilding. I had taped it when it was on Showtime, but I watched it on Netflix. It has Bel Powley, Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Mike Faist,
Keenan Jolliff, and Charlotte Ubben.

Warning: there is some violence and a sad part.

In this movie a little girl is kept in an attic by a man she calls Daddy (not her biological father which revealed later). He often tells her a horrifying bedtime story about a monster that eats children. She gets old enough where he stops her periods by giving her drugs, but they also cause to be really sick. He tries to kill her, but decides to to try to kill himself. She is rescued by a sheriff. She finds out that the bedtime story is true and she is the monster. She falls in love with the sheriff’s brother and has his baby.

I did like this movie. But I don’t understand why “Daddy” wanted her baby again. He would fail again. Next week I’m watching King Arthur: Excalibur Raising.

A Dog’s Journey

I watched A Dog’s Journey. It is the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. They both are based books by W. Bruce Cameron. No, I haven’t read the books. The movie has Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott, Marg Helgenberger, Henry Lau, Betty Gilpin, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ian Chen, Johnny Galecki, and Jake Manley.

Big Warning: Have tissues ready.

In this movie Bailey saves Ethan’s granddaughter CJ from a horse. Then CJ’s mother decides to take CJ to New York with her. Just as Bailey is dying, Ethan tells him to find CJ and look after her. So he does when he becomes other dogs. He does find her and tries to protect her. He learns about detecting cancer and he saves Trent’s life. In the end CJ and Trent get married and have a girl of their own. Bailey is there when Ethan dies and then he dies and goes to heaven with him.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Wildling.

A Dog’s Purpose

I watched A Dog’s Purpose. It is based on a book series by W. Bruce Cameron. (I haven’t read the books yet.) I taped the movie when it was on Showtime. It has
Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar, K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance,
Luke Kirby, Gabrielle Rose, and Michael Bofshever.

Big Warning: there are some sad parts.

In this movie, a dog named Bailey gets caught by a dog catcher and gets rescued by Ethan and his mother. They have Bailey for many years until he dies. Then Bailey is reborn into different lives of many other dogs until he finds himself back to Ethan as another dog.

I sorta liked this movie. Next week I’m watching A Dog’s Journey. It’s the sequel and the second book of the book series.