The Secret Life of Pets

I watched The Secret Life of Pets yesterday. I taped it when it was on the Disney channel a few weeks ago.It has Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, and Dana Carvey in it.

In this movie, A dog named Max finds out that his owner has decided to get a new dog. The new dog is a huge dog named Duke. Max doesn’t like Duke and tries to tell his owner, but of course humans don’t know dog language. Duke does something mean to Max which leads to a lot of trouble and a long way from home. During their journey back home, Max and Duke bond.

When this movie first came out, I didn’t want to see it. After I saw the very cute commercials of the sequel that is coming out, I decided to tape the first one. I’m glad I did. I loved the movie and I do want to see the sequel. Tomorrow I’m planning on watching A Clockwork Orange. I’m not through with the book yet, but the book is driving me crazy. Next week I’m watching Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

I watched Madasascar 3: Europe Most Wasted yesterday. I taped it when it was on FX. It has Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, and Chris Miller in it.

Since most people have seen this movie, here’s a quick summary: The NYC animals go to find the penguins. They find them in a casino and they try to go an mission impossible act, but it doesn’t work. An animal catcher is alerted about the animals. So the NYC animals join a traveling circus. The penguins buy the circus deed. Alex, the lion, takes over as circus leader after the first circus act was a failure. The NYC animals do make it to NYC, but they decide that they would miss being in the circus so they go back to being in the circus.

I loved this movie. There is supposed to be a fourth one, but I don’t know when it would be out.Next week I’m watching The Secret Life of Pets.

An Acceptable Time

I finished listening to An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It’s labeled as the fifth book of the Time Quintet book series (A Wrinkle in Time book series), but I think it should be the last book of the O’Keefe book series.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, Meg’s daughter Polly is taking some time of from school to stay with her grandparents. She had met a guy when she went on class trip to Athens. His name is Zachary Grey. He shows up at her grandparents house wanting to see her again. They see a strange man near one of the trees, but the man doesn’t say anything to them and then the man disappears. Then Polly meets a strange girl. The man and girl are part of the past of 3,000 years ago. Zachary tells Polly that his heart is bad and he is dying. Then they both go back into the past. Zachary is so focused on getting his heart fixed that he does something so terrible that ruins their friendship. Zachary and Polly do come back to the present.

Even though I didn’t like Zachary, I loved the book. I will be reading the O’Keefe book series soon. Now I’m reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

The month of July

Happy July!!

Thursday (4th) is Independence Day!! I’m going to my great-aunt’s house. I do plan on giving Lily some treats to celebrate.

July 7th is the last day our preacher is going to be at our church. I’m really sad about it.

July 11th The tv show The Outpost is coming back on!! July 17th Pearson comes on. It’s a spin off of Suits.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

I watched Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa yesterday. I had seen it before, but I wanted to watch it again. It has Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, Alec Baldwin, and Will.i.am in it.

Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

Since most people have seen this movie, here’s a quick summary: the NY animals try to get make it back to NYC, but their plane crashes in Africa (where they were supposed to end up in the first movie). They discover animals of their kind. Alex meets his parents again. Then the watering hole dries up because of a dam that the NYC tourists built. The NY animals bust up the dam and saves the day. Instead of going back to NY, they stay in Africa for a little bit.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. I haven’t see it yet.

A Wind in the Door

I finished listening to A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the second book in the Time Quintet book series (A Wrinkle in Time book series). I decided to go back and listen to the second book before finishing out the book series.

Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this book, Meg’s brother Charles Wallace gets very sick. He says there are dragons in the garden and he is losing his breath when he and Meg do to the garden. Meg does meet the dragons. The dragons are actually cherub. She also meets the principal in the garden, but it was the principal. It was a evil creature that looked and acted like the principal. Later on Meg has to pick out the real principal in the series of three tests. Meg also meets a teacher who tells her that she, the principal, Calvin, and the cherub will help Charles Wallace to get better.  They do go inside Charles Wallace to make one of his cells evolve. In the end, Charles Wallace does get better and the principal sees things differently.

I love this book. I’m listening to next An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It is last book of the Time Quintet book series (A Wrinkle in Time book series). She wrote a book series of Meg’s daughter which I do plan on reading.

Casanova

I watched Casanova yesterday. I taped it when it was on HBO. It has Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Oliver Platt, Omid Djalili, Jeremy Irons, and Helen McCrory.

Warning: there is some sex scenes.

In this movie, Casanova is chased by the police, and he interrupts a speech by a woman at all men college. He is asked later on to finally get married so he won’t be wanted by the police. So he gets in engaged to a virgin. But then he sees the woman who gave the speech at that college again. He falls for her instead. But she is engaged too. He takes the name of her fiance and tries to woo her. It almost works until she finds out he is actually Casanova. She later sticks up for him and they are both saved by Casanova’s mother. He retires and Francesca’s brother takes up the legend of Casanova.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Madagascar Escape 2 Africa. I have seen it before. But I want to see it again.