Horns (movie)

I watched Horns on Thursday after I read the book. It is based on the book by Joe Hill. It has Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Kathleen Quinlan, David Morse, and Michael Adamthwaite.

Warning: there is some violence.

There are  many differences between the book and movie.

  • The treehouse was magical in the book. It would disappear at times.
  • There was no secret door in the treehouse. He found the letter in her father’s attic.
  • Her sister was the one with the cancer in the book.
  • The horns didn’t disappeared when he put on the necklace.
  • Lee and Terry was in the same car in the book. Terry was high and drunk in the book.
  • Ig doesn’t make Terry do drugs. Terry gets bit by snake in the book.
  • The waitress doesn’t get bit by a snake.
  • The ending was different in the book.Even though there were many differences, I did like the movie. I’m waiting on the next book to movie book so next week I’m watching Psych the movie. Psych used to be a tv show and they made a movie of it.

Horns

I finished listening to Horns by Joe Hill.

Warning:  there is some sad parts in it and some violence.

Before I begin my summary,  This book shows how terrible people and society has gotten. My preacher actually preached about how our thoughts should be on Godly things and not terrible things.

Horns is about a man named Ignatius Perrish. He is accused of raping and killing his girlfriend. One morning he woke up with horns growing out his head. The night before he was drunk and peed on a statue of the virgin Mary. The statue was where his girlfriend had died. He thought he was crazy until his lover asked him if she could have more donuts. He thought this was really crazy. Then everyone he saw told him terrible things like a little girl wanting to kill her mother, the priest saying he wanted Ig to kill himself and he would help him, and his parents saying they don’t want him there. His father admitted that he let his friend burn the lab that had the evidence of the murder in it. Ig didn’t kill his girlfriend. He was drunk and parked outside an abandoned restaurant. His brother does confess that he knew who killed her. Ig does get revenge.

I did like the book, but I sorta didn’t like the end.  I did watch the movie and I will post about it on Tuesday.  I’m waiting on my next book to movie book so I decided to read The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of The Three by Stephen King next.

You can get this book at Wordery.com, Amazon.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.

The Dark Tower (movie)

I did watch The Dark Tower. It is supposed to be based on The Dark Tower book series by Stephen King. I would say very loosely based. It has Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Tom Taylor in it.

Warning: there is lots of violence.

I haven’t read the whole book series yet. I will be re-watching the movie once I get through reading the rest of the books. I do have a problem with this movie though. The only good thing was Matthew McConaughey was a great pick for the man in black (Walter).

The main problem is that the gunslinger (Roland) is NOT black. In the first book, he says the man in black is the same complexion which is pallid like him. Pallid means pale not black. Also Jake dies twice in the first book. He doesn’t die at all in the movie. (I did sneak and looked up Jake appears in the other books and he does.) Jake’s father was not a fireman. Jake doesn’t have dreams of the man in black or Roland in the first book. It does say he may have the touch (which I guess the shine as talked in the movie.

Portals are not called portals in the books. They are thinnys and they don’t appear until the 4th book. Jake meets Roland at a way station in the first book. Roland isn’t smart in the first book. The man in black tells him about the universe in the first book. The woods didn’t have an amusement park.

Even though there were many differences, it was a good action movie. On Thursday, I’m watching Horns. I will be through listening to the book on Thursday.

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

I finished reading The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King. There are eight books in the book series.

Warning: there is a little bit of violence and one sad part.

Before I begin my summary, I should say I have read the fourth book. My mother is a big fan of Stephen King. She had left the fourth book here and I read it a long time ago. I do plan on re-reading it since it didn’t really make sense to me because I hadn’t read the other three books. With the movie out, I decided to read the whole series.

In the book, A gunslinger named Roland is tracking a man in black. He names the man in black Walter. On his journey, he is tricked by the man in black to kill a whole town. He also meets a boy named Jake.  The boy is from another time period which closer to ours. Roland gets visions and advice about the travels ahead. One being that Roland has to kill Jake.  Jake does die, but Roland doesn’t actually kill him.

I did like this book. I have the second book, but I’m not reading it yet. I watched the movie yesterday and I will post about it on Tuesday. On Monday I will start listening to Horns by Joe Hill.

You can get this book at Wordery.com, Amazon.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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The Great Wall

I watched  The Great Wall yesterday. It has Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Hanyu Zhang, and Pilou Asbæk.

Warning: there is lots of violence and some sad parts.

Note: the creatures are not dragons. I thought it would be dragons, but they are mutant dinosaur looking creatures.

In this movie, some men were looking for black powder which was a legendary weapon. They were attacked by some of the creatures. Two of the men survived, but they ran into the wall of China and was captured. One of the men, William, decides to fight along with the Chinese to get rid of the creatures.

Even though it wasn’t dragons, this was a great movie. I really liked it. Friday I’m watching The Dark Tower. I will be finishing reading The Gunslinger tomorrow.

The Power

I finished reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. I had heard about the book on a blog. Overdrive didn’t have it, so I did recommend button because I really wanted to read it. It sounded like it would a good book.  They did buy the book and it came available. I’m so glad I recommended it.

Warning: there is some violence and several sad parts.

Before I begin the summary, I should say I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is an awesome book. One word: wow.

In this book, there are stories of three girls and one boy. The three girls are Allie, Roxy, and Jocelyn. The boy is Tunde. The girls experience a unique power that changed the world forever. The world is turned upside down though not a good way.

I loved this book.  I just read that book will a be a tv series. Now I’m reading The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King.  If I finish reading it next week, I will watch the movie.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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The Lego Movie

I watched The Lego Movie yesterday. I have been really wanting to see this movie. It has Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie, Morgan Freeman, Jonah Hill, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Liam Neeson, and Shaquille O’Neal.

In this movie, there is a Lego world and an outside world. In the Lego world, a lego guy named Emmet finds a relic that can save Lego world. There was supposedly a prophecy that someone special will find the relic and save their world. Emmet thinks he’s not special but learns he can be a leader. In Outside world, a father had been using Krazy glue on the legos. He learns to let his son play the legos.

This movie was so cute. I really liked it. Next week I’m watching The Great Wall and maybe The Dark Tower if I get to read the book next week.