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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not really anything going on this month.
August 19th Burden of Truth is coming back on (The CW). Fantasy Island (a new one) is coming on Fox on August 10th.
I hope to get a little bit of Christmas shopping done. I hope to buy a calendar for me and my best friend soon.
I finished listening to The Art of Racing in The Rain by Garth Stein. I also watched the movie. The movie has Kevin Costner (love him), Milo Ventimiglia (love him), Amanda Seyfried, Andres Joseph, Gary Cole, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Kathy Baker, Ian Lake, and Martin Donovan in it.
Big Warning: Have tissues ready for both the book and movie.
Note: I do believe that all animals do have souls. I know people say that they don’t, but the bible doesn’t tell everything. I had once seen an episode of The Simpsons where Bart sells his soul. In the episode, Bart couldn’t laugh and have real emotion without his soul. Animals do have emotions.
In this movie and book, a dog named Enzo is picked by Denny to be his dog. He is unlike other dogs and he believes he will become a man when he dies. Denny is a race car driver. Enzo and Denny goes through many trials and Enzo does become a boy who gets to meet Denny in person.
Differences between book and movie:
1. Instead of pushing his in-law, in the book Denny is accused of rape.
2. Denny doesn’t know Eve is dead until a phone call in a dog park in the book. In the movie, he knows.
3. Denny isn’t invited to the funeral in the book.
I really loved the book and movie. Now I’m listening to Finding God in The Lord of the Rings by Kurt Bruner. Next week’s movie is A Dog Purpose. I may be listening to that book too later.