Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

I watched Monty Python’s Meaning of Life. I had taped it when it was on Flix, but I watched it on Peacock. It has John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, and Simon Jones in it.

Warning: there are some gross parts.

In this movie, the comedy group tackles the topic the meaning of life with different stages of life.

Even though I didn’t like the gross parts, I did like movie. Next week I’m watching Bohemian Rhapsody.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I finished reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It is the second (first according to some people) book of the Narnia book series. There is a movie based on the book. Yes, I have seen the movie with Chris. I also re-watched the movie because I couldn’t remember some of it. I also had seen some of a BBC/PBS show many years ago of the book.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, Four children (Lucy, Susan, Edmund, and Peter) are sent off to a professor’s house during war time. The Professor is Digory from The Magician’s Nephew. Lucy finds a wardrobe in a room of the professor’s house while playing hide and seek. The wardrobe is made of the tree that came from Narnia. Lucy sneaks in the wardrobe and goes in Narnia. She meets a Faun who tells her about the witch and things about Narnia. To escape the witch, Lucy goes back through the wardrobe. She tells her siblings, but they don’t believe her until Edmund goes in the wardrobe with her. He is tricked by the witch. Edmund lies about Narnia, but Peter and Susan find out that Narnia is real. They meet Aslan and they have battle with the witch. The witch is killed by Aslan and the children become kings and queens of Narnia. The grow older and they find the lamp post and the way back to the wardrobe. But when they go back through the wardrobe, they are back as children and no time as passed. They learn they can’t go back to Narnia the same way they did, but they can go back to Narnia.

I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Horse and His Boy by: C.S. Lewis. It is the third (fifth according to some people) book of the Narnia book series.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

I watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I had taped it when it was on IFC, but I watched it on Netflix. It has John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle,
Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, and Carol Cleveland.

Big Warning: the movie ends abruptly.

Side Note: When I had visited Chris up in NJ, his mother would get us tickets to Broadway shows. One year we saw Spamalot. I loved the show, but never seen this movie until now.

In this movie King Arthur looks for knights for his round table. He finds some and then God tells them they need to find the holy grail. They suspect the grail is in a castle, but never gain access to the castle and they are arrested for killing an historian.

I love this movie, but I wish it had a real ending. Next week I’m watching Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

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.)