Ginger and Rosa

I watched Ginger and Rosa. I had taped it when it was on Showtime. It has Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt, Christina Hendricks, and
Alessandro Nivola in it.

Big Warning: there is a cliffhanger ending.

In this movie, two girls named Ginger and Rosa are very close best friends. It is during the Cuba missile crisis and they live in England. They hang out together. Rosa takes Ginger to church and Ginger is passionate about the Cuba missiles. She and Rosa join a youth protest group, but Rosa really isn’t interested in the protests. They drift apart and Rosa ends up sleeping with Ginger’s dad!! She tells her that she might be pregnant. Ginger’s mother tries to kill herself.

I didn’t like the cliffhanger ending, but I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching Perfect Sense.

Paradise Hills

I watched Paradise Hills. I taped it when it was on TMC. But I watched it on Netflix. It has Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Eiza González, and Milla Jovovich in it.

Big Warning: Weird movie, but great. Warning 2: cliffhanger ending

In this movie, Uma’s mother sends her to an elite school so she would change her mind about marrying a man to who she really doesn’t want get married to. But in the beginning, it shows her getting married to the guy. What? So you think the school helped, but they didn’t. Then the movie goes back to three months before the
so-called wedding. At the school, she meets three other girls who become her friends. Then one of them is called away, and she finds out the girl she knew is completely different. Then she learns the dark secret of the school.

This movie reminds me of Alice in Wonderland a little bit. I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Ginger & Rosa.

In the Serpent’s Wake

I finished reading In The Serpent’s Wake by Rachel Hartman. It is the sequel to Tess of the Road.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence and a cliffhanger ending.

In this book, Tess is on the boat with her sidekicks for her mission to take one of her sidekicks to the south pole so he can dream with the serpent. But her journey has a few snags. One the Countess keeps talking about her lover Lord Morney and that he would be traveling with them. Tess finally meets Lord Morney, only to discover that he is Will. Will is the one who raped her and left her when she was pregnant. Lord Morney though gets pushed overboard by one of Tess’ sidekicks and he gets attacked by sea creatures. The Countess kept saying he was a good man and Tess couldn’t stand it. She finally tells the Countess who Will really was and Countess doesn’t believe her until she reads Will’s journals. Another snag was the Countess’ other lover Giles. He was also to come on the journey to the south pole. But he refused and the Countess binds him and forces him on board with a sea creature. Giles wanted to record his history with the sea creature and Tess does set him free to do that and later she frees him and the sea creature. Another snag was that Tess almost starts a war between nations. In the end, she doesn’t get to go to the south pole. Her sidekicks do go to the south pole. The sea creatures tell Tess to go home and make peace there.

I loved this book. I hope there is another book because it was a cliffhanger ending. Now I’m going to read A Door into Evermoor by Kent Wayne.


I watched Parasite. I had been wanting to see this movie since it came out. I decided to watch it because I have started watching Them. It has Song Kang-ho, Sun-kyun Lee, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-sik, So-dam Park, Lee Jeong-eun, Jang Hye-jin, Park Myeong-hoon, and Keun-rok Park in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and a cliffhanger ending

In this movie, a family named the Parks are rich and they were looking for a university student to teach their daughter English. Another family named the Kims are poor and live in a basement apartment. Their son Ki-woo comes up with a scheme to get himself a job with Parks. Then he gets his sister, his father, and his mother jobs doing tasks in the Parks’ home. But an expected twist happens and their plans turn sour.

I liked the movie, but I didn’t like the end.

Firestarter (1984)

I watched Firestarter (1984). I had seen it before many years ago, but I couldn’t remember how it ends and I wanted to compare the newest version with the old one. I watched it on Peacock. It is based on the book by Stephen King which I read many years ago too. It has Drew Barrymore (love her), David Keith, Heather Locklear, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Art Carney, Moses Gunn, and
Freddie Jones in it.

Big Warning: there is lots of violence.

In short summary, a man named Andrew McGee and a woman named Vicky join a clinical trial of a drug so they get paid for it. The drug ends up making them have special powers like Andrew can make people believe anything and Vicky can move objects with her mind. They get married and have a girl named Charlie. Charlie can make fires with her mind. The government wants Charlie so they can make her into a weapon.

Differences between the old and new:

  1. In the old movie, they do go into detail about the clinical trial.
  2. Rainbird kidnaps both Charlie and Andrew in the old one. In the new one, they kidnap Andrew and use Rainbird to get Charlie to the agency.
  3. Rainbird pretends to be a housekeeper to gain Charlie’s trust in the old one.
  4. The old man who picks them up has a wife that is alive in the old one. In the new version, the old man has a wife in a coma.
  5. Charlie does burn down the agency in both. But in the old version, she kills Rainbird. In the new version, Rainbird leads her away. I think this is because of the new show in which Rainbird teaches her.
  6. At the very end of the old version, Charlie goes to leave with the old man and his wife.

I liked the old version better than the new version. It does cover the book better. This week’s movie was Parasite.