Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

I watched Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. I taped it when it was on HBO. It has Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep (love her), Lily James, Cher (love her), Andy Garcia, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård in it.

Big Warning: This is sad and happy movie.

In this movie, Sophie fixes the hotel up and opens it to the public. She wants to host a huge party, but weather gets in the way at first. Her mother though is dead. Her three dad do shop up and her grandmother. She also finds out who her grandfather is too. She discovers she is pregnant during the party too.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching The Art of Racing in The Rain. Yes, that’s the book I’m listening to.

Mamma Mia!

I watched Mamma Mia! I had taped it when it was on HBO. I have seen this movie before I wanted to see it again before I watch the second one next week. It has Meryl Streep (love her), Pierce Brosnan (love him), Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, and Dominic Cooper in it.

In this movie, a girl invites three men who maybe her biological father to her wedding. (I love this movie because I don’t know biological father is either. I know his name, but never met him)

Next week I’m watching Mamma Mia! Here we go again.

I Can Only Imagine

I watched I Can Only Imagine. I had taped it when it was on Epix. It has J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Brody Rose, and Taegen Burns in it.

This is based on the true story of behind the song I Can Only Imagine. Of a boy who was abused to becoming a wonderful songwriter. I do love the song, but I do think the song was overplayed.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Mamma Mia! (I have seen it before, but I want to see it again so I can see the sequel.)

Spotlight

I watched Spotlight. I had taped it when it was on Showtime, but I watched it on Netflix. It has Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton (love him), Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber (love him), John Slattery, and John Slattery.

This movie is based on the true events of Boston Globe who reported about the priest sex abuse cases. I had seen another movie about the priest sex abuse called Doubt. So I had been wanting to see this one too. It’s so sad. It’s crazy that some of the priests would think it’s ok to do it. I’m not catholic, but I do think the catholic church needs to get rid of being celibacy since it clearly doesn’t work and it’s not biblical.

Loved this movie. Next week I’m watching I Can Only Imagine.

The Return of the King

I finished reading The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is the last book of the Lord of The rings book series. Yes, I did watch the movie.

Big Warning: there is lots of violence (of course because it’s a war) and some sad parts.

Since most people have either read or seen the movies, here’s a short summery:
After the group defeat Saruman, one of the hobbits gets pulled to look into the magical ball. Gandalf gets worried so he decided to take that hobbit somewhere safe for the time being. During their stay there, the steward becomes crazy (because he has a magic ball too) and tries to himself and son (who is hurt from battle). Gandalf takes over in the battle. Meanwhile the other hobbit becomes a squire to a king. When they join in the battle, the hobbit wants to join too. But he is turned down until the king daughter brings him into battle. Aragon decides to journey into the path of death to get the undead to help in the battle. They do and the battle is won. Aragon also challenges Sauron by saying he is the king. Then Sam does find Frodo and he helps him up the mountain to throw the ring into the fire. But Gollum fights for the ring. Gollum and the ring fall in the fire. Everyone is reunited again. Aragon accepts the crown and they go visit their friends one last time on the journey back to the Shire.

Differences between book and movie:
1. Gollum doesn’t pit Frodo against Sam.
2. They go back to see their friends near the end of the book.

I liked this book. I’m reading next The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Noah

I watched Noah yesterday. I had taped it when it was on Syfy, but I watched it on Pluto TV. It has Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth in it.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, Noah is given a sign by God to build an ark because a big flood was going to happen. I know this movie is not biblically correct, but it was an interesting movie. There are other religions that do talk about the flood and a Noah. The tv show Manifest (love that show) had talked about a Noah that actually asked God to bring on the flood because people were so evil.

Next week I’m watching Spotlight.

The Raven (2007)

I watched The Raven (2007) yesterday. Like I said I had to watch it on the computer. It has Andre Velts, Joy Lucelle De Gee, Nicholas Wickstrom, Traverse Le Goff, Brian Mitchell, and Colin Sutcliffe in it.

Big Warning: there is lots of violence and gay sex scenes.

First off this was a really bad movie. It did have an interesting twist, but the acting was really bad and the summary is all wrong. The summary goes that a masquerade ball happens and a masked killer shows up killing them one by one. There is a masked killer, but it really wasn’t a ball. And the guests weren’t costumes. The invitations weren’t even sent. And the masked killer gets away with the murders. He supposedly puts the blame of the murders on someone else. But he stabs the person who supposedly did the murders.

I didn’t like this movie. The director of this movie did make two other Poe movies. I may watch them. Next week I’m watching Noah.

The Road

Last week instead of watching The Raven (2007) (it was no longer on Roku. I did watch it on the computer this week. I will post about it next.), I watched The Road. I had taped The Road when it was on Showtime, but my mother and I watched it on Pluto TV. It has Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Molly Parker, and Michael Kenneth Williams in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and one big sad part.

In this movie, A man and his son is traveling south to the coast. It is the end of days where the food supply is pretty much gone. People are becoming cannibals. They do find some food here and there. They do make it to the coast.

The ending kinda sucked. I don’t know if the book ending is the same. Next week I’m watching Noah.

The Raven (1963)

I watched The Raven yesterday. I had seen some of it before, but I don’t think I had seen all of it until now. I watched it on Tubi. It has Vincent Price (love him), Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court, Olive Sturgess, and Jack Nicholson (love him).

In this movie, Dr. Craven gets a visitor of a raven who can talk! The raven is actually a magician who was turned into a raven during a duel. He helps the magician with turning turning him back into a human. The magician tells him that Dr. Scarabus turned him into one and that Dr. Scarabus has Craven’s wife. Craven’s wife Lenore (and nevermore) was supposedly dead. But she later admits someone’s body is the casket. She had left him for Scarabus. Scarabus was planning to take Craven’s powers. Craven wins the duel.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching the last The Raven version (2007) (Nevermore).

The Raven (2012)

I watched The Raven yesterday. I had taped it on Showtime, but I had to watch it on the computer. It has John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendon Glesson, Sam Hazeldine, Kevin McNally, and John Warnaby in it.

Warning: there is some violence and a sad part.

In this movie, Edgar Allen Poe helped a detective on some murder cases. The murder cases were set up like the stories written by Poe. The killer kidnapped Poe’s girlfriend and ends up poisons Poe. The girlfriend is saved by Poe, but Poe dies.

Even though it’s a fictional story, I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching The Raven (1963).