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.

King Arthur: Excalibur Raising

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.

Wildling

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.

A Dog’s Journey

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.

A Dog’s Purpose

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.

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.

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.