"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Movie Review: Home on the Range (2004)

Hello, everyone!
Sorry, I meant to post yesterday, but when I realized that it was the 19th, it was really late and I was exhausted.

This movie I have watched and loved ever since it I can remember. I actually compared myself to Grace in THIS POST. I like it, so it must be good, right? "Even you can't argue with that kind of logic." Well, let's see...

Home on the Range (2004):
"This is going to be messy!"
When Patch of Heaven, a dairy farm, is threatened to be sold for auction, three cows set off to find a way to stop it. They see a reward poster for Alameda Sam, the worst outlaw of them all, they decide they need to catch him so they will get enough money to save their home.
"Well, no matter how bad things get, someone is worse off."
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animated.
Length: 76 minutes.
Costumes: 7, Well, there aren't a lot of costumes, because they are mostly animals, but there are some okay ones.
Script: 10, there are no bad words.
"Wow! Free cows, what a great country!......No wonder they were free."
Crew:

Directed by:
Will Finn
John Sanford
Produced by: Alice Dewey Goldstone
Story by:
Micheal LaBash
Sam Levine
Mark Kennedy
Robert Lence
Starring:

Roseanne Barr as Maggie. "It's green, it's leafy, it's free."
Judi Dench as Mrs. Caloway. "'What's her specialty?' 'Sour cream.'"
Jennifer Tilly as Grace. "As strange as this sounds, Grace is actually making sense."
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Buck. "Buck, have you gone crazy?"
Charles Haid as Lucky Jack. "Come on Jack, focus!"
Randy Quaid as Alameda Slim.
Charles Dennis as Rico.
Sam J. Levine as the Willie Brothers.
Carole Cook as Pearl.
Richard Riehle as Sam the Sheriff.
Joe Flaherty as Jeb the Goat. "Jeb, don't you have enough cans?"
Lance LeGault as Junior the Buffalo.
(On the right.)
G.W. Bailey as Rusty.
Estelle Harris as Audrey the Chicken, "But who would eat a chicken?"
Music: 10, my favorite song is, "Will the Sun Ever Shine Again?"

Music by: Alan Menken
Cinematography/Animation: 10, look at how amzing the animation is! I love it!
Quotes: 9, "I'm sensing a lot of negative energy."
Storyline: 7, There is some drinking, mention of cow parts, making fun of people, and a suggestive thing. But those are not too noticeable, I am just very picky... Over all it is really good!
"Teaching pigs to throw food, if they weren't sloppy enough..."
Overall Score: 8.5!
"Flushed out like yesterday's oatmeal."

There you have it. There was no special occasion, but I just hadn't done a review for over a month, so I thought it was time.

Also, even though I really liked my other header, I decided to change it! Morgan LuaAnne at Turning the Page made this header free for anyone to use, and since I love archery, I decide it would look good! What do you think?

Thanks for reading! Have you seen this movie?

MovieCritic

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Little Women Blog Party ~ Tag!

Hello!
I am out of my hiatus and active again! I was actually "out" of it a few days ago, but I've been busy.

Anyway, while I was gone, because it was March, Abby and Molly Rebekah hosted a Little Women Blog Party! Well... it's not March any more (April 14th), but I am still going to answer the tag. Because, I love Little Women!
Note: It has been a while since I read the book or saw the movie, so my answers might not completely correct...

Also... SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have not read the book and seen the 1994 version, do not read this!!

The Little Woman Tag:
The rules:
Link back to the person who tagged you.
Answer the questions.
Feel free to add on any questions of your own for the next person, too.
Tag as many people as you'd like!

The questions:
1.) Is there anything from the book that you wish were in the movie?:

I actually wish that chapter 4, "Burdens" was in there. I mean it is sort of a sadish chapter (the poor bird), but I feel like there was a lot of growth for all the girls.

2.) If you could change one point of the plot, which would it be?:

Um, is do I need to answer?

I mean it is so sweet, but I cry my eyes out every time. You know what I'm talking about.
This isn't it, but you know what I mean.

3.) In Chapter 13, the March sisters and Laurie talk about “Castles in the Air”, basically their unrealistic but lovely hopes and dreams. What is your castle in the air?:

One of them used to be being in the Olympics. Not needing to win, but just getting that far would be amazing. (This is unrealistic because I have no idea what sport that would be.)

4.) What would you most like to see in a new adaptation of Little Women, whether in book or film? Any specific actors, setting, or time period changes?:

Holliday Granger. (MC, you can't count her for everything.)

Well, the new one is coming out this year!:
And, I have only seen the 1994, so I would actually love to see the other versions. Especially the one with Peter Lawford. I'm betting he is a fabulous Laurie.

5.) What is your favorite dress from the movie?:

Voilá:
It's blue!! My favorite color ever.

6.) Which March sister(s) do you relate to most?:

Such a hard question!

Meg:
&
Beth:
Okay, I feel like I'm the most like a mix between Meg and Beth, but I can't say how. It's just really hard to explain.

Jo:
Well, not really, but see answer to question #8. That is pretty much me.

7.) Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Little Women?:

1994. I started the Katherine Hepburn version once, but I couldn't finish it. Not because I didn't want to! It was on TV and it was dinner time.

8.) What is your favorite quote from Little Women? (Movie quotes count!):

Um, as I said, it has been awhile since either.

I found this one, and I do relate to it:
"Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world-
I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation."
~Jo March, Little Women

9.) Do you have a favorite scene from Little Women?:

Book:
Honestly, I love chapter 13. And the ending...

Movie:
Okay, I have two:
1. When we learn of the thief of the missing glove: John Brooke. I love this part because my favorite romance is Meg's.
Laurie tells Jo, "I know something you don't." Laurie's face is the best! And I love how outraged Jo is.

2. When Amy is being sent away. Yes, it is sort of sad, but it shows how perfect Amy and Laurie are for each other.
Both are sad and scared for Beth. Amy tells Laurie her fears. Look at the hope in her eyes, asking him to tell her it will be okay. It just gives me happy (sad) feelings, okay?

3. When Beth receives the piano. I cry, it is beautiful, all is good.

10.) Aside from the March sisters, who is your favorite character from the story?:

Marmie.
John Brooke. (I just love him to itsy-bitsy pieces. And you can't have a picture of him without Meg...)
Professor Bhaer.

(I took me forever to narrow down which photos to use. So many possibilities!!!)

UPDATE 4-15-18: It took me a full 24-hours to realize I spelled John Brooke, John Brooker. Sorry about that! All is fixed now.

There you have it! Thanks to Abby and Molly!

MovieCritic

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Most Often Used Quote Game ~ ANSWERS

Hello!
I have finally decided to tell you the answers to my Most Often Used Quote Game! I am sorry, I posted that back in June, and now in March I decide to tell you. Talk about being tardy...

Anyway, thank you all for guessing! Here are the answers:

1. "Wow! I tell you what, wow!"
Answer:
Movie: Anastasia (1997)
Character: Bartok
Actor: Hank Azaria

2. 
Person 1: "I just fell!"
Person 2: "..."
Person 1: "I'm okay, but still."
Person 2: "..."
Person 1: "I still don't know what we are talking about."
Answer:
Movie: Nancy Drew (2007)
Character(s):
Person 1: Corky, Person(s) 2: PNancy and Ned (technically, I'm not counting them because they don't say anything.)
Actor(s): Josh Flitter, Emma Roberts, and Max Thieriot.

3. "Ouch! Now that hurt! Mamma, Mamma!"
Answer:
Movie: The Aristocats (1970)
Character: Marie
Actress: Liz English
Sorry about the terrible photo.

4. "I see you're drinking 2%, is that because you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not, you could be drinking whole if you wanted too."
Answer:
Movie: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Character: Napoleon
Actor: John Herder

5. "Oh, pook."
Answer:
Movie: Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Character: Mrs. Meers
Actress: Beatrice Lillies

6. "Talk, talk, talking, closure."
Answer:
Movie: Chicken Little (2005)
Character: Abby
Actress: Joan Cusack

7. "I WANT HAM!"
Answer: 
Movie: Ponyo (2009)
Character: Ponyo
Actress: Noah Cyrus

8.
Person 1: "¿Comprende?"
Person 2: "Yeah, I comprende."
Person 1: "No, no, no. It's comprendo: you comprende, I comprendo."
Answer:
Movie: Inspector Gadget (1999)
Character(s):
Person 1: Dr. Claw
Person 2: John Brown/Inspector Gadget
Actor(s): Rupert Everett, Matthew Broderick.

9. "Now that's funny, that's real funny."
Answer:
Movie: Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
Character: Joe Danby
Actor: Bruce Dern

10. "I do not think that word means what you think it means."
Answer:
Movie: The Princess Bride (1987)
Character: Inigo
Actor: Mandy Patinkin

Scores:
AGirlWithIdeas ~ 100 points
Elanor ~ 50 points
Olivia ~ 48 points
Korin ~ 12 points
Amaris ~ 10 points

Thank you so much to all of you who guessed! My next post will be in April, so Happy Easter!

MovieCritic

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Oscars Results 2018

Hello, all of you movie lovers!

The other day were the Oscars! And, as this is a movie blog, I am putting the results and... my favorite dresses. 'Cause, why not?

Best Picture:
Nominees:
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Winner: The Shape of Water
Actress, Jennifer Garner (Source)
Lead Actor:
Nominees:
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Winner: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Lead Actress:
Nominees:
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post
Winner: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Actress, Gal Gadot (Source)
Supporting Actor:
Nominees:
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Winner: 
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Supporting Actress:
Nominees:
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Winner: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Winner of Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (Source)
Director:
Nominees:
Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro
Winner: The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro

Animated Feature:
Nominees:
The Boss Baby, Tom McGrath, Ramsey Ann Naito

The Breadwinner, Nora Twomey, Anthony Leo

Coco, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Ferdinand, Carlos Saldanha

Loving Vincent, Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman
Winner: Coco, Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Animated Short:
Nominees:
Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant

Garden Party, Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon

Lou, Dave Mullins, Dana Murray

Negative Space, Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

Revolting Rhymes, Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Winner: Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant


Adapted Screenplay:
Nominees:
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory

The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green

Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound, Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
Winner: Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
 (I haven't seen this, but I don't want to.)
Actress, Lupita Nyong’o (Source)
Original Screenplay:
Nominees:
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh
Winner: Get Out, Jordan Peele


Original Score:
Nominees:
Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer

Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood

The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell
Winner: 
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat


Original Song:
Nominees:
Mighty River from Mudbound, Mary J. Blige

Mystery of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Sufjan Stevens

Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Stand Up for Something from Marshall, Diane Warren, Common

This Is Me from The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Winner: Remember Me from Coco, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Actress, Zendya (Source)

Cinematography:
Nominees:
Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins

Darkest Hour, Bruno Delbonnel

Dunkirk, Hoyte van Hoytema

Mudbound, Rachel Morrison

The Shape of Water, Dan Laustsen
Winner: Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins



Costume Design:
Nominees:
Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline Durran

Darkest Hour, Jacqueline Durran

Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges

The Shape of Water, Luis Sequeira

Victoria and Abdul, Consolata Boyle
Winner: Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges (Well, I would think that they would award it to the movie about a fashion designer...)

Actress Octavia Spencer, I just love this one! (Source)
Makeup and Hair:
Nominees:
Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

Victoria and Abdul, Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard

Wonder, Arjen Tuiten
Winner: Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick


Best Documentary Feature:
Nominees:
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Steve James, Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman

Faces Places, JR, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda

Icarus, Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan

Last Men in Aleppo, Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen

Strong Island, Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes
Winner: Icarus, Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan

Best Documentary Short Subject:
Nominees:
Edith+Eddie, Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel

Heroin(e), Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon

Knife Skills, Thomas Lennon

Traffic Stop, Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Winner: Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Frank Stiefel


Best Live Action Short Film:
Nominees:
DeKalb Elementary, Reed Van Dyk
The Eleven O’Clock, Derin Seale, Josh Lawson

My Nephew Emmett, Kevin Wilson, Jr.

The Silent Child, Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton

Watu Wote/All of Us, Katja Benrath, Tobias Rosen
Winner: The Silent Child, Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton

Actress, Beanie Feldstein (Source)
Best Foreign Language Film:
Nominees:
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

The Insult (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

The Square (Sweden)
Winner: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)


Film Editing:
Nominees:
Baby Driver, Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

Dunkirk, Lee Smith

I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel

The Shape of Water, Sidney Wolinsky

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Jon Gregory
Winner: 
Dunkirk, Lee Smith


Sound Editing:
Nominees:
Baby Driver, Julian Slater

Blade Runner 2049, Mark Mangini, Theo Green

Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King

The Shape of Water, Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood
Winner: 
Dunkirk, Alex Gibson, Richard King
Actress, Kelly Marie Tran (Source)
Sound Mixing:
Nominees:
Baby Driver, Mary H. Ellis, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin

Blade Runner 2049, Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill

Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo

The Shape of Water, Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick
Winner: Dunkirk, Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo


Production Design:
Nominees:
Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Greenwood; Katie Spencer

Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola

Darkest Hour, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Dunkirk, Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis

The Shape of Water, Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau
Winner: 
The Shape of Water, Paul D. Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin, Shane Vieau

Visual Effects:
Nominees:
Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, Dan Sudick

Kong: Skull Island, Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza, Mike Meinardus

Star Wars: The Last Jedi,  Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, Neal Scanlon

War for the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist
Winner: Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer

Thanks for reading! Now I'll go before I get carried away with the photos. Do you think they picked the right movies? Which of these dresses are your favorites?

I will be now taking a blogging break, so see you in April!

MovieCritic

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Liebster Award ~ Movies

Hello!
Hamlette tagged me with A Liebster Award, but she put a new twist on it!
Because the 2018 Oscars are coming up, all the questions deal with which 2017 movies I would have nominated! This is such a cool idea that I had to do it.

A Liebster Award!
The Rules:
~Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
~Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
~Give 11 random facts about yourself
~Nominate 11 blogs
~Notify those blogs of their nomination
~Give them 11 questions to answer (all part of the fun!)

1.  Best Picture
Beauty and the Beast
2.  Lead Actor
Mark Hamill, The Last Jedi
3.  Lead Actress
Emma Watson, Beauty and the Beast
4.  Supporting Actress
Daisy Ridley, Murder on the Orient Express
5.  Supporting Actor
Luke Evans, Beauty and the Beast
6.  Director
Kenneth Brannagh, Murder on the Orient Express.
7.  Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
8.  Screenplay
The Zoo keeper's Wife
9.  Original Song
Evermore from Beauty and the Beast, I was crying it was so good!
10.  Original Score
Murder on the Orient Express, by Patrick Doyle. I was surprised, it was really good!
11.  Visual Effects
STAR WARS: The Last Jedi
I'm sorry that there are only four movies for all of those categories... I want to watch more but haven't gotten around to it.

11 Facts about me:
1. I hardly ever write with a pen, it is pretty much always pencil.
2. (One of) My nicknames is Thunder.
3. My favorite series is The Chronicles of Narnia.
4. I am learning Korean.
5. I love to watch ice staking and snowboarding.
6. I make annoying sounds when I'm thinking.
7. I can't snap, whistle, or blow bubbles.
8. I am an Irish dancer.
9. My favorite movie is Singin' in the Rain.
10. My favorite animals are dogs.
11. I love to smile.

I nominate:
Elanor,
Anna,
Victoria S.,
Gray Marie,
Kat and Lilah,
&
Anyone else who wants to!

Questions:
What is your 2nd favorite hobby?
What is your 2nd favorite movie?
What is your 2nd favorite book?
What is one of your nicknames?
Who is your favorite acting pair?
Giraffes of Zebras?
Black and White movies, or Color?
Animated of Live Action?
What is your favorite dessert?
Reading or watching movies?
Snow or Sun?

Okay, those were so totally random. Sorry about that...

Anyway, thanks for reading!

MovieCritic

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Couples for Couples Tag

Hello!
All this month, Cordy at Any Merry Little Thought has been hosting a Lovely Blog Party all of the month of February!
I wasn't able to participate more, but I did decide to do this tag she created for it!

Watch out, there just a lot of spoilers for a lot of things. (The Adventures of Robin HoodAnastasia, Anne of Green Gables, The Chronicles of Narnia, Ever After, Ivanhoe, Jane Eyre, Little Women, The Lord of the Rings, The Music Man, Pride & Prejudice, The Princess Diaries, Robin Hood BBC, Sense & SensibilitySingin' in the Rain,)

The Couples for Couples Tag:

Ivanhoe and Rebecca: Name a couple that should have been together:
Susan and Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia. I am a little upset, because I did have a soft spot for them. (It's been forever since I read TCoN, I should reread.)

Jo and Laurie: Name a couple that should have stayed friends...or did stay friends...:
This couple stayed friends, but should have been a couple. Alan and Kate from Robin Hood BBC.

Jane and Mr. Rochester: Name a couple that looked like the chances of a happily ever after were next to none!
Henry and Danelle from Ever After.

Jane and Mr. Bingley: Name a couple that is just sooo happy!
Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon from Singin' in the Rain. They make me happy.

Kit and Ella: Name your favorite fairytale couple:
Belle and Beast from Beauty and the Beast.

Molly Gibson and Roger Hamley: Name a couple where the woman is basically ignored by the suitor until the end of the story (frustration at it's finest!! :P :P)
I am going to agree with Olivia's answer, and reverse it. The couple where the suitor is basically ignored by the woman until the end of the story: Marianne and Colonel Brandon.

Sarah and Jacob Witting: Name a couple that found love later in life
Clarisse and Joseph from The Princess Diaries (2001-04).

Don Lockwood and Kathy Seldon: Name a couple from a musical:
Marian Paroo and Harold Hill (Gregory) from The Music Man (1962). This movie just makes me so happy.

Anne and Gilbert: Name a couple that didn't start out on the right foot:
Anya and Dimitri from Anastasia (1997). I love how Vlad keeps track of their "progress".

Faramir and Eowyn: Name a couple with the sweetest love story:
You know, I can't have a post about favorite couples without including these two:
Robin Hood and Maid Marian from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).

I really had to think, because all of Cordy's prompts were what I was going to say for that category!

Thank you so much to Cordy for hosting this Lovely Blog Party! And, thank you for reading! Do you agree with me on any of these couples?

And remember:
"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, where you stop your story." -Orson Welles

MovieCritic