"We love films and storytellings as a people. It's just a human compulsion to listen to and tell stories."
~Mychael Danna
I'm sorry that some of my pictures are not working, I am doing my best to fix that as soon as possible!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pride & Prejudice read-along ~ Update 2

Hello!
I'm back again a little late for Amber's Pride & Prejudice read-along!
"About a month ago I received this letter, and about a fortnight ago I answered it, for I thought it a case of some delicacy. and requiring early attention."
This shows how I am exactly like Mr. Bennet, I am always a little late. Sorry about that!
For Amber's opinions on chapters 7-20 click HERE.

Also, watch out, there might be a few SPOILERS.


Pride & Prejudice Volume I: Chapters 7-20


Discussion Format: One favorite quote, some general impressions, and three questions for each week's reading.

Favorite Quote:

*groans* How in the world am I going to pick one!? I am cheating again and picking five.

1. Mr. Bennet raised his eyes from his book as she entered, and fixed them on her face with a calm unconcern which was not in the least altered by her communication.


2. "It shows an affection for her sister that is very pleasing."
                                                                                         ~Mr. Bingley

3. "I did not know before," continued Bingley immediately. "that you were a studier of character. It must be an amusing study."

4. "...for what painter could do justice to those beautiful eyes?" (Another sarcasm one!)
                                                                                          ~Miss Bingley

5. "Very true. indeed;---and now, my dear Jane, what have you got to say in the behalf of the interested people who have probably been concerned in the business?---Do clear them too, or we shall be obliged to think ill of somebody."
                                                                                          ~Elizabeth Bennet


General Impressions:

Elizabeth could not but smile at such a conclusion of such a beginning...

"It is difficult indeed--it is distressing.--One does not know what to think."
"I beg you pardon---one knows exactly what to think."

...That this book is amazing!!! 

The characters really depend on society and place. They sometimes ignore other things, more important things when they are focused on class and wealth.

Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have stated an important element in this book, pride vs. prejudice:
"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody."
"And yours, " he replied with a smile, "is willfully to misunderstand them." 

As I said, Jane Austen is mocking society for what people care most about. Especially this quote, everyone always uses tit, but it is said in sarcasm!
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!"

Elizabeth: ...there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody... 
This fits her pretty well!

Sorry, it's pretty late and it's been a long day so this is all I can think of.

Discussion Questions:

1. Which quote or scene made you laugh/smile the most?

Haha! This one:
...and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day.

And this one:

"Can he be a sensible man, sir?"
"No, my dear; I think not. I have great hopes of finding him quite the reverse."

2. Mr. Darcy is often silent: in social settings, in his feelings toward Elizabeth, and in defense of his side of Wickham's story. Do you think his silence is "golden" (a wise choice), or do you think he should have been more vocal in these chapters?

"Upon my word I cannot exactly explain the matter, Darcy must speak for himself."

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

I think I silence is his best choice here. If it was me I would blurt something and sound crazy. Mr. Darcy is very thoughtful and I think that is a wise choice.

3. How would you respond to Mr. Collins if he proposed to you?

If, I was Elizabeth I would say, "Mr. Collins, I do not love you, but one of my sisters really does, talk to her about the matter."

If I was Mary I would say, "I admire the activity of your benevolence," observed Mary, "but every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is requires." then, "I have considered and I will accept."

If I was me, I would laugh in his face and say, "You must be joking!"

Then he would say to Lizzy and I, "From all that I can collect by your manner of talking, you must be two of the silliest girls in the country. I have suspected it some time, but I am now convinced."

Thanks for reading!! Sorry this is so late!

MovieCritic

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book vs. Movie Review: The Jungle Book

Hello Everybody!
Today 50 years ago the Disney movie The Jungle Book came out! (Not the 2016 version, the 1967 cartoon!) Because of that I will do a review of both the book and the movie!

The Jungle Book - by Rudyard Kipling
"We be of one blood, ye and I."
A man cub is found in the jungle, and the animals decide to take care of him instead of eating it. Mowgli and his friends come upon many, many adventures in the jungle of India.
"What is has been. What will be is no more than a forgotten year striking backwards."
Genre: Adventure.
Characters: 8, there are quite a few good ones!
My favorite: Bagerra, Kaa.
"The English, they had been told, were a perfectly mad people, who would not let honest farmers kill witches in peace."
Words: 8, Very good! But, there are a few places were there is name calling.
"Last year's nuts are this year's black earth."
Storyline: 5, there is death, gruesome things, people mentioned as being nude, smoking, and blood.
"My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand."
Good For: Animal lovers, People who feel they are different.
Overall Score: 7!
"He turned on his heel and walked away with the Lone Wolf, and as he looked up at the stars he felt happy."

VS.

The Jungle Book (1967):
Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling:
"Many strange legends are told about the jungles of India..."
Being abandoned in the forest, Mowgli grows up with the animals, learning the animal ways. All is well until Shere Khan comes, and wants Mowgli to be no more.
Length: 78 minutes.
Genre: Adventure
Costumes: 6, nothing great, and Mowgli doesn't wear much. But, I do like this:
Script: 8,
"Don't spend your time lookin' around for something that can't be found."
Crew:
Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by: Walt Disney
Screenplay by:
Larry Clemmons
Ralph Wright
Ken Anderson
Vance Gerry
Floyd Norman
Bill Peet
Starring:
Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli.
Phil Harris as Baloo.
Sterling Holloway as Kaa.
George Sanders as Shere Khan.
Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera/Narrator.
Louis Prima as King Louie.
J. Pat O'Malley as Colonel Hathi/Buzzie the Vulture.
Verna Felton as Winifred.
Clint Howard as Junior.
Chad Stuart as Flaps the Vulture.
Lord Tim Hudson as Dizzie the Vulture.
John Abbott as Akela the Indian wolf.
Ben Wright as Rama the Father Wolf.
This really is a 5-star cast!
But, wow, the characters are quite mixed up. The thing with Walt Disney films, is that they are so great you love them, all the characters are classics. Even though Baloo should be like Bagheera, and Bagheera should be like Baloo, and Kaa is a good guy.
Music: 10! Who doesn't love "The Bare Necessities"!? And, "I want to be like you"?!
Music by:
George Bruns
Terry Gilkyson
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Quotes: 9, So, my favorite quote is so long that I am just going to put a video of it:
Notes: This has some recycled scenes from Winnie the Pooh!
Storyline: 5, the storyline has nothing bad in it, it just is really not a lot like the book. But as I said, you can't say anything bad about it because it is a classic!
Good For: Anybody who feels different, Anybody who has to do a hard thing.
Overall Score: 7!

It's a tie!

I read The Jungle Book, for Heidi's Adventure of Reading Challenge! Go check it out! One done so far on my list! I have read others, but I haven't gotten to review them yet!

Thanks for reading!

MovieCritic

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pride & Prejudice read-along ~ Update 1

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when there is a read-along of a favorite book, one has to join.

"Do you want to know who has taken it?"
"You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it."

"You take delight in vexing me. You have no compassion for my poor nerves."
"You mistake me, my dear. I have high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration for the last twenty years."

Okay, okay, I'll stop it with the quotes.
The lovely Amber, is hosting a Pride & Prejudice read-along! Pride & Prejudice - by Jane Austen is one of my favorite books so I thought it would be great to join in!!
For Amber's opinion about chapters 1-6, click HERE.

Pride & Prejudice Volume I: Chapters 1-6
Discussion Format: One favorite quote, some general impressions, and three questions for each week's reading.
Favorite Quote:
Only one!? *looks at pages of quotes written down* Can I list five?

1. "You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me."
                                                                                                   ~Mr. Darcy

2. "Compliments always take you by surprise, and me never."
                                                                                                   ~Elizabeth Bennet

3. "That is very true," replied Elizabeth, "and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine."
                                                                                                    ~Elizabeth Bennet

4. "...began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes."

5. "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
                                                                                                    ~Mr. Darcy

(You can tell who my favorite people are.)

General Impressions:

We think Pride & Prejudice and we think a classic. That is all true, but it does seem that Ms. Austen had more to say. To me, Pride & Prejudice is absolutely a wonderful classic. I love it. But, it also seems to be Ms. Austen was mocking society. All the rich people having so much pride, and all that. You know?

Now I will get on to the characters.

Elizabeth: Very witty, and easy-going, but has a lot of pride.

Mr. Darcy: Doesn't like strangers, but can be loyal (or so Bingley says.)

Jane: Very shy and reserved, but with a heart of gold. "But these are not Jane's feelings; she is not acting by design."

Mr. Bennet: Here is what it says about him, and I agree completely. Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humor, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three and twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.

Mr. Bingley: A sweet heart everyone loves.

These are just my favorites so far. Sorry this is kind of quick and brief, it is super late.

Discussion Questions:

1. Which character do you most relate to at this point in the story? Whose worldview/personality most resembles yours?

Well, I once answered that I am like Mary. But I also am like Mr. Bennet as I can sometimes be a bit sarcastic, and I love giving people surprises. 

2. Ponder Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth's first impressions of each other. Might the story have been very different if they had each responded differently at (and after) that first ball?

"That is a question which Mr. Darcy only can answer."
Just joking! I think it would have been a very different story, not the one we all love. It shows that everyone is beautiful in their own way, and not to be so judgy (judging).
"But, if he does it anymore I shall certainly let him know that I see what he is about."

3. What do you think of the portrayals of marriage/courtship so far? Charlotte claims, "It is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life." Do you agree or disagree?

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love."
They are going pretty well so far, it is always interesting to see the start then all the way to the finish.
I definitely disagree with Charlotte, it definitely is best to know as much as possible.

Thank you so much for hosting this Amber! I love re-reading it!

MovieCritic

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flower Book Tag

Hello Everyone!
Sorry it's been awhile since you've seen me, I have been pretty busy.
Anyway, the lovely Amber at The Hearts Spring has this tag going, it is The Heart's Spring Book Tag, and I have decided that it looks pretty fun, so I am going to fill it out!

Note: The prompts are based on book titles/flower names and themes in The Heart's Spring series.

The Flowers:

Bellflower: Name a book with beautiful writing or a profound plot that made you immediately fall in love.

This is hard, I am going to have to say Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen. I had seen the 1995 series, but the book was just so excellent it was unbelievable!
Also, Amber is hosting a Pride & Prejudice read-along on her blog Seasons of Humility.

Forget Me Not: Name a book you adored in your childhood and can't forget even now.

There are so many! But, I'll have to say The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. I love the whole series so much, but the first one will always be the most remembered.

Bleeding Heart: Name a book that made you cry with deep compassion for a character.

Wow, this will have to be Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson.

Fairy Slippers: Name a fantasy book or fairy tale that utterly charmed you.

There are too many to count! I'll say Five Glass Slippers, by Elisabeth Brown, Emma Clifton, Rachel Heffington, Stephanie Ricker, and Clara Diane Thompson, because, I get five different stories and it has the word slippers in the title.

Morning Glory: Name a book that has not yet released but you just know you'll love.

Well, when Five Poisoned Apples comes out I'm pretty sure I'm going to like it, and I'm also looking forward to Cahira & the Ghosts, by Abby Lennah.

Thank you so much, Amber for the fun tag!!!

MovieCritic

Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review: Cloaked

Hello Everyone!
Today Rachel Kovaciny's book Cloaked, is available for purchase! I was given permission to read it before hand, and I must say, it is one of the most enjoyable books I've this year! Many thanks Rachel for letting me read it as an advanced reader, and congrats for writing such a fabulous book!

Cloaked - by Rachel Kovaciny:
Little Red Riding Hood retold:
Mary Rose is on her way to the Wyoming territory to meet her grandmother for the first time when she meets Mr. Linden. Her is very gentlemanly but something about his too smooth ways, and slippery smile makes Mary Rose nervious around him. He hasn't done anything wrong, and her grandmother seems to enjoy his company so she doesn't want to mess anything up. After all, she has other things to distract her, but how long will this last?
"When they reached the pasture on the other side of the trees, Mary Rose again felt as bright and happy as the sunshine that greeted her."
Genre: Western, Fairytale retelling.
Characters: 10, they are all so detailed you love getting to know them!
My favorites: 
Mary Rose, I love her! A very relatable heroine with a true love of God.
Jubilee, as soon as I read this I loved her: "Afternoon sunlight transmuted the dust cloud to shimmering gold, and through it Mary Rose could see the figure of a woman, small but erect, as proud of bearing as Queen Victoria of England."
Hauer, you can't help but admire him.
Words: 10, no bad words, very clean, and descriptions that are gold! I love how Pride & Prejudice is mentioned, and Jane Austen. Very good taste!
"He was looking at Hauer as if he had announced he was partial to keeping porcupines for pets."
Storyline: 8, there is smoking, kissing, injury, and death, but it is all very mild. A truely excellent retelling!
"They continued on without speaking until they reached the trees, tall pines that ranged from spindly saplings to tall, broad trees with branches stretching far above Mary Rose’s head."
Good For: Anyone who loves retellings!
Overall Score: 9.5!

Avalible starting today. To Buy on Amazon, click here!

Again, thank you so much for letting me be an advanced reader, Rachel!

Go try this book, everyone, it is so good!

MovieCritic

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Announcing my Halloween Blog Party ~ 2017!

Hello Everyone!
Last year I hosted my first blog party ever, a Halloween Blog Party! This year I have decided to do it again!
This years date: November 1- 4, 2017!
Here is how it works:
1. You choose a character from a book, movie, or both.
2. You read/watch, the book/movie, that the character came from.
3. You dress up as the character and take pictures (NOTE: You don't have to show your face, I don't).
4. You review the book/movie/both in a post and include photos of you dressed up!!

The Rules:
1. You don't have to celebrate Halloween to participate. I just use Halloween as an excuse to dress up.
2. You don't have to show your face.
3. If there is more than one movie version you don't have to review all of them.
4. If you want you can just choose to review something, OR show pictures, you don't have to do both.

My sisters and I love being the same thing, but not the same thing. A few years ago we were all queens. Last year, we decided to all be villains. The results were pretty "wicked".
My older sister was: The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)
I was: Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
My younger sister was: Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)

This year, we all decided to sort of be the same thing. My younger sister is a little different, but my older sister and I are counting it. I love mysteries, so you'll have to guess. The clue is one of these buttons backgrounds is what we are going to be. Good Luck guessing!
Spread the word:
Here are some buttons!
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Thank you so much for reading!! See ya' in November!

MovieCritic

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tolkien Blog Party 2017 ~ The Tag!

Hello all you Tolkien fans!
Hamlette at The Edge of the Precipice is hosting her fifth annual Tolkien Blog Party!!! Last year this was my first blog part I had ever participated! It was so much fun, I can't wait to see what this year holds!!!!!
SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, do not read any further. There will be spoilers for both.

On to the tag!

1. How long have you been a Tolkien fan?

Well, sometime when I was little my family and I watched The Return of the King. I was terrified.

A few years ago my sister told me she was going to read The Lord of the Rings. I looked at her shocked, "You are going to read the creepy books?" I asked. I couldn't believe it. Why in the world would she do that.

Last year in July I decided I would read The Hobbit. I was fully in after that. I just finished reading The Lord of the Rings for the first time, I am definitely a fan now.

2. Has your love of Middle-earth affected your life?

Well, yes. I would say so. My older sister and I quote it all the time. My younger sister just stares at us "Like we have lobsters coming out of (our) ears." ("Anyone...? Anyone...? Anyone...?"). And it really is amazing how many people know about The Lord of the Rings. I have made quite a few friends through them. They are amazing books, and if you haven't read them, GO!!!!!

3. If you had to take the One Ring to Mordor, which character would you choose for your sole companion?

This is the hardest question!!! Uh, well the obvious answer is Gandalf, but we can't have him now can we? We have already set out.
To tell the truth, Legolas! Even when I saw just The Return of the King, Legolas was my favorite character. I really love archery (i.e. Robin Hood, Brave, etc.) so I have always loved the archer elf. And I love 'em even more now that I have read the book (though, there is not nearly enough of him). Awesome archery would take out Orcs.
But, now that I have read the book, I do think that Sam might be the best. I don't know.

4. Which is scarier, Shelob or the Balrog?

Wow, both are almost the scariest thing ever, but I think I could take on either if I get to have the Phial of Galadriel.


5. Which two towers do you think Tolkien was referring to in the title The Two Towers?  (i.e. Orthanc, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, or Minas Tirith)

You know, I never really thought of this. I always thought of Orthanc having one tower, so not that. Same for Minas Tirith. And Cirith Ungol. I guess, but my brain wasn't big enough to imagine it that way. So I'll go Barad-dûr AND Minas Morgul. I thought it meant that both sides were even, they both had two towers. (I'm very creative, I know.)

Wait a minute. I read that question wrong. I understand it now. I'm going with Barad-dûr and Minas Tirith.

6. Whose wardrobe would you like to have?

Um, this is referring to the movies and I have only see three of the movies (The Fellowship of the RingThe Return of the King, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.) and it has been a long time since I've seen them, so I don't really know. I'll go with what I think of from the book: I'll take whatever as long as I get an elven cloak with the leaf clasp!

7. What do you think an Ent Draught would taste like?

(Warning: this is me trying to be poetic, but it is what I think.)
When I read that I thought of fresh dew and sunshine. You know the song, Morning has Broken? I have always thought that it tasted like that.


8. Where in Middle-earth would you like to live?

You are kidding me. How in the world am I supposed to answer this?

Hobbiton would be absolutely wonderful (with all the trees, please). But, my inner elf + tree climber says Lothlorien.

9. Do you have any Tolkien-related opinions that surprise other people?

Legolas is my favorite character (okay, also Sam, Gandalf, Blibo, Treebeard, and Tom Bombadil. I won't get into dwarves.).
I am not Frodo (That is the answer I always get when I take quizzes.).
The Hobbit is my favorite book of them.
I have cried reading them.
I have not read the Appendices because once the book says THE END, it's the end. I am not going to read how everyone dies!
Pippin is annoying. He said don't touch it and what do you do?
I'm not sure how surprising those are, but it's what I could come up with.

10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotations from the books or movies.

Yes! Last year I didnt' know many, but this year I AM PREPARED. *goes to dig out books*

1.

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the skies,
   Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their hall of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
   One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.
   One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
   One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.
~ The Lord of the Rings

Doesn't that just give you the shivers!? This isn't one of my favorites, but do you really think I could do this post without saying that. Also I am very proud of myself to say that I wrote that out from memory (okay, I forgot three words so I had to ask my sister, and I used my book to make sure I did it right, I missed a tiny bit and my little sister hates it so she made up her own version which I always get confused.) but still, I did a pretty good job.

2.

"Far over the misty mountians cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold."
~The Hobbit

*shivers* This is what got me loving Tolkien, and it is why The Hobbit is my favorite. I know there are many different verses, but this one is my favorite.

3.

I got tired of writing these out, sorry it is a little small, if I make it any bigger it is blurry. That's what I get for being lazy.
Anyway, deep down we all love Strider, even if it is not as much as other characters. And this...!!! Beyond words.

4.

The Road goes ever on and on
   Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the road has gone,
   And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
   Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
   And whither then? I cannot say.
~The Fellowship of the Ring

*sigh* How lovely.

5.

In Western lands beneath the Sun
   the flowers may rise in Spring,
the trees may bud, the waters run,
   the merry finches sing.
Or there maybe 'tis cloudless night
   and swaying beeches bear 
the Elven-stars as jewels white
   amid their branching hair.

Though here at journey's end I lie
   in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high,
   beyond all mountains steep,
above all shadows rides the Sun 
   and Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done,
   nor bid the Stars farewell.
~The Return of the King

I love Sam!!

6.

"It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time to say anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and listen to."
~The Two Towers

Right so, Treebeard, right so.

7.

As far as he could remember, Sam slept through the night in deep content, if logs are contented.

Haha! I was laughing over this.

8.

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
~The Hobbit

Oh yes, oh yes.

9.

"Bilbo Baggins, a bur--a hobbit," said poor Bilbo, shaking all over, and wondering how to make owl-noises before they throttled him.
   "A burrahobbit?" said they a bit startled. Trolls are slow in the uptake, and mighty suspicious about anything new to them.
   "What's a burrahobbit got to do in my pocket anyway?" said William.

10.

'Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?'
~The Fellowship of the Ring


Be sure to go check out all the fun HERE!!! Thank you so much Hamlette!!

MovieCritic

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Movie Review: Despicable Me (2010)

Hello everybody!
Today is the second day, "The Mad", in Christina Wehner and Silver Screening's Movie Scientist Blogathon!
Today my focus is Dr. Nefario in Despicable Me (2010). Gru is technically a scientist, but he would be preferred to be called: evil genius, mastermind, or supervillain. And I guess "Vector" is a scientist, but, once again, he probably would like to go with a different name for it.
Yes, I know this movie is super weird, but I have two sisters so....

Despicable Me (2010):
Gru wants to be known as the best (worst) villain ever! To do that he comes up with a plan to steal.... the moon!
He first plans to steal a shrink-ray, then build a rocket and go to the moon, shrink it to a manageable size, and take it! His plans get temporarily foiled when "Vector" over hearing his plan steals the shrink-ray first. Gru adopts three girls, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, to sell cookies to "Vector" so he can get inside to steal it back. He gets in deeper then he could have imagined.
Genre: Action, Comedy.
Costumes: 8, there is a scene where the annoying "Minions" have their pants pulled down. And there isn't really anything that exciting.
My sister wanted me to put a picture of what she calls the "Gru sweater"
Script: 9, a few bad words.
"Can I drink this?"
"Do you want to explode?"
Crew:
Directed by:
Pierre Coffin
Chris Renaud
Produced by:
Chris Meledandri
John Cohen
Janet Healy
Screenplay by:
Cinco Paul
Ken Daurio
Starring:
Steve Carell as Gru.
Jason Segel as "Vector". "Vector: a mathematical term for both direction and magnitude, that's me, I'm committing crimes with both direction and magnitude!"
Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario. "Why..why...why...why do you have to be so old!?"
Dr. Nefario's name comes from the word "nefarious" meaning "Infamous by way of being extremely wicked." Dr. Nefario isn't exactly wicked, but he is a little mad. He is all about doing evil things, but he is very friendly. He is the (main) assistant to Gru and he really looks the part of a scientist complete with lab coat and goggles.. Even though he can be frustrating when he can't hear what is being said, he really can "bust some moves."
Miranda Cosgrove as Margo.
Dana Gaier as Edith.
This is so me, except I just smile and wave at the camera.
Elsie Fisher as Agnes.
Will Arnett as Mr. Perkins.
Kristen Wiig as Miss Hattie.
Julie Andrews as Marlena.
Pierre Coffin as Kevin, Tim, Bob, Mark, Phil and Stuart.
Music: 7, it's just personal preference.
Music by:
Heitor Pereira
Pharrell Williams ("roof" does not rhyme with "truth"!)
Quotes: 8,
"Why are you wearing pajamas?"
"This isn't pajamas, it's a warm-up suit."
"What are you warming up for?"
"Really cool stuff that you dont' know about."
"Like sleeping?"
"These are not pajamas!!!!"
Storyline: 7, there are some suggestive things, mild violence, and some crude humor.
Good For: Orphans, People who feel alone.
Overall Score: 7!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Movie Review: Inspector Gadget (1999)

Hello all you movie fans!
Today is the start of Cristina Wehner's and Silver Screening's Movie Scientist Blogathon!!
I have signed up to do Inspector Gadget. As there are so many scientists in this movie I was trying to decide which one to mostly write about, I finally decided to go with the good scientist, Brenda Bradford.

This movie is actually the movie where I decided to be a movie critic! I was telling my sister all about the things that I know about this movie, and she said, "You should have a movie review blog." That's how I'm here.

Inspector Gadget (1999):
Based on the TV show:
When John Brown gets into an accident in order to save him the doctors have to put in a lot of machinery. Brenda Bradsford finds this is the perfect excuse put to use her father's plan for a 'robo-cop', a living man and a robot at the same time.
Scolex (Claw) is going to get his revenge on John, because in that accident Scolex lost his hand.
John tries to be a good cop, but he has no idea how.
Genre: Action.
Costumes: 8, there is a bit where some one's pants get pulled down, and where someone is just wearing a hospital nightgown.
My favorite: I don't know why, but I have always like this of Penny's.
Script: 8, a few bad words.
"Go go gadget: oil slick!"
Crew:
Directed by: David Kellogg
Produced by:
Roger Birnbaum
Andy Heyward
Jordan Kerner
Aaron Meyerson
Screenplay by:
Kerry Ehrin
Zak Penn
Based on: Inspector Gadget (1983 TV Show) - by Andy Heyward, Jean Chalopin, Bruno Bianchi
Starring:
Matthew Broderick as Inspector Gadget/John Brown.
Joely Fisher as Dr. Brenda Brandford:
Brenda really is as good a scientist as you can get. She wants to help all the people she can with her knowledge of science. She is great at inventing things, especially things that can talk! 
Rupert Everett as Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw.
Michelle Trachtenberg as Penny Brown.
Dabney Coleman as Chief Frank Quimby III.
D. L. Hughley (voice) as the Gadgetmobile.
Cheri Oteri as Mayor Wilson.
Michael G. Hagerty as Sykes.
Andy Dick as Kramer.
René Auberjonois as Dr. Artemus Bradford.
Don Adams (voice) as Brain.
Music: 9!
Music by: John Debney
Quotes: 9,
"¿Comprende?"
"Yeah, I comprende."
"No, no, no. It's comprendo: you comprende, I comprendo."
(This is still open for guessing!!!)
Storyline: 7, there is a little bit suggestive stuff, smoking, people getting hurt, death, and kissing.
Overall Score: 8!

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