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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I got to see the latest Star Wars movie over the weekend. My hubby had already watched the movie so I had to ask him to keep any and all spoilers to himself. Overall, I was pleased with the film. It tied up a lot of things and answers a lot of questions from the Force Awakens and the Last Jedi. I won’t reveal any spoiler to anyone that hasn’t watched this movie yet but I will tell you this….go see the movie. Don’t listen to the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes or anywhere else. Check the movie out for yourself and come to your own conclusions.

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Jumanji: Next Level

I got to see this movie over the weekend. I was looking forward to this one after seeing “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. This was a good movie and I would recommend this to anyone who watched the other back in 2017. There were some funny moments as well as plenty of action. Plus, all the original actors and actress’ are back in this one with a few extra characters added to the mix. I’ll probably be getting this on dvd or blu-ray when it comes out, which reminds me…I don’t think I got the first one yet either.

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Movie or tv show based on literature…

How often do you watch a movie or tv show that is based on some form of literature? If you don’t watch them, then may I ask why? Which do you prefer….a movie or a tv show based on your favorite books?

To me, it depends on the book. I thought the Harry Potter series did well being made into movies. A long series like that (7 books total) would have been more difficult to make as a tv show. It would have dragged on for years, a lot longer than it took to make the movies. However, they took one of my favorite books from Joe Hill (it was a stand alone book) and made it into a tv show earlier this year. I watched it and I thought they did a good job with it. They can continue it and make a second season out of it (it definitely wasn’t finished by the end of the first season). I would watched it if they continued it.

What about you? Do you prefer to see your favorite books turned into a movie or a tv show? Which would you rather see? Why do you prefer that over the other?

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

This movie came out in theaters this weekend and I got to go see it. This movie actually ended up doing better in the box office than I thought it was going to. In the theater I went to, they only had this movie showing on one screen so I figured they didn’t expect this movie to make much if it’s only showing on one screen. My hubby even mentioned that there were more people in that theater than he was expecting (he went to see the movie with me). My hubby found out that the Hobbs and Shaw movie was the only movie to beat out this movie as far as sales and he said they didn’t beat it out by much.

Anyway, this movie was different than what I was expecting going into it but I still liked the movie. I don’t think my hubby liked it but he’s not big into any of the horror movies anyway. I liked how they left this open for a sequel (and whether or not we get a sequel will probably depend on how well this movie does) which makes sense because there are three of these books. But I’m not going to ruin anything for you in case you haven’t seen the movie yet and want to see it. Now I think I will go back and re-read the books (haven’t read them since I was a kid).

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News on “Chronicles of Narnia”

After watching the movies “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” in 2005, “Prince Caspian” in 2008 and “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” in 2010, I was looking forward to seeing the next movie in the series which was rumored to be the “Silver Chair”. I’d heard the rumors for years that they were going to be making that movie and I held out hope that I’d get a chance to see them continue making the other books into movies. I have found information regarding the series that announces that they are basically rebooting the series on Netflix (I provided a link below). I’m not sure how I feel about this at the moment. I’m currently reserving my judgement for when it comes out and I will decide then if they do the series justice or not.

What are your thoughts on the Chronicles of Narnia making the move to Netflix? Do you think it’s good or bad? Let me know by leaving a comment below….

https://netflixlife.com/2019/06/13/netflix-the-chronicles-of-narnia-details/

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Spiderman: Far From Home

My husband and I got to watch “Spiderman: Far From Home” over the weekend. It was a really good movie and I enjoyed it. There was a few funny moments in the movie and lots of action going on. There are 2 “scenes” after the credits but I won’t ruin it for you if you are planning on seeing this movie yourself. But this is a good movie to see if you are a fan of Marvel movies. I will warn you that there may be spoilers in this movie if you haven’t already watched Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel.

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The Hunger Games (movies)

My hubby purchased the entire collection of Hunger Games movies on blu-ray a few weeks ago. My collection doesn’t include a digital copy….just the movies themselves along with bonus features spread out over 6 discs. I’ve watched “The Hunger Games”, “Catching Fire”, “Mockingjay part 1” and “Mockingjay part 2” today. They seemed to have kept the movies pretty close to the books from what I can tell. I know they can’t put everything from the books into the movies….if they did, each movie would be about 12 hours long and no one would be able to sit through that. I did enjoy watching the movies today.

Anyway, I never did get to see these movies as they were being released in the theaters. I wanted to read the books and have them finished before I saw the movies. I didn’t want the movies to have any effect on what I was reading as I was making my way through the books and I’ve always preferred it that way. My hubby purchased the movies for me when I finished the last book in the trilogy not long ago.

Have you watched any of the movies? What are your thoughts on them? Did you watch them when they were released in theaters or did you wait to watch them at home once they were out on dvd/blu-ray?