A few movies that I have seen

 

 

Logan

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

I love Hugh Jackman as Logan.  There will be some big shoes to fill for the role of Logan/Wolverine.  I am sad to see Hugh Jackman not take this role anymore.  Anyways, It was filled with action and also he learned a softer side of things.   Professor X made an appearance as well.  I’m not going to give the whole story away because some have not seen it perhaps.  I liked it.

 

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While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

I gave this one a go because it was Marvel.  Not bad!  It was a bit long but how Dr. Strange came to be was pretty cool.  I love how the cape chooses him!  Overall the good guys win.  Action, adventure and realizing what life is all about is the themes I saw in this film.

 

WW3

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

This film kicked butt!   I was always a fan of Wonder Woman when it was on tv.  This was filled with action, drama, love, friendship and more.  I am so getting this on DVD when it comes out!

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A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called “The Shack.”

This movie made me cry at least three times!   I even screamed at the tv saying “you made me cry!”   I loved it but it tugs at your heart big time!  The entire cast was pretty amazing and the story itself gives you a quite a bit to think about.  Watch it to see what you think.  You may cry!

I enjoyed all these films.  I am glad I had a chance to watch them.

Three Movie Reviews

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Effie Gray

A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

My Take:   This was a long movie but interesting.  It takes place back in time as Effie marries John as the marriage is not the best.   It was a little slow but interesting to see how the times were set up.  I felt bad for Effie of what she was going through.  You could see how women could have been treated back then and fall into depression or worse.   I must say that  the ending was kick ass.  I loved how Effie took charge at the end.

 

EDUCATION

An Education

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

My Take :  Well the cover of the movie caught me and the story.  I thought this would be a cute love story.  Boy I was wrong.  It was geared more towards of a girl teenager and her choices in life during the 1960s.   The costumes were great and the storyline was interesting.   It was a little long in some parts but overall good.

 

EASY

Easy Virtue

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future – blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

My Take:   Stunning cover and fun story!  Love the era.  Anyways the story was really good. Jessica Biel plays the American who heads home with her new Englishman husband as the family is in shock.   It’s a warm and cold relationship with the family.  There were some funny parts and the dresses! I love love love the dresses.  I wanted all of Jessica Biel’s outfits in this film.  Even the car and motorcycle was awesome.   Colin Firth is also in this film which I adore.  The man is cool as a cucumber.  There is something about how he plays his character in this film really well.   You’ll like it.   There was one scene where Colin actually dances and I loved it.   Yes I know..I have a thing for dancing.  

If I could rank all these movies…

#1 favorite:  Easy Virtue

#2 favorite:  So Education

#3 favorite:  Effie Gray

So go check  these historical movies out today and tell me what you think of them and see if my favorites match up yours!

Thoughts of Thursday

Current Song stuck in my head:  Earth Angel – Penguins  (Yes – the song from Back from the Future of the Enchantment : Under the Sea Dance.  The movie was awesome and will continue to be awesome!)

Last movie I saw: Jurassic World and DeadPool

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Thoughts on the movies:  Jurassic World was awesome!  Action and dinosaurs!  Chris Pratt played his character well.  It was an interesting concept.  I had a hunch on a few parts of the movie and knew the one character was going to die.

DeadPool – Ryan Reynolds!!!!!!!  Do I need to say more?

THE BOOK TODAY IS:
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

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Just like in the classic”Beauty and the Beast, “this Steampunk Romance features an unlikely love story.

The Lord of Blackwell Manor, Miles, is plagued by a family curse that changes him into a shape-shifting wolf every month during the full moon. Lucy-a smart, attractive, and well-respected botanist-travels to Blackwell Manor to take care of her sick cousin, Kate, who is married to Miles’s younger brother. For Lucy, the trip is a welcomed respite from her work and recent discovery-a breakthrough serum that could eliminate the scourge of vampires from London.

However, Lucy finds more than she bargained for when she arrives at the Manor. Miles, who is brash and inhospitable, does not take kindly to visitors. He is still unsettled by the mysterious death of his newlywed wife. And then there’s Marie, Miles’s sister, who was attacked and murdered just weeks earlier. Miles is horrified to think that he might be to blame for the deaths.  And who is the ghost that haunt the halls? Lucy is convinced that the death of Miles’s wife and sister-as well as her cousin’s mysterious illness-are tied together, but how?

Lady Charlesworth has her eye on inheriting Blackwell Manor for her family. Could her daughter, Candice, or her son, Arthur, have had a hand in the mysterious deaths? The clues make a vampire suspect highly likely.

During her investigation, Lucy finds herself caring deeply for Miles, but he fights to keep his distance in order to protect Lucy from his family’s secret. And, yet, he feels attracted toward the woman who is able to look past the fearsome-looking scar that has marred his handsome face.  With no other option, Miles and Lucy must work together if they are to find the answer to the mysteries at the Manor. But that’s not all Lucy wants to solve. There’s a deeper mystery behind Miles. Can she solve that, too? Ultimately, she must decide if she can love the man, beast and all.

Currently Reading: Forged in Ice by Alyssa Rose Ivy  and  Unnatural Souls by Linda Foster

Beauty routine.   I have always struggled with beauty routine since high school years and such.   I have slowly started to get into a routine and hopefully it’ll help clear up my skin.   I just started using the Loreal mud mask to see how it works out.  I managed to snag the red one to test it out.  I do like it.  It does have a strong smell but it goes away after you get used to it.  My skin feels smooth after using and I’m watching if my pores get smaller a bit or cleaner.

Right now I’m using Neutrogena® Naturals Purifying Cream Cleanser along with the Mud Mask and then for a moisturizer it’s Oil of Olay but I may change it to something else instead but I have not figured out which one yet.   Any suggestions?

Cool Artist to follow:
Check out Lord Mesa artwork   The guy is so talented!  I want to own on of his prints.   Follow him!!

Jasmine Becket-Griffith   Is another artist that I love!  She does such amazing work to her stuff.  I have a few prints of hers and one canvas print (sea turtle!!)    Follow her as well.

I love helping out other artists!  I love art.  I wish I could get better at it but the only way is to keep practicing.  That’s one my goals as well.

I close for now so I can go off to go do something artistic!

 

Thoughts tonight…

Current Song:   “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson

 

It is so hot outside here today.  Rain and hot and humid..ugh!   Although a rainbow did appear today so I made a wish on it!   Kinda  silly to do but I did it anyway!    Positivity is needed!

Today I want to tackle a few things here and there.

First up:  Reading my books….

At first I’m like thinking how the heck am I going to read all these books I have stacked up here in my house?   Second am I going to like all these books that will make me want to keep them or should I donate them or trade them?  All these questions come into my mind here.

I’m slowly getting to the books I have one by one but my reading time is limited due to working and cleaning the house and having amazing adventures with my children.   Being a single mom is not an easy task but it so worth it!  I love my children.   Anyways…by the time I get to reading I’m tired and all I want to do is watch tv but I have encouraged myself to read at least ten minutes.  Sometimes ten minutes ends up being longer.

Currently still reading:  “Forged in Ice:  Chronicles Series : Book 2”  by Alyssa Rose Ivy.  Well I have not read the first book of this series and yet I could get an idea what was going on so far.  I love how the story follows nicely from James and Ainsley’s point of view.  Supernatural elements pop up along with some witty banter between some of the characters is pretty fun.  I want to know what is going to happen next.   Plus the cover of the book is stunning!    I basically won this book on Alyssa’s Facebook page and I’m glad I did.  I never ever win anything so thank you Alyssa!

Check out Alyssa Rose  Ivy website at :  http://www.alyssaroseivy.com/

After I finish this book, I may try to get her next one or will tackle one from my to read pile that is sitting on my floor in my house!

 

2nd thing is:  Children books!

I spied some new children’s books at work today.

Owl diaries

These books caught my eye as they are so crisp and colorful!   The stories are cute and interesting.  I believe these would be awesome for girls to read.  I am not sure about boys but I wish they had a boy version of this too!

http://www.rebeccaelliott.com/#!owldiaries/c1aqz

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Then there is Mr. Pants books by Scott McCormick.

http://scottmccormickbooks.com/

The illustrations are awesome.  Graphic novel for kids.

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The OodleThunks books by Adele Griffin.

I checked out the author’s website as she seems to tackle many different areas of books.  Chapter books, middle reader and YA.

http://www.adelegriffin.com/

First book:  Oona has found a very special egg. Oh, how she loves her baby! She’ll do anything to protect this egg until it hatches. Then she can find out what’s inside, even though it might just gobble her up! But Oona’s precious bundle of eggy joy may never see the light of day. It seems everyone wants Oona’s egg. Her little brother, Thunk, that smelly kid, Bruce Brute, and a bunch of others in her West Wog world all want a piece of Oona’s treasure. Oona the protector, Oona the curious, Oona the mighty will do whatever it takes to safeguard her darling. No one will get their grimy, Cro-Magnony hands on her egg. Because, more than anything, Oona wants something of her very own to care for.

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Stick Dog books!  I took my kids to see Tom Watson at their school as they loved this event.  Mr. Watson was great with the children and kept them interested in the books.  Great story!!

http://www.stickdogbooks.com/

 

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Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

Darkus Cuttle’s dad mysteriously goes missing from his job as Director of Science at the Natural History Museum. Vanished without a trace! From a locked room! So Darkus moves in with his eccentric Uncle Max and next door to Humphrey and Pickering, two lunatic cousins with an enormous beetle infestation. Darkus soon discovers that the beetles are anything but ordinary. They’re an amazing, intelligent, super species and they’re in danger of being exterminated. It’s up to Darkus and his friends to save the beetles. But they’re up against an even more terrifying villain — mad scientist of fashion, haute couture villainess Lucretia Cutter. Lucretia has an alarming interest in insects and dastardly plans for the bugs. She won’t let anyone or anything stop her, including Darkus’s dad, who she has locked up in her dungeons! The beetles and kids join forces to rescue Mr. Cuttle and thwart Lucretia.

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Third thing:  Back to work…

Going back to work isn’t easy to do.  First off finding a job isn’t easy after being a stay home mom for 8 years.  Plus on top of it I am also deaf so finding jobs with a disability is tough.  I think people are afraid that I cannot do the task and yet I can!  I just cannot hear.  I’m glad I have the part time job right now which was my goal to find a job to get some work going but I realize I need a full time job.   It’s hard to juggle the task of dream job vs reality job.   Everyone wants to go for their dream job if they could, right?

For me I’m supporting my two amazing children and I need to survive for them.  So reality wins but I will keep those dreams in my pocket.  I will never stop dreaming of getting a book published or trying to achieve those items on my bucket list.  Let’s hope something good comes my way!   (I know I want to do keep with the library field or books! )

And so it goes…Life goes on.  Owning a home on my own is even tricky!  Dealing with some minor problems to larger issues isn’t fun at all.   Life keeps throwing me curveballs.   Plumber, brick walls, basement, window issues..and the list could go?  I do not know.   I just want everything to be normal!!!    No more stuff. No more drama in life.  Simple simple!   Okay that rant it out!

PS: Gila Window Film does work well!  I used this in the small windows of my house to block out the heat & light!

4th thing: Movies!

Danish Girl –  Was way different!

Star Trek movies on tv :  Loved them!!!  Karl Urban is a favorite actor of mine for a long time. The man can play such amazing characters!    Other than the Star Trek films ( I need to see the 3rd one!)  he was also in Riddick, LOTR,  Priest, RED and Xena the Warrior Princess.   I loved how he played the evil vampire in Priest!  Yes I did watch Xena Warrior Princess  back in the day.    Who didn’t watch that show?

Chris Pine is cute too but might be a tad too young for me?   I didn’t know he was the voice of Jack Frost in The Guardians did you?

Knock Knock – Keanu Reeves was in this film as I couldn’t really watch it. Too freaky for me.   So that got turned off and I put on John Wick instead.  Constantine did pop up on tv as well as I saw the last 15 mins of it.

Miss You Already – Starting Drew Barrymore.  That film made me cry.  Oh how the tears down.   It made me think of life and death.  It is part of the cycle but it makes us ache and makes us grow.

Belle – Historical movie…was pretty good but long!

Pixels – Had Adam Sandler in it.  I don’t mind some of his movies and this was interesting regarding to the 80s old school games.  I also wanted to see if this to see if it would be suitable for my children to watch.  I get the funny humor and all but it may be a bit too much for my children.

And I close for now as I am extremely tired!