Movies: Month in Review {November 2017}

GUUUUYYYSSS, IT'S DECEMBER!!  Do you know what that means?!?!

*confetti explosions*  I'M SO EXCITED, GUYS! <3333

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (2000)

Aww, this was cute and sweet. <3  The way Charlie Brown and his friends talk is Quite Excellent. ;)

Adam's Rib (1949)

I greatly enjoyed this.  I'm a pretty big Katharine Hepburn fan, so that's not much of a surprise, but still.  It posed some interesting, rather controversial questions, but I liked the way it resolved them.  K. H.'s character had a valid point in terms of gender role, but that blinded her a bit in terms of the case itself.  So the way she and Spencer Tracy worked through that was cool.  

Also, the character David Wayne played was a terrible smarmster, undoubtedly, but he was rather funny. ;)  "Don't you do it, Amanda."

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Okay, I'll admit it:  I kind of love the Kung Fu Panda movies. :-P  They have fantastic animation, gorgeous music, awesome main charries, and terrific villains.  This one was no different!  

RED (2010) & Red 2 (2013)

I've been wanting to see these movies for a long while now, and I finally got to!  Absolutely loved the first one (probably even more than I expected); really didn't like the second one.  Since the first one was so fabulous, the second one just seemed more like gratuitous shoot-'em-up rather than the actually adorable action-comedy that the first was.  (John Malkovich, Bruce Willis, and Mary-Louise Parker were probably my favorite characters.  They were spot-on. <3)

The Moon-Spinners (1964)

I remembered Natalie having written a little about this movie, so I picked it up at the library.  And it was most enjoyable!  Hayley Mills is adorable, and Mark is adorable, and the scenery is beauteous. <3

This Beautiful Fantastic (2017)

This movie is just . . . yes.  ALL the yes.  I'm hoping to get a review done soon, so stay tuned. 

To Have and Have Not (1944)

Yet another one that's been on my mental "possibly-to-watch-someday" radar for a long time, since I read Hamlette's thoughts on it.  I liked it vey mucho!  "Bogie and Bacall" are amazing together, and the end was adorable.  I Approve. <3

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What movies have you been watching lately?
Have you decorated for Christmas yet?

P.S.  Oh, and guys, were y'all aware of this?  I for one am very down. ;D


  1. Well, out of all of these, I've only seen one and that was the movie Red... funny thing, actually, because we had friends highly recommend it to us and my two older sisters and I watched it, and to be honest, I didn't like it. :P Not meaning to step on anyone's toes, but I found it boring and pointless. *ahem*

    Well, I can think of six movies/TV shows I've been watching lately!
    When I got my wisdom teeth out, I watched 4 movies:
    1. La La Land. Forever and always a favourite. <3 (This was the only re-watch.)
    2. Letters to Juliet. It was sweet and pleasant, although to be honest not quiiite as good as I hoped it would be. Still, I WOULD watch it again. :D
    3. Table 19. Oh boy, that was the biggest disappointment of a movie I've ever seen. Don't watch it. Ever. :P
    4. Carousel. Heyyy, this one wasn't too bad, haha! ;D So, I DID like it! I didn't LOVE it, but I would watch it again. It's not my favourite musical by any long shot, but the songs "Never Walk Alone" and "If I Loved You" are GORGEOUSNESS. Also Julie Jordan is a sweetie, but Billy sure as heck isn't. :P (Couldn't stand the fella!) And the afterlife thing is a leetle big messed up, haha, but I will overlook that. ;)
    I also saw "Murder on the Orient Express" at the cinemas recently and OH MY GOSH IT WAS AMAZINGGGGGG. I want to watch it again. :D And I want to read Agatha Christy now! It was just S.O. G.O.O.D.
    Aaaand, I've been watching Suits (the TV series) which has been good. Not great, because it has a fair bit of Content, but I do have a soft spot for lawyer stories. :P

    YESSS OUR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE WELL AND TRULY UP. <3 <3 <3 (And we're blaring carols every day all day long!)

    It's so funny, because when we went to see Murder on the Orient Express, they showed a long trailer for "The Greatest Showman" and not once did they sing in it, nor portray it was a musical! So I'm interested to hear what it's like, though I don't think I'll see it myself. ;) (I'd love to see "The Man Who Invented Christmas" and "Goodbye Christopher Robin" at some point, too... even if I have to wait.) (OH BUT OBVIOUSLY THE NEXT MOST EXCITING THING IS THE LAST JEDI!!!!!!)

    1. Haha, sorry, Evie. ;) (I haven't read any of her work yet... can you tell? :P)

    2. Haha, that's alright, Gabby! Different people, different tastes. ;)

      One of these days I have to get around to watching La La Land. *nods*

      Eeeee, you watched LtJ and Carousel!!! I'm glad you liked them, even if you didn't love them. :) AND I KNOW. ARE THE CAROUSEL SONGS NOT GORGEOUSNESS. Personally, I kind of liked Billy -- like, he obviously had MAJOR ISSUES, but I did feel sorry for him and found him a rather pathos-filled character, I guess? ;-P And hehe, yeaaahhhh . . . when musicals have rather inaccurate depictions of death/the afterlife but they're still really good so we let it go . . . heehee. ;)

      I've seen the trailer for Table 19 a couple times and thought it looked kind of cute, but I guess I'll have to rethink it! What was so terrible about it? And was the content really bad?

      And Murder on the Orient Express is by all accounts Quite the Film. *nods again*

      Awww, so Suits is good (other than the content)? I only heard about it recently, because of Meghan Markle. :)

      I FULLY SUPPORT THE BLARING OF CAROLS ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. Carols are the bessstttt. <3 Which are your favorites, by the way?

      Eee, yes, yes, yes!! I want to see all of them :D :D

    3. Yes, you really MUST watch La La Land, Olivia!!! I got it for Christmas. :D

      Oh, well, you can still watch Table 19 if you want to, but I can't think of one thing I liked about it. All the funny/good scenes were in the trailer, basically, and yeah, it was FILLED with content. It was a very shallow plot, pretty pathetic dialogue, not extremely likable characters... and a lot of swearing and innuendo. I wanted to turn it off at a few points, but pushed through, just in case it got better. It didn't really. :/

      Yes, I want to see MontOE again!! :D The cast is amazinggg. SAH GOOD.

      Haha, well, I only heard of Meghan Markle because of Suits. XD (Oh, okay, yes, I DO like the royal family, and it's about time Harry settled down. :P) Well... I like Suits, but White Collar, IMO, is infinitely better. Suits has more content and is less appealing than WC to me, but it's good when you want something new but still along the lines of "smooth and smart characters/to do with lawyers/FBI". Haha. :D

      I love "Deck the Halls", "O Holy Night", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The First Noel". I also love "Sleigh Ride" but I feel silly singing it here in Australia, haha. XD

  2. RED has been one of my all time favorite movies since I first saw it when I was 11. I've rewatched it almost every year since. I do enjoy the 2nd one, but you are right, it isn't nearly as good.

    This Beautiful Fantastic looks like a marvelous movie. I'm really excited to see it.

    1. Awwww! That's so cool! Yeah, I LOVED the first one :D

      IT REALLY IS. <3333

  3. I haven't seen any of those movies, though Adam's Rib and To Have and Not Have look interesting. I've also been intending to watch the Kung Fu Panda movies for a while. But I did watch Men in Black for the first time. Hilarious. And I'm in the process of watching something else that I'll probably do a blog post about tomorrow.

    No, our decorations aren't up yet.

    EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited about that movie!!!

    1. They are! Ahhh, the Kung Fu Panda movies are really fun and cool. :) Oh, I've heard of that one! Would you recommend it?


  4. I am right there with you on RED vs. RED 2! Love RED to bits, was left cold by RED 2. (I named my very bright red camera "Francis" after Frank in RED. For real.)

    So excited you got to see To Have and Have Not, and you liked it! :-D Yay!

    1. Haha, oh my word, did you really? That's fantastic. :D Yes, the first one is so good!!

      Yes! It was really good. :D

  5. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!! Yeees, I love that one sooo much xD


    1. Evelyn, YAAAASSS SQUEAL WITH ME! I want to see it Most Ardently.

  7. WELL THANKS FOR GETTING ME SUPER PUMPED FOR THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. (Also, mildly weirded out that I was attracted to Zac Efron before I, ya know, realized it was him. *awkward*)

    1. YOU ARE WELCOME, MY FRIEND. (Haha, well, I mean, he's not a bad-looking chap, is he? ;D)

      I'm seriously getting very pumped. I just listened to "From Now On" and Had Feelings.

    2. I have this silly idea that I'm somehow superior to "regular" girls who have crushes on stereotypical people like Zac or One Direction or Justin Bieber... just me being a silly.

  8. Movies I've watched lately:
    1. Murder On the Orient Express. ALL THE YES. This was a gorgeous movie and, as a massive Christie fan, Branagh's carefully-crafted portrayal of Poirot makes my heart happy. Dem mustaches, though. :D
    2. Dick Tracy. This was SO WEIRD but SO GOOD. Genuine comic-book fun, and allllllllllllllllllllll the colorssssssssssssssssssss . . . Gosh, I'm a little bit in love just with the color scheme. Like a box of Crayola crayons come to life, honestly.
    3. Two For the Road. Thought-provoking, and a little odd, and a little depressing. Loved the road-trip metaphors, though. And Audrey Hepburn is great as always, although I did not love her the way I love her in Breakfast at Tiffany's. (Probably because nothing can top Breakfast at Tiffany's.)


    Love this and all your posts <333

    1. I really want to see Murder on the Orient Express! I haven't read any Agatha Christie, and mystery's not really my genre, but the cast looks AMAZING, so I want to try it. :)

      Haha! That sounds fun! What's Dick Tracy about?

      Oh, I've heard of that one! I ought to look into it, even if just to see what it's about. Audrey Hepburn is fabulous. <3

      EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! What did you think?!?! Or, wait -- perhaps you shouldn't tell me yet -- perhaps I should wait until I've seen it to get your thoughts, so we can Discuss. ;D

      D'aaaaaaawwwww, THANKS, GURL. <333 I love all your comments. :)

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  10. I agree, the Kung Fu Panda movies are awesome! I haven't seen the third one though.

    My sister loved the Moon Spinners, and it's Halyley Mills so I should see it!

    I just watched the trailer for The Greatest Showman on Saturday, and I ssssssooo want to see it!!!!!!

    1. MC, yes! I like them a lot. <3 The third one was actually pretty cool!

      I liked it! It wasn't anything earth-shaking, but it was fun and sweet. :)



    :D :D :D I'm excited, too.

    I love Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn movies--they're always so funny--so I shall have to keep an eye out for that one. It sounds like an interesting plot.

    YOU WATCHED MOON SPINNER'S YAYYYYYY. Now, if you didn't love it, I totally understand that. It's not going to be everyone's thing, and that's okay. <3 But I AM very glad to hear you enjoyed it. :) (Aren't Mark and Nikki just so sweet and funny?)


    I have never seen a movie pairing Bogart and Bacall. Shameful, I know. :P Now I wish to see this one!


    PPS. Also...are you a Marvel fan? I can't remember. :P But if you are, did you see the Infinity War trailer? I kind of died.

    1. :D :D :D

      Yes, do! I found it enjoyable. :)

      YESSS!! I found it adorable! It didn't necessarily become a new favorite, but it was fun and I did indeed enjoy it. :) (Yes! The loves. <3)


      Haha, well, neither had I until this one. :-P It's -- it's kind of like a "sultry" romance, I guess? But mainly just because of the characters' personalities. Nothing too inappropriate happens. :-P


      P.P.S. Am I a Marvel fan . . . Oh, boy. Okay, so, the short answer is not realllllly . . . but I do usually watch the movies at some point -- it just takes me a while to get around to them. I've yet to see Civil War and the newest Avengers and the newest Thor. Those are the ones I'm most interested in seeing at some point in time. :-P And I AM quite Invested in Loki's character, I'd say. So . . . it's complicated, hehe. :-P But I saw the Infinity War trailer in theaters when we went to see The Last Jedi! I thought the part at the very end when the Guardians of the Galaxy gang showed up was pretty cool. :D

  12. Aww. The Moon Spinners. Reminds me of a fabulously fun week spent at a certain friend's home. <3 <3 That movie is really sweet. I love Mark!!! :D

    I haven't seen any of the other movies you mentioned but this post was great fun to read, and Adam's Rib sounds intriguing. I may have to look that one up sometime. :)

    AND OLIVIA!! GIRL! Your new header is SO gorgeous!!! I love it! Your blog is simply smashing!! Great job!! :D :D

    We haven't decorated for Christmas yet. We're hoping to get our Christmas tree on Thursday though so after that we'll probably start putting things up. :)

    1. AWWWWWWW. *huggles you both* Mark is a dear! <3

      Aww, thank you! :D Yes, do try out Adam's Rib! I don't know if you'll like it, but it's interesting. :)

      AAAAACCCCK, THANK YOU!! *grins foolishly* You're too kind!!!!

  13. CHRISTMASSSSSSS. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    (In other words, I LOVE your new layout. :D)

  14. Strangely, I have not seen any of these movies except for Kung Fu Panda 3 (I too take a guilty pleasure in them. It's been awhile since I've seen one though. :) )
    I am definitely adding some of these on my never-ending 'movie list'.

    I am so excited because 'The Greatest Showman' looks really good! I believe I first saw the trailer when I went to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, but I could be mistaken. *shrug*
    Anyways, it looks like a really enjoyable movie. :D
    Great enjoyable post!

    1. Amaris, yay for another KFP fan! They're fun movies. :)

      I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE GREATEST SHOWMAN! I hope it's fantastic. :D (Oh, and what did you think of Spider-Man: Homecoming? I haven't seen it yet, but I've heard from a few people that it was actually pretty decent.)

      Aww, thanks so much! Thanks for the comment! :D


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