Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Movie Review: Up

Name: Up

Director: Pete Docter & Bob Petersen

Starring: John Ratzenberger & Christopher Plummer

Rated: PG

For: Some Peril

Brief summary: Carl is about to fulfill his and his late wife, Ellie's, life-long dream. Going to "Paradise Falls" and forgetting everything. When Carl gets violent with a construction worker, he is forced to move into a convalescent home. However, before the bus can pick him up, Carl makes his grand escape by tying thousands of balloons onto the top of his house. When he's in the air, he finds out that he is not the only one making the voyage. Russell, an eight year old "wilderness scout" had climbed onto his front porch and is now making the journey with him. On their way to Paradise Falls, Russell & Carl encounter many things, including Carl's childhood hero, a giant bird, talking dogs, and much more. This movie is sweet, appropriate, and perfect for the whole family.

Age level: All ages

Cautions: A woman has a miscarriage, a man hits another man, making him bleed. A man is ordered to go to a convalescent home. A boy mentions having a stepmother and says that his relationship with his dad isn't so great. There're some scary parts. Some fighting….

If you like this movie, you might also like . . . The Incredibles!

Personal Opinion: Okay, I was expecting this movie to be "Okay". Just in the first five minutes, I was drawn in and I KNEW I was going to love it. Weird, huh? Dug, the talking dog, WAS HACKING HILARIOUS! Most of the jokes he made kids wouldn't get (they weren't inappropriate, just for an older age group. You either have to OWN a dog or know someone who owns a dog to really get it.). Also, at the end of the movie, there's a great scene including sacrifice which I TOTALLY loved. But, younger kids wouldn't really get it. It was a totally sweet, funny, all around good movie. I really liked it and can't wait to drag my family to it. ;) MUAHAHAHA!

Overall rating: 10/10

Random tidbit: John Ratzenberger has been in every Pixar movie. And he's from the town my dad grew up in! Which is technically right next door to MY town! And my daddy saw him on the train, and he's been to the diner we usually go to… What I'm trying to say is… He's a cool dude.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Book Review: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Name: Eclipse

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Brief summary: The Twilight saga continues with Eclipse. In Eclipse, Edward and the rest of the beloved Cullens are back, and Bella is back to normal. Bella is also much closer to Jacob. In Eclipse, the infamous love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob continues. At the same time, Bella's life is once more threatened by Victoria and her army of newborn vampires. While fighting for her life, Bella has to choose, vampire or werewolf?

Grade/Age level: 13 and up

Cautions: Bella tries to push herself on Edward, there's probably some swearing… Many people have problems with the idea of vampires.

If you like this book, you will also like… I'm not sure…

Personal Opinion: Eclipse is my favorite book overall in the Twilight saga. The story, romance, and action all have their peak in this book. The romance is pretty much chaste, except for the fact Edward sleeps in Bella's bed (nothing happens), and there's some passionate kissing. After I had finished reading this book, I was left wanting to "punch a werewolf in the face". Hah.

Rating: 10/10

My deepest apologies, my dearest readers


Hello everyone! I am a horrible blogger, I know. I haven't updated in who knows how long. But… that is changing… TODAY!

For a week, starting today and ending Friday, I will post a new review daily! Ooh! Ahh!

Also, I would like to introduce WORDY WEDNESDAY! A day of guaranteed reviews! Unless I am busy with a good excuse (such as being away or finishing school), every Wednesday will be a REVIEW! (ooh! Ahhh!) Anyway, I'll start later today.


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