Category: Reviews

Here are some reviews on some latest movies/songs/books I’ve been watching/listening to/reading. I’m going to try and do this every week so eeennnnjooooy!!

MOVIE: The Prestige starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Four out of five stars. **** It’s one of those movies that you can’t really explain without giving away the ending. But basically, two magicians are competing against each other in the early 1900’s England. A vendetta between them drives one to obsession (Hugh Jackman) on how the other (Christian Bale) accomplishes a trick that just might be real. The overall creepiness and kinda spooky air was very mysterious and added to the glamour. The main reasons it wasn’t five stars was because there were too many unanswered questions at the end.

ANOTHER MOVIE: Newsies starring Christian Bale. (Voldemort and I really like Christian Bale.) Five stars ***** Yay for musicals! Some people will wonder why I gave it five stars *coughmusicalhaterscough* but to me, it’s a wonderful tale about the newspaper boys’ strike in the late 1800’s. The romance was a little off, but the music, spot on! I want to organize a strike now…

BOOKS: The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal. Five stars. ***** I love a good princess mystery full of intrigue. When Nalia is told that she is not really a princess, but simply a stand-in for another one, she must learn how to become a commoner when living with her grumpy aunt and a scatterbrained wizard. The heroine, Nalia and then Sinda, is very likable and real. She isn’t perfect and she struggles with her locked-up magic and unhappy twist of fate. The secondary characters were amazing, I especially loved the scatterbrained wizard. 🙂

Also, Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Three out of five stars. *** A very creepy post-apocalyptic book set after the second civil war. It was fought over abortion and the decision was made that abortion was murder, but during the ages of thirteen and eighteen, kids could be “unwound”. “Unwinding” consists of the person being taken apart, piece by piece so they are not technically dead. Three “Unwinders” escape from their fate and try to make it on their own. Three stars because of creepiness and a little swearing. I wasn’t aware of it when I read it. Ooops!

SONG: Headphones by Britt Nicole. Five stars *****. Because it’s awesome. It’s a song about fitting in, with such a catchy beat and message my rock-loving friend Voldemort loved it. Go look it up. Now. Hahaha. You don’t have to. But you’re missing out! *Innocently whistles*

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~The StoryWeaver

Here are some reviews on some latest movies/songs/books I’ve been watching/listening to/reading. I’m going to try and do this every week so eeennnnjooooy!!

MOVIE: She’s the Man Starring Amanda Bynes. Four out of five stars. **** I like it a lot, but there’s some swearing and other stuff that makes it a little uncomfortable. Amanda Bynes is a great actress and her + Channing Tatum = good chemistry. It’s really funny to see a girl-pretending-to-be-her-brother try and make it on a boy’s soccer team. Hahaha

BOOK(S): Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins. Four out of five stars. **** I know everyone hates it, but you really have to read it a second time before you can finally get the reasoning behind it. Though I did cry when my favorite character died. I’m zipping my mouth so the spoiler won’t be given out. I did hate it at first for said reason, but I like it now. Kinda.

Also, The Wind on Fire Trilogy by William Nicholson. Three and a half out of five stars. ***^ (I can’t do a half-star) It’s a really good, little-known series that is excellent, but it just seems too coincidental. You know what I mean. I still love it though.

(NOTE- My dad says he has never heard me say I hated a book and meant it, though I came close with Mockingjay.)

SONG: Dancing Crazy By Miranda Crosgrove. Three out of five stars. *** I can’t get it out of my head, so it was demoted to three stars. Usually a song stuck in someone’s head is a good thing, but for me, it just means I go on singing it and annoy either myself or the people around me. Plus there’s a part that’s a bit… unlikeable? I don’t know. I’m not too fond of it. But it’s a good song.

OTHER: Twelfth Night By Shakespeare. Three out of five stars just because I can’t read it! *** I’ve been using Sparknotes’ No Fear Shakespeare to help me ‘decode’ the original and it really helps. It’s decent so far and She’s the Man is based on it. (See review above.)

I’m obsessed with the Mentalist by the way. And Bones. And NCIS. I think that’s all. Let’s just say, I love crime/police shows. So all three are right up my alley.

Well, what have you been seeing/reading/listening to lately?