Thursday, May 7, 2015

That's All Folks

So as the school year comes to an end, so will this blog. Do I want to keep posting? Maybe, but I probably won't since you know...I don't have a laptop over the summer and I certainly won't write a post on my phone. Besides, does anyone even read these blogs over the summer? Maybe, once the new school year starts, I'll start writing again, but I doubt it.

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I fully expect to be overloaded with homework next year. Let's just make this clear though, I WILL be watching plenty of movies over the summer, and probably non-stop talking about them, just not blogging them. So anyways, the question of the day is how have I changed this year. Hmmm well, I've changed in many ways so I've decided to make a list of how I changed in different subjects.

School
1. I have mastered my procrastination skills. I can get away with studying for a test in the last possible minute and still pulling off a pretty good score. Well, most of the time.
2. I have taken Ap Human Geography this year, and yes, it sounds as fun as it looks, and yes, it's very hard. I have gotten A-'s for the past three quarters and hope to get one for fourth. But, note that everything is curved so that's fun. Also, I should point out that my grades don't matter if I don't do well on this stupid AP test! My parents are making me a lot more nervous than I should ever be. I wasn't even worried about it until they opened their mouths. But then again, it would probably help if I studied more. 
3. I've taken on a lot more responsibility this year than in the past. Partly, because I want to, and partly because certain teachers scare me into doing it. 

Movies
1. I have watched a large genre of movies that I normally wouldn't and don't want to watch. Such as the movie called The Lake House. I love Sandra Bullock, but this movie doesn't do anything for her. It's BAD! 
2. I have learned despite trying to watch them multiple times, that I still hate horror movies. I don't like being scared. That hasn't changed. 
3. I've learned how to blog about movies, something that I never had tried before. 

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Blog
1. I have definitely improved my writing skills by a lot this year. Look back to my first post then to my latest one, it's much, much better.
2. I've learned how to navigate the blog community, and I'll just leave it at that. 

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Can I just say thank you for all your support! I appreciate all the feedback and nice things you've said about my blog this year. Rose and Chloe, can I just say that you've been great helps (not really) even if you're not blogging about movies. (Shame on you) I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen, and appreciate and like movies just a little bit more. 

Well, that's all folks,
Amelia

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release Date: May 1, 2015 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Adaptation
Director: Joss Whedon
Screenwriter: Joss Whedon
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Don Cheadle, Stellan Skarsgard
Running Time: 2 hrs. 21 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments.


It finally came out guys!!! Avengers: Age of Ultron is officially in theaters now! And I've got to tell you, it was pretty awesome. I've always loved anything to do with Marvel, and I wasn't at all disappointed with the second Avengers.

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I know that I've talked about this movie a little in one of my older blog posts, but just to refresh your memory, I'll tell you the summary again. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) has discovered this artificial intelligence program that he wants to "jumpstart" to help save the world. Little does he know, the program (Ultron) will try to destroy the human race. The Avengers must come together to stop Ultron before it's too late. Not only do we have all of our old characters like Thor, Black Widow,
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Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, and HawkEye, they also added some cool new characters that I personally really like. Their names are Wanda, and Pietro. There's also another character, but I won't say anything because that might spoil something. Anyways, back to Wanda and Pietro, they're orphaned brother and sister that volunteered for one of Hydra's  experiments. Surprisingly it worked, and they both got cool powers. And of course there's Ultron played by James Spader (he could play anything and I'd watch it; same goes for Meryl Streep). 
Photo Courtesy of Movienewz (cool new characters)

Oh and by the way, I want to apologize to the people that I was sitting next to in the theatre. I was with my friends, and unfortunately we can't but help and talk a lot.....sorry. Oh and one more thing. Can I just say that theaters should lower their freakin prices for popcorn and candy? Because of you, I'm forced to hide my snacks so you won't see them and take them. Thanks for that. 

 I give this movie a 5 out of 5 which is a "Oh my gosh, I'm now going to obsess over this movie, all the time, for the rest of my life." Well that's it then. 
                                                                                                                           See you late gator,
                                                                                                                            Amelia

Monday, April 27, 2015

13/13/13

Well guys, I finally did it. I watched a horror movie. It was called 13/13/13, and it was terrible. Absolutely terrible, it wasn't really even scary just creepy and disgusting. I was expecting a movie more like Scream, but it was nothing like that.

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The language was probably the worst part about it. I can usually handle a lot of swearing, but after I hear the F word for about the 50th time in the first 10 minutes of the movie, I start to get really annoyed. Basically every sentence in the movie was F*** you, F*** me, F*** everyone in the F***** movie. YOU DON'T NEED TO SWEAR THAT MUCH!!

This movie was also, as I said before, very graphic and disturbing. Not scary, just disgusting. I have no clue how many people died. I stopped counting just like I stopped counting how many times they said the F word. The first scene in the movie a guy gets mad at this little girl and slaps her in the face multiple times, so she jumps on his back and bangs his head against the concrete until he dies. What the heck? There was also a lot of running over people with cars, stabbing people, banging head in doors, shooting people, and so on. This one scene a different guy stabs another guy in the stomach and they start laughing about it, because stabbing people is just so funny. 

But before I rant about this some more, I should probably tell you what it's about. 

Calendars have added an extra day every four years, but doing that they have violated the ancient Mayan calendar. Now, it's the 13th month of the 13th year, and the few people who survive will have to battle a world full of demons. So basically, it's this town, where I guess demons possess everyone except people born on leap year. So the people that are born on leap year have to survive. But the thing is there wasn't even any demons in this entire movie. It's just about crazy people killing other people. It didn't really even had a plot, just a lot of stabbing and anger issues. 

I should also probably tell you that the ending sucks. They just assume that everything is going to work out in the end and then the movie ends. (Not after main character dies) Sorry Spoiler alert, but it's not like you want to watch this movie anyway. 

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It's about 86 minutes long, so a little over an hour. It was actually a lot shorter than I expected it to be. It's also not rated, so I definitely wouldn't show this to anyone under 13. I rate this movie a 1 out of 5 which is a I WILL NEVER WATCH THIS AGAIN!

See ya next time,
Amelia 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Romancing the Stone

I haven't actually been to the theatre lately, but I have seen some movies at home. The first one I saw was Romancing the Stone. I know, I know, weird name. Even after I saw the movie, I still didn't get why it was called that. But oh well, it was a pretty good movie.

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This movie is about a romance novelist named Joan Wilder who receives a treasure map in the mail from her murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister has just been kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals demand that she hand over the map for her sister. So, she travels to Colombia where she becomes lost in the jungle courtesy of an evil cop, named Zolo. There, she meets Jack Colton who agrees to to help her find her way out of the jungle.

And.....that's all I'm going to tell you. 

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This movie was The Princess Bride and a Indiana Jones mixed together. So in case you like either of those movies you'll probably like this one. This movie is rated PG but it's 1984 PG so it's more like PG-13. It has some swearing and violence, and there's this one scene where a alligator bites someones hand off but once again this movie was made in 1984, so it's not very believable. 

This movie was pretty funny and sarcastic, and I thought the actors were good. Kathleen Turner who plays Joan Wilder (the main character) was the best actress in the movie. I could totally believe that she was lost in the middle of the jungle with no clue what to do since you know...she's in a foreign country. See that folks, that's whats called good acting. I'll have to warn you though, this movie is pretty cheesy. Especially the ending.

There's actually a second movie called The Jewel of The Nile that I haven't seen yet, but in case you ever watch the first one, you can now watch the next one.I give this movie a 3 which is ehh I liked it, but probably won't watch it again.

So now, I want your feedback on what I should review next. It could be a movie in the theatre, or just one that I can watch at home. Don't really care. So I hope that this was very informational and entertaining for you to read, because that's all I got.

Until next time,
Amelia

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Movies That Aren't Out Yet, But I Really Want Them To Be

I've been really excited for these 5 movies to come out, and I thought I should share the excitement with all of you!

The first movie is Inside Out which comes out June 19, 2015

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Can I just start with saying how creative this idea is.  Tiny little people inside your head that control your emotions. Pixar you've done it again. How they come up with these ideas, I have no idea. 

What it's about:
Riley moves to San Fransisco for her father's new job, and like all of us, she is guided by her emotions. Joy, fear, anger, disgust, and sadness. These emotions live in Headquarters, a control center in Riley's mind, where they advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to her new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. (This also came from IMDB).  Can't wait to see it!

The second movie is Jurassic World which comes out June 12, 2015. 

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Now most of us have seen Jurassic Park, but have you heard of the new movie coming out called Jurassic World? I personally loved the original movie, and can't wait to see what they come up with coming June. (I bet it's going to be scary)

What it's about: 
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. After ten years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfire's horribly. (Again, IMDB) 

The third movie is Pitch Perfect 2 coming out May 15, 2015

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The first Pitch Perfect was awesome. I'm expecting the second one to be too, especially Fat Amy.  I'm countin' on you to make me laugh. 

What it's about:
After the Barden Bellas embarrass themselves performing for the President, they seek redemption by entering an international competition that no American team has ever won. ( I actually came up with this summary) It'll probably be rated PG-13, right now it's unrated.

The fourth movie is Avengers: Age of Ultron which comes out May 1st, 2015. 

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If ya know my friends and me, you know that we love and obsess over any and all superhero movies. This movie is no exception, especially if it's a Marvel superhero movie. We can always count on Marvel for having funny, action/drama packed movies about really hot superheroes.

What it's about:
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. (Btw, IMDB wrote this I didn't. I'm lazy like that). I'm pretty sure it's rated PG-13, but I could be wrong since the ratings haven't come out yet. 

The fifth and final movie is Pan, coming out July 24, 2015. 

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Peter Pan is one of my favorite stories/movies, when I heard that they were making another version of it you had no idea how excited I was! Especially when I learned that Hugh Jackman was one of the leads. 

What it's about:
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny; to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. 

That's all for today, bye bye!
Amelia

Monday, March 23, 2015

Insurgent

insurgent |inˈsərjənt|
adjective [ attrib. ]rising in active revolt: alleged links with insurgentgroups.• of or relating to rebels: a series of insurgent attacks.
The movie Insurgent came out Friday, and of course I went to go see it. Sadly, I wan't too happy when it ended :( I was expecting it to be a lot better. I mean, don't get me wrong, the special effects and the actors were awesome, but unfortunately for me, I've read the books. And the movie is nothing like the book. They changed everything, and when say everything, I mean everything! The only part that they got right was what the characters look like. The plot structure is all mixed up. Sorry, I'm rambling, but movies that don't follow the book make me mad. Now that I've got that out of my system, let's talk about the good parts of the movie. The special effects were very good if 
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 I do say so myself. If I had to imagine a post-apoctaliptic future where people lived divided by 5 factions, according to their personalities, this movie would be it. 
But may I remind you this is the second one in the series, so don't go see it until you've watched the movie Divergent. But for the people that have watched/read the first movie, let me explain what the second one's about.
Tris and Four are on the run. Hunted by Jeanine Matthews, the leader of the Erudite faction, while searching for allies and answers about what's outside the wall. 
I know that's a really vague description of what the movie's about so, I guess you'll have to see it to find out. 
It's PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements, and brief language. This movie is a 2 which is, nope, nope, nope, not very good. *sigh* The book was sooo good! I wish the movie was. Well, that's all I've got to say for now.
xoxo, Gossip Girl (Haha JK it's me, Amelia)
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The New Cinderella Movie

So most of you have probably already seen the original Cinderella, but have you seen the new version?
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I wasn't sure what to expect going into the theater to see this movie, but I admit, I was pleasantly surprised when it ended. Although it was quite similar to the original, they did change some sections of the movie. (Nothing too big though).  For example, at the beginning of the movie, both of Cinderella's parents are alive, and you get a better back story on her childhood. There was also no singing like in Into The Woods, which I liked.

But by far, my favorite part of the movie were the sets, props, and costumes. I especially applaud the costume designer, I mean look at this! 
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The costumes definitely match the characters personality. Especially the stepmother, green like her soul. And the stepsisters costumes just make me laugh! They look like Little Bow Peep with their hats, and curls. And the props are great too! Look how much detail they put on this golden carriage. This movie was much prettier to look at than the original.
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Now let's talk about the actors. Lily James was the actress of Cinderella, and I thought she did well. She did a good job of portraying a courageous, young women that is kind to all. (She didn't cry as much like in the original.) My other favorite actresses were Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the fairy godmother. And if you've never heard or seen her before, think again. I can't count how many movies she's been in,  especially when Tim Burton's the director. (She's also Bellatrix from Harry Potter). And my other favorite actress is Kate Blanchett who plays the stepmother. She's everything I wouldn't want my mother to act like.

This movie is PG, so mostly for all ages, especially little girls. When I went, there was about 20 little girls all dressed up as princesses. The moms were too, but I was disappointed the dads didn't dress up as prince charming. I give this movie a 4 out of 5 which is ohh this is really good I might watch it again. So if you're in the mood to see a great movie on how to fight for your dreams, you just found it.

Auf Widersehen (That's goodbye in German....I think)

Amelia