You guys know that Up is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I think is one of the best movies ever made. Inside Out is comparable to Up. Yah. Go see this one.
GQkidz review: here
I had so much fun at this movie. I want to see it again.
Official review at GQKidz: here
Each year I make a list of the movies I want to see in theatres. For the most part I hope for the best and won’t be too disappointed in a movie isn’t spectacular. But every once in a while there is a movie that comes along that each time I see the trailer I hope ‘please be good, please be good, please be good.’ Tomorrowland was one of those movies.
Unfortunately, the fairest review of this story that is loosely (very loosely) based on the land at Disneyland is that it is botched potential. It is a joy to look at and it is well acted, it made me laugh more than once, and it doesn’t really have a point. I do believe there is a plot in there, but for the most part nothing is explained. And not in a good way, in a ‘wait? But why was the machine created in the first place?’ way.
Official review at GQKidz here.
Oh! And we got free pins from Regal. Which really? Made going on opening day to worth it.
My Avengers: Age of Ultron review is here at GQKidz.
I had fun with this movie, and it surprised me a couple times. I thought the very human element with one of the avengers was refreshing and a neat contrast to the villains (and other avengers). I will very likely buy it when it comes out.
I enjoyed this movie much more than I thought I would. I was very distracted by how blue the prince’s eyes are. I mean really look at this:
My official, and more dignified, thoughts are over here at GQKidz.
Happy New Year! Welcome to the future.
Continuing in an unofficial tradition, here are the books I read in 2014.
Overall reading conclusion for last year is why oh why did I wait so long to get on the Rick Riordan bandwagon. One of my goals for this year is to at least get a few more nonfiction books in there, there are some collecting dust on my shelves that have sat there unread for far too long.
While on hiatus I had a couple reviews published over at GQkidz.org: Mockingjay Part One and Battle of the Five Armies. Writing reviews for GQkidz has been fun, and I hope to continue this year! It gives me an extra excuse to be opinionated about the movies I see.
The problem with falling terribly behind, (not opening word file since February…), in a writing project, is for me at least, that means you have to go back and reread everything you’ve already written. Which took me three days. I’m caught up and starting to slowly work away at my current story, this one takes the record, it has never taken me this long to finish a book. Part of me feels like I need to pressure myself to make this The Single Greatest Thing I Have Ever Written, and while I do think it is pulling together nicely, I have accepted that it won’t be perfect. And I am ok with that.
Part of the reason this book has taken so long is that I’ve gone through phases of ‘why am I writing this? Is this a good use of my time? Am I being a good steward of my free time by working away at this story?’. I don’t need to write or I will explode, I’m not that kind of writer, but I do need to create. And this seems to be the outlet I am supposed to use. So, I will finish this book. Eventually.
Quick edit….here is my official Guardians of the Galaxy review on GQKidz