Sunday, August 31, 2014

In August

Peter Pan
from Peter Pan (2003)


books:
Sword Song, Rosemary Sutcliff - Sutcliff has a gift for words. I'm not a fan of all of her works but I did like this one.
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland,  Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan - It's a kid's book that teaches mathematical terms; it's cute and I liked it.
*Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie 
Tintin, Herg√© - Every once in a while I find all the battered up Tintin books my family possesses and reread them all, it's an annual event. ;)
Orthodoxy, G.K.Chesterton
Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo, Frances Winwar
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
*Mirror Mirror - This one's cute. And I love the costumes. 
*The Christmas Card
The Amazing Spiderman 2 - I found it rather disappointing.
Finding Neverland  - I love stories - movies, books, anything - that make me write. I love things that give me ideas and inspire me to think hard. I stayed up very late (too late) after watching Finding Neverland, writing til my hand hurt and I couldn't anymore. 
Peter Pan (2003)  
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  
The Rescuers - It's a sweet movie, with the lovely - beautiful - old animation
The Black Cauldron - Didn't much care for it though there were some likable things about it. 
Muppets Most Wanted - I loved this one.

The Hollow Crown, parts 2 & 3, Henry IV & Henry V - Loved this very, very much. Especially Henry V.
The Sword in the Stone - It's cute and fun. And ends abruptly.  
Mr. Ed 
Lassie (the tv series)
*Cheyenne  
The Lone Ranger (the tv series)

*books & movies I've read before 

† Landmark Book



|| Well, school has begun for me, I'm rather looking forward to it. Has school started up again for you all (if you're still in school)? Thank you all for your comments and views last month, they each one made me happy. :) 
This "month" post, by the way, is the thirteenth I've done. More than a year of books & movies. That was fast. haha What books and movies did you enjoy especially in August? 

22 comments:

  1. THE RESCUERS IS SO UNDERRATED BUT I LOVE IT SO MUCH. <3

    I like this post series of yours, they're really neat! This month I watched Fellowship of th Ring and the Two Towers; those were my big movies of the month. I'm planning on seeing Return of the King this upcoming Friday! :)

    ~Jamie

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    1. The Rescuers was really sweet. :) For some reason I've always loved books and movies about mice and their miniature things and the over-sized human things and world. They're so cute and sweet.

      Thanks, Jamie! I'm glad you like them. I like doing them. :) Nice! I love LOTR. I hope you read the books sometime too. :) The movies are great but I wouldn't love them half as much if I hadn't read the books. They give so much character and background to each character and I love all the detailed descriptions and songs. They're great. :) I hope you enjoy Return of the King - it's the best. :D (By the way, I don't know if you like audio books, but if you do there's an awesome reading of LOTR by Robert Inglis.)

      xx

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  2. Great post! I start school on Tuesday. :)

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    1. Thanks Amy! Well, today's Tuesday so I hope it's going well and I hope you like your classes. :)

      xx

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  3. I'd like to see Finding Neverland sometime. And I'm curious, having read books by him besides Peter Pan, how well it was done...
    Did you forget to mention Sword in the Stone, btw?
    xo

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    1. I want to read another book by him, besides Peter Pan. Like the Little White Bird. Which other did you read?
      Oh, yes. Yes, I did. I'll go add that.
      xx

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  4. YES. School is starting for me again eek. Work is slowly trickling in, but I'm not deceived. The floodgate is going to burst open all too soon haha. But, I'm excited for this school year. :)

    I watched Enchanted for the first time a week or so ago and loved it. It was so cute. <3 And they fit the characters so so well. It ended as a classic fairytale, but I love how the idea of disney in real life was so new and not very predictable. :) xx.

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    1. haha Yeah, it's starting slowly for me as well. But there's a storm coming. Nice, it's way more fun if you're excited about it. :)

      I love Enchanted! (And I've seen it so many times. haha) I love the scene when Amy Adams sings How Does She Know You Love Her?. I agree, they did fit the characters well. And the ending was so tidy and happy - without being too predictable because of the moments when it could have ended unlike a fairy tale, because it wouldn't have been happy, and yet like one, because it would have followed the sort of 'fairy-tale-formula.' Not sure if that makes sense but I think you know what I mean. ;)

      xx

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  5. Are you going to review TASM 2? I'd like to read that. My review lets it off a little better than my current opinion of it does. Basically, now, the only thing I really actually liked about it was Harry. Cause he was awesome. The rest was just meh, and they were trying too hard to mess with our emotions. Course, I haven't seen it a second time (and I have to since family members haven't seen it) so I'll see if my opinions change again after that...

    For me August was all about the Guardians of the Galaxy. It was a pretty awesome month. :D

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    1. I don't think I've read your review yet, but I'll keep that in mind when I do. :) I don't know. I was going to originally, but I guess I'm just not very motivated to because I didn't like it much. But if you'd like to read it that gives me a reason too. So I might. :) Harry was an interesting character, but I didn't like Electro.

      Guardians was totally fun. :D

      xx

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  6. I found the Amazing Spiderman disappointing as well... Maybe because I was expecting more than it had to offer?... In any case, the first was my favorite of the two.

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    1. I liked the first best too. I'm not sure what was so different about the second.... Thanks for commenting Lyndsey!

      xx

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  7. Oooh Guardians of Galaxy! I really want to watch that movie...just haven't had the time yet haha
    School's started already! :( tons of work...
    btw beautiful blog!!<3
    June
    The Journeys' of my beating heart

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    1. Guardians is tons of fun. I hope you get a break from school soon and can go see it. :) Thanks J!

      xx

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  8. Is that Cheyenne the TV series starring Clint Walker? If so, I love that show!!!

    I just got some Tintin books from the library for the first time. They're really cool!

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    1. Yes, it is! haha I know you love it. :D I actually already watched that whole season before (the first season) but I still really like it. I was looking up about the show and apparently there're a couple episodes from another show, from the same time, called Maverick, that guest star Clink Walker as Cheyenne. I thought that was cool. :)

      Tintin books are fun. :) All the ones in my house are very battered up from much use. :)

      xx

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    2. Warner Brothers' TV shows often traded characters and had linked-up episodes, which is very nifty. Another western, Bronco, was a spin-off of Cheyenne too. Maverick is the best-known of the three shows, and it's what made James Garner a star. IIRC, Garner was originally considered for the role of Cheyenne, but it went to Walker instead, and then they put Garner in Maverick, though he does appear in I think it was the first Cheyenne episode as... a cavalry officer? Been a while since i watched that first season. I'm glad they made him Maverick instead, as I can't imagine anyone but Clint Walker as Cheyenne.

      Cheyenne the character, played by Walker, is also in one of the Kenny Rogers Gambler movies, along with a whole bunch of other famous western TV show characters from the golden age of cowboy shows. I've seen it a couple of times, and it's great fun seeing all those characters again. Have you seen it? I'm not a huge fan of the Gambler movies, but I did like that one, hee.

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    3. It's so cool how Warner Bros. did that. I haven't seen that movie, but I'm glad you like it. :) And I'm glad that in the end Walker was chosen to play Cheyenne, he's perfect. :)

      Which Tintin books did you get? I think my favorites are The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure.

      xx

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    4. Um, we got Red Rackham's Treasure and... The Shooting Star? Or Falling Star? It has a picture of a giant mushroom on it? I got them for my son, but I'm hoping to get a chance to read them myself :-)

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    5. The Shooting Star, yeah...big red and white mushroom on the cover. ;)

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