Library Haul ~ 8/19/17

I might have gone a little crazy today. I’ve been a fan of the Star Wars movies for years and I mean years. But, I feel like I haven’t been a true fan lately because I have so many books to catch up on. So anything Star Wars I can get my hands on? I’m all for it. Even the junior books. Hey, I managed to get one of them done already.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get Logan. I’ve been up in the air about that. Not sure why. I didn’t have interest in it when it was in the theaters. After some deep thought and my arm starting to hurt from the books. I decided to go for it.

Before I Fall, I also thought about. I usually read the book first before I see the movie. So depending on my schedule. I might try to read it this week. Or, I’ll just have to watch the movie first.

Star Wars Galactic Maps by LucasFilm

The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig/Luke Rosss

Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide by Adam Bray

Rebel in the Ranks by Jason Fry

The Rebellion Begins by Michael Kogge

Edge of the Galaxy by Jason Fry

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

Soul of the World by David Mealing

Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty

The Jane Austen’s Writers Group by Rebecca Smith

Yu-Gi-Oh! by Shin Yoshida

Logan

Before I Fall

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Murder on the Orient Express

MV5BMTAxNDkxODIyMDZeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDQ2Mjg4NDIy._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_It’s been years and I mean years since I read the book. I couldn’t even tell you who was the killer. I don’t even remember much of the book. I can’t wait to see this though. I’m going to have to read the book before I see it though to refresh my memory. I’m hoping as I read it, the story will come back to me. If not, I can try to figure out who the killer is. As if I’m reading it for the first time.

Anyways, here is the trailer.

The Last Jedi

So I might have fangirled a little when I saw the trailer. star-wars-the-last-jedi-poster It was bad enough I couldn’t watch it because I was at work. I’m not ashamed. I told a co-worker, I was super excited. As I was walking out of work today, my mind was focused on The Last Jedi. A co-worker and I watched it in the parking lot. I may or may not have already watched it a couple times. I’ll be analyzing it soon, I’m sure.  Well, in case you haven’t seen it. Or, just want to discuss it.  Here is the trailer.

 

The Girl on the Train – Movie 

I read the book ages ago, but after it’s been out for awhile on DVD, I decided to watch The Girl on the Train. Emily Blunt stars as the main character. Well, actually no. I guess we should also count Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson. Unfortunately, I don’t know any of Rebecca Ferguson’s work. 

Just a quick summary. Rachel has been watching what looks like a happy couple as she passes their house while on the train. One day, she discovers something about the woman that drives her crazy. Soon, she’ll discover that same woman is missing and soon to be dead. She starts to wonder if she has a connection to this missing woman. She soon tries to figure out what she is missing from that night.

I’m really glad I read the book first. Otherwise, I would have been lost. To me, it’s one of those movies where you need to read the book first. Although, if anyone saw the movie and not the book. I would be very interested to know if you were lost or not. Maybe it’s just me? I know you can’t have every detail from the book, but you can at least put enough key points in so people won’t get lost.

The book focuses on the three women; Rachel, Anne, and Megan. With the book, it tells you ahead of time, which point of view you are in. The movie, it starts that way. But, as the movie goes along. I felt like all the characters point of views started to blend in together. I knew Rachel’s point just because of the fact Emily Blunt’s hair was brown.

I thought almost all the cast was perfect for their character. I felt like Luke Evans and Justin Theroux should have reversed their roles though. I didn’t feel like Theroux fit the role of Tom. Evans, would have done a better job. I like both actors. Many know how I feel about Evans. Love him. But, I think he would have done better for Tom. Theroux again is a good actor, but for this role? I just didn’t feel it. 

Emily Blunt though did an excellent job as Rachel. Her character could have used more plot. There were things missing from the book, that would have helped explained her character more. But the emotion of her character? Blunt did so well with it.

I would probably give this movie a three out of five stars. If you do want to see the movie, I really do recommend reading the book first. If you see the movie without reading the book. Please let me know what you thought. Were you lost?

The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

So the title for Star Wars Episode Eight came out. It’s The Last Jedi.

Thoughts and more thoughts are running through my head. Does it refer to Luke Skywalker? Rey? Maybe a group of Jedi?

Could there be a new name for the Jedi?

What do you guys think? Right now, I have no idea what to think. It could mean so much. Maybe, even so little.

x-posted @ https://youtu.be/eCnwXItjYB8