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?

War & Peace

So, I did it. I finished Book One of War and Peace. Or, I think in some editions, it’s Part One? I noticed with the book I’m reading, it says Book One. The Audible version says Part One. Unfortunately, I have many more to go. So far I’m enjoying it. At least from what I can get out of it. There are many characters and a lot of detail.

I really need to stay focused when reading it. It’s one of those books where you can’t let your mind wonder. I’ve learned no TV or music on when reading this one. Like, I mentioned above. I did download it from Audible. The narrator would be perfect for this if it had been an easier book. This one? Again, with all the characters and detail? It makes it a lot harder to focus even with the narrator.

I’m still going to try and listen to it though. So far the best way to listen is when I’m walking Gabby, my dog. Car? My mind wonders. Wait, that sounds bad. It’s more like I lose focus because of the driver in front or behind me. Most of the time, being an idiot. 

I have heard it gets better as the book goes along. So fingers crossed. Hopefully, I’ll have another update soon.

Fandom of the Month – March 2017

Fandom of the Month – March 2017

So, I decided to try out Fandom of the Month. Not sure how long I’ll keep it. I guess I just have to wait and see what I get. I usually give a subscription box a few tries before I decide no or not.

The first box I received was Star Trek.  I’ve seen many, many Star Trek episodes. Ranging from the original to the movies. So, I’m okay with this box. I do hope we can get a Star Wars Box again sometime. I missed out on that one, which was a few months ago. I believe? Too bad Fandom of the Month doesn’t do past boxes where you can buy them. I would be on that.

First, when you open the box. You see the magnet. Love it! But, not sure where to put it. I have lots of magnets that I can’t figure out what to do with. 


Next, you have the pouch. Love this. I’ve been on a kick with bags or pouches. I hardly use a purse anymore. If I do it’s for special occasions. 


The first piece of jewelry is a ring. If you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation. You should recognize the visor that La Forge wears.


Next up, we have friendship bracelets. Not sure when I’ll wear this. I have close friends, but none of them are really Star Trek fans. So will have to come up with a plan on this. 


Earrings? Love this one. I’ve been looking for more fun earrings like this. Can’t wait to wear them! 


For the necklace, I love how I have my own Bat’leth now. I believe that’s what it’s called. Again, not a huge Star Trek fan but I recognize the weapon. 

Why Can’t I Live in a Jane Austen Novel? 

Is there ever going to be a day where I’ll want to stop living in a fictional world? There are many worlds I would love to live in. Who wouldn’t want to live in Narnia or attend Hogwarts? 

If there is a world I would love to live in, it would be a Jane Austen novel. I would love it if I could find my own Mr. Darcy. Why him? I ask myself that question many times. Why go for the jerk? Well, he was a jerk at the beginning. His pride taking over. But, who doesn’t have pride? Everyone is guilty of it at some point. If it’s not Darcy, it’s Captain Wentworth. Reunited love, another favorite of mine. 

I always love when people remind me that women were not equals or the fact there were germs everywhere. Yes, I do think about that. I would miss my shower, baths, you name it. But, if I was born in that time I’m sure I would be fine. Right? Hopefully. 

I’m sure I’m not alone in this. At least I hope so. But escaping the real world for the fictional world is a great way to escape expectations one faces. Not caring what people might think. I can be who I want to be. Maybe I want to see things through the main character or maybe just be a character on the side lines. 

Now I’m thinking I should escape the real world tonight before the work week. Maybe escape into the world of War and Peace.