Thursday, April 30, 2009

Movie and Book Review for April

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
4.5 stars
Loved it. Easy enough for young readers, but intriguing enough to hold the attention of adults. I always wanted to live in a place like Fablehaven, so I loved it! And I loved how fast the story got started. I love the creatures, I love the story. And I loved how they saved the day. I was very pleased. Really enjoyed reading it. It isn't Harry Potter, but it's a nice new interest since J.K. Rowling will still not write us a prequel.

Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star By Brandon Mull
4 stars
We return to Fablehaven under darker circumstances. There seemed be be a little more filler dialogue and story stuff in there. But I still loved it and loved the story. I read it in 2 days. Thought it was fantastic. Can't wait to read the third one.

The Shakespeare Secret By Jennifer Lee Carrell
I can't actually rate this one yet, since I lost it while I was home in Utah. Yeah. I was really close to the end and lost it. But I like it so far. I'll let you know when I finish it and what I think. I just wanted to vent about that.

3 stars
Another story about Jews hiding from Nazis. Nothing really captivated me in this. There was the usual, starving, scared, being discovered, war, brothers fighting, women moping, etc. Honestly...Didn't really inspire me. Not like other movies do. But it was still a good movie. and great cinematography and a great screenplay.

Revolutionary Road
4.5 stars
Loved it. Great to see Leo and Kate back together. Thought they were great together. This movie was slow, but it was okay. I enjoyed the screenplay, the story, etc. Thought it was done very well. Even though it was depressing at parts, and you felt so stressed about the characters sometimes, it was still fantastic.

Slumdog Millionaire
3 stars
Don't see what the hype was about. I lived in India and wasn't moved by this film. Really didn't care much for it, but could still see why everyone did.

3 stars
The cinematography was really cool. But I'm sorry to those who love Twilight. I didn't like it. I found Edward to be a jerk and Bella to be an obsessive whiney girl. Didn't like the actors, didn't like any of the characters except the doctor. I am glad to know I now don't have to waste my time with anymore twilight.

Yes Man
3.5 stars
Thought this was a cute film. There were Jim Carrey moments where you rolled your eyes, but all in all, I laughed a lot and enjoyed the characters and the people. For those who have seen it, my favorite part was when Jim carrey wraps his face up in Tape, distorting it beyond recognition. I was on the airplane, and I laughed my HEAD off. so great.

Alright, that's all for the month of April. I actually know there was more movies, but I can't remember them to save my life. Sorry. Anyway, enjoy! I'll probably have more books than movies for the month of May. Well, unless I have more to watch on the airplane ride home again. Lata!

1 comment:

MegyKaye said...

i agree with you on slumdog. i gave it a slight shrug.... everyone hyped it up so much, and it was sooooooooooo lame. but i hate things everyone loves :) the dance scene at the end defiantly stabbed it in the guts for me.