Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lovely Books and Things - 10.21.17

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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Change is in the air. With the change in seasons and weather, I have been thinking about my current status and the future. I am starting to organize stuff in each aspect of my life. And, getting inspiration and advice from various people about living and lifestyle. However, the one constant and comfort is books.

Happy things:

1. Cute Halloween nail stickers
2. Everything bagel with cream cheese and coffee
3. Somewhere in Time theme song from film



Stone Rider
by David Hofmeyr
-Dystopia, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

READ the ARC of this, but I wanted a final copy.

The Power
by Naomi Alderman
-Dystopia, Feminism
Amazon | Goodreads

CURIOUS about the hype for this one.

The Making of Jane Austen
by Devoney Looser
-History, Jane Austen
Amazon | Goodreads

TRICKLED over from last week's Jane Austen mini-binge.

Sleeping Beauties
by Stephen King and Owen King
Amazon | Goodreads

SO curious to see how this joint effort comes out.

by K. Bromberg
-New Adult, Romance, Sports
courtesy of Romance Read-of-the-Month Club -Thanks!
BarnesNoble | Amazon | Goodreads

LOVING the selections for this club.

OTHER things (kinda book-related):

Book Blogger Hop
features a book related question
Sponsored by The Coffee Addicted Writer (details)

This week's prompt: What is your favorite scary movie?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

The Ring (2002) with Naomi Watts. It's one of those film that loops in the brain if you think too much about it.

AND watched: in theatre

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Screenplay: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green
Story by: Hampton Fancher
Based on characters from the novel: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas
-Action, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 5

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

LOVED how I was whisked into that world at the start.

Breathe (2017)
Director: Andy Serkis
Screenplay: William Nicholson
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville
-Biography, Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

BEAUTIFUL film based on a couple's relationship.

AND watched: on DVD

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Director: Peter Jackson
Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Based on book by: J.R.R. Tolkien
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
-Adventure, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 4

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

For Fall Film challenge: starring ian mckellen

GOT through loads of fight and epic battle scenes and finally watched the ending to this series. Not my favorite but had some words of wisdom sprinkled in.

Rogue One (2016)
Director: Gareth Edwards
Screenplay: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy
Story by: John Knoll, Gary Whitta
Based on characters created by: George Lucas
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk
-Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 4

The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

For Fall Film challenge: set in space

ACTION packed with a more serious and sad tint. Good prequel to the Star Wars series.

Schindler’s List (1993)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Steven Zaillian
Based on book by: Thomas Keneally
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
-Biography, Drama, History | imdb | my rating: 5

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

For Fall Film challenge: listed on nathan bransford's best hundred movies challenge (here)

WWII history worth learning about. Wonderfully done in black and white.

Trumbo (2015)
Director: Jay Roach
Screenplay: John McNamara
Based on book by: Bruce Cook
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren
-Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

For Fall Film challenge: about justice

Wow. Had no idea Trumbo wrote so much. And is an award winner in film. Loved how he stayed true.

Wonder Boys (2000)
Director: Curtis Hanson
Screenplay: Steve Kloves
Based on book by: Michael Chabon
Starring: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand
-Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

For Fall Film challenge: starring robert downey, jr.

NICE coming of age story for more than one character.


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