Hello all! I’ve been thinking – on weeks that I can’t post a chapter, I’d still like to have something ready for you. I’ve been doing movie reviews on Legends Undying, and figured this would be a good way to keep up with my own blog as well. 🙂
I’m thinking I’m still suffering from a little writer’s block – the inspiration has been coming a little slower over the past couple months. My next chapter of Ascension is almost ready, and I’m working on some rough outlines to keep me on track over the next few weeks. Lol, wish me luck. 🙂 What do you guys do when you have writer’s block?
Now, on to some reviewing! 🙂
I have read many reviews where the reviewer loved or hated a movie, and I felt the complete opposite about it. Nothing wrong with that, or those particular reviews, just a different appreciation for certain aspects of a movie’s plot/characters/effects/acting. So, because everyone’s different, and has different tastes, before I get into the reviewing, I’ll tell you a little about my own movie biases. That way you’ll know what angle I’m writing my reviews from. 🙂
Things I Like: Romance, action, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, special effects secondary to plot, movies based on books/comics/games, heroes/heroines or anti-heroes/anti-heroines with depth, justice which can also mean vengeance, strong lead characters
Example Movies: Underworld (all), The Illusionist, Unleashed, The Count of Monte Cristo, Alien (all), Pride and Prejudice, Resident Evil, Labyrinth, Singing in the Rain, The Rite, Silence of the Lambs, The Avengers, Iron Man (all), Spiderman (all), Batman (all), Lockout, Sleeping with the Enemy, Malice, Mirrormask, The Dark Crystal, Harry Potter (all), A Haunting in Connecticut, Gothika, Ghost Town, Ace Ventura (all), Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, City of Angels, He’s Just Not That Into You, Scrooged, Ghostbusters (all), Stir of Echoes, Undercover Blues, The Notebook, The Mothman Prophecies, The Sixth Sense, Fright Night (all), Kiss Me Kate, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Avatar, The Matrix (only the first one), Warm Bodies, Star Trek (all)
Things I Don’t Like: Tragedy with only a couple exceptions, a lack of justice in the ending, characters I like dying for no apparent reason, having my romance messed with in general, plot secondary to special effects, plot secondary to shock value, violence for no apparent reason
Example Movies: Unfaithful, The Lady in Black, Crank, Saw, The Bridge to Terabithia, Immortals, The Lovely Bones, The Last Exorcism, Memento, V for Vendetta, The Order, A Scanner Darkly, Donnie Darko, The Matrix (two and three), Sleeping Beauty (the one with Emily Browning)
I tend to like more than I don’t. 🙂
And I’m using a rating system, to make it seem all official-like. 🙂
My Rating System:
Epic: This movie is so mind-bogglingly awesome that I may go see it twice. This one will have a place of honor on my shelf.
Cash-Worthy: Good stuff. This will most likely find a place on my shelf.
Not Bad: I liked it. I’m glad I saw it, and it may or may not end up on my shelf at some point. I would say rent it first to be safe.
Meh: Rent it first. You may love it or hate it, but I’m indifferent probably because it’s not my type of movie. I’m glad I saw it, but it won’t end up on my shelf.
Emergency Cake: I have an emotional reaction to movies sometimes, especially to tragedies. If a movie makes me sad or angry, sometimes it will stick with me for a while. At these times, only chocolate cake can save me. Chocolate cake makes everything better. No shelf for you. Ever.
Lol, so far only one movie I’ve reviewed has received the dreaded Emergency Cake rating. 🙂
In case you’d like to see any of my older reviews, you can find them below.
Movie Reviews So Far:
Until next time, Take Care and Happy Writing! 🙂