Harvey (1950)

Hi readers!

Sorry I have not blogged in forever! Wedding planning and work have taken up all my time! This blog is WELL overdue but here it goes!

Today I am going to be reviewing an old classic, and this film is one I have always enjoyed. The movie of choice is 1950’s HARVEY staring James Stewart!

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane – but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

This classic film is 67 years old, and is still enjoyed by many  today. The gentle but somewhat whimsical plot is a way to stay engaged and keep a smile on your face.

Now, there are a few things to this movie that I do not like and would NOT be accepted in today’s society. I’ll talk about that later though.

The things I love about this movie are the following.

1: James Stewart is the lead of this film. He was such a soft spoken actor that had the ability to make people laugh or cry in the blink of an eye. He was so talented that no matter the  role he was able to make you apart of the film.

2: The film keeps you wondering. At first you think that the main character (Elwood P. Dowd) is crazy, then you think he is telling the truth. You don’t find out which is true until the end of the film.

3: This really isn’t a perk but I just think it’s really funny. The rabbit, Harvey, is described as a six foot tall rabbit. In the film you always see James Stewart looking up while he is supposedly talking to him. The funny thing is that James Stewart was SIX FOOT AND FOUR INCHES! That is FOUR inches taller than the rabbit! He wouldn’t be looking up to him at all hahaha!

4: All of the characters are fun and I love them all.

Now the bad. This is really the only thing I do not like about this movie and that is the one VERY rapey character that treats women like objects. This character openly treats women poorly and touches them whenever and wherever he want. Example, when this character first meets certain female character, he corners her into a wall, and starts flirting and calling her “Honey”. After she takes a liking to him they start to walk into the kitchen and as the woman walks in front of him, you see him look at her butt and raise his hand as if he was about to slap it. They walk off the screen and you hear a slapping noise, and the woman screams.

What? That is NOT okay and if that was something that happened in a movie now all women would be hating on that scene.

Overall I love this movie. I watch it multiple times a year and I encourage all to  see this film.

I am giving this movie 8.5/10 Tacos!

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Aladdin The Broadway Musical

Hello again, Readers!

Today I shall be talking about and reviewing the hit, Broadway musical ALADDIN!!!

Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also wrote the book.

I want to start by saying that I LOVE going to the theater. It is one of my few happy places. I started going a lot more when my fiance and me started dating. So for the last few years we have been going once or twice a year. I know that this is not relevant to the review but I just wanted to give you a small idea about me. ^_^

Okay, on to the reviewing.

This performance was bueno. I really enjoyed watching it and singing along (in my head). The music contained all the songs from the animated 1992 version by Disney Studios, and there were also added, enjoyable tunes.

The acting by the selected cast was wonderful. Iago, whom was a human instead of a parrot, and The all powerful Genie stole the show. They were both VERY energetic, and never missed a cue. The gentleman that played Genie gave Robin Williams a run for his money. He was incredibly funny, and his big musical number “Friend Like Me” was AMAZEBALLS!

The gentleman that played Iago reminded me of Lou Costello and I could not stop laughing because of that.

The costumes were amazing. Very Sparkly and colorful. I’m not gonna lie. I wanted a few of the outfits for my wardrobe haha.

Overall, I can not think of one thing I didn’t like and I would highly recommend this for everyone. 10/10 TACOS!!!

Sorry this is a shorter post but I love you all and thank you to everyone that read this!

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Beauty and the Beast 2017

Bonjour readers! Today I am excited to say that I shall be reviewing Disney’s 2017, live action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!!

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

I am going to start off by saying that this movie was Real bueno. It has its pros and cons so lets jump right into it.

1: The first thing that jumped out at me was the how Disney was culturally accurate in the opening of the movie. The dancing and powdered wigs? Excellent. The harpsichord? Magnificent. The whole opening scene was deeply loved and appreciated by me.

2:  The filming was okay but, not the best I have scene Disney produce. There was a LOT of CGI going on. Some of it was nice and well done. The rest, ehhh. . .  Let’s just say it could have had a little help. But honestly, I probably just had a problem with it because I am not a fan of too much  CGI.
3: The music was very good. All the songs we know and love from the 1991 animated version were added, along with two or three new songs. I enjoyed all the music and had a few goosebumps show up while I was watching.

4: The casting was not the best. Disney is well known for casting people with powerful voices that are remembered throughout the years. Many of the lead characters are lacking that. Unfortunately, Disney thought it would be a better idea to keep the “all-star cast”  rather than casting actors/actresses that could keep the reputation.

Emma Watson was very good at her role and played Belle quite well. She just does not have a powerful enough voice to hit those big notes. Plus, it sounded liked they auto tuned her voice to the level of not even sounding like herself anymore.

5: I thought Adam (aka the beast) was well done. He resembled the animated version quite well.

6: Ewan McGregor and Emma Thomson. Enough said.

7: I LOVED the live action LeFou. Oh my goodness. Josh Gad brought the little guy to life! Well done my good man. Well done.

8: I was really happy that this movie explained some of the things that we just don’t understand from the animation version.

Example: Why no one new that there was a castle just a couple miles away from town. What happened to Belle’s mom. How Belle got a passed out Beast on her horse.

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT HAUNTED MY DREAMS! FINALLY!

9: Gaston was epic. Perfect level of douchecanoe with the added Bad boy charm. There was just one thing I didn’t like. . .

SPOILER ALERT COMING!!!

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Overall, I loved this movie and recommend that everyone sees it. I will rate this movie a solid 7.5/10 tacos!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to read this and check out my thoughts!

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The Blair Witch Project 1999

Aloha readers! Sorry I haven’t blogged in a few days! I am one day away before my work’s spring break and things have been crazy busy!

Anyway, today I am going to be reviewing The Blair Witch Project!

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

First off. This movie was quite good and kept my attention. There really wasn’t a dull moment.

Secondly. The entire movie was filmed as a home video which made the whole thing very shaky and made the watch hard, but because of how life like it was it was also quite easy to watch. (If the makes sense)

Thirdly. Because it was a “Home video”  there was no soundtrack at all. There were a lot of uncomfortably quiet moments which just made me over anxious.

Fourthly. There were not any “jump out of nowhere and scare the crap out of you” scenes but the entire film seemed eerie which was a new experience for me.

Fifthly. The acting was quite good because it didn’t seem like acting. Everything came across as natural and flowed together.

Finally. The one thing I really didn’t like was the many, MANY uses of “F&#$”. It was just about every other word. I can tolerate a decent amount of language in films, but NOT as much that was in this film.

Overall. This movie is worth the watch, but probably not more than two in a lifetime. I will give this movie 6/10 Tacos!

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Moana 2016

Hello Readers! Today I am quite excited because I shall be reviewing another Disney movie! Today’s movie of choice is Disney’s Moana! YAY!

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

I have been waiting to watch this movie for sooo long and I was FINALLY able to this evening! Now lets just jump into it!

Firstly. Disney did a good job on the animation. It was typical “New” Disney so it resembled Tangled and Frozen quite a bit and you can really see it if you catch the Easter egg that was thrown in.

Secondly. The soundtrack was very enjoyable, MUCH better than the Frozen soundtrack. There wasn’t a LOT of songs, but the few they had were enjoyable and catchy, and like most of the Disney songs in the world, you just want to start singing along instantly.

Thirdly. Pretty much the entire movie was about the ocean, and because I am an ocean lover, this movie just made me want to visit Islands and sail across the great blue! Even though it was a cartoon, Disney was able to bring out all the beauty and horror that the ocean has to offer. If you aren’t an ocean lover you should be after watching this.

Fourthly. There was really only one thing I didn’t like and that was the random useless character they threw in, That gosh dang dumb CHICKEN! Why was he there? What was the purpose of that chicken? It wasn’t even comically dumb. It was just annoyingly dumb and was in the film FAR TOO LONG! Come on Disney. Just because you cursed us with Olaf it doesn’t mean you ALWAYS need a dumb character now. STOP THE DUMB! YOU’RE BETTER THAN THAT, DISNEY!

Finally. DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON, SINGING! NEED I SAY MORE?!

Overall. Very good movie. Good for the entire family, and I will most definitely be watching this many times throughout my life.

I am going to give this 8.5/10 tacos!

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Pride and Prejudice 1995

Happy April readers! Today I will be reviewing the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice!

Jane Austen’s classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Even though this is technically a mini series that was on BBC I am reviewing it as a full movie because that is the ONLY way to watch this.

What female doesn’t like a good romance story? I sure don’t know any. This version is one of my favorites for two very valid reasons.

1. This version is so on point with the book that it brings tears of joy to me. All the famous quotes, and snarky Jane Austen humor is brought to life.

2. Colin Firth. Enough said.

Seriously though. This version is beautiful. Filmed on location, very good casting, enjoyable soundtrack, and acting is superb.

Colin Firth portrayed Mr. Darcy so well. He brought that character to life in a way I haven’t seen in any adaptation.

Jennifer Ehle was not my favorite Elizabeth Bennet but she still brought the character alive. She gave this character all the attitude and personality that Jane Austen wanted.

The soundtrack was very light and airy. It was quite traditional and based off of the actual music that was played during that century (baroque).

Pride and Prejudice is a great story in its own but when brought to life it is really important to show everyone how much of a BA this author was. This version does that for the most part.

Only bad thing is that this show is VERY long. 5hrs, 23mins to be precise. Not easy to watch in one sitting unless you are an advid fan with a lot of time.

Overall definitely need to make the time and watch this in one sitting and is quite enjoyable.

I will rate this 9/10 tacos! 

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To Catch A Thief 1955

Hiya readers! Today I shall be reviewing an old classic from 1955 To Catch A Thief! This oldie but a goodie is very enjoyable so let’s begin!

When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

1. This movie is well filmed for its time and the casting is wonderful. Who can honestly say that Cary Grant is a bad actor? He always played the best parts that made women swoon. From his sexy voice to his chiseled jaw, he made every film he was in visually enjoyable.

2. Add Grace Kelly  to the mix? Man. You have the old time Hollywood heartthrob and the old time Hollywood sex symbol on the same screen? Golden. Not only that, but Kelly was a wonderful actress from that generation and also took pride in her roles. No matter what film she stared in it was always loved.

3. All the characters were enjoyable. For the most part they all had back stories and the movie started out as if we new the characters personally all ready.

Bad things.

1. There was a lot of French being spoken in multiple scenes, and did not have subtitles for the people like me that DON’T speak French. There were times when I became annoyed at the fact that I had to try and figure out what was happening from a character’s boby language.

2. The ending was not satisfying. While I watched this film all I wanted to see was a wedding. Or something that STRONGLY implied there would be one. But there wasn’t .

SPOILER ALERT COMING IN

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The ending was simply the two main characters kissing, Kelly saying “So this is where you live? Mother is going to love it up here.” Grant looks at Kelly is horror and the movie ends. What? What even? That is NOT a good ending.

3. There were a few draggy scenes but nothing terrible. The entire movie  was 1 hour and 46 minutes. Normally that’s a good time but those draggy scenes made it seem longer.

Overall I do believe this is a good movie and worth a watch or two. Definitely worth it if you’re an old movie enthusiast (like myself).

I am going to rate this film 8/10 tacos!

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