Stephen King’s “IT” September 15, 1986

Hello Taco Lovers!

Today I am going to be reviewing the Stephen King novel “IT”!!!

It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book and 18th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of a clown to attract its preferred prey of young children.

I am really excited about this because I read this with my ears for the first time when my husband and I took a road trip up to Maine.

So the first thing I am gonna say on this book is that I LOVED it. I am a big fan of Stephen King but I haven’t read a lot of his work all the way through yet. (I get sidetracked easily) Since driving from Illinois to Maine takes some time my husband and I chose to listen to the 44hr audio book that takes place there.

The first half of the book starts out in the 1950s where we follow kids when their lives get turned around when other kids around them start dying or disappearing. When “IT” appears to them and tries to get them, they are able to escape and try to figure out who or what IT is.

The kids come up with a plan to try and kill the creature, and without giving away any spoilers or details they were able to send IT away but they did not know for how long.

The second half of the book takes place 27 years later when all the kids that escaped IT try to come back and kill the thing once and for all.

The book is very good and definitely worth the read/listen.

Now, the things I don’t like in the book and this may contain spoilers, so stop reading here if you don’t want any.

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Okay, there are a few moments in this book that are just rapey and child pornography.  For example, there is one female character that is GREATLY sexualized. Her dad very clearly wants to rape her and she doesn’t know how to get out of that situation.

There is also a moment where this female character as a child makes all the male friends bang her. I honestly don’t even know why that was in the book. Completely unnecessary but I am sure Mr. King had his reasons, or maybe I just completely missed the point because of how disturbed I was during this.

There was also a gay rape moment between two young boys as well, where one boy didn’t know how to handle what was happening and was afraid to say “no”.

Way too much child sex for my liking, but the rest of the book was really good.

Overall I am going to give this book 8/10 TACOS!!!

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Train to Busan (2016)

Good evening taco lovers!

I am just going to jump right into it tonight and say that my review is going to be on the film Train to Busan!

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

 

This film was by far one of the best Zombie movies I have ever seen. If you are not a fan of zombies I would highly recommend NEVER WATCHING THIS FILM! These were the best zombies I have seen and this movie meant business.

It was a very fast story. Everything just kinda happens, and I found myself saying “OH SNAP!” very often and throughout the entirety of it.

SPOILERS WILL BE IN THIS BLOG SO IF YOU DO NOT WANT IT SPOILED STOP READING AFTER I SAY THE FOLLOWING! THIS MOVIE WAS AMAZING AND THE BEST ZOMBIE MOVIE I HAVE SEEN! I THINK EVERYONE THAT LOVES ZOMBIES NEEDS TO WATCH THIS!

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Okay. So like I said, a lot just happens in this movie. The movie is in subtitles so be ready for a lot of reading. The movie is fast but VERY easy to follow even for slow readers (like myself).

The actually story starts off with the main characters daughter wanting to go to Busan on her birthday to see her mom, and her father (The main character) is very involved with his work, making his daughter feel alone and unloved by him.

He ends up taking his daughter to Busan and right after they board the train the outbreak starts to become known. All hell breaks loose after one person that was running away from the zombies after she was bitten, jumps onto to train while the conductor wasn’t looking. The person turns on the train after the train leaves the station and then everything happens.

Throughout the movie we see the main character develop into a loving father that just wants to keep his daughter safe. He constantly learns lessons from his daughter and a few of the other passengers as they all fight to stay alive.

But just like any movie you have the horrible character that you just want to die in  painful death BEFORE HE GETS ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS KILLED! Yeah, I know. That NEVER happens and it doesn’t happen in this movie either.

There were a few scenes that were a little too CGI for me but still looked believable, and there was only one thing about this movie that drove me up a wall.  Within the first 5ish minutes you see a deer get hit by  a car and die. The man that hit the deer exits his car, checks the animal and then drives away. After he drives away we see the deer stand up and its eyes are white. Clearly the animal turned into a zombie.

Super cool right? When has there ever been a zombie movie that shows animals turning into the dead? That would be an amazing plot! However, the movie did not touch on the animals again and that was very upsetting. They could have done a lot with that but no, they just wanted to tease us and make sure we were annoyed within the hours thinking about the movie after it ended.

I do not want to give too much away so I will just add that the acting and casting was great, the filming was good, and I adored 98% of the entire thing.

Overall I think that everyone should check this movie out. It is free on Netflix and you should let me know in the comments what you think if you decide to check it out.

I give this movie 9/10 TACOS!!!

Thank you to everyone that reads this and I hope you continue to check out my thoughts. As always, share the love and share a taco! BYE!

Death Note (2017 Netflix Original)

Hello All my taco lovers! It has been months since my last blog and a lot has happened. I got married, went on a week long honeymoon, worked, moved to a new apartment, and went on a fifteen day road trip up to Acadia National Park in Maine.

It was a lot of fun but I am back and I have a lot to say about this movie I just watched with my husband. Today’s review of choice is The Netflix original “Death Note”.

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L.

Death Note is my absolute favorite Anime, and one of my favorite Mangas.  Needless to say, I was VERY excited when I found out that Netflix was making their own live-action version. Netflix has yet to disappoint me when it comes to their originals and I went into this movie with high expectations. I definitely should NOT have done that.

This film was GARBANZO beans! The casting was all terrible minus Willem Defoe because you can never go wrong with him voicing a creepy character.

First off, they ruined the plot line of all the characters. No one acted how they should, Light  was not as smart as he should have been, and L was just crazy.

Secondly, they took out Light’s mother and sister, and added a female character to be his girlfriend. She was literally only added so they could add “sexy” scenes and Americanize the movie as much as possible.

Thirdly, there was a lot of time just dedicated to filling time. There were too many scenes that were stretched out and very quickly became super annoying.

The one thing I did like about this movie however, was how graphic it was. It was unexpected and nicely done. Be cautious though if you are thinking about watching it with younger kids. I would definitely check the parents guide on IMDB so you can be aware of when the bloody parts happen.

Overall I HATED this movie but it was not the worst movie I have ever seen. I still do not recommend you wasting your time on it.

I am going to give this movie a rating of 2/10 TACOS!

Thank you to everyone that reads through this blog and as always share the love and share a taco! BYE!

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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