Enola Holmes Review

Okay, this movie was epic.

(Also, I realize that this is short and most of my movie reviews are short. I just dont review movies often. I just need fillers for the week)

I loved it a lot. It has definetly inspired me to watch the Sherlock Holmes films now.

I loved the story in this movie. It was so adventurous. I was sitting on the edge of my seat for a lot of the movie. It was really interesting to be apart of the midn process that Enola was going on. I really like mystery adventure movies like this. I do not watch a lot of them though because I am mainly a book/tv show type of gal. I dont watch a lot of movies but that is what this year is about, expanding my horizons.

I loved the casting. Helena Bonham Carter is one of my most favorite actresses in the world. I thought she did amazing. I also think Millie Bobby Brown did a fantastic job. I loved her in Stranger Things but she doesnt talk much in Stranger Things but it was fun seeing her play this role. I thought she palys the part really well. She looks similar to Sherlock and Mycroft (Henry Cavill and Sam Clafin) that it made it so belivable that she was their sister. Louis Partridge did amazing too.

I really liked the ending. I think I could guess who it was after we met that certain character but it was still a good surprise in the end. I like when I cant guess the endings so this was nice. I wasn’t too shocked but I still was out of my chair when the certain person began walking down the hallway.

I think this movie is really great. If you havent watched it yet go watch it. I love it a lot. Tell me what you think below.

As always, thank you for reading,

A Bookie

Star Rating: 4.5

Fate: The Winx Saga Review

If you were a child duirng the 2000s-2010s you most likely watched Winx as a kid. It was a show about fairies at school. It was a dumb little kid show and it was great.

Well, incase you live under a rock and didn’t know, they made a live action remake of it. Now, I was a kid when I saw the Winx cartoon so I have no remembrance if it was similar to this or not.

But, I loved it.

I know a lot of critics about the show were that they over exagerrated being a teenager. Like there was one line about Sorting Hat quizzses that people hated. I dont see why anyone hated that. Like, do you not take sorting hat quizzzes?

It is exactly how 16-year-olds talk. I dont know what to tell you.

I loved it. All the characters were great. Bloom was well-casted and she did terrific. I really like the actor. I think the other girls were great too. If I am being honest I only remember one of there names and that was Terra. I loved Terra. She was so kind and had plants all over her room. Because of her, I went out today and bought two more plants for my room. Also, the male actors they had were very very attractive. Props to the casting director for their choices.

The plot was good. I wish that we had more episodes. I think the ending was great. Like not great, it was a bad thing that happened, but great because SEASON TWO BABY!!! I hate that Netflix only does like 6-10 episodes for each show they produce. Does anyone know why that is?

Anyways, the storyline was great. I think that it could have been better with more episodes because it would not have been so rushed but other than that it was fantastic. I cannot wait to see where they go with this next season.

I cannot really talk about what I want to talk about and keep it spoiler free so I am going to end it here. I hope that everyone goes out to watch it. If you have seen it let me know what you thought in the comments.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Star Rating: 4

Show Review: Bridgerton

A mix between Gossip Girl and Pride and Prejudice?

Who knew that would be the one thing this world needed in this crazy time.

Bridgerton is a show about high class society in 1800 England. It focuses on the Bridgerton family, a mother and 8 children, making their way in high class society. The eldest daughter is entering society and trying to secure a husband. The entire town is under scrutiny by the Queen and a new faceless writer by the name of Lady Whistledown. Whistledown’s pamphlets begin circulating around the town, describing the gossip of the well to do families.

I loved this show so much. It has amazing depictions of the period. It includes scandal. It has scheming and love. It is everything someone like me could have ever wanted. I think that if you like Gossip Girl and you like Pride and Prejudice that you would love to watch this show. The main romance is a bit like PaP.

Shonda Rhimes is one of the producers on the show so you know it has to be good. I mean Rhimes knows how to put on a drama. From secrets and lies, this woman is brilliant. From darker shows like Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, I would not expect her to produce such a beautifully bright show like Bridgerton. I love her.

The actors were also splendidly cast. Having Julie Andrews voice Whistledown, OMG AMAZING!!! Phoebe Dynevor, playing Daphne Bridgerton, does exceedingly well. I think she serves great looks throughout the whole series.

I have not read the series it is based on but it will be a purchase I am looking forward to acquiring. I put this in here so if you want to read it before you see it. Also, this show is NSFW half way through. Do not watch it with you children.

With that, I will leave you to the rest of you internet surfing. I hope you guess check this show out.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Star Rating: 5

Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.” -Rotten Tomatoes

Two weeks ago I went to see The Crimes of Grindlewald.

And OH MY GOODNESS

IT

WAS

AMAZING!!!

It was all boom boom BAM!

I loved it. This movie was absolutely amazing. I loved it so much and I thought it was one of the best movies.

The scenery, the cast, the action, the magic…

It was all just so spectacular. Starting with Newt (Eddie Redmayne), he was so beautiful. Scamander is a “magizoologist” is you haven’t heard and the animals he takes care of are extremely cute creatures, obviously fake, but I wish they were real. The beginning of the movie Newt is unable to leave the country because of the events in the last movie. In true Newt fashion he breaks that rule due to orders from Dumbledore, an unrecognizable Dumbledore because he was very young. I love Newt so much.

I mean look at this cast…WOW

I really suck at doing movie reviews. But I believe I must review this movie because I reviewed the last one and this is a part of the franchise that I cherish deeply in my soul.

Now, looking at other reviews like Rotten Tomatoes I understand that not everyone likes it. But, I think that they are going into it as lobby old people with out the joy and wonder that they had when they watched the Harry Potter movies as young adults or even children. Expecting the same childhood joy and thrill to come from these movies are unreasonable for two reasons. First, we are all older than we were when the Potter movies came out and feelings change. The older the are the more you become like Umbridge and less like Harry. Secondly, IT IS NOT THE SAME FRANCHISE. It is not the same people, same setting, or same plot. Voldemort does not even exist in these movies. Nothing is the same. This is a pre-Harry world. Going into the theater and expecting to see Hogwarts and the magic of the school (although does make an appearance) is completely absurd. The stories obviously follows around adults so already the story is in a completely different mind set than the books/movies of Harry Potter.

To enjoy the movie you cannot go into it hoping for the same feeling and that same interaction you got from Harry Potter.

While yes, a little disappointing, you cannot expect Rowling and Yates to stay in that world forever. They need to move on some day. You cannot just trash their masterpiece because it is not like the other masterpiece they created and you are not ready to accept it.

I thought the movie was very well done. I love who they casted for every part. Everyone is exceptional in their job. I am amazed at how each and every character fits with he actors that plays them. I thought everyone conveyed their role well.

The one disappointing thing for me was the lack of beasts. For a Fantastic Beasts movie, there were only a couple. I loved the first movie because it showed you many new creatures almost throughout the whole film. This one just seemed a little too focused on the people and their love lives then the focus on the animals which the series is named after.

But other than that it was a fantastic movie. I loved it. I cannot wait for it to be out on DVD so I can add it to my Harry Potter marathons.

I hope everyone gets to see it. As I am posting this it is almost out of theaters so I hope everyone sees it soon or if you missed your chance and don’t want to commit to it just yet, go get a Redbox. I seriously HIGHLY recommend.

Thanks for reading!

-Kat

Star Rating: 4.5

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemĀ 

Today I went to see the newest addition to the magical world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them.

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I was severely impressed by this movie. Usually after waiting so long for a movie I usually get to hyped about the movie or book and then it’s just a basic movie but not this movie. I have been waiting to see this movie since my grandmother told me about it. I had my doubts but this movie really was amazing.

The plot was fantastic. I don’t think they incorporated the whole beasts things like I thought they would. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good movie it was a terrific movie but I don’t think it had exactly what I had been expecting. I still think everyone should see it.

The information in the movie was different than I had ever heard of the Harry Potter books. I didn’t know there were different types of Wizards but I guess Nymphadora was a metamorphmagus the books just didn’t focus on the different types.
I loved Newt Scamander. Eddie Redmayne did a fantastic job playing him. I thought Eddie was very good looking for a 34-year-old. Newt was everything I hoped he would be and more. He was just this kind hearted gentle person but at the same time a total boss. I cannot say anymore without revealing anything. He was a fantastic character.

I loved the world they brought us too. It was terrific. I think it is so cool to have something happen in America. This brought so much joy to me. I was so glad to have another installment of the world I love so much. Thank you for reading.

Star Rating: 5

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