Nostra from My Filmviews is hosting a blogathon! I’ve participated in some of his blogathons and enjoyed doing so. Participants are tasked to describe something movie related (it can be an actual movie, or part of the movie going experience) that they associate with the five senses (sight, sound, taste, smell, touch). Here is what I’ve come up with for the blogathon:
Saturday, March 28
I still don't know what I feel about Cara Delevingne playing the lead girl (it looks like it works on some scenes and yet there's something completely off about her portrayal) but I would definitely be watching this. Paper Towns is the first John Green novel I've read and hopefully the adaptation does justice to the book.
Thursday, March 26
Every last Thursday of the month, Thursday Movie Picks has a running theme called All in the Family Edition. This week, it's all about mother and daughter relationships. Like last month, I decided to focus on the relationships between the two instead of picking mother-daughter movies. Here are my picks this week:
Tuesday, March 24
Thursday, March 19
Reviews (and everything else in general) may be quiet over here, but the Thursday Movie Picks is going strong. This is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, in which she gives a theme per week and we are to list three movies we associate with the theme. This week’s theme: movies adapted from YA novels. It doesn’t come to a surprise that there is an influx of these movies, especially since potential franchises want to fill in the hole that the Harry Potter series has left. Some are successes and others are failures, but these YA adaptations would not be going away any time soon. Here are my picks this week:
Thursday, March 12
That was an awful intro, but this is one of my favorite themes of this year, so forgive my attempt at trying. Before anything else, if you haven't joined in the fun, go head over to her blog! This week's theme is all about the live adaptation of fairy tale movies! There's a lot to choose from, though my choices would be quite known. Last year I joined a fairy tale blogathon and wrote about Penelope (Christina Ricci and James McAvoy), so I won't be including that in my list. Here's what I picked this week:
Sunday, March 8
I think my title deserves an explanation, so here it goes: I grew up in a family with various age differences. When I realized that one of my younger siblings was entering her teen years this year, I wondered what movies should I begin to introduce her to before she turns 13. That's when it hit me: what movies do I wanted my younger self to be introduced to if I were back at her age? Granted we both like different things (so her list would be different from mine) so I dug into movies that I've only seen recently (in my late teens to present at 23) that I wished I've seen when I was her age. I've taken to account the appropriateness of the content, and if I would appreciate it or understand it during that time. Here are the seven (and a bonus pick) movies that made it to my list, in no corresponding order.