October Movies

My movie group is going to the movie theater!

I have tickets for Dune in the IMAX theater.

I did get to No Time to Die last week. It didn’t follow the typical James Bond storyline, but it was worth seeing.

I hope I can say the same for Dune. I am wondering if it is more hype than anything. It only covers the first half of the first book. We will see soon!

Princess bride virtual reading

Princess bride virtual reading

So you want to run a fundraiser. Your first step is to find a location. Your next step, if you’re the author of the above linked article, is to find the cast of The Princess Bride and have them do a reading of the script.

I love that they are all getting together for a cause. I’m just happy that they are getting together. Unfortunately, Andre the Giant will be sorely missed. I wonder how they are going to do that part.

Ruby Bridges on Disney Plus

When I read the book that Ruby Bridges wrote, Through my Eyes, this movie was mentioned. I decided that since I had Disney Plus, I might as well see what it is all about. A few things in the movie are different from the way the author told her story.

The movie was based on the book that the psychiatrist wrote. I believe he did a great job with both the book and the movie.

I would not think that this would be a children’s movie, but there’s really nothing in there that a child couldn’t see. It is definitely worth watching especially to learn about the integration of school in the 60’s.

Better Than the Book

Better than the book?

I agree that a few of these are definitely better than the book. The Notebook was well done as a movie. Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies. The Princess Bride doesn’t show up on the list, but I couldn’t even finish the book, but I have the movie memorized. Holes followed the book almost to the letter. All of these that I’ve seen are excellent movies. I will put the others on my to watch list.

For the record, Fifty Shades of Grey was so poorly written, they couldn’t have done worse with a movie. Yes, I am biased.

1. Jaws (1975)

2. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

3. The Notebook (2004)

4. Shawshank Redemption (1994)

5. The Godfather (1972)

6. Big Fish (2003)

7. Arrival (2016)

8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

9. Children of Men (2006)

10. Shrek (2001)

11. Fight Club (1999)

12. Holes (2003)

13. Blade Runner (1982)

14. Matilda (1996)

15. Jurassic Park (1993)

16. American Psycho (2000)

17. And finally, Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Going Postal

I had Terry Pratchett bookclub last week. This was the first time we’d met since February. Somehow, I never actually got to the book, but I managed to get to the mini-series.

I LOVED the mini series. I wish I had managed to get to the book before the discussion, but it just didn’t happen. I have it still, from the library, so I might get to it before the library claims it again at the end of September.

The story was great. I understand, from the bookclub group discussion, that a lot was left out of the mini series and it would be worth it for me to read it. I plan on it, but I have other things due first. The mini series was definitely worth the 3 hours or so that I spent watching it. It was beautifully done.