Home Alone 2

Hello, my darling readers!
When I decided to check out Home Alone for the very first time, I decided to make it a double tap and follow up with Home Alone 2. How does the sequel hold up in comparison to the original Christmas classic? Let’s find out!

The Plot:

If you’ve seen Home Alone you know where we are going with this. The McAllisters are taking a trip for Christmas again – this time to Florida. Well, the get separated at the airport and Kevin finds himself on a plane to New York. He barely has time to enjoy the big city life before he runs into some old enemies…

The Rating:

We all now sequels often don’t exactly scream quality, but I thought “when in Rome” and watched Home Alone 1 and 2 back to back.

So, what can be said about #2? It’s better than I would have expected!
The premise is flimsier than in the first part and they really stretch the audience’s readiness to accept the story.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I didn’t get to in 2019

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, I’ll share some of the books I didn’t get to in 2019. My want-to-read list on Goodreads currently holds 233 books, so it wasn’t easy to choose!

#1 Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin 

I have quite a few novels from book subscription boxes that I just didn’t have the time for yet. Serpent & Dove is one of them. Everybody was so excited about it and seemed to love the book, so I’ll make sure to put it on top of my pile for 2020.

#2 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Obviously, Frankenstein is a classic, so it has been on my radar for a long time. In October I watched one of the many adaptations and got even more curious about the book. Hopefully, I around reading it in 2020 so I can do a book vs. movie post!

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Home Alone

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Fun fact about me: I’ve never seen Home Alone. Well, I hadn’t until last week when I decided to give it a shot for review’s sake. So, let’s talk about this Christmas classic!

The Plot:

The McAllister family is about to go on a trip to Paris for Christmas. During the ensuing pandemonium, they happen to forget little Kevin at home.
He’s all alone when a gang of burglars makes their way through the neighborhood. But fret not – Kevin is a clever and inventive kid…

The Rating:

Although I had never seen this film, of course, I knew all about it. Home Alone is famous, so I am familiar with the plot and wasn’t sure what to think about it. I decided to set my expectations bar pretty low, but ended up pleasantly surprised.

Home Alone won’t become my favorite Christmas flick, but it was a cute little film that I ended up enjoying.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Adaptations

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about some of my favorite book to movie adaptations!

#1 It (2017)

Well, I wasn’t thrilled by the first It adaptation, but the new one is certainly haunting! Definitely one of the best Stephen King films out there.

#2 Room

Everybody loves Brie Larson now that she’s Captain Marvel, but let me tell you how brilliant she was in Room. This movie is frightening and will get under your skin.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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On my quest to dig through all the holiday films, today I want to talk about a big one I missed last year: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The list of cast members with the likes of Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman was enough to get me excited, so let’s go!

The Plot:

It’s Christmas Eve and Clara holds the final gift from her deceased mother in her hands. It’s an egg-shaped Clara has no key for. Once she finds a way to crack it open she tumbles right into a weird land consisting of four realms. Believe me when I say they have a lot of issues over there…

The Rating:

As I didn’t have the time to watch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms last year, I jumped right in and gave it a shot this year. In hindsight, I should have checked out all the reviews…

Where do I even begin? This film is a giant mess from start to finish and I was completely flabbergasted by this trainwreck.

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