Children, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Reviews

November Flicks

It has been so long, since I shared the movies and shows that I have been watching and obsessing over. The thing is, with doing a course, I don’t really have time to watch much of anything. Here are the things that I have been able to watch and I’ll try to do these every few months. I have to remember to write them down. Most of my tv watching is on Netflix, so it has been easier to track what I watch. I am usually watching series, so I only review those when I am done with a season or if the show ends.

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

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This one was really creepy, but in a good way. It wasn’t really scary, but it had it’s moments. I watched this on Netflix and I am glad that I did. All of the pieces fell into place the last 30 minutes of the movie. It is amazing how beautiful true evil can be. This is based off of a Brothers Grim story called the Brier Rose. If you love the Brothers Grim, then you have to watch this movie. I love all of these dark faerie tale movies that Hollywood has been coming out with lately. I give this movie a solid 5 stars.

The Circle

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The movie had potential, but was poorly executed. It is advertised as a thriller, but it only has one intense moment in the movie. There were a lot of points were the movie could have been made into more of a thriller with almost getting caught here and someone goes missing there. It had a lot of potential to be a great blockbuster film instead it just fell flat. Also, Emma Watson’s character wasn’t very likable. She lets someone else call her guy friend delusional just because he doesn’t want to be on social media. Just a big flop all around unfortunately. The trailer was WAY better than the movie. 2 out of 5 stars.

Going In Style

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A great family comedy, this movie has just the right amount of heartbreak to make this comedy a well rounded film. It had really hilarious moments, but became serious at parts to make you invested in the characters themselves. I love it when a comedy can make me actually care about the characters. The funny thing is, I can see this happening in real life. I highly recommend this film for comedic lovers. It is very family friendly and not very crude at all. It has a Disney Channel ending that I enjoyed. It kept me guessing until the very end. 5 out of 5 stars for sure!

Switched @ Birth

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Season 5 was bitter sweet. Season 3 to 4 I felt like they dragged out the show. So much happened in Season 5 and things were just starting to get good again. The last season rekindled the drama on the show, but in a good way. I’m sad that it is over, but happy that I finished another series. I still have to finish quite a few shows that I started in high school. I just don’t want them to end. lol. I feel like the show ended with a lot of closure, even though you don’t know what the rest of their lives will be like, you know that they are on the right path. I hope that Lucas Grabeel works on some new projects, because I love him and I want to see more of him. I try to watch all of the films he is in. Overall, I really did enjoy this series and it ended in a nice way that leaves their lives open ended.

Paddington

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This was such a cute movie that I watched on Netflix when D came over to exchange gifts. The movie held my attention and was a very good children’s movie. It did get a bit dark, but I mean, what movie doesn’t nowadays. Dean tolerated the movie very well and didn’t get frightened. He got scared during Zootopia, so for him, this movie was less scary. I need to watch these children movies more often on Netflix, because they are highly entertaining and this one had a very good message. Dean needs to be exposed to more movies his age and it’s great to have on in the background when I’m doing laundry and other things. We turn the tv off when it is “work” time or constructive play.

As you can see, I enjoy a variety of different movies depending upon what I am in the mood for, who else is watching, and whose not home. My dad hates horror, so I watch that on my kindle when he isn’t home. ūüôā

With Love,

Selena

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Entertainment Monthly: March

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

It is that time of the month again, where I share what I have been watching. I always limit these to 5, because I think anymore would get too long. I have actually finished a few series and have watched quite a few movies these past months. I think that I could make four of these, no joke. I might just do that. lol. No, I will have one today and maybe, I’ll upload another one next weekend. I will do four series this week and one movie. All of my shows on ABC Family have ended their seasons recently, so I wanted to do them while they are still fresh in my mind. I watched all of the tv shows while they were airing on cable.

Pretty Little Liars Season 5

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This season was so intense and exciting. I could not believe the ending! What a twist! For a long time, I thought A was HannAh, but then, Shepard told us that she would never let A be one of the four girls. So, there blew my theory out of the water. I don’t want to say any spoliers for Dan [say hi!], but you NEED to watch this show. I need someone to gossip with about what is going to happen next. I hope none of them get killed off of the show and it would make things more interesting if Ali is released from prison, which in light of things, will probably happen. I’m bummed that I cannot say anything more for fear of spoilers, but this show has never lost it’s fire. It continues to burn just as bright as season 1. It has been picked up for two more seasons. Could we be looking at least one more A in season 7? I love this show, but honestly? The A game cannot last forever. I hope these actresses get picked for movies and other great tv shows. I would cult follow Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale any day.¬†5 out of 5 stars

Switched @ Birth Season 4

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Talk about losing their fire, I think this show has gone downhill, but the season did pick up at the end. The middle of the season fell flat for me. Is anyone feeling this way? I feel like season 5 should be this show’s last. It’s been dragged out for far too long. I would love to see Lucas play in some other show or to finally come out with his own album. I watch the show, because I have invested too much years into it. I haven’t felt excited about it in a while. It has it’s moments, but with shows like PLL, it just doesn’t compete.¬†3 out of 5 stars

Chasing Life Season 1

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I love this show! I cannot believe how it ended! I cannot wait for Season 2 to come on, so I can see what happens next. This show is really great. It had a couple of ify moments, but overall, I am totally invested in this show. I didn’t think that I would really like it, but it surprised me. It wasn’t at all how I thought it would be. It is very drama filled and entertaining, but it also brings up hard issues in a way that isn’t forceful. This show has made me cry and I love shows that can bring out true emotions from me. This is a must watch.¬†4 out of 5 stars

The Fosters Season 2

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I have to say that I didn’t think this show could get any better, but it did. It dealt with so many different issues and this truly was a family show about a very diverse family. Out of all of ABC Family’s shows, I think that this one really shows you what a true family is like in America. Of course it is dramatized for entertainment, but at its core, it really is a true reflection of what is out there. I look forward to season 3 to see what happens with Callie’s adoption. For some reason, I think that she is going to just choose her dad anyway. Does anyone else get that feeling?¬†4 out of 5 stars

Men, Women, & Children

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I will start off by saying that I had high expectations for this movie based on its great cast of characters and actors and actresses. This move was a total flop to me. It was boring and only really had a small amount of appeal. I thought that it would be really funny, but it was a very serious and at times disturbing movie about how controlling parents can be. It is also about how stupid parents can be as well, when it comes to their children. I didn’t like this movie at all and don’t think that it’s worth watching. I felt like I wasted my time and money. I rented this from Redbox.¬†2 out of 5 stars

Well, that is it. It was a mixed bunch and the movie was a total fail. What have you been watching and what are your thoughts on the PLL finale???

With Love,

Selena

Entertainment, My Life, Reviews

Obsession Entertainment

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

Entertainment Weekly is here again.¬†Once a week, I will talk about what show, movies, and books I am obsessing over and basically just have a lot of spoilers to try to start a discussion. I like to talk a lot about my favorite shows and what’s going to happen next and so on. So, be prepared for spoilers and if you haven’t watched these and plan to, I would say stop reading now! If you are like me and are obsessing over these shows, please comment with our ideas and opinions or even if you’re not, explain why. My list is always incomplete, because I watch so many shows, but I am trying to build up my resume as I go along!

TV Shows I’m Obsessing Over:

Pretty Little Liars:

Pretty Little Liars Complete Cast
Pretty Little Liars Complete Cast

This show just gets me every time. I cannot believe what happened on this week’s episode!¬† Wren is such a double crosser, but why? What did the girls ever do to him? Every person on the A team has a personal vendetta against the liars. The only thing I can think of is that Wren is in love with Hanna. I felt so bad for Ezra! His son¬†isn’t even his son and the sad part is, the mother knew that to begin with. She took all that money from is mother and probably thought that she could get more from him. When Ezra needed Aria the most, she was out with her knew boy toy. I wonder if she would go back with Ezra now that he is childless? That is the reason why she left him in the first place. She didn’t want to be a mom, plus with A threatening her and all. Now, A is probably CeCe Drake, since Allie ruined her and thought that the other four were in on it as well. The season finale is next week and I am so excited! Are you?

Twisted:

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Season 1 Poster

Now that the video is out, will Lacey be publicly with Danny? Or will she turn on him? Probably turn on him, because she still wants to be miss popularity. I cannot believe the ending! It was super funny with that weird girl who remembers everything. LOL. I thought that the girls were overly harsh with Danny considering everything they went through with him and now they are just going to feed him to the dogs. It just doesn’t make much sense, just some added drama, which I find not totally realistic. Jo is still in love with Danny, though. So, maybe there is hope. I hope Danny doesn’t go to jail for the Regina murder. Why did he kill his aunt anyway?

Switched At Birth:

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So much drama! YAY! I am glad for all of the drama again. I cannot believe how wild the¬†Bacholorette¬†party got and how Toby’s party went. I feel bad for Toby and Emmett, but now, he has a best man? Are the parents going to ruin Toby’s wedding or will he do that himself? Will Bay find ou that Ty and her father went against her and did nothing to keep him from the war? Will she understand? I have a funny feeling that she will be devastated¬†and very hurt. I cannot believe that Regina backed out at raising the daughter with her “husband”. I guess, babies can get on people’s nerves, plus there is no do-over button like she said. I am looking forward to th season finale. I wonder what will happen to Delphine?

Project Runway:

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New Season

I absolutely love the new season of Project Runway. It is all new drama and Tim Gun now has a save in the show. I cannot believe¬†that he is now a cohost! I feel so proud of him that he was able to become not just a mentor, but a core part of the show. I am just happy that he is recognized as such now. I like the new cast and that there is more of a variety of people on it now. I love the new challenges. I don’t think this could ever get boring in my opinion. This is the only reality television show I watch, practically.

Movies I’m Obsessing Over:

Hairspray:

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I thought this movie was very hilarious and suggestive at times. I do not think it was a very good, quality movie, but I did enjoy it. There were some parts that left me confused, but those were far and few in between. I only watched it, because I heard so much about it and Zac¬†Efron was in it. Let’s face it. I watch every movie that he stars in, because he’s a great actor and a looker. Hairspray didn’t impress me, but I enjoyed watching it with Danielle.

Sleepover:

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When Danielle mentioned this movie, I had to go watch it on Netflix. It was a very cute Teen movie that would be appropriate for young teens to watch. I found it more entertaining than Hairspray, but still, it was too young for me. I can definitely see enjoying this at a younger age though. This is a clean comedy for young teens. It will not disappoint. I loved Sara Paxton in this. I watch every movie she is in. I just love her as an actress!

Books I’m Into:

Fashionably Undead:

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This is an audio book that Danielle gave me to enjoy. I have been reading it as I exercise on the Treadmill and I just finished Chapter 3. I really like it so far. It is very interesting and I love the narration. Meg Calbot is one of my favorite authors, so I am happy to be listening to a book I have never heard before by her. I like all the funny accents the narrator puts on in the audio book. This is definitely something different that I recommend.

Web Of Life Shamon Pathways Guidance for Your Life Journey:

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I am rereading this book from scratch and having a go at the exercises as well. My computer crashed, deleting the review I had done on this. I promised the author a review¬†by the¬†end of this week, but I have been very busy. I will definitely have a review up by the end of the month. I am a quarter of the way through the book again. You need an open mind to be able to really read this. I do not recommend anyone Catholic or devotedly¬†religious to read this, because you could be offended by the content. The book asks you to connect with a plant’s life force. If this is not your thang, don’t¬†read it. I do really like the abstract concepts in this book, but even I don’t know if I really believe this stuff. This book mentions Wicca, which worried me a bit; however, it mentions nothing of witchcraft. ūüôā

What shows are the rest of you loving? Anything I can add to my collection?

With Love,

Hannahxoxoxo

FTC Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I am not being paid to promote these tv shows, movies, or books. I did receive Life Shaman Pathways Guidance for Your Life Journey by the author Yvonne Ryues in exchange for an honest review. No money ever exchanged hands and I recieved no other compensation besides a free copy for reviewing purposes.

Entertainment, My Life, Reviews

Entertainment ~ Weekly Update

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

This is a new segment I like to call Entertainment Weekly! Lol. Once a week, I will talk about what show, movies, and books I am obsessing over and basically just have a lot of spoilers to try to start a discussion. I like to talk a lot about my favorite shows and what’s going to happen next and so on. So, be prepared for spoilers and if you haven’t watched these and plan to, I would say stop reading now! If you are like me and are obsessing over these shows, please comment with our ideas and opinions or even if you’re not, explain why. I am only going to be putting up a few tv shows today, because it’s getting really stormy here and I want to post this before it gets worst!

TV Shows I’m Obsessing Over:

Pretty Little Liars:

Pretty Little Liars Complete Cast
Pretty Little Liars Complete Cast

I am really loving this series! I am up to date on season 4 and I cannot believe how intense the show is getting! I wonder who really killed Wilden. For some reason, I think CeCe Drake probably killed him. I feel so bad for Hanna’s mom though. I cannot believe Pastor Ted had that much cash to get Ashley out of jail on bail. Talk about really lovig someone. Then, we have Emily’s drama, which is more true to life than A related. Aria’s problems are normal things as well like jealousy. Spencer wants to be on A’s tail and who could blame her? Toby is all messed up , because of her. Ands I know! We all think A is a girl, but wouldn’t it be surprising if it was Lucas?! Speaking of Lucas, where did he go? I miss him. A lot of people have disappeared from this show and many have been added. My little complete cast poster needs to be updated to reflect the new cast members, plus where are the parents and siblings?! Lol. I guess, it is the complete cast of important characters. At least Ezra is in there. Does anyone else think Ezra’s part is now boring and dragged out? Aria and Ezra were starting to get to be a boring couple. I’m glad they decided to spice up the show again.

Twisted:

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Season 1 Poster

I am really enjoying this new show. I thought that I wouldn’t like it r be as invested in it like I am with other shows, but I have to say that the plot is very interested and very twisted. There is a lot of mystery, but I wish there was a little more mystery than who is dating whom but I guess that is what a lot of teenagers like to watch. The show is kind of soapy, but not enough to get me to stop watching it.¬† There is still a good dose of mystery to this show, if it ever disappeared, I would stop watching this. I cannot believe all the twists and turns this show is getting into. I am up to date on the season and was surprised by the corporation having the same design as the necklace. Is this a secret society?!

Switched At Birth:

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I am up to date on the season of this show. I cannot believe all that has happened! John is so nice now to Regina. Is the wedding going to be called off between Toby and his girl? I kind of hope that the wedding will not take place, because I want Toby to be signal. He is my man in the show. I cannot believe that Ty would be that mean to Bay! Of course he apologized, but she had to go to the hospital, because of him. I would have been POED with that had been my man. It was nice to see Emmette developing as a character and seeing his mom finally involved with someone. Is it just me or is this show a little blah now that there isn’t a whole lot of drama going on? It seems to be a bit more boring and I tend to get a bit bored watching it. I want it to be exciting again!

The Fosters:

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End of Season 1 poster

I really liked Season 1 of The Fosters. I thought that it is a unique show and I have never seen anything like it before. I really like the concept of a family fostering children and really ironically, their last name is Foster. This show is filled with drama and it is the really sweet kind as well. There are intense moments, but I feel it is a good family show to watch. I cannot wait untilo next January to watch season 2, hopefully this show will not get cancelled like a lot of shows on ABC Family.

What shows are the rest of you loving? Anything I can add to my collection? I have more shows that I watch other than this, but that storm is brewing stronger!

With Love,

Hannahxoxoxo

FTC Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I am not being paid to promote these tv shows.