Monthly Movie Musings: September 2014

Every month, I post all the new-to-me films that I watched the previous month, and make rambly remarks that sort of resemble reviews, but not really.

I don’t fancy myself a film critic, but I do like talking about movies and sharing my love and appreciation for the really good ones. Not every film I see may fall into that category, but I’ve never regretted watching anything so far! So these aren’t so much critiques as little musings (hence the title). And when I say “new-to-me”, I mean movies that I’ve personally never seen before, not necessarily newly released.

For example, in September, I also watched the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films. But I’ve already seen these at least once before (or many times before) so they don’t belong on this list. Also, I just took it from my Pinterest – whoo, laziness!

This month is shamefully short, thanks to all my TV shows starting up again. Vow to do better in October. x)

The Giver
3/5 ✦ – Watched 18 Sept 2014.
I thought it stuck pretty close to the book (though it’s been awhile since I read it). I think there are pros and cons to being a straight adaptation, and this was a mixed bag. I LOVED the aesthetics, they did fantastic with the greyscale/color aspect and the memories, and the main actors were very good (Streep and Bridges, hello). But it was missing a something (heart? passion?) that would have taken it from good to great.

2 thoughts on “Monthly Movie Musings: September 2014

  1. Wonderful blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiringwriters? I’m pnnnailg to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or gofor a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Thank you!

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    • Thank you for your kind words! As for tips and tricks for writing, I recommend reading lots of books! Good ones, bad ones – anything that helps you learn about the craft in general. Then I would seek out writing communities and advice websites. There’s plenty on Goodreads, NaNoWriMo, and Writer’s Relief. My favorite “tips and tricks” blogs are on Tumblr; check these out: @fictionwritingtips, @fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment, @thewritershelpers, @legit-writing-tips, @clevergirlhelps, @thewritingrealm, @its-a-writer-thing, @writinguniversity, and @writingwithcolor!

      As for blogs, I do highly recommend starting with a free one. I tried Blogspot at first, but it wasn’t as user-friendly (imo) or as nice looking as WordPress, which is what I’m using now. And I’m still using the free option, as there’s plenty to mess around with. A paid option is better only if you really want to customize every single little thing or you have a big audience and need more bandwidth.

      So in short, read a lot, research a lot, and write a lot! It’s the only way to get better! And a free website is best when you’re just starting out so you can get familiar with how it works and everything and then branch out from there.

      Good luck with your writing!


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