These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: March 2018

Here are some of my favorite things from March. We’ve got six movies, two TV shows, and three books.

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[WARNING: Some Spoilers Down Below]

Movies

1.) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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I really enjoyed the movie and thought the performances were wonderful. I did find the ending a bit unsatisfying though. I mean, I think I understand why the director decided to go that way, but still it just didn’t set well with me. Besides that I liked it.

3.5outof5Stars

2.) A Wrinkle in Time

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So, going into this film I was very hesitant because I had heard some really negative reviews. There were so many negative reviews that I was actually planning on waiting until the movie came out on DVD to see it, but my mom wanted to see it, too. So I decided to treat us to a movie today.
All I can say is that I don’t get why this film has so many negative reviews. I mean this film is clearly targeted to children, so what did you expect to see? To me, this was such an entertaining, beautiful film that I think all ages can enjoy.
Visually it was stunning and Ava Duvernay did a great job directing. The cast was great, especially Storm Reid. As a fan of Mindy Kaling, selfishly I wish she’d had a bigger part, but I loved what I got of her.
The message of self love, acceptance, and family that is portrayed in this film is so important for young viewers to see and I think it’ll be very relatable to a lot of kids that feel the same way as Meg.
Now, this wasn’t a perfect movie. I think some of the CGI could have been better and I thought the movie didn’t illustrate that Charles Wallace was being possessed by the “It” very well. Also, there were a couple of pacing issues I noticed, but overall, I loved this movie and do think everyone should see it.

4outof5Stars

3.) Love, Simon

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When I saw the trailer for Love, Simon I knew I had to see this. This film was sweet, funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking all in one. There were some moments that I felt weren’t that realistic and felt like some issues were just created for drama. I also felt there were a couple moments that were just a little too cheesy. Overall I think this is a great film and everyone should give it a chance.

4outof5Stars

4.) Wonder

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Wonder is a lovely film with a beautiful message. I loved the acting and I was surprised by the way the movie decided to tell the story. I wasn’t expecting them to split the movie up into four POV’s: Auggie, Via, Jack Will, and Miranda.
I wasn’t sure about this at first, but by the end of the movie I thought it was a great way to tell the story of Auggie, his family, and his friends. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone.

4.5outof5Stars

5.) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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I really did not think I was going to like this movie at all. When I first heard about it, I thought it would be terrible and the trailers didn’t help me think otherwise. After watching it, I can say I did enjoy it. It ended up being a lot better than I thought it would. I will say that the villain was extremely weak and sometimes I forgot that he was the villain/that there even was a villain in the movie. It wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever seen and I think I do still prefer the original, but this was still a fun and entertaining movie.

3.5outof5Stars

6.) Ready Player One

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I haven’t read the book this movie is based on and this wasn’t a movie I was looking forward too, but I thought it looked good, so I decided to go see it.
It was a really good movie that made me laugh and entertained me. The one weakness I think it had was that I felt myself caring more about the avatars then the people behind the avatars.
Now, I don’t know if that’s how it’s supposed to be, but to me it felt like a flaw in the film. Other than that, I had a fun time and definitely would recommend it.

4.5outof5Stars

TV Shows

1.) Victoria

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So, I adore Jenna Coleman and when I found out she had her own show I had to check it out. Jenna shines in this period drama about Queen Victoria and this show is just beautifully shot and the story that is told is written so well. Victoria has definitely filled the whole that Downton Abbey left. I’ve only watched season one, but I do plan to watch season two very soon. If you haven’t seen Victoria, you’re a fan of Jenna Coleman, and you like period drama’s, then I highly recommend Victoria.

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2.) Life Sentence

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I remember seeing this trailer and being intrigued by the premise and since I’m a fan of Lucy Hale, I thought I’d check it out. The show has only been on for a month, but it’s a cute dramedy. The show focuses on Stella who was dying of cancer, but finds out she’s been cured. So the show is about how Stella deals with actually having a life. This is a simple, fun show and exactly what I needed since I watch so much dramatic television. I like having a show that I can just sit back, relax, and enjoy. I’d definitely recommend checking it out.

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Books

1.) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed

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So, I already posted a review that can found here. I gave Rogue One 4outof5Stars.

2.) November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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I’ve already post my review here and I would give November 9 4.5outof5Stars.

3.) The 100 by Kass Morgan

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I’ve already posted my review: Here. I gave The 100 3.5outof5Stars.

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