Movie Review- The Longest Ride

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As a woman who has always loved a good Romance story, I am no stranger to the magnificence that is Nicholas Sparks. Although sometimes he can be a little cheesy, he knows just when and how to tug on your emotions. I went into this one with normal expectations of a Nicholas Sparks Film. What I mean is, I have my box of tissues next to me, and a hot cup of tea to keep me calm.

Oh this movie was so great. I loved every minute of it. This love story is about two people coming from different worlds that come together. When two people are so completely different, all you have in common is the love you share for each other. Thats when we reach that million dollar question. Is love enough? Would you sacrifice everything you wanted for yourself for the one you love? Following these two couples Sophia, a lover of Art who is moving to Manhattan at the end of the summer, meets striving Bull Rider Luke. Struggling to find how they will fit in each others lives. They meet Ira with his box of memories of his beloved Ruth. Watching these two love stories was so beautiful, and I strongly recommend to lovers of romance. Now if you haven’t seen it, this is where I leave you. The next paragraph will have spoilers.

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So oh my goodness… How often this movie brought me to tears goes to show how well the story was written. Sophia and Luke are a great modern version of the city girl falls for the handsome cowboy, and I love them. Their fight to figure out how to be together when each had their own dreams and desires. Each not asking the other to give up on their dream. Until Sophia found out the extent of Luke’s injuries. But Luke was fighting more to prove himself he could do still ride, than the love of winning and becoming the best. Sophia willing to walk away from Art for her Luke, winds up not having to thanks to Ira.

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What truly inspired me was the love between Ira and Ruth. The way that Ira loved her, with everything he had. His whole world revolved around her, and nothing made him happier then just being with her. She loved Art so much and drug him around to all these art events, and he loved how much she loved it. So he would buy her all those lovely paintings. sigh…. Then when he discovered he couldn’t give her children, he tried to let her go because he knew how much she wanted them. But Ruth wanted Ira more than the children. Ohh…. I cried. As time went by the craving Ruth had for children grew and grew and eventually she couldn’t take it anymore. When she told Ira she was leaving…. Ira didn’t beg her to stay he just told her that all he has ever wanted from the moment he saw her was for her to be happy. When she walked out the door… I lost it!!!!! Watching him carry on without her was just awful. Oh The agony of having the person you love leave you because they’re unhappy. But Ruth came back and she remembered that Ira was more important to her than having a big family. Ira was all the family she needed. Watching them collecting art and growing old together was so sweet. I loved it. AHH!!!

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When Luke bought Ira’s portrait of Ruth he was given the all the beautiful and expensive art that Ruth collected over the years. I cried…. Even in death… His Ruth meant more to him than anything. Ira and Ruth will always hold a special place in my heart. All around it was a great movie. On my star scale, I give this one a 7 out of 10 stars.7stars

Movie Review: Unfriended

 

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This was a movie I went into with the lowest of expectations. I mean just watch the trailer and you will know what I mean. It looks absolutely ridiculous. No seriously, if you haven’t seen the trailer, stop what you are doing and go watch it. I’ll wait……

 

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You see what I mean…. Ok so brief summary. This movie is about a group of friends in High school I suppose. One of the friends kills themselves due to a horrible video released that went viral at her school. (Bullying is a serious matter) Anyways….  Laura Barnes kills herself. On the anniversary of her death, her group of friends hop on a Skype group video chat…. Only… there is someone else in the group chat. After many failed attempts to remove this creepy stranger. The group just decides to carry on ignoring the mystery person. Until the Mystery person makes himself/herself known..Who is this mystery person??? Is it someone playing a joke????? What do they want???  You will have to watch the movie!!!! But The mystery guest wants to play a game… a game of truths. How will the game end? Okay if you don’t mind spoilers please continue… This movie is just awful but its also very entertaining. Would I pay to watch this movie? Probably not, but if you’re home alone, or having a movie night with your significant other, or a girls sleep over and its free…. Sure!!! I say give it a try. If nothing else, you will laugh at it.

If you mind spoilers… this is where I leave you, and you should come back when you’ve seen it.

 

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Ok this movie is horrible but it was also very entertaining. I don’t know about you, but It was really interesting being the “fly on the wall” sharing the screen with Blair as she was in the group chat, surfing the net, and talking to her boyfriend. However, Each time a friend killed themselves, I couldn’t help but laugh. I mean they didn’t show much as to what was happening, but what they did had me laughing my ass off. I mean How did Ken’s face actually fit in this blender?!?!?!?! And How in the world did Val die? She was in the laundry room. Tell me why the police didn’t pick up the laptop to see all of those “witnesses” Seriously!!!! Then we have Jess’s death DEATH BY CURLING IRON IN HER THROAT!!!!!! I literally shouted “No!!!” I know that shit hurt. I cry out when its my damn finger! Can you even imagine the painful death that poor girl endured?! It was really terrible. I mean each death was even more ridiculous than the last.

As awful as I thought this movies was, I couldn’t tear my eyes away. I can’t say for sure that I didn’t like it. As far as the cheesiness of this movie it was horrible! Was I entertained? Yes…So On a scale of 1 to 10 stars, I give it a 4 for at least keeping me engaged throughout the movie.

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Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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Louisa Clark is the spunky weird woman who winds up on a contracted job to be a care giver for Will Trainor who is an angry young man paralyzed from the neck down and bound to a wheel chair. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read or seen the movie.

This book leaves you with advice to live your life to the fullest and live it boldly. Never wear a beautiful dress only to cover it up with a scarf. Be confident in yourself. Don’t just settle with what feels safe because you’re scared. We only get one life and we all deserve to be happy and should be free to make our own choices.

Ok so I saw this movie before I read the book. I loved the movie so much. So I immediately went out and bought the book. Reading this book gave me so much more insight into each of the characters. So Read this book and/or watch the movie. It was an absolutely beautiful story.

Savanna

 

 

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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After Reading Colleen’s November 9, I immediately drove to Barnes and Noble and picked up a few more of her books. She is an amazing writer. Colleen lets you think that you are aware of whats going on, and what is to come. Then she rips the rug right out from under you. Then she gives your  false sense of security that everything is ok. Yeah okay everything is going well ,but wait…. There is still over 100 pages left to go…. well thats never a good sign. Hopeless was yet another roller coaster of emotions that will leave you feeling raw. I can honestly say this book rocked me to my core. Again I feel that If I give you too much I will ruin the experience that comes from reading one of her books. I will say that we follow Sky a girl in high school who meets a very dark and dangerous looking Holder. He is the heart throb of this story and oh my…. Listen to me, Just read this book. TRUST ME…. It will hurt you so good.

Happy Reading-

Savanna

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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This book was recommended to me by a stranger I met at book convention in Austin, TX. I bought it and when I got home I opened it not knowing anything about Colleen Hoover or even an inkling about what this book was going to be about. I mean obviously the date November 9 seemed to be important. Let me just say, I was completely blown away. Colleen Hoover took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that left me breathless. I honestly think that you SHOULD go into this book blind. It makes the experience that much more intense. But to give you a small did bit of information if you must have something. These two young people will meet every year on November 9th. That is all you need to know at this point. Do yourself a favor and read this book! You will NOT regret it.

Happy Reading-

Savanna

Kaileigh & Savanna’s Favorite Books

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This was the first series I read by Amy Bartol. The covers intrigued me and it was recommended to me by Audible. I had no expectations for these books nor did I have any biased obsession with Amy Bartol’s books.

These books have Romance, adventure, & aliens? We are taken to another planet called Ethar. Why? Because their long lost priestess (Kricket Hollowell) was taken to earth and hidden for 18 years. Some Etharians felt it was time for her to go “home.” Now, just because she was wanted back doesn’t mean she willingly left the only home she ever knew. Earth. No, this orphaned young lady from Chicago fought them ever single step of the way. Once in Ethar, she quickly discovers that many want her and all for different reasons. She aligns herself with the group of violet eyed soldiers that brought her to Ethar. They only want to protect her from the violent people of Ethar that want her only for her abilities & who would only use them for their own personal gain. Who will get this Beautiful Priestess and what will they do to her? Find out by reading this very enchanting series. On my scale of stars 1 to 5, Amy’s Kricket Series gets a solid 5 from us. Amy Bartol did a great job of pulling you in and allowing her characters to connect with us in a way I have never been before.

 

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Word to the wise when reading this series, “Anyone can betray anyone.” That motto stays true to these books. You never really know who you can trust. Following a blood mutation that has divided the humans between Red & Silver Blood. Reds who get treated as like dirt and Silvers who have superhuman abilities. The Country’s Ruled by a silver king, in a never-ending war with the Lake Landers sending Red soldiers to fight a Silver war.  Mare Barrow introduces the world a new type of mutation. Will this start a much needed revolution for the Reds or will the Silver bloods win the fight to hide her?

 

 

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A Song of Ice and Fire series (currently and HBO Hit television show) brings you to a new world filled with warriors, kings and queens, dragons and magic. George R. R. Martin is a literary legend. He creates an entire world that will have you laughing (or crying) from one chapter to the next. A must read for anyone who enjoys betrayal, heartbreak, loyalty and love. These books have it all!

 

 

Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a classic. This story may seem simple but don’t let that fool you. F. Scott Fitzgerald leaves many things open to your imagination. Hidden details and plots can be found through the entirety of this book. It’s a must read for any book lover.

 

 

Lunar

The Lunar Chronicles is a series of fairytale retellings with a twist. This isn’t your typical Cinderella. Set in New Beijing China, Cinder is a Cyborg. She is a very talented & Highly skilled mechanic. Times are tough.The Earth is not only fighting a horrible plague called Letumosis, they are being threatened by the “Evil Queen” and the Moon people who are called Lunars. Join the resistance! Follow Cinder, as she picks up allies in Scarlet, Cress, and Winter in order to attempt the start of a revolution.
In Fairest, learn the background the Evil Queen Levana. Was she born evil, or was it her up bringing that made her the monster she is?’
Stars above is a collection or short stories and insight on the beloved characters.

 

 

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The Throne of Glass series is a MUST READ Series!!! Celaena Sardothian stole my heart from page one and has held it in her clutches ever since. She sends you on a wild ride through dangerous missions and across seas to mythical lands you can’t even begin to imagine. I am at a loss for words with this series because words cannot express how much I have enjoyed these books. I am forever changed and I have Sarah J. Maas to thank for it!

 

 

Fangirl**spoiler alert** Possible spoilers—- beware!!! Continue reading “Kaileigh & Savanna’s Favorite Books”