Movie Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Movie Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

MissPeregrineCoverMiss Peregrine’s movie is based on a dark fantasy debut novel by American author Ransom Riggs.

Jacob Portman lives a normal life outside of his grandfather’s fabulous tales about Miss Peregrine and her home for peculiar children. As a teen, he dismisses the stories as fables. Yet, when his grandfather is attacked, he can’t shake the image of a monster lurking in the shadows.

At the advice of his psychologist, he travels to Wales with his dad to visit the home. Even though the kids in his grandfather’s photos are from 1943, he stumbles upon their time loop.

This movie had great premise and even the fragments before the movie started looked promising. However, I think with the PG-13 rating, they tried to make it not so scary for kids. As a result, parts were childish and sometimes humorous or even unbelievable.

Overall though, I did enjoy the movie and storyline. There were also a few twists in the movie and some unanswered questions.

 

My rating 3.9 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review – Morgan

Movie Review – Morgan

Morgan_film_posterMorgan is a SciFi film about a hybrid offspring between computer and human. At ten years old, Morgan is fully grown and smarter than most humans.

However, she’s attacked a caregiver. The ‘Corporation’ sends in Lee Weathers,¬†risk management specialist, to assist in verifying if Morgan is a danger and needs to be eliminated or not.

T here are a few twists in this movie, some are confusing like what exactly is the relationship between Morgan and Amy.

Overall though, I liked the premise and the movie as a whole.

 

 

 

My rating 4.7 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne (film).jpgIn this latest of the Bourne movies, Matt Damon returns in his original role as Jason Bourne.

I was thrilled to know this movie had come out and couldn’t wait to see it. The plot is that Jason finds out a piece of the puzzle to his dad’s death, but he doesn’t know the whole picture and is chased by the CIA to find out about it.

However, the technical side of the movie (computers, camera usage, etc.) were not believable. Worse, me and my IT hubby watched it together and he pointed out even more errors that I spotted.

This could’ve been a great movie – next time, they need to hire a tech geek to make that aspect believable.

Also, the camera shots were jarring. We got to the point were we’d count to five and the scene would switch to another person, count to five again and boom — switch again.

If you like Bourne movies, maybe zip through this one just so you know what happens in the timeline for the next movie, but don’t get your hopes up too high.

My rating 3.0 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – Ghostbusters 2016

Ghostbusters_2016_film_poster.pngMovie Review – Ghostbusters 2016

This movie stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Four women startup a ghost catching service in New York City.

This movie has a lot of special effects and gives ample nods to the original Ghostbusters.

The bad guy was silly and too easily beaten. But I enjoyed Kate McKinnon and she should’ve gotten a lot more air time.

Overall, a good movie if you liked the original, give this one a chance. Especially if you like movies with women-centered roles.

My rating 4.2 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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