Easy and delish, I wonder that I can post something so simple. The purple sweet potato hails from Asia and in the States, can be found organic in health food markets. Beware: the conventional is sprayed. This sweet potato is exceptionally sweet. The best way I can describe it out of the oven is chewy candy cake. I broke the top slice in the photo just below to try to show you the texture.
This Walt Disney production was well written and kept my interest. Also, it was a treat to see it with a 3-year-old.
So the movie is about two sister’s one has magical powers and the other without. Although, the filmmakers, never explain why or why not, it just is what it is. The two girls grow up separated because the powers that the one sister’s has, nearly kills her sibling, and I guess the parents felt it was better to keep them apart, and not teach the magical power sister how to control her powers. Anyway, their parents die in an accident, and when the girls become adults, the older sister’s powers start to get stronger, and the younger sister has to figure out how to be her friend without getting hurt or killed by the older.
The movie had very catchy songs, and lot’s of cute characters, and the story didn’t feel vapid, or trite, even though it was a musical. The songs seemed to flow easily into the story. Also, the voice acting was very good. Kristen Bell, was the lead voice actor and her voice flowed easily.
There is also something to be said for the antagonist not being extremely frightening but just mean-spirited which is pretty much how people really are and not usually diabolical. Which can help a child learn how to deal or cope with mean people, specifically, other mean children. So what do I give this cute little movie? I give it a B+, it was very cute and had a reasonable moral to the story. This movie is family friendly, children as young as 3, can see this one, this movie is rated PG. Shazza ~ Musings&Rants
Shipped wrecked, on an island, things floating in the water, but there’s a school of Jelly Fish floating around. I can only grab, five things, that are closest to the shore. Somehow, I get to shore just before they come in. So the first thing I do is pray and ask for godly wisdom, that only He can give, and then I trust, and act on that trust.
I first pull out some clothes that I see floating on the water, and, that bunch of water bottles. Some of the wood that’s floating around, and that big piece of material. Then I see a knife, I believe God will supply the rest.
Matthew 6:27-28 ~And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, (ESV)
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This movie was much the same as most African-American movies, very canned and predictable, with a bit of cursing thrown in. And all by people you would think wouldn’t need to stoop to that level. Much of the movie rehashed a lot of stuff from the movie 10 years ago which I thought got worked out already. Other than that, the movie was pretty stale but with some entertaining scenes.
So the story was about 8 or 9 people who were friends from the college years and since being in the professional world for the last 10 years decide to have a reunion. Only to find out one of them is very ill and dying. This get’s further complicated because the person is trying to keep it all a secret and eventually gets found out.
I was really hoping for more by the trailer but that’s how they get you. Also, the movie 10 years ago was a lot better than this one. This one was just sappy and sentimental. Most of the actors in this and the original have done rather well as actors since the first movie so I couldn’t see who they were trying to push to the front of the pack in this film. I think it was Taye Diggs, Baggage Claim, Equilibrium, maybe because he’s probably been working the longest out of the cast, then after him it was Terrance Howard, The Butler, Prisoner, but neither of these roles were note worthy of their acting ability which makes me curious to why the sequel? Maybe it was for the ol mighty dollar, or so everyone could see how well they looked after all these years. Which I must say the all looked well, then again shouldn’t they since they are actors???
Okay, so this movie gets a C, for being watchable, outside of that, pretty mediocre, and disappointing. ***Safety Alert***language, sex, and a bit of drug use. This movie is rated R. Shazza ~ Musings&Rants
After watching Oldboy 2013, I decided I would try to only base my opinion of this movie on this movie, and not compare it to the original Korean film noir classic, which came out in 2003.
Having made that statement, this will be kind of difficult, so here we go. First, Josh Brolin, Gangster Squad, Men In Black 3, has never been one of my favorite actors, however, in this film he was extremely interesting to watch. Mostly, because of the anticipation of this flick, also because Spike Lee, Do The Right Thing, Inside Man, is a great director of other people’s work and not necessarily his own. What I mean by that is, he normally writes and directs his own material, but on occasion he will direct another’s material and perhaps because he is not so close to it, he can get out of its way and allow his directing to ameliorate the material .
The story plot is about, a very unlikable guy Joe Doucett, Brolin, who disappears for 20 years, and while his disappearance is really an imprisonment, when he’s finally let free he seeks revenge on his captures. The only problem is, he doesn’t have any idea who his captures are. So the movie, seeks to answer some very key questions about that and a few others.
Now, I saw the original film, and I must say that this film is an homage to the first film. Which should have made this film more palatable to people who have seen the original. However because the filmmakers didn’t advertise this film in that way, and called it the same name as the original, it is unfairly compared to the original. And I think it gets a raw deal and not given a fair assessment, based solely on its own merit. And, I guess in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have reviews, or critiques of movies, etc…
I liked this movie, I thought the acting was good, I thought the story had flare, and the story didn’t lag. However, the thing that bothered me about the story is the antagonist character. Who, was too predictable, and one dimensional, he never surprised the audience and he was a sniveler, and wimpy. Which didn’t match the rest of the story, being very violent, graphic, and in your face. The super saturated colors of the film, served to exaggerate the gore, and made it more visceral. As well as the costume design being very eclectic, when it came to some of the characters.
The directing style, had a comic book feel and reminded me a little of Tarentino movies, however, if Spike Lee read this comparison he would probably scream. So, what do I rate this movie? I give it an A, basing that score on its own merit not comparing it to its predecessor, and JB was the best thing about the movie, hands down. ***Safety Alert*** language, sex, violence, subject matter and gore, with a dubious relationship, for added measure. This movie is rated R. Shazza ~ Musings&Rants