HI friends, welcome back to my blog! I recently watched Booksandlala’s video about enneagram types and I was wondering how I could translate a video like that into a blog format and this is what I came up with! I wasn’t in the mood to talk books today but I am 100% here to recommend movies so I hope you all enjoy this even if it’s not book-centric!
Hi all! Welcome back to my blog! We’re all in a bit of a rut at the moment and a lot of us are stuck at home (Kudos to you if you’re still working!) so I thought today I would recommend some books to y’all based off Disney movies + a Dreamworks movie that I thought was a Disney movie!
Hey guys! It’s nearing the end of the year and so I’ve seen almost all of the movies I’m going to see at the cinema for the year! I still have Aquaman, Once Upon A Deadpool, Bumblebee and maybe Mary Poppins Returns, but honestly, I can see most of them in the New Year and ya girl’s tired.
But, one of my goals for 2019 is to talk more about movies here on my blog since they’re such a big part of my life irl, but I hardly talk about them with you guys! So, today I’m talking about the top 12 movies I saw in the cinema this year!
*You might notice that there are some pretty big films missing from this list, one big example being Infinity War but if I’m honest I’ve only seen that movie twice and I pass up all opportunities to ever rewatch it. You can read my review here but honestly, it just feels like a jumble of poor characterisation and I never get a happy or satisfied feeling from it, so… sorry???
If you want to find out about any of the other movies I’ve been watching this year, you can check out my Watching At A Glance series!
[IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT I’M WATCHING WHILE I’M WATCHING, YOU CAN CATCH ME ON LETTERBOXD & TVTIME]
Hey guys, today I’m taking a break at the library and recommending a movie series, and a Disney channel movie series of all things. Who even am I? I live in Australia and have never had the Disney Channel, so I am not typically drawn to these kinds of films. But, I got pretty sick in the backend of last year and I had heard about these movies so on a whim I put the first movie on and colour me surprised, I loved it!
I love fairy tales & retellings, I love musicals and I love kids movies so I feel like the team behind these movies reached into my head and made me a movie specifically to my tastes. I love it.
SO, WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH DESCENDANTS?
- HSM + Fairy Tales = Descendants
If you love that HSM nostalgia feel then this is perfect. I had no idea Kenny Ortega was part of the team for this franchise but as soon as the dancing started I just knew he was the choreographer. It feels a bit like High School Musical with fairy tale characters and that should feel weird but strangely, it doesn’t.
- It’s ridiculous
I mean, it’s a Disney channel film and the dancing is always ridiculous. But isn’t that the point? It’s a musical so it’s already weird that the characters are singing their inner monologues, so adding dance routines on top of that is almost ridiculous. But I love it. So, so much.
There is a main Asian character who *spoilers* doesn’t die *gasps*. It’s been a whole 2 movies and he’s still here, what a beautiful thing!
Not all the characters are super skinny, there are different body types and ethnicities The majority (pretty much most characters) are white and skinny, but I did feel the need to mention that a future love interest (second film) isn’t your typical skinny love interest. It shouldn’t feel refreshing, but unfortunately, it is.
There is also a recurring female character in a wheelchair, she is in multiple scenes in both films which I love.
- Great friendships!
The friendships are what really makes this film for me. There is is really great f/f and m/m friendships. They’re not treated as a joke or used to pit people against each other, these kids are just friends, what a thang!
The guys are even allowed to have “girl talk” and be in touch with their emotions which I rarely ever see in tv.