Friday, April 18, 2014


        I've been watching quite a few movies lately. When I'm knitting, I don't really need my eyes for my work, so often, I put on a BBC miniseries or something of the sort while I'm working. As a family, we've also been watching movies a couple of evenings a week, so that adds up as well. I thought I'd do a short little post on it so y'all know what I'm watching.

Star Wars - These movies never get old, at least in our household. Original Trilogy, to be sure; when I watch the newer ones I just feel like I want to slap half of the characters. Everyone, actually, except Obi-Wan, Threepio, and Jar-jar. I'll just talk about the older movies, because I don't want this post to turn into a rant about how much I hate Anakin. We are in the middle of Empire right now, which is my second favorite. I like the ewoks and Endor just a tad more than snow monsters and Hoth; just watching it makes me cold. ;) Harrison Ford gets funnier every single time I watch it - he is SO funny! As we have taken to saying, "He's the man!"

Return to Cranford - I watched this while my mom and brother were fishing the other day. This was my third time watching it, but I'm not tired of it yet. I'm not sure if I like Cranford or its sequel better, because they are both so delightful, but I suppose that doesn't really matter. Miss Matty is still one of my all-time favorites, and although we don't see Sophy Hutton Harrison, Dr. Marshland, or Miss Jenkyns anymore, we still have many of the old characters and a few new ones. And yes, I do ship Mary Smith/Dr. Marshland.

        This is the only film I have seen Tom Hiddleston in - I know it's shameful. But he is just so noble and loving and *CUTE*!

        Can I just say that I hate Septimus? 'Cause I do. With a vengeance. He is a selfish pig and is not a gentleman in the least. I love Miss Galindo for really letting him have it when she found out he had tricked Harry into giving up the 15,000 pounds. Not that I really like Harry either, though.

Pirates - Yes, I've been watching Pirates again with my brother. The first movie is definitely my favorite; after there it kind of goes downhill until the fourth one (where it plummets into atrocity). Dead Man's Chest was good, At World's End was tolerable, and although I can't remember the name of the fourth movie, it was terrible. I would not watch it again. I think my favorite scene in The Curse Of The Black Pearl is when Jack and Will are dueling in the blacksmith shop. The whole thing, from the actual duel, to Will's master conking Jack on the head with a whiskey bottle and taking full credit for subduing him, is hilarious.

        Oh, and my mom and I have decided that my brother needs to start dressing like Will Turner; like he does in the beginning of the first movie when he's a blacksmith's apprentice. You can see what that means in the first picture. Unfortunately, my brother is not too excited about the whole thing. I mean really, I would dress like that! Although I must say, I am partial to Jack's boots ;) Okay, and I think this is one of the cutest pictures ever. I think donkeys are some of the cutest animals in the world:

Tangled - Yes, I finally watched Tangled! I LOVED IT!!! I know I'm a bit late, but it's okay because now I know how good it is and will be watching it again soon. Maximus was one of my favorites, just sayin'.

        Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnd, that concludes this extremely informative post. ;) I am going to be gone for a week, so won't be blogging during that time. I'm going to take comment moderation off so you can comment if you like (that's a hint). I hope you all have a lovely week - I will have a lot of up-catching to do when I return.
        So long, farewell!



  1. What a delightful post! Loved it! So did Carolina. ;)

    I've seen the first Pirate movie, and half of the second, but that was a long time ago. Jack is hysterical, to say the least! That's just about the only reason I watch it. Although, I must say I cannot stand Ms. Elizabeth Swann. Boy does she get on my nerves!

    Tangled - love it. I think I could just about sing all of it's songs by heart/memory! I may or may not kinda be in love with Flynn. Just sayin'.

    OH! Jealous! I want to see Return To Cranford soooooooooooooooooo badly! If only to see Tom Hiddleston!

    Now don't hate me for saying this dearie, but I cannot STAND Harrison Ford. He drives be bonkers. I just about refuse to watch any movie he's in because he bothers me so much. There is just something about it....remember I said don't hate me??? Well I can SEE the fire in your eyes right now so just c a l m down! ;)

    I also don't really like the older Star Wars movies, but prefer numbers 3, 2, 1 that order. ;) And my favorite character is Obi Wan, and Anakin.

    Great post!!

    ~ Aspen

    1. Yes, Elizabeth is infuriating! (In both Fake P+P and Pirates, I must say). My brother and I quote Jack all the time. ;) Oh, and the other movies are not really worth the effort, ESPECIALLY the last one. Ugh, it was awful.
      You don't like Harrison Ford? Why? We might need to have a debate, but that's not *quite* enough to make me hate you. ;) Yes, Obi-Wan is the best by far. I don't see how you don't like the Original Trilogy, though, even if you don't like Harrison.
      Watch Return to Cranford. Now. It's on YouTube. You have NO EXCUSE!! Tom Hiddleston is beyond cute.