Cara’s Top 10 Best (and Bottom 5 Worst) Things about the Hobbit Trilogy

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Any of you who read my review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and saw my book-nerdy reaction to it probably understand the depth of my affection for Tolkien. That said, it should come as no surprise that after reviewing the last installment of The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies, I am still feeling feelings. Continue reading

NOOOOvember 2014: MovieRob Returns!

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Hello, hello! While you’re prepping your body to ingest mass quantities of food at your respective Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow (sorry, non-American peeps), how about pausing a moment to vent with my friend MovieRob about another potentially great film gone awry? That’s right, Rob is back with a second NOOOOvember disappointment (and you can read his first one here). Continue reading

The Six Degrees of Separation Blogathon


I was issued a challenge! How exciting! Well…a kind of challenge, anyway. Lol. It’s actually more of a “pass the torch” type thing, so it’s all in good fun. Anyway, this challenge comes to me from the awesome Miss Anna of Film Grimoire. You can read the details of the Six Degrees of Separation Blogathon on Anna’s site, but you can also read about its origins over at My Filmviews where it all began. Continue reading

X-Men: Days of Future Past: the best X-Men film in a decade

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This is one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Yes, I know I probably said the same about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but this was the superhero film I was really waiting for because I do love me some X-Men. But after a very strong start with X-Men and an even stronger second outing with X2: X-Men United (which you can read my review of here on Zoë’s lovely blog), X-Men faltered big time with the atrocious X-Men: The Last Stand. Continue reading

Review: X2 (2003) – Silver Screen Serenade

The lovely and wonderful Miss Zoë over at The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger is having an X-Men Blogathon to prepare for the upcoming Days of Future Past. Naturally, I had to participate via a review for my very favorite X-Men film, X2! Have a little looksee! And thanks again, Zoë! 😀

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So when Zoë shared her plans to have an X-Men Blogathon to prepare for the upcoming Days of Future Past, I was totally in. I’d been thinking I ought to do something to get in the spirit, and I think this is just the ticket! Kudos for the awesome idea, Zoë!

When given a choice between the X-Men films to review, I immediately snatched up X2: X-Men United. In my opinion, this is the X-Men film to beat. Let’s talk about why, shall we?

Synopsis: “The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.” –

Why it’s awesome:

That opening! X2 doesn’t waste any time getting right into some action. I mean, an assassination attempt on the president within the first five minutes? I’m paying attention! And as for…

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