The Latest Vanity Fair

I now have both copies of the newest Vanity Fair. So happy. But, how do I read this month’s Vanity Fair without ruining the copies? Decisions, decisions.

I got my usual copy of Vanity Fair and it was Kylo. Lucky for me, Barnes and Noble had a copy with Rey on it. I won’t lie. I was nervous. I had no clue who I would get and to top that off. What if I couldn’t find the other?

I can hear people now. Why two copies of the same magazine? If you know me and my love for Star Wars, you would understand.

The Phantom Menace: 20 Years

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I don’t know what is scarier. The fact it’s been twenty years since I finished my first year of college or that The Phantom Menace is twenty years old today. Hard to believe it’s been that long.

Unfortunately, I didn’t see the movie opening day, but I didn’t wait long. This was the movie that would introduce me to Ewan McGregor and my love for Obi-Wan would grow even more.

While most people weren’t fans of Jar Jar Binks. I would say the one scene I didn’t care for was the pod racing. Otherwise, I loved the movie. How could I not? It’s Star Wars.

Happy Birthday, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

The Meg

6266706_saSurprisingly, The Meg was not that bad.  I sat down with some popcorn and a drink and was ready for a good laugh. The movie trailer made me think of SyFy. You know, one of those cheesy shark movies. But, it was at the library so I had to grab it.

It starts off with Jonas having to face the past. He is called to help others trapped at the bottom of the ocean. There, along with others, it is discovered that Megalodon might not be extinct after all. Jonas and the others go after it before there are many victims at a nearby beach.

I didn’t hate it, but I don’t know if I could see me buying it for my movie collection. It’s no Jaws. It is a step up from Sharknado. But, that’s not saying much. I would take it over Deep Blue Sea.

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Roswell, New Mexico

So, I had to do it. I had to watch the new Roswell. To my surprise, it wasn’t bad. I wouldn’t say as good as the original. But, I could see giving it a couple more episodes. Who knows, I might even watch the whole season. Of course, as long as I don’t get behind.

There were similar parts between the new and the original, but I could see the new version going in its own direction. Instead of Liz Parker, we meet Liz Ortecho. It’s been ten years since high school. Right there is the second difference. The original takes place in high school. The third difference is that Liz had a sister, Rosa. So, as you can see there are some differences.

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Max still has the same last name, Evans. This time, he is a cop. Which I found interesting.  Also, interesting he works with Sheriff Valenti. If you remember the original. The two started off on the wrong foot. Also a difference in this one? Valenti is a woman. Not a bad thing, I could get used to it. She still has Kyle as her son. We do meet Kyle in this one, but the two didn’t interact with each other.

Hopefully, this doesn’t spoil it. But, we’ll just say the way Max saves Liz in this one, is very similar to the original.

I will have to do spoiler posts eventually. Especially, because I would like to discuss characters like Alex and Michael. Give me one more episode for that. All I can say is that there is definitely a difference from the original with those two characters.

Did you see it? What did you think? Please beware of spoilers in the comment section. Enter the comments at your own risk.

Hocus Pocus the Sequel

I did it. I finally finished Hocus Pocus the Sequel. It only took how long? I have to say I am a little disappointed in this one. The first half was great. But, that was the movie in written form. The second half? Not so great.

We follow Max and Allison’s daughter Poppy. Poppy and her friends don’t listen and go to the Sanderson house where it all goes downhill. I don’t know what else to say about the book. Wish I could, but it was a struggle to get to the last page. We’ll just say that they had a mission to save Poppy’s family and the town before the Sanderson sisters stayed on this earth.

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It just did not grab my interest.  I’m one of those people who have to finish the book no matter what. In some cases, I’ll grab the audiobook in hopes that might help, but I decided to do it here and there by the book. Unfortunately, that went from mid-October to now.

As always I don’t want to stop you from reading the book. If you do read it and like it. Let me know. I always like when that happens. Sometimes I can see the book in a new light.

One Year Left

keep-calm-i-m-only-39-years-oldWell, this morning I said goodbye to thirty-eight and hello, to thirty-nine. Am, I ready for the last year of my thirties? Yes, and no. The thirties weren’t bad, but not as exciting as my twenties. I am looking forward to my forties in the sense that maybe I’ll be happier in that decade. At least compared to my thirties. I had goals in my thirties that I never accomplished. But, maybe the forties I will?

Again, I’m not saying my thirties were bad. It just wasn’t my favorite decade in my life so far. I think we all go through that. I know some who weren’t a fan of their twenties, but loved their thirties.

I decided for my thirty-nine self, I’m only going to have a few goals. Goals that will get me where I want to be. Where I would like to see my future self. There is one goal, I’m still hoping for. But, at this point in my life. I’ve given up on that.  Am I okay with giving up? Yes, and no. But time will fix that. And if it happens, awesome.

Not doing anything too exciting for my birthday. I took today off from work. I got to sleep in and have a lazy morning. Which, I loved.  I do have my book exchange party with my book club tonight. I look forward to those every year to see what new book I get. We all have different tastes, so it’s always fun to get a book I might not pick up.

After book club, I plan on just getting into my pj’s and my new Star Wars snuggie thanks to the bestie. Hopefully, curl up with the sequel to Hocus Pocus. This book, I’m definitely struggling with. The first half of the book was good. It was the first movie. The second half where the kids are now grown up? Yeah, I’m having trouble with this part.

In sad news as I was writing this. My phone alerted me about Penny Marshal’s death. So sad. I grew up watching her.  She will be missed.