The Mitchells VS The Machines (2021) Movie Review

Movie Description

Streaming on: Netflix

Length: 1 hour and 53 minutes

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Directors: Michael Rianda andJeff Rowe

Writers: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, and Alex Hirsch(story consultant)

Stars: Abbi Jacobson(voice)Danny McBride(voice) Maya Rudolph(voice)

A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.

Monster (2021) Movie Review

Movie Description

Streaming on: Netflix

Length: 1 hour and 29 minutes

Genre: Drama

Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright

A talented teen implicated in a robbery-turned-murder fights for his innocence and integrity against a criminal justice system that’s already judged him.

The Happening (2008) Movie Review

Movie Description

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Length: 90 Minutes

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, and Suspense

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, and John Leguizamo

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

In The Heights (2021) Movie Review

Movie Description

Streaming on: HBO Max

Length: 2 hours and 23 minutes

Directed by: Jon M Chu

Genres: Drama, Music, Musical

Writers: Quiara Alegría Hudes…(screenplay by) 

Quiara Alegría Hudes (based on the musical stage play, book by) Lin-Manuel Miranda

(based on the musical stage play, concept by)

Starring:  Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace 

The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop. The likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

Deadly Illusions (2021) Movie Review

Movie Description

Streaming on: Netflix

Length: 1 hour and 54 minutes

Directed by: Anna Elizabeth James

Genres: Thriller

Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Greer Grammer, Shanola Hampton

After a bestselling novelist suffering from writer’s block hires a new nanny for her children, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur.

Bliss (2021) Movie Review

Movie Description

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Length: 103 Minutes

Directed by : Mike Cahill

Genres: Drama and Science-Fiction

Stars: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper

A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.

Megalodon (2018) Movie Review

This year I have made it a point to watch a movie at least once a week and I really wanted to find a way to share those with you. I’m not the best with talking about movies so I figured the best way to do this was through an infographic on the movies along with sharing the notes that I take while watching the movie.

Movie Description

Streaming on: Amazon Prime

Length: 88 Minutes

Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror

Directed by : James Thomas

Writing Credits : Koichi Petetsky, Thunder Levin, Canyon Prince, and James Thomas

A military vessel on the search for an unidentified submersible finds themselves face to face with a giant shark, forced to use only what they have on board to defend themselves from the monstrous beast.

Review

A Dog’s Way Home Book/Movie Comparison

Now there are a few books to movies that I really enjoy and this series of books to movies have to be some of my favorites. As soon as I see that these movies are going to come out I have to watch them. I always plan to see them during their time in the theaters but wind up watching later because I want to read the book first.

As we all know movies go a lot quicker than books do so there are only snippets of longer scenes that happen in books. What I really enjoyed about this movie though is that each person/animal that Bella encounters on her journey home is included in the movie. I found that nothing was really missing in her encounters with animals/people.

The movie really does a good job of still making it about the dog and keeps the narration. I love that the movie doesn’t change that the book was all narrated by a dog because that really adds to how the viewer feels about things. There were so many scenes that I was glad that we got to hear from Bella’s perspective because it makes it so much more enjoyable. Like imagine if you were in the head of your pet?

In the book I thought that the scene that was so impactful was the portion in which Bella is staying with a homeless man. It was such a heartfelt scene in which Bella doesn’t want to leave the man so I wished that the scene was even longer in the movie. I was hoping that the scene between them would last a bit longer so that the viewer could feel that heartbreak.

While there were so many scenes in the movie that I wanted more of I also understand that movies have a limit with time. So while I love the movie and think that if you don’t want to read the book the movie is a great alternative I still advise you to read the book. You get so much more from the book and can feel for Bella and so many of these moments break your heart.