Top Christmas Movies

Top Christmas Movies

Christmas is a holiday that is full of so many amazing things. It’s probably the holiday with most movies, music, decor, etc. Movies are the best part of it. There’s so many out there. Serious ones, funny ones, Hallmark ones, there’s something for everyone. Here is my top Christmas movies.

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Home Alone 1 & 2

The most classic film, in my opinion. I feel like I like the second one better, which many will probably disagree. The first is just a fun adventure to watch, while the second makes me wish for Christmas in New York. It’s a fun movie to watch with the family and will for sure get some laughs.

Eloise at Christmastime

I love Eloise and the Christmas movie is so perfect. It sets place at The Plaza, which is the coolest hotel ever. Eloise is basically everything I wanted to be as a child and she captures all my excitement of Christmas. This may not be in everyone’s list, so give it a try. It’s so cute!

Jingle All the Way

I don’t even know why but this is in my top movies to watch. I watched it all the time as a kid for some reason. It holds a special place in my heart. It also a silly fun movie to watch with the whole family. Plus,  it’s fun to see Arnold Schwarzenegger go crazy over a toy.

Elf

I mean, if you don’t watch Elf during Christmas, are you even celebrating? Elf is the most quotable, funniest Christmas movie out there. Everyone watches Elf. It’s funny and is so Christmasy that it will get you in the mood.

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What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

Top 5 Summer Movies

Top 5 Summer Movies

There’s nothing I love more than hanging out and watching movies during summer. From rooms with AC or hangouts in the backyard after the sun goes down, movies are a fun way to pass the time when the heat gets too much. There’s a lot of movies coming out in theaters but for this post, I want to mention some of my favorites that I enjoy watching at home every summer! Here’s my list:

Top 5 Summer MoviesThe Little Mermaid

Maybe it’s because she’s a mermaid and there’s a lot of water, The Little Mermaid makes it on my list for being so fun. The songs are perfect to singalong to at the top of your lungs and we can all pretend we’re under the sea and not enduring the heat.

Jurassic Park

It’s no lie that I love theme parks and summer is a prime time to go visit, so what better than watching a movie about a fictional one! Jurassic Park is all about adventure and we all want that during summer. Also, bonus points for Jurassic World because it’s just as good.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Although it’s not set in summer, Ferris Bueller is all about the perfect day. The whole movie is quirky and such a typical 80s movie. It’s a pretty carefree story that’s just fun to watch when you need a break.

Jaws

I don’t want to scare you into not going for a swim, but Jaws is such a thriller and will give you that rush. If you don’t want to take a dip in the water, you can basically watch people who do but definitely shouldn’t.

The Sandlot

I’m not a big baseball fan but I feel like this is the ultimate classic summer movie. It embodies everything that is fun of summer and I love reminiscing on the good ole days as a kid. This movie is the definition of summer, in my opinion!

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What’s your favorite movie that gives you the summer vibes? 

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Finding Dory Review + Thoughts

Finding Dory Review + Thoughts

Did you know it’s been 13 years since Finding Nemo? That’s a whole decade! I’m always expectant of a new Pixar film so I was curious about Finding Dory. I actually had the chance to watch it a week before it officially opened thanks to a special passholder screening at Disneyland! Not going to lie, I knew about Finding Dory and probably saw the trailer once so I was coming in completely with no expectations or other thoughts. Plus, I watched Finding Nemo way too many times while babysitting my niece so all I knew is that I needed something new asap.

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FYI: This post might get a bit spoilery so if you want a review without that, my video below doesn’t spoil much!

Finding Dory takes place a year after Finding Nemo. Dory is living with Marlin and Nemo and begins to have flashbacks of her parents. Although she doesn’t remember much just, the jewel of Morro Bay, California and with much reluctance, they set off on an adventure. They encounter some old friends, like the super cool sea turtles, and they help them reach the Marine Life Institute. Once in, Dory encounters an octopus named Hank, who barters with her to give him a tag so he can stay in the aquarium and she can go find her family. Here their adventures continue and all our friends learn about captivity and what it means to be a family.

I think Finding Dory is a perfect sequel to Finding Nemo. If you haven’t watched Nemo, the film does a good job of catching you up on the basics and it completely immerses you in the new story and you can just focus on Dory’s story. As all other Pixar movies, the emotion factor is high on this one so expect a few tears. Dory is definitely a step up from Nemo, in my opinion, and has more action and adventure. All the characters have their own great moment so there’s always something going on. 

Sequels are usually hit or miss and I think Finding Dory is a hit! I enjoyed myself and had tons of laughs and has something the whole family can enjoy! 

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Are you going to watch Finding Dory? If you’ve watched it, do you prefer Finding Nemo or Finding Dory?

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Watch: The Scorch Trials | Review

Watch: The Scorch Trials | Review


It’s been a long time since I’ve done a film review, which was for Insurgent and my strong opinions about it,  so I’m glad to do one now for The Scorch Trials. If you’re not familiar with it, it is the second installment in The Maze Runner series.

In The Maze Runner, we met Thomas who got put in a glade with a group of boys who had no recollection of how they got there. When he gets there, things begin to go crazy and they realize that they’re being used as an experiment and that the Earth has been scorched.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

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5 Books that Should be Made into Movies

5 Books that Should be Made into Movies

Left and right, we see that tons of films based on movies are being made and it’s entertaining to see two versions of one story. However, not all great books are making it to the big screen, so here are the top 5 that should be adapted.

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

This book was insane and the end left me saying “woah” that I had to go back and reread about three times. Seeing Candace’s world after the summer she can’t remember anything and all the plot twists will definitely provide a suspenseful couple hours. It will also just be visually cool to see the island and all the characters in real life, plus the intensity from that one scene that changes everything. Last I heard was that this film was in the works, so fingers crossed that it’s true.

2. Legend by Marie Lu

Yes, another dystopian, however, this one comes with a twist. First the main character June is a prodigy that comes from a wealthy family and has all the skills anyone could wish for and Day is a kid who has all the abilities as well, but grew up completely opposite from June. It’s set in Los Angeles and you don’t even know who the real enemy is until the end of the second book and there’s a whole bunch of sides and plenty of plot twists. Plus, there’s tons of diversity, so it will be cool to see that on-screen. The rights for the film were also purchased before, so let’s hope it gets put into motion.

3. Any Sarah Dessen Book

I know there’s already a movie combining two of her books, but come on! She has plenty others that will be a great summer film. I love that her characters are always real in the way that they fight with their feelings and don’t automatically do the right thing and it’s not always ending up with the right person. Her books deal with family and real issues, so I think it would be so interesting to see it come to life.

4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Ah, I read this book, the sequel, and the novella in just one day, no pun intended. It’s an adventure in Paris with love and serious altercations that separate two people. It takes Where’s Waldo to a global scale and every time you think you get to a solution, it’s just another road block. It’s not a suspense story but more on the drama side.

5. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This book has also been in talks of a stage production and a film so I’m glad and I hope it happens soon. What’s better than actually watching and being able to hear music which is a big part of the story. I love music and a story that music provides an escape is amazing and once again, it’s not a story where the girl is saved by a guy, but music is the thing that gives her hope. I definitely need this to come alive.

Honorable Mention: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

One, this story is definitely adorable because it’s about love that is meant to be. Two, it’s all about traveling, so it will give the viewer a serious case of wanderlust. It’s a tender story about family, distance, and finding out what’s important. I still say my big selling point is seeing all the great sceneries from Europe to the U.S. on the screen.

Do you agree with my pickings? What books do you hope to see on the screen one day? Let me know!