Friend Makin’ Mondays: Movies!


If you’ve taken part in FMM before then you are familiar with the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to read and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!



1. What is your favorite current movie? Lost in Austen (which is technically not a movie) so then I’ll pick Austenland (notice a theme here?)


2. What is your all-time favorite movie? Pretty in Pink, this movie started my John Hughes/ Molly Ringwald obsession


3. What was your favorite movie growing up? The Sound of Music .. it still is. I love Julie Andrews.


4. Is there a movie(s) that you watch at a certain time(s) of the year every year? I only watch Elf during the holiday season, and actually any other Christmas themed movie is strictly reserved for the Holiday Season


5. Do you like animated movies? They are okay, the last animated movie I saw in the theater I cried like someone beat me, so I wait till they come on video and cry in the privacy of my own home.

6. What is your favorite genre of movie? Romantic Comedies

7. Do you like movies with sequels or multiple parts? If so, which ones are your favorite? Sometimes a sequel is required, but there are some movies that only have sequels because they are want to make a quick buck…. one of the most unnecessary sequels EVER…Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2.…. no one needed to see that.

8. What is your least favorite genre of movie? Sci-Fi  and Action

9. What is the worst movie you have ever seen? Fifty Shades of Grey. The book was absolute shit… so one shouldn’t expect much.

10. Do you like to see movies in the theater or do you wait until they all come out on video? Depends on the situation, depends on the movie… more often than not I hear about a movie and want to see it and it’s already gone.
It really depends on the movie.  There are some that just *have* to be seen in the theater, but most can wait until they’re out on video.

Bonus Question: what do you like to snack on while watching a movie? Since starting weight watchers I stay away from the concession snacks (empty calories, and way too much fat and sugar) So I bring my own, yes I know it’s technically not allowed, I ALWAYS bring carrots, if I close my eyes real tight they seem like chips or popcorn (it’s all the chewing that required and they snap) and Veggie Straws, which is a great alternative to salty snacks…

And since I’m working on my Korean I pose this question to you all 당신이있는 곳, 그것이 여기에 시카고에서 얼어 감기인가? … 따뜻하게!  (Is it cold where you are?, it’s freezing here in Chicago … Stay Warm!)

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Missing Sequels


Writing Prompt – If you could create a sequel to one favorite (standalone) movie, which would it be? How would it build on the original?

I love movies and sequels can be a tricky thing, there rarely is any middle ground, they can either be really good or really bad, but more than anything they are made to get more money out of the audience… so before I begin with my answer let me tell you what I thought was the worst sequel in my opinion is Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the original was sheer perfection and it left that audience perplexed and wanting more (which is why this hideous sequel was made). Best Movie Sequel… hands down are Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.  Although you can watch them as stand along the three of them together give the audience the complete story of Andy and his toys (plus the ending of 3 made me cry)


Now if I were to create  a sequel it would be to the mini series  Lost in Austen. More than likely you haven’t heard of it, so let me give you a quick over view : Lost in Austen is a four-part 2008 British television series for the ITV network, written by Guy Andrews as a fantasy adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she’s swapped places with Austen’s fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet through a portal in her bathroom. to join the Bennet family

In the end (spoiler alert) Amanda and Darcy, Elizabeth returns to Modern London to contue her job as a nanny, and finally Jane and Bingley get married and plan to live in America (well that is after she divorces her husband Mr. Collins, and George Wickham makes a play for Caroline (who is an lesbian)

Why would a sequel be useful…. this story is hardly finished… naturally the Jane Austen portion is…. I would like to know how Elizabeth acclimates to modern London, does she find love? Will Amanda be able you go back to Modern London and how will her absence be explained to her family? Wickham wooing a lesbian is comedy enough, and finally the misadventures of the Bingley’s in the new world…. Since Carrie Brownstein is currently penning a movie based on the mini series it will be interesting if she goes beyond where the miniseries left off. Although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea for a Janeite like me, it makes me tingle.

Until Next Time….

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