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My Favorite…Movie of All-Time

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! It’s the last themed week of “My Favorite” and time to look ahead to another month. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though as we still have this week’s prompt to talk about. Personally, I have a lot of favorite movies so it’s going to be hard to narrow it down. Nevertheless, let’s get into the prompts for April and my answer 😉

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!

April Prompts:

  • April 1st: My Favorite…Anticipated Spring Book Release
  • April 8th: My Favorite…Audiobook of 2020 Thus Far
  • April 15th: My Favorite…TV Show Currently Airing
  • April 22nd: My Favorite…Book Series to Finish This Year
  • April 29th: My Favorite…Upcoming Author


With the prompts out of the way, let’s get into my answer for this week’s “My Favorite” and what a tough one this was. Personally, I have a lot of movies that I enjoy and a few that stand out no doubt. Picking a favorite movie of all-time though is pretty tough.

After narrowing down my options, I picked one so my favorite movie of all-time is easily Creed 2. I love the Creed franchise and I think that it’s one of the best follow-ups to an iconic film series. It was an incredibly unique way to introduce Rocky to an entirely new generation. Between the two films, I’d say that Creed 2 is stronger as we already knew Adonis and everything was established.

Creed 2 felt more high stakes for Adonis and was an incredibly emotional film. I remember both my dad and me getting choked up in the theater. The movie was just so incredible and I know I need to rewatch it. If you’ve never watched either of the Creed films, then you need to because they’re incredible. Plus Michael B. Jordan is bae so that’s something, too 😛

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My Favorite…Book-To-Movie Adaptation

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! It’s Wednesday and that means that it’s time for another “My Favorite” post. If you’ve been following, then you’ll know that I’ve been doing a monthly theme. It’s hard to believe that next week is our last week of this but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


If I had to pick a favorite book-to-movie adaptation, it would have to be Matilda. I recently read the book for the first time and since then, I’ve been itching to watch the movie. While I haven’t watched it yet, I realized that a lot of it carries over from the book. A few things are changed but for the most part, it’s a faithful adaptation. Plus it’s such an iconic movie from my childhood, too.

 

I figured I’d also include a few honorable mentions: To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeThe Princess DiariesThe Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsDiary of a Wimpy Kid and Coraline.

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I Watched a Movie Every Day for a Week: An Allonsy Challenge

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! In January, one of my best blogging friends Ellyn wrote a post in which she watched a movie every day during the month. As soon as I saw that, I was inspired. Since then, I’ve been wanting to undertake a similar challenge albeit not as long so I’m shortening it down to a week. Thus the “Allonsy Challenge” was born in which I watch a movie every day for a week.

While Ellyn asked for recommendations, I just decided to watch movies that I’ve been putting off for some reason. Personally, I’m not a big movie watcher so this was a big change for me. I’d rather binge TV shows but I wanted to put myself in Ellyn’s shoes and possibly try to get out of my comfort zone.

With all that being said, let’s get into the movies I watched, my thoughts on them and my thoughts on this challenge as a whole. It’s also important if I tell you when this took place: I started on February 16th and watched my last movie on February 22nd.


Day 1: February 16th

Since I was off Sunday and had just finished Contemporary-A-Thon, I decided to start this challenge. With that being said, the first movie I decided to watch was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You. I’ve been waiting to watch this since it came out earlier this week and I did not disappoint. While I wasn’t crazy about Jordan Fisher being John Ambrose, I really LOVED it when I watched.

However, I had similar feelings as I did during the book which is that John Ambrose deserves rights. Jenny Han did him so dirty and the movie didn’t help. With that being said, this was just as cute and heartwarming as the first movie. This was a great place to start and one I’ve been eagerly anticipating. 4/5 stars

Day 2: February 17th

This time, I decided to watch a movie that’s on-demand on my TV. Since Valentine’s Day was last week, I figured this would be a good one. It’s a romantic comedy that’s not trying to be a romantic comedy following Rebel Wilson as she realizes all of the good things she has and how she can make her life better. Plus it stars Liam Hemsworth, Adam Bovine and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas so it was a pretty solid cast.

It made fun of romantic comedies but was a good romantic comedy lol. Either way, I thought it was really cute and funny. I can see myself rewatching this around Valentine’s Day because it would be perfect for that time. 4/5 stars

Day 3: February 18th

Another movie I decided to watch was Us which is directed by Jordan Peele and after enjoying Get Out, this was an easy pick. I decided to watch with the guy I’m talking to and honestly, this movie scared the crap out of me. I don’t want to get into too many plot details as I think it’s better to go into it blind but this movie had another good plot twist and was every bit as good as Get Out.

If you like scary movies, I’d highly recommend. If you don’t, then skip this one because as a horror movie lover, I was still SUPER scared lmao. While it wasn’t my best idea to watch it at night, it was still a good one. 5/5 stars

Day 4: February 19th

For some reason, it took me forever to decide what movie I wanted to watch. After I watched The Masked Singer, I decided to go on Disney+ and watch something I’ve never watched before. The Good Dinosaur was one of the few Pixar movies I’ve never watched and honestly, it was so cute. It was basically a buddy story between Arlo and Spot who after getting lost, want to find their way home. It has all the classic Disney trademarks but it’s still a good one.

Visually, the character designs are different but the other visuals are just beautiful. I’m not sure why this movie was so underappreciated but I thought it was really good. I know that I’ll rewatch it in the future. 4/5 stars

Day 5: February 20th

I worked until 9 this night so I knew I didn’t want to watch a super long movie so I turned to Netflix. I remember seeing the trailer for Wine Country a while ago and thinking it looked funny so I decided on that. This one follows a group of women who became friends after working at the same pizza place and they’re going on a girl’s trip to celebrate one of the ladies’ 50th birthday.

This movie was super funny but had its serious and heartfelt moments. I can’t believe that I waited this long to watch it because I thought it was amazing. I’d highly recommend it if you like any of these women and if you liked the movie Bridesmaids as it has a similar vibe. 5/5 stars

Day 6: February 21st

I was doing so good with this challenge up until day 6. After I got home from work, I took too long to decide on a movie to watch and ended up, falling asleep. However, I talked to Ellyn and she confirmed that I could watch 2 movies on Saturday to make up for it so let’s just pretend Friday didn’t happen.

Day 7: February 22nd

 

After work, I showered, made some food and then settled down to start my first movie of the night. On Netflix, there is a documentary about Betty White called Betty White: First Lady of Television. It basically touches on her life, her time in show business and basically how iconic she is. Overall, I thought it was good but too short. I think it could have been more in-depth but I liked learning more about her. 4/5 stars

 

 

The second movie I watched was Detective Picahku which is on HBO. I saw the trailer of this when it was released but hadn’t heard much about it until I saw it on my TV so I decided to watch it. While I’m not a Pokemon fan, I really did enjoy this movie as it was funny, had good characters and an unusual ending. Personally, I didn’t think it fit with the rest of the movie but it wasn’t bad. That’s really my only complaint as I thought it was a pretty good movie. 4/5 stars


What did I learn?

I learned that maybe I shouldn’t judge movies as harshly as I do. While I’d still prefer to watch a movie over a TV show, I’ll make sure to think twice when it comes to picking a movie versus a TV show. For some reason, I always hold off on watching movies so I’m going to try to break that habit as I enjoyed all the movies I watched this week. I might not have any new favorites, but it was nice to get caught up on the movies I missed out on.

I guess the major question is if I would do this challenge again? I have to say yes as it was a lot of fun. Honestly, it gave me something to look forward to throughout the day. Plus there are a lot of movies I still want to watch. It felt so nice to do this challenge since I was just wrapping up Contemporary-A-Thon, too. I have to say that I applaud Ellyn for doing this for a month because I doubt I could do that! Lol

Could you do this challenge or would you do something similar? I’d love to know because I might try to undertake it again. 😛

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My Favorite…Movie from Childhood

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! Once again, we’re talking about movies on “My Favorite” this week. This time, it’s all about our favorite movies from when we were kids. Personally, I have a lot of movies but I know the one that stands out above the rest so let’s get into it.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


For me, my favorite movie from childhood was easily Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. I watched that movie SO many times and I remember loving it. I’m not sure if it was because of Belle, the romance or maybe, just the colors. Honestly, I thought that the movie was amazing and it still is. Now I can appreciate it for so much more and I love singing along to the songs as I did when I was younger.

As a kid, I loved a lot of Disney movies including Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, and Pocahontas. All of those movies are ones that I enjoy rewatching now, too. While I enjoyed other movies, I have to say that Disney movies were a huge part of my childhood.

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My Favorite…Movie of 2019

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! Welcome to “My Favorite” on bookishlyrebecca and this month, we’re talking about movies. You’ll find out why as I have an exciting post coming out that features movies. Without giving away too much, let’s get into my favorite movie that I watched that was released in 2019.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


When looking back at the movies I saw in theaters in 2019, there were a lot. As someone who prefers TV shows, this was a huge surprise to me. Thankfully, that made narrowing my list down a little easier. For me though, my favorite movie of 2019 had to be Frozen II because it completely exceeded any and all of my expectations.

Somehow, Frozen II made me love the franchise even more. While I enjoyed the original film, I think the sequel explored more nuanced topics and gave a lot more depth to the characters especially Kristoff. It was also a lot funnier than the original and I think that the film was incredibly well-done. I’d also be remiss not to include Hustlers and Avengers: Endgame as I enjoyed both of those movies, too.

What was your favorite movie in 2019? Any movies you’d recommend?

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5 movies I’m anticipating in 2020

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! Since there is no Top 5 Tuesday post this week, I pushed my normal Tuesday post back and the same with Wednesday since it’s going to be Christmas. Instead of talking about books, I’m going to be talking about movies that I’m looking forward to in 2020. I don’t think that I’ve ever done an anticipated movies post but I decided to do something a bit different.

With that being said, I’m going to talk about 5 movies that I’m looking forward to in 2020 because I surprisingly saw a lot of movies this year. Normally, I don’t but 2019 was the year of me embracing being single and having fun which means going out to movies and doing what I want. Anyways, let’s get into the movies before I start rambling.

5. Mulan

The first movie on my list is Mulan. I know that not everyone is happy about Disney remaking this one, but I’m excited about it. I know it’s going to be a lot different than the animated version but I’m crossing my fingers that it’s just as good. Even though it’s going to be focusing more on the dramatic and emotional moments, I think that Disney is going to tell the story properly. Watching the trailer, everything looks beautiful so it seems like it could be one of their best films of the year.

4. SCOOB!

The second movie to make my list is another one aimed at kids. This time, they’re rebooting our favorite mystery team. As far as I know, SCOOB! is an origin story for Scooby, Shaggy and the gang as they come together. Additionally, it’s going to feature Scooby and Shaggy getting abducted by aliens. It sounds like a pretty interesting premise even though they aren’t keeping the original voice actors. Honestly, that’s the only thing I really have to complain about because there’s no reason why they couldn’t.

3. Soul

I swear this is the last kid’s movie on my list lol. I saw this teaser trailer before Frozen 2 and it looked really cool. I honestly don’t know much about the concept of this film, but I think it focuses on a guy trying to live out his dream. I don’t know what’s going on with the second half of the trailer, but I’m sure we’ll find out. Either way, I think the animation looks beautiful so no doubt I’m going to watch this one.

2. Wonder Woman 1984

When Wonder Woman came out in 2017, it was my favorite movie of the year and I’ve been patiently waiting for the sequel. Finally, Patty Jenkins is granting my wish and it’s coming out in June. Since this one features a significant time-jump, I’m excited to see what life is like for Wonder Woman in 1984. I know that Steve’s also coming back so that’s going to be amazing. Overall, I think this has the potential to be my favorite movie of the year if it isn’t usurped by the first movie on my list.

1. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie

No surprise that the movie topping my list is Bob’s Burgers: The Movie. I’ve been waiting for this movie since they announced it. I remember writing articles about it and watching Loren Bouchard’s twitter to find out what’s going to happen. Honestly, Bob’s Burgers is my favorite show of all-time and I know that I’m going to absolutely love this movie no matter what. If there’s one movie that can beat out Wonder Woman in my eyes, it’s this one.


Those are 5 movies that I’m super excited for in 2020. Do we have any in common? I’d love to know. 🙂

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My Favorite…Anticipated Superhero Film

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! This prompt is clearly piggy-backing off last week’s as this one is talking about upcoming superhero films. For me, I’m kind of new into the superhero genre or should I say I’m picky with it? I’ve only watched a handful of both Marvel and DC movies so a movie has to really catch my attention.

Regardless, there are still some movies I’d really like to see. I’m going to try to narrow it down to one if I can find a list of release dates online. Hopefully, others enjoy this prompt and decide to participate, too. 🙂

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


Unsurprisingly, I couldn’t pick just one movie. One that comes out relatively soon is X-Men: Dark Phoenix and I’m kind of going to see this for a dumb reason. I’m not a big X-Men fan but I do love Sophie Turner. I don’t even know much about the character but I enjoy her. Even though I basically know nothing, I’m excited to see how she does in this role!

If you saw my post last week, then this one is no surprise. My favorite anticipated superhero film is Wonder Woman: 1984. I loved the 1st film and I can’t wait to see what Patty Jenkins does in this one. If anything, it’s going to make me go broke because of all the merch. Either way, this film is SUPER high on my must-see list and one that I’ve been thinking about since its predecessor came out.

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My Favorite…Movie I Watched in 2018

Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! This week for “My Favorite,” we’re talking about our favorite movie we watched in 2018. Personally, I’m not a huge movie watcher. I’d rather watch 10 episodes of a TV show than watch a movie. It just takes me a little longer to get invested, I guess lol.

However, there were a few movies I really liked and one I loved so so much. Before that, let’s get into what “My Favorite” is and how you can participate.

BookishlyRebecca is now the host of the “My Favorite” meme, a weekly meme posted on Wednesday. Originally started by Maureen’s Books, she agreed to let me take over.

As Maureen described it, “In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it. The world can be a dark place and it’s to share something positive. Each week I will post a new My Favorite.. post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on my weekly post, link back to this post and visit others.”

At the end of each month, I’ll post the prompts for the following month so be sure to check back then!


2018 was a big year for movies. Personally, I saw some really great ones including Black Panther, Incredibles 2 and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. As someone who rarely goes to the movies, I was there a decent amount in 2018. However, there was one movie that stood above the rest.

I can’t even put into words how much I loved Creed 2. Usually, sequels don’t hold a candle to its predecessor. However, Creed 2 did and it did so much more. It paid homage to the Rocky franchise while still being original. This movie was full of emotional depth, incredible fight scenes, and major character development. I still can’t believe this was a sequel.

Even if you’re not a fan of boxing movies, you have to watch this. It has such crossover appeal. It also cemented my love for Michael B. Jordan even more. Even looking past that, it was just an incredible movie and I’m so happy I was able to see it. ❤


What was your favorite movie you watched in 2018? Are you a fan of Michael B. Jordan? 😛 

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