How I Met Your Mother is over, and I’m just not sure how I feel about that series finale. First, why dedicate an entire season to Barney and Robin’s wedding if the finale isn’t going to have anything to do with it (and really, why dedicate any entire season to Barney and Robin’s wedding at all)? And umm, WHAT?! to that last scene. I mean, they had the ending to the entire show planned out during the first season! I don’t think I like that ending, but I give them major props (Major Props *salutes*) for wrapping it up nicely. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the last few seasons, but I really loved the beginning of this show, and I’m sad to see it go :(
I think I’ve read every book Nicholas Sparks has written. I also think I’ve seen every movie that has been made based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. I am a sucker for his love stories. The stories are so predictable, but I guess I keep reading them because I just love love (don’t worry.. even I hate me for saying that). This latest book was no exception. See for yourself…
“In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.”
I have to say.. I wish Sparks had stuck with just one couple, just one story. I really liked reading about Luke and Sophia – their individual backgrounds, how they met, the ups and downs of their relationship – but I found myself skimming the chapters about Ira and Ruth. I understand why the two stories were necessary, but I would’ve enjoyed reading this book much more if it had been all about Sophia and Luke.
“When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise-one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.” And so begins Saving Mr. Banks, the story of the two weeks P.L. Travers spent in California overseeing the writing of Mary Poppins the movie.
I had no doubt in my mind that I would enjoy this movie, but it really was excellent. One of the best parts of the movie was actually at the very end, during the credits, when they played a recording from the actual meetings between P.L. Travers and the Disney writers. I love movies based on true stories! And a movie based on the story behind a classic like Mary Poppins? Perfect. Ooh, I REALLY want to watch Mary Poppins now!
Aaaand, last but not least, I took myself on a solo movie date to see Divergent last week.
First things first.. where in the world has Theo James been hiding all these years?! ;)
When I walked out of the theater after seeing The Hunger Games (and every Harry Potter movie), I wanted to rush home and start re-reading the books.. and I could not wait for the second movie to come out. I just didn’t feel that way about Divergent.. despite the fact that I DID feel that way about each of the books. That’s not to say the movie wasn’t good, because it was. I think I was just expecting a little more from it.
HIMYM finale.. what’d ya think?
Nicholas Sparks.. yay or nay?
Divergent.. book or movie?
What have you been watching/reading lately?