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Good Movies, Bad Movies

Hello World!

Pretty much everyone has watched that really sucky movie that was a total waste of your time. Everyone has watched that movie that was absolutely AMAZING and you’ve watched it over ten times. I’m going to name some movies that made me leap around the room they were so incredible, and some movies that were a major ‘meh’.

  1. Highlander. Highlander is about these special people who are immortal. An immortal person can only be killed by another immortal person. They try to kill each other, and try to be the last immortal. If you are the last immortal, then you get a grand prize. The movie focuses on one everlasting guy. My Dad was an 80’s dude, and still is. We only listen to 80’s music in the car, and he is always showing us movies that he watched from that era. My Dad was so excited to show us Highlander, and he told the story when he was a kid, his sister showed him this movie, and he freaked out and watched it over and over again. I had my hopes up, and I knew that Highlander was going to be boss. But it wasn’t. It sucked. If you’ve seen Highlander, loved it, and you’re yelling at your screen in anger right now while reading this, I’m sorry you’re upset. But when the movie was over, I said, “That’s it? That was boring.” I do not recommend this movie, but if you want to use the precious time you have on planet earth to see it, do whatever the heck you want.

Highlander Trailer

2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Okay, if you got the impression that I don’t like 80’s stuff, you’re wrong. The 80’s are great. Just not Highlander. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was just plain awesome. It’s what it sounds like. It’s about Robin Hood. He is a criminal, but escapes from this place where they cut your hands off(the movie takes place in medieval times, so that explains it all). He finds these forest people and they fight, but Robin eventually joins them. The Sheriff of Nottingham hates Robin for a reason I forget(I haven’t watched the movie since forever, and our copy of it is caput). The Sheriff captured some of the forest people and is about to hang them, and there’s this big, epicly awesome battle, plot twists, a little romance, basically everything you’d want in an action/adventure movie. I’d totally recommend this movie, and you should go watch it because it leaves you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Plus Alan Rickman is in it. (R.I.P.)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Trailer

3. Sing. Now I know what you’re thinking. Most people thought Sing was a fantastic movie! I did too! But it wasn’t. In my opinion. If you’ve forgotten what Sing is, or just haven’t seen it yet, let me sum it up for you. It’s an animation about an animal city, and a koala who owns a theatre that has had really bad reviews and shows. So he decides to have a singing talent show with a grand prize to bring a more positive vibe to the theatre. He chooses a bunch of different animals, runs through a few problems, and does the talent show. Sounds like a fairly decent movie, right? Well, I thought there were too many issues in the plot. When it seemed like the movie was over, a new problem came up, and another half an hour went by as the characters tried to solve it. The big plot idea had problems, and each character themselves had their own problems. Some parts of the movie were alright. There were funny moments, but all in all it was a bad movie for me. I personally wouldn’t recommend this movie, but like I said before, if you want to use the precious time you have left on earth watching this movie, go for it, but don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Sing Trailer

4. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Back to the 80’s. More like way back in time for the characters in this movie. It’s about these two teenagers, Bill and Ted, who are totally into Van Halen. They want to be musicians just like him. They do really bad in school. There’s a history project that they have to get done, and get a good grade on, and if they don’t get a good grade, Ted’s dad is going to send Ted away to military school. A magical telephone box pops up, and it can send them anywhere in time. To the future, or to the past. This movie is totally excellent, laugh out loud, and fascinating all at the same time. I’d recommend it more than any other movies in this post. All I can say is, ‘Party on, dudes!’

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Trailer

Thanks for reading this post! I hope you got some helpful movie criticism today! Do you have a favourite movie? Do you have a non-favourite?

Happy blogging!

Gabi

Death in Space: Death by Alien

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Lately in class we have been working on sentence structure and word choice. We found this video called ‘Death in Space’, which is exactly what it sounds like. I chose the first one to write a paragraph about, and today I’m going to share it with you.

Eaten by an Alien

As I bounced from foot to foot along a new, rocky, grey planet, I studied the randomly sized craters, taking notes in my head. N.A.S.A. was going to be so proud of me when I got back from this mission, because I discovered a whole new planet! Excitedly, I thought of cool names for this strange world. The weird sized craters were what really caught my attention. I wondered if the planet got lots of meteorites and powerful explosions.

Suddenly, I noticed a strange and out of place thing up ahead. It was curved out of a crater, which was cracked and misshapen. The thing was dark grey, covered in silver goo, and had little lines all over it that looked like wrinkles or sly smiles. Was it a space-tree? Or a cactus without spikes?

As I approached, I slowly reached out my hand to touch it. I poked it. Swiftly, immediately, the thing burst to life. It had no eyes, no nose, no ears, but I wish it didn’t have a mouth.

As quickly as an angry rattlesnake, it flashed its crammed mouth full of pointed sharp teeth, and devoured me down in one obnoxious bite. For a moment I could almost feel my blood trickling down the alien’s throat, until everything went black, and I was in so much pain and torture that I couldn’t even take my final breath.

Harris Burdick Mysteries: Missing in Venice

After being scared half to death by the school principal,(for reasons I’d rather not say), I never thought I’d experience anything as spooky, frightening, or confusing as what I’m about to tell you.

Heading home from yet another day of school, I was crossing the old, crumbling stone bridge that connected one set of aged, beige and stone houses to the next. It curved over the small canal in town. The loud whistle of another big vessel docking at the harbour rang in my ears, blocking out any other sound for a quick second.

Somewhere, a horrid scream sounded, echoing down the canal, freezing me on the bridge. Crack. Suddenly, a tall building toppled over. The nose of a massive ship slowly veered around the corner. A boat was in the canal. I spun around and dashed off the bridge, darting through small alleys with damp walls, and around large buildings covered in ivy. Scrambling, I swiftly climbed up the side of a chunky cobble building, which had solid grey stones sticking out randomly, perfect for foot holds.

I pulled myself up and stood on the roof of the building, gasping for breath. Suddenly, I had to dive for cover, for the ship had slammed into the towering structure beside me. The top of the house tumbled over, the bricks like skydivers somersaulting off a plane. Pulling myself out of shock, I spontaneously leaped into the air and crash-landed onto the front deck of the boat, because I had to stop the ship from ruining more homes.

Gingerly rolling over, I forced myself to my feet and rushed into the small, under-cover room where the big steering wheel was. Swerving around the corner, I yelled, “What are you doing?!” But there was no one there.

What are Four Different uses of a Christmas Tree?

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Could you use a Christmas tree for anything else but a Christmas tree?

Hi everyone!

I’m going to share with you four different ways to use a Christmas tree. It’s weird to think of using a Christmas tree for anything else but a Christmas tree, since a Christmas tree is called a Christmas tree. But here are some ideas.

  1. You could use a Christmas tree as firewood for your fireplace during Christmastime. Keeping warm during the holidays is very important, so why not use your beautiful tree as your main or backup supply!
  2. You could use a Christmas tree as a supply of air fresheners for your car. If you have a tree that smells really nice, like pine or fir, maybe. Every time your car smells disgusting and you don’t want to go out and buy a regular freshener, you could just grab a pair of scissors, march out to your backyard, and snip off a clump to use in your car.
  3. You could use a Christmas tree as just a plain simple decoration in your back or front yard. Trees make things look very simple, and provide great shade in the summer if they grow a lot.
  4. You could also use a Christmas tree as a main prop at a party. You could set up one of those pools in your yard, and people take turns balancing on a log on the water trying to knock their opponents off. The log could be your beloved Christmas tree, in which you had good times with last Christmas.
  5. Lastly, you could use a Christmas tree as a house for your pet squirrel that you adopted. You could set up the tree in your kitchen and have your new squirrel climb all over it as it’s new home.

Well, that’s four things you could do with a Christmas tree! Do you have any ideas? What would you do with your Christmas tree?

Happy blogging!

Gabi

Bananas!

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Hello world!

Today I’m going to tell you about bananas! Personally, I love bananas, and I usually have one before I go to bed if I’m still hungry. I heard that they help make you sleepy! Well, today I’m going to test that theory. I’ve been doing some research, and here are 20 facts about this amazing fruit.

  • There are about five different species of bananas. The Cavendish banana, the plantain banana, the Saba banana, the Musa acuminata, and the Musa balbisiana banana.
  • In Mecca California, there is a Banana Club Museum.
  • Potassium, magnesium, fiber, protein, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 all reside in a banana peel.
  • If you rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a few minutes every night, for a couple of weeks, it can naturally whiten your teeth.
  • Mashed banana with a tablespoon of heavy cream and honey makes a great conditioner that helps get rid of dry, and damaged hair.
  • To help cure a headache, rubbing a banana peel on your forehead helps.
  • A way to polish leather shoes is to rub the inside of a banana peel on the shoe.
  • Songs have been written about bananas more often than other fruits.
  • In India, a man once ate 81 bananas in half an hour.
  • Technically, bananas are actually berries.
  • A cluster of bananas are called a hand.
  • A single banana is called a finger.
  • The banana split was invented in 1904 by David Evans Strickler.
  • You can eat a banana peel if it’s cooked.
  • According to research, bananas can help lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even some kinds of cancer.
  • The banana species Gros Michel went extinct in 1965 due to a fungal disease called Panama.
  • Bananas are at risk of going extinct, due to another Panama disease. If it infects one variety, it can infect all of them.
  • Bananas actually help boost your cheerfulness, and can elevate your mood, due to tryptophan, which is an amino acid that converts to serotonin, which boosts your cheerfulness when you have lots in your brain.
  • There are actually over 1000 kinds of banana plants in the world today, but most are disgusting.
  • Since bananas have high contents of potassium and magnesium, which naturally relax muscles, bananas do help you sleep! 🙂

There you are! 20 facts about bananas! As it turns out, they do help you sleep! I hope you all enjoyed and learned something from this post!

Do you know any fun facts about fruit? What is your favourite fruit?

Happy blogging!

Gabi

 

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Facts and information gathered from:

Banana Police

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