This Is Halloween A.K.A The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Well I’ve got the title down so that’s good! Good Morning everyone! Happy Monday, we have arrived to a whole new week….yeah the weekend sure went by quickly didn’t it!? Hope you all had a good weekend though…so what shall we discuss for the start of the week, gee I wonder!? Okay I’m sure you can all guess what we’ll be talking about here, that’s right today’s topic we’ll be on the pumpkin king himself Jack the Skeleton!! Now I’d like to think that a lot of people know of this movie and probably have it listed as one of their favorites even….I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite of mine per say, however I do really like this movie and whenever it is on, I watch it most time, it’s a really good movie!

It’s also very creepy at time, I’ve been watching a lot of Halloween movies these days, I mean we are in the season of it so might as well check out a few Halloween based movies and The Nightmare Before Christmas is the kind of movie that everyone plays around this time, it’s also the kind of movie that people play around Christmas as well….if you didn’t already know there’s even a debate on whether this movie is to be considered a Halloween film or Christmas film which is if you really think about, it’s really more Halloween then Christmas, I’m on that side yes, but also not on that side….

What I mean is to me it’s more Halloween then Christmas because let’s face it it screams Halloween, even when you get to the Christmas parts of the film, it’s has that undertone of Halloween to it, but I can understand people seeing it as a Christmas film because most people prefer to watch it around Christmas then Halloween…that being said I think it shouldn’t be a debate with “Is it Christmas or Is it Halloween” just go with it as you feel! If you prefer watching it during the Winter around Christmas time then it’s a Christmas movie, if you like to watch it the moment the Halloween season starts then it’s Halloween, although Tim Burton himself said it’s a Halloween movie not Christmas, but who says you can’t change the rules and decide with it how you feel it to be!

Anyway, is a very great and creepy movie, like there’s this one scene where Jack when he happens to get pulled into The Christmas world and he’s singing about what everything is, you’ll see him going through someone’s window and the way he does it is very unsettling, like seriously, you won’t notice it when you first watch it, but after a few times….you start to notice and question a lot of things in that movie also did anyone see Sally jump out of the tower and just land on the ground the way she did!? She’s lucky she’s able to just sow herself back together with her being a ragdoll kind of character…..goodness gracious, every time I watch that part I’m like “Sally girl, what the heck!?”

And let’s not forget the Boogieman is this movie…..he always gives me the hibbie jibbies with just the stuff he’s made out of…..it doesn’t matter how many time I watch the movie…..I will never EVER get over his reveal of being made out of bugs….he’s LITERALLY just a sack of bugs….it’s sooo gross, I have to look away every time that part comes up, it’s just NO….no, please no! I think the best part about this movie is that it’s pretty much all Claymation based, it took them 3 years I believe to create this movie, because they had to get everything exactly the way they wanted! The amount of time and effort and the creative way they chose to make this movie, is incredible!!

I give very big props to those artists that work with Clay and turn it into something so unique, let alone decide they want to make a whole movie or show with it! I know animation and video games take so much time, but people who put so much heart into stop motion and having to do so many takes with it just to turn it into something that we’re able to watch, like the Nightmare Before Christmas…..that’s a lot of work! They’re not just doing one thing, they have to make sure the clay doesn’t fall apart and that it doesn’t dry too much either when doing specific scenes, that’s like a whole new experience that they’re giving us…now I’m not saying that we don’t get cool experiences with regular animations or anything, animation is also something that gives us something different to experience, but I just find it fascinating how people who work with Clay do things like this!

I would have thought this movie to be just drawn and animated, but no it’s made with Clay this entire movie, how awesome is that!? I mean I also feel they combined animation with it of course, but still, it’s amazing!! I mean that takes a lot of time and creativity to do something so out of this world that you probably wouldn’t even believe it! Back to the movie though, Nightmare Before Christmas, great movie, it’s got some nice songs…it’s sweet at times, Sally and Jack are great, the other characters too, but yeah….it’s just super creepy, will I watch it though!? Of course I enjoy that movie!

Happy Spooky Season!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: The Phantom Of The Opera

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you’re all okay, I’ve been up for about an hour now, it’s about to be 8:30am, by the time I finish this post it might be a bit past that time, who knows…..anyway I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the movie/musical Phantom Of The Opera, yes I know there’s a Broadway show to it as well, but I have only ever known and watched the movie so the Broadway show won’t be mentioned much here!

If some of you know of this musical then you’ll know what I’m talking, if not that’s okay, but if you would like me to explain a bit, well then I’ll do my best…..Phantom of The Opera originally it’s based off a Broadway play, but it later turned into a movie/musical…..it’s quite an interesting one and I don’t know how well I’ll be able to describe it, but to put it into short words, You have this girl whose name is Christine who is obsessed with this voice I guess, I’m not going to lie to you I never quite understood the concept of this play turned musical movie, I just always liked watching the movie and hearing the songs I’d always watch it with my brother on occasions, we’d love watching it when we were younger!

We don’t watch it much these days, but I’d still consider it a favorite if not that, It was always a movie that I enjoyed watching….but anyway, back to the explanation of this movie…..Yeah so Christine, she’s obsessed with this Phantom guy, but mainly because of his voice and the Phantom guy is obsessed with Christine who is engaged to another man…..that’s pretty much the round up of the movie, I mean there’s more to it of course, but it’s the only way I can explain it really!

Now onto why I want to talk about the Phantom Of The Opera, so as we all know we are in the Spookiest of months right now, everyone’s favorite season except for mine Halloween, unless we’re talking about the Halloween event in my favorite game Animal Crossing then…..well I got mixed feelings on that one, but we’re not here to talk about Animal Crossing, not yet anyway, soon though!

We’re slowly, but surely nearing the Halloween event and I know most people are probably looking forward to getting all dressed up and going out to get candy and what not, I’m not really sure how most people will celebrate it this year, however they choose, I just hope everyone enjoys themselves and most importantly that they stay safe! I’m getting off track here aren’t I!? Right….caring on, reason to why I want to talk about this beautiful movie musical…..

We are at the peak of Halloween, it’s closely around the corner and so for this month, I’ve been slightly challenging myself to have a theme so I can write more and record more! Out of all the months that I get most inspiration, October has literally screamed at me and so I thought this could work, let’s see if we can make things interesting! I’ve been sharing recently anything that gives me Halloween vibes, it doesn’t have to be exactly Halloween, it just has to feel like it and Phantom Of The Opera gives me HUGE “yeah this can go well with the Halloween season”

I recently found out that it actually released during the Halloween season at least the novel did…..it fact it just had an anniversary this past Saturday the 9th of October, true facts! 35 years that we were given this gift and you want to know what else I learned!? Apparently it’s meant to be a Graphic Horror…..how did I not know that!? I’m not sure, but let’s just say I knew that from the beginning to save time…..35 years is a long time I mean it’s older than the Nightmare Before Christmas and that movie just turned 28 TODAY!! like right now today…..can you believe that!?

I like how meant to be focused on Phantom Of The Opera, but I keep mentioning other things…..sorry about that I just can’t help, but mention these things! Really I just wanted to talk about the soundtrack of this movie, it literally screams Halloween…..anytime I just hear the Phantom Of The Opera theme song, I always would say to myself how you could add that to a playlist with other similar songs that just give you that spooky sound or just reminds you of the season of Halloween! It’s a such a good soundtrack though Phantom Of The Opera, also the two leads to that movie did fantastic together, both have amazing voices and I kind just want to watch the movie now at this point, I’ll try and watch it soon!

If you ever listen to the Phantom Of The Opera soundtrack then you’ll also feel the familiarity that it brings to this season! There’s a lot of songs that will sound like they were made around the month of October just because they give you those horror type of sounds to them, but also it could just be that they fit well and probably should’ve been made during the month of October, but I guess that’s why playlists were invented so you add things to them that remind you of a certain holiday event, that bring back certain memories or just because you need a bunch of songs to help pick you during the day!

Regardless Phantom Of The Opera is quite the musical/movie and recently just found out about Novel and I can’t believe it’s 35 years old, like it’s still young, but goodness 35 years!? That’s mind blowing right there, by the way I have never read the novel if it weren’t obvious, I didn’t even know there was a novel for it, I always thought it was a musical play only turned movie, but then again most of these musical plays come from books sooo I don’t know why I’m so surprised….Happy 35th Anniversary POTO!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Monsters Inc and Monsters University

With the Halloween season spicing up everyone’s life right now, literally I mean have seen all the Pumpkin spice things that everyone is going crazy for…..I don’t really understand why everyone likes Pumpkin spiced food and drinks, I mean I do love me some Pumpkin donuts from Dunkin’ don’t get me wrong, but aren’t we going a little bit too far with it!?

I understand the Pumpkin candles, those always smell lovely, so those are okay, everything else that’s Pumpkin inspired though…..that’s different….but we’re not hear to talk about Pumpkins…..not yet anyway, that will be coming up soon! Today I thought we’d talk about everybody’s favorite and most adorable Disney movie at least to me it’s got adorable things in it…..in this post we are discussing both Monsters Inc and Monsters University combined!

Why exactly!? Well because without Monsters University we would never know how Sully and Mike Wazowski got into the Scare business and without Monsters Inc we wouldn’t know who Boo was…..those are the two main important things about both these movies…alright alright, I’ll give them both more credit then that…..we all know how great Monsters Inc is, it was the first to release between the two and it’s still being played every Halloween as well as during most days really if you can’t bother to wait for the Spooky season, although a lot of movies are like that if you really think about it….

Monsters Inc is just one of those movies that are just fun to watch, like when you see that it’s on and you’re able to watch it….7/10 you’d be the first to switch over to it, now I didn’t say 9/10 because I feel like it’s easy to pass by, I mean there have been times where I’ve seen it on a tv guide and just not gone to watch it, but I think it’s okay to say that seeing Monsters Inc even if you do skip it and choose to watch something else, you do stop and acknowledge it before you start watching that show or movie that leaves you wanting to make snacks for or just to enjoy!

Now as for Monsters University…..I’m not sure how many people would skip it or would switch to it right away, now that’s not me saying that it’s a bad movie, cause it’s not, Monsters University has it’s own charm to it, it’s not exactly a Monsters Inc 2, which I think a lot of people we’re upset about at first, I feel like a lot of people were really wanting a second Monsters Inc movie, but we’re a little disappointed when we were given Monsters University instead…..but I think people have gotten over that already!

Like I was saying though, it’s not Monsters University does have it’s own charm to it and it was nice to see what Sully and Mike Wazowski were like during their younger heading into adulthood years, it’s not what we were expecting, but it was pretty good, at least I thought so…..it was cool seeing the two best friends and some of their school friends from Monsters University visit the company that they would later be apart of in the Monsters Inc movie, like what I great way to foreshadow a classic movie that already exist!

Just in case that sounded like sarcasm, just know that it’s not I was just expressing in a very weird way that I like that they referenced Monsters Inc in Monsters University, yeah I probably didn’t need to explain that, but I felt it feeling like I was saying that sarcastically so I wanted to clarify it for myself and in case people read it and wonder if I was using sarcasm or really felt it like that…..moving on…..both Monsters Inc and Monsters University are great movies, they both are similar, but are also very different from each other, they’ve got their own thing going for them, which I like!

I love how you’re able to see Monsters Inc being told in many different ways as you’re getting to see both stories unfold and transition to being what they both are now, with Monsters University being the starting point of the journey even though it was released later and Monsters Inc being the butterfly that emerges out of it’s cocoon, it’s a weird and backwards way of telling a story, but I guess it worked out for the best, regardless I think both movies should be given better credit and more love if they haven’t been getting much of it these days!

P.S.

I might just record an episode talking a bit more about Monsters Inc and Monsters Uni sometime soon, I feel I have a bit more I want to get out, but writing it all here would be a very long read it’s pretty much be the same thing to this post, but with some added thoughts that I hoping I haven’t expressed yet so keep your eyes peeled for that….

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

1st Of October…..Happy Weekend Everyone!!

It took me a minute to try and come up with a title…..Happy October 1st, we’ve arrived to another weekend, who else is happy!? I hope that you all had a nice week and that September left you feeling pretty okay at the end….I don’t know about anyone else, but I felt like the last day of September went on a bit long, but then again it was the last day so I guess it wanted to stay for as long as it could which is why it felt a little dragging!

That was yesterday, we’re now in a whole new month and it’s Friday can’t get any better than that am I right!? I’m feeling a little excited today I don’t particularly know why….but I’ve been trying not to question it, I’m just embracing it as it comes all while trying not to let it all out at once…..I have to keep it balanced don’t want to waste all that energy in one take! I’m not really sure what most people are hoping for out of this month, I feel like it unfold in many different ways….for me I just want to continue having inspiration and creativity flowing towards me as well as just hoping for this month to be a good one

We’ve crossed the spooky parts of town in what is October, spooky equals Halloween and Halloween equals: Candy, Costumes, Halloween movies and the things that people look forward to when October arrives! We’re also getting more colder weather, seriously…..I know in the beginning of September it felt like Summer hadn’t gone anywhere, but once we were at the last days of September…..the air changed so quick!! I went outside yesterday a few times and during the late evening I wanted to see what it was like and ooof, was it chilly out and I was only there for a split second so you know that fall has definitely arrived! After all that heat we were getting, Autumn finally showed up and let us know she was around!

So with that information, just make sure you’re grabbing your coats, sweaters, cardigan, gloves and maybe a scarf, but only if you need it of course, just make sure that you’re staying warm because that’s important coming from someone that gets cold very easily, it’s very important! All that aside, I’m excited to see what this month has in store…..I do have some ideas on what I would like to bring and share with you guys….mainly for my podcast…..in terms of this blog…..I’m hoping to get inspiration and bring some nice and hopefully interesting ideas that will be enjoyed, I’m going to try anywhere!

If I’m being honest, I’ve not really been in the zone with writing, I’ve been trying to get some posts out, but I also have been struggling to come up with ideas for this blog, so if you see I’m not writing as much just know I’ll get there eventually, I’m just trying to get inspired! I’ve been wanting to be more creative with this blog, but I’m also not sure how to do it just yet…..

Plus I’ve found that in the month of September, I was becoming a little busy, nothing too dramatic….I’ve just been preparing for a trip that I’ll be going on soon, but that’s not until the month of November, which I am super excited for by the way, I can’t wait for November to arrive…..but more on that later when we get closer to it of course!

I’m looking forward to seeing what October has coming, I hope you guys are too!

Update:

Here’s my latest podcast episode that I recorded earlier today, it’s all about the month of October similar thoughts to this post, but also a bit different, check it out!

Monthly Chats (October Thoughts) Ep. 42 Daydreamer's Podcast

Happy Friday and Happy October 1st everyone! Hope all is well! In today's episode, there quite a few things that we'll be discussing, from upcoming video game announcements, Halloween and what we should or are hoping to expect to be arriving within the month of October! It's just your monthly chatting sessions with a few things added to the conversation…..

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Bonding & Just Being Together….

You know what I love!? The show that is The Masked Singer, now before I continue, I just want to say that this post was going to be all about The Masked Singer and how great it is in my words, but then I started writing and I felt it change into a different topic as I continued soo it’s not just going to be about the Masked Singer…..it might end up being a little deeper than that….maybe, we’ll see where it goes…..back to part of the Masked Singer, like I said I love that show, I can’t even tell you how much I love it!

It’s such a cool and interesting concept to sometimes wrap your head around, but you love anyway! It’s obviously a singing show, but with a more unexpected twist to it and it’s just beautiful!! I always watch the show with my mom, we both enjoy it and I won’t watch it without her! I do that with everyone though, if I start a show with someone or I know there’s a specific movie that I like, but is also a favorite to someone close to me, it’s not just a regular movie or show anymore, it turns into a tradition shared with someone you love and means a lot to you!

For example featuring a confession time:

I won’t watch the movie Grease or watch the show Jane The Virgin without my guy/partner I can’t do it! Especially Grease like even clips of Grease moments or hearing some of the songs is a no go, well I can hear the songs now a bit…..I have two of them on both my Spotify and regular phone music, but when I’m missing him loads…..it’s really hard to hear them! I have the movie and I love the movie, it’s one of my favorites…..but I won’t watch it without him at all, because it’s our movie so yeah lol!

Anytime I think of watching something that was shared with somebody, I won’t watch it and the same goes with specific songs too…..if a song reminds me of someone, it can be hard to listen to at times, not always, but there are moments that I’ve had where a song that I love or enjoy has played and I quickly change it because it reminded me of someone! There are songs that I do let play even if it reminds me of a specific person, it really depends though on the song and what memory comes with it!

It might be a weird thing to not want to watch or listen to something because someone specific isn’t around to watch it with you or because you get a moment in time that plays out when hearing a specific song that has you thinking of that person, but I don’t see it like that! The way I see it, if you are watching something with someone else, listening to a song that gives you those fond memories or just doing something in general with that person…..you are sharing something and being open and inviting to want to have that experience with just that person and no one else…..it’s a bonding experience as well as being/spending together and enjoying this special thing at the same time!

We can enjoy these things by ourselves of course, but there’s just something about having that special bond with someone and both of you just happy to share those moments together! That’s a different experience, different feeling in itself and again it may be weird to some people and it might get seen as corny, don’t ask me why I chose to say that word, it was the first one that came to mind…but I don’t care because I love those moments where it’s shared with someone close to you and you see the other person enjoying it the same way you are!

My favorite is when you’re showing someone something they haven’t watched/listened to or maybe haven’t experienced yet and as they are learning about it for the first time, you’re there looking for their reaction to see if they’re liking it or not (hopefully I used all that correct) I don’t know how to explain it, but those first time moments are one of the best, because you’re getting the most honest reactions that you’re only going to see once! 9/10 most of the things that you like, isn’t always going to be something someone else likes…..

When that happens you have to learn to accept people not having the same interest as you, cause in reality it’s going to happen…..however there will be times where you both are showing interests into something and you find out that you both either really like it or you hate it! One of you may even enjoy it more while the other isn’t for it as much!

It’s the process of the thing, trial and error, but at the same time you learn something new with it and you grow to know someone as well with what they like and don’t like! It’s nothing personal if someone doesn’t enjoy the same things you do same goes vice versa, at the end of the day, it’s all about being together and being open to giving these moments a try even if it’s not your best cup of joe or tea! What’s important is the experience as well as bonding and enjoying each other’s company!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Favorite Summer Movies….

Goood Morning Everyone, hope your days been going well so far! We’re coming close to the end of Summer as well as this month, although this month has made me all confused, the fact that it’s just now gotten to the middle of the month feels very weird, I’m writing this post on the 12th of August, you might be wondering why I’m saying that, it’s because this post won’t be posted today, also I don’t know if it’s just me, but this week has felt like it’s taking a bit to get over and we’re only half way there…..but it’s okay we’re going to keep going the best way we can, that’s all you can do!

Seeing that we’re in the summer still, I thought we’d talk about some movies and by movies I mean some favorite of minds, I was trying to do some thinking yesterday and came up with this idea, it’s probably not the first time someone has done it though, but I had this idea (now that I’m thinking about it, it probably was the day before yesterday that I thought about this) I wanted to talk about “Summer movies” but what I consider to be summer movies, if they aren’t considered to be summer movies already! I have 3 movies that I’m going to be sharing upon, one is already a summer movie while the other two I’m going to put them in that category in cases they aren’t, but should be!

First Up: High School Musical 2

Yes I’m talking about a Disney Original Movie here a.k.a DCOM, when I think of Summer movies this is pretty much the one movie that always comes to mind for me, even though I haven’t watched this one in quite some time, it never leaves my mind! High School Musical was one of my favorites growing up and High School Musical 2 is a very well known and loved movie, most people will probably choose this one over the first movie, but some people like the sequels better then the originals, doesn’t mean the originals don’t have love either, it’s just like that at times!

With High School Musical 2, once summer hits, this is the first movie everyone goes to cement the moment of Summer vacation and let’s not forget the famous song that starts it all “What Time Is It!? (Summertime) like that is every kids theme when summer arrives so of course it has to me on my list, plus it’s a good movie and the reason why it’s in my top favorite summer movie list, it’s the kind of thing that gets you pumped, excited and just ready to enjoy Summer….even though Summer isn’t one of my personal favorite seasons….whenever I see this movie, I won’t lie, it can get you in the mood of wanting to have a good Summer!

Up Next: Lilo & Stitch

Okay hear me out on this, Lilo and Stitch is probably one of the most UNDERRATED movies EVER!! It’s crazy though because people remember the movie, they just don’t talk about it enough and that’s my problem, like how can you not love this movie, I just don’t understand!! I’m always thinking about Lilo & Stitch, it’s always in the back of my mind, always and I just don’t get why people don’t see it as a Summer movie, I mean it’s literally set in Hawaii!!? Tell me who doesn’t get hyped over the opening of the movie when they see Lilo in the ocean swimming as the title of the movie pops up and you hear that wonderful song that is Hawaiian Rollercoaster coming in as the scene plays while you watch Lilo rushing to get to her Hula class because she was late trying to feed Pudge the fish his usual PB&J because she didn’t want to give him tuna which is all they had in house like come on…..you got to love it!

And I do, I flipping love this movie, I don’t watch it often, but it’s always on my watchlist, it’s such a beautiful storytelling movie, like if I could explain it I would, but this movie is sooo wonderful, this little girl takes in an alien, that’s actually an experiment gone rogue, because Jumba messed up that she thinks is a dog and she’s raised by her older Sister Nani because their parents passed in a terrible accident…..it’s a heartfelt kind of movie, but it’s so worth watching if you’ve never watched it before, my wording of what the movie is about isn’t probably very good….but the movie is and I would love it, if people both watched and talked about it more, because it deserves our love and attention, hence why it’s in my Summer movie list, I mean why not consider it a summer movie, it’s got all the feels of summer and again it’s based in Hawaii which it’s always summer over there, I mean it is an island after all, just watch Lilo and Stitch, you’ll love it!!

Last, but certainly not least: The Parent Trap (with Linsey Lohan)

Okay so this might already be considered a summer movie, I’m not really sure, all I know is that I enjoy this movie a lot! Now I am aware that there is an older version of the Parent Trap, never watched it though, probably should because I’ve never seen it and I’m sure it’s very good! Anytime The Parent Trap comes on…..I’m always watching it, whatever I’m able to watch of it anyway, I don’t always watch the whole thing, however I have watched the whole movie before though! I must say The Parent Trap has become a little bit of a favorite of mine these days, I don’t know the actual release date of this movie, but from the time it premiered to seeing it now….I’d say it’s aged like a fine wine and I don’t even drink, I just like that saying lol!

Again, I don’t know if people see this movie as a Summer movie, but it should be I mean their at a summer camp at the start of the movie, maybe not at first, but they’re at a camp so if this movie is not considered a Summer kind of movie, then I’m personally going to put it in the Summer movie category, because it needs to be there! I love this movie though, I just love the vibe that it gives off, plus it’s got a love story and I’m quite the hopeless romantic so you know I’m sitting there enjoying every moment when Annie and Halie (however it’s spelled) switch places and full their parents all while trying to come up with a scheme to get them back together again so they can be a family again,

Even the butlers of Annie and Halie’s household’s find love with each other, how sweet is that!? I just love those moments and the fact that they find a way to reunite, mainly because of their daughters, but still, I think it’s adorable, plus The Parent Trap is just one of the best movies if I haven’t said that already, but yeah definitely a summer movie The Parent Trap!

What movies do you guys consider to be Summer movies if not already in that category!?

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Very First Poll…Trying Something New!

Hiya! Hope you all are having a very good day, enjoying your Tuesday, for some reason it doesn’t really feel like Tuesday it feels more like Monday, although Monday wasn’t really my best day, so lets not have it feel like Monday yeah!? Anyway I got something new and different that I wanted to try…..I kind of JUST discovered this today and I’ve been at this blog for 2 years now nearly 3, it’ll be 3 next month which I’m still like woah about you know!?

But you’d think that’d understand these blocks that WordPress has or would have known a lot about them seeing that I’ve had this blog for a while now….but no, it was June 22, 2021 when I discovered this, hey sometimes you discover things a little later which is fine lol! I’m excited though, because this is going to be the first time EVER where I’m asking you guys for help/advice to what I should post next….never done that before so I’m a little nervous and I’m hoping that you’ll join me on this new experience and have a little fun with it as well because that’s what this blog site is about to bring a little fun when I’m able to, for you guys as well as other things that may be of help and just something that you can enjoy reading with a bit of personal thoughts from myself here and there, in this case though, it’s just for fun!

Who knows though depending on how those of you reading this post respond and whether you see this and want to join in or not, I might just have it be a new add in feature to my posts if you like it, probably not all the time, but when I feel a little unsure what to do, I’ll ask this way, which by the way, I don’t do often, I normally don’t ask for help so I’m hoping this works and is okay and I’m hoping you enjoy yourself as well, so on to the questions!

Those are the questions that I have for you guys to help me decide on, like I said I’m nervous I’ve never done this before, but I’m excited, if you’ve heard of any of these Disney Channel movies (DCOM’s) go with your favorite, if you’ve not really heard of any of these movies, you could go with the one that sounds good to you, whatever you get drawn to first, whatever calls you or we can try something different instead of picking one, if you want you could comment on this post on your favorite Disney movie or soundtrack, we’ll keep it on Disney Channel Movies/Soundtracks so we have a theme going, I’ll probably know a good amount, I watched a lot of Disney growing up, but if it’s new Disney…..

Well I’ll be doing research haha! If somethings familiar based off the comments to your favorites, I’ll pick one out of a hat/bowl/mug and choose that way or do another poll and have you guys decide, I guess we’ll just see how this goes, it doesn’t hurt to try right!? I’ll leave you guys to it, I’ll probably write another post in a moment, maybe after I’ve had lunch on what I don’t know, I’ll figure something out, enjoy yourselves!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Frozen 2 (Movie Thoughts)

Gooood Morning, although it’s almost close to the afternoon here!! Hope everyone’s well and having a good day, so today I thought I’d talk about a movie that, honestly not going to lie I didn’t think I’d ever discuss upon this movie other than going on about how I never really liked it all that much, but then I was forced to watch the the second part of this movie and it turns out…..I actually really like Frozen 2…..like I REALLY like it, only the second one though, just to be VERY clear about that!! I’m still not all that big of a fan of the very first Frozen movie okay!! It’s an alright movie, but no…*shaking head* nooo, if we have to say something nice about the first movie, well I’ve grown to like Let It Go, yes I know it’s the most popular song of the first Frozen movie, but I got to admit, it’s got good lyrics *Shrugs shoulders*

Let’s talk about the movie that we’re here for though, Frozen 2, the movie that I feel in my opinion has the better soundtrack to the first movie, by better I mean I like more songs from the second movie compared to the first one, now I will say that I’ve watched Frozen 2 twice and have listened to the soundtrack a few couple times…..I even have a few favorites saved on my Spotify so I listen to the tracks quite often, more when they come on randomly or if I want to listen to a specific song I’ll go out of my way and look for it, but yeah, I’ve listened to the soundtrack more times than I’ve watched the movie is what I’m saying!!

Let’s discuss this movie though shall we!? Now this won’t be a movie review because I don’t really know how to do those, so in this post we’re going to, well I’m going to try to describe what my thoughts were, when I first watched this movie, as for the soundtrack, I’ve got different plans for that so I won’t be discussing it here today, but the movie I’m going to do my best to give my thoughts and reaction of it…..so where do we start…..

Well I wasn’t thrilled at first when watching this movie, I didn’t want to watch it because I wasn’t really into the first one, but a friend of mine insisted that we watch it, after I told her I hadn’t seen it, so she went ahead and put it on and I wasn’t able to really escape from watching it with her…..so here we are on Christmas Eve watching Frozen 2, as we’re watching the movie, she keeps telling me I’m gonna like it and I’m like “we’ll see” I wasn’t sure if I would, but as I’m watching it, I find myself kind of getting into it, but I’m not saying anything because I know she’ll bring out the I told you so’s and it was too early to be saying all that, so I continued to see if I would get more into it as it progressed

Halfway into the movie and I’m like “okay it’s not that bad” the songs were really good, you got your funny moments, Olaf is pretty funny, I loved the whole scene where they’re in the forest and he’s looking for Elsa, Anna, Sven and Kristoff and he’s calling for a Samantha and he’s cracking up and says the famous line “I don’t know a Samantha”

I thought that was really funny, I laughed watching it!! I have my own theory or more like an idea on what they can do with that, the whole Samantha bit, but I also thought that maybe they were shouting out one of the people who worked on the movie or, oooor this proclaimed Samantha miiiight just be a foreshadowed character we see later, if they make a third movie, maybe a potential girlfriend for Olaf or just a new character they have in mind to add in the future, I think that’d be pretty cool, we’ll see I guess!!

At this point I’m actually enjoying the movie, I love the little lizard that Elsa befriends in the forest, he’s soooo cute like if I can have him myself I would…..maybe, he’s probably based off a real lizard so that’s why I say maybe…..but he really is cute, I like to think that, he’s Elsa’s new pet and sidekick partner and that! I like what they did with Anna again in this movie, I know she was a significant part in the first movie and they also gave her a significant part in this movie as well…..Elsa’s story is really beautiful, I like how they have the voice be as her guide to her discovering herself

I love how they gave her a spirit animal to help her along the journey that she’s on, that at first she herself isn’t aware of, but later throughout the movie she starts to be come more aware that with the voice that she’s following, how it’s trying to get her to come more into herself and learn something important as well and I guess as I was watching that all unfold, it was getting to me in a way, because I felt a weird connection to this movie and part me kind of didn’t like how I was enjoying this movie, but at the same time, a part of me was happy that I gave this movie a chance to change my mind about Frozen and the whole part at the end that I won’t spoil, here’s hoping I haven’t already spoiled too much already, but the thing at the end that I won’t talk too much about…..I liked it, it was a good choice, I did get emotional watching this movie, I’ll admit it…..okay…..I wasn’t expecting to, but I did and I’m okay with it sooo….

Final Thoughts!?

I have a very big soft spot for Frozen 2, I loved this movie, am I surprised about it!? Yeah because I honestly didn’t think that I would feel connected to it as much as I did, I wasn’t ready to feel this movie on a deeper level, I mean I wasn’t a fan of the first movie so I wasn’t expecting this movie to do much, but it did and I thought it was really good, I liked the story and the deeper meaning that it had and I hate to admit it…..but I’m K.I.N.D.A. obsessed with Frozen 2! Every time I see Frozen anywhere, I’m like “ooh Frozen” always referencing the second movie though, like at one point I didn’t like it one bit and then all of sudden the second movie comes around, I watch it and I’m fan girling than I’ve ever fan girled before in my life with it…..like seriously “Oh how the tables have turned” but it’s fine!

I really like the meaning behind things and the meaning that this movie brings, is the reason I like it so much, plus it’s actually really pretty and I think because they had fall and winter together in this movie, might also be the reason to why I prefer it to the first…..I LOVE the fall season, but also, that soundtrack….I’m looking forward to discussing about it and sharing my thoughts on it, especially that Kristoff track….laughing to myself just thinking about it….don’t worry it’s not that bad!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Now Playing….Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Soundtrack (Part 2)

Well we just went and reviewed the movie part to this, now we move on to the soundtrack, which is something i’m not sure how to feel about, there aren’t a lot of songs here to get through, so I know this won’t be a long post which is good, but even though I recently just watched this movie, the songs are going to be an interesting part to cover, now i’ll be having a re listen to the songs in a moment so I could write out my thoughts on them properly, once i’m done the review shall start…..see you in bit…..

*Music Break Time*

Back with my thoughts, it took a little long, not too long, I just had to re listen to a few songs, once wasn’t enough, but let’s get to the review of these songs shall we!?

First up…..my least favorite of the soundtrack….Gonna Shine:

What can I say about this song…..I still very much don’t like it, the start of it before the song actually played, with Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) singing……it’s just soo bad, the lyrics I just find them to be very cringe to the face, like they’re so simple, but not in the best kind of way if that makes sense!? It’s so bad that it made me laugh, like I didn’t know what else to do…..I mean there’s always that something that you know is pretty bad and you just can’t help, but laugh because that’s just your natural reaction to put it behind you quickly and yeah this song to me is like that, I didn’t like it before and listening to it again…..still don’t like it now!!

Sorry…..

On to a bit of a better song of the movie, next up Me & My Boi:

This was too cute to not put, it’s a scene from the movie

Now when I watched the movie, I thought this song was going to be like Gonna Shine where I didn’t like and then I heard it and I was like “awww it not that bad” listening to the soundtrack and hearing it again…..it’s grown on me pretty quickly to the point where it’s now my new favorite song from the movie, it’s kinda one of those songs that you can’t help, but not to love, it’s just too cute and adorable, it’s very upbeat and not going to lie, the feeling of it makes me both want to smile and get emotional over, it makes me miss my dog,

but I won’t get too emotional, it just the kind of song that reminds me of her that’s all, plus Sharpay’s dog is literally the same breed to my dog, just a boy version of her and the dogs in this movie are adorable and I always get emotional with cute things….i’m that kind of person….but this is just a harmless cute song, that I now love and Ashley Tisdale a.k.a Sharpay Evans sang it beautifully!!

Same song, different version, but titled Me & My Girl instead of Boi: I don’t like this version, it’s too poppy for my liking, it’s got it’s fair share of charms to it and the singer, sings it fine, the voice to it is nice, but I just feel as though it doesn’t have much else going for it than that, plus I just prefer Ashley’s version over this one, it’s got more character, the interaction were there, it gave more emotion and expression, like you feel vibe of it more than this one and it’s just the better version, again nice voice, but you can have and keep it thank you!!

Now…..this is the last song I want to talk about…..but I have to because it was in the movie, also I went in the order of the songs appearance, the soundtrack started with the order and then didn’t for some reason…..but 4th song on the list……Baby, however there’s a catch it’s Lucas Grabeel’s version and not Justin Biebers so that helps a bit, anyway….Baby :

Let’s talk about it…..now I might’ve missed judged the song, but this one still makes me go “hmmm..yea..mm…no still….no” now I will say this Lucas to me sings it better than Justin, but I still can’t and will not get behind this one sorry…..it was very charming, I appreciate how he put his own spin to it and tried to make it his own……but I just cannot with this song, not even him calling out himself and doing the rap of it could make me like, thought it was a cute thing, it made me laugh and go “he did not just do that” yes he did by the way, but as much as I like Lucas Grabeel and him as Ryan Evans in High School Musical, that will always be one of his iconic roles to me, but yeah….noo…sorry Lucas, love you though!!

Lucas Grabeel’s Version Of Baby was for these two cuties

2 more to go, next one of my FAVORITE songs from this movie, it doesn’t need any introduction, but I shall give it one anyway because I love it so much, New York’s Best Kept Secret: I didn’t even write anything for it at first because I was just enjoying it, I had to hear it first before anything, I just feel this to be one of the best songs in this movie, with Me and My Boi at a close second and the next song to be talked on in a short moment in third, they’re actually the only 3 songs I like on here, but back to this gem of a song!!

It’s just so good, everything about it from the lyrics, to the musical arrangements, EVERYTHING, just fits so perfectly together, not to mention Ashley’s incredible voice in this song, always give me chills and the bridge of the song will forever be my favorite, I just love it so much!!

P.S. this song reminds gives me Suddenly vibes, it’s the name of one of Ashley’s song from her album Headstrong

Last, but definitely not least, promise, we have The Rest Of My Life: Now this may not be an all time favorite of mine, buuut I do really like this, it ranks 3rd on my list, it’s very catchy, I really prefer the lyrics to this one over Gonna Shine, I feel like even though the starter song didn’t quite get my attention, this song makes up for that, it grabs you gently and invites you to just have a good time and enjoy yourself, while Gonna Shine kinda felt like a forceful pull to get you to dance when it knew that you weren’t feeling it in the moment…..this song though made you naturally just want to join in the festivities and I like that!! It’s a good song and again Ashley is good talent!!

3/6 is the amount of songs I like from this movie, 50/50 that that bad, it was almost 2/6, but Me & My Boi (Ashley’s version) tied it up definitely worth it, but that’s my thoughts on the soundtrack!! It’s a pretty decent soundtrack, it’s got it’s good songs and it’s not so good ones, but it’s alright!!

That’s everything I have to say with this album, let me know if you’ve ever watched this movie and if so what’s your favorite song from it!? Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend and hope your week starts off on a good not and continues to stay that way!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Let’s Talk: Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (Movie Thoughts)

Yeah I know, what is this you might ask!?…well if you didn’t already know this is Sharpay’s spin off movie, Ashley Tisdale’s character from the High School Musical franchise movies, some of you probably never heard of it and some of you maybe have, but most likely forgotten about it at the same time and that’s alright, sometimes I find myself forgetting about it too, what keeps reminding me of it is a specific song from the movie I like called New York’s Best Kept Secret, which we will talk on a little later, that is if this post doesn’t end up being very long!! If it does then we’ll just make a part two focusing on the Soundtrack and have this be the movie review of it, right now the title includes both movie thoughts and soundtrack review, but if by the end of me writing this, I feel this has been a little too long of a post, it’ll be changed to movie thoughts.

Now to get straight into it…..let’s give our thoughts on the movie itself and see how well I do with this, movie reviews aren’t really my usual thing, but I thought i’d give it a go and see how I do with it, plus there was some things in the movie that I couldn’t help, but want to share when I revisited this slight hidden gem a couple of days ago….depending on if you watched it or even liked it to call it that, I however will, because I have a soft spot for it, even though I rarely watch it, it’s a once in a blue moon kind of movie for me when I want to feel nostalgic in a way……but let’s talk about it!!

Movie Review Time

Alright so based off memory, the movie starts with a song obviously, this song being Gonna Shine and i’m not gonna lie, even writing that out makes me cringe, reason being is because I can hear the song in my head and it’s just not my tune….i’ll explain it fully later when I talk about the soundtrack as a whole, but to continue on which in a way i’m happy with, after Sharpay’s performance, we follow her backstage where her parents are raving about how well she did on stage which she loves cause she’s Sharpay….during the gathering backstage,

She gets approached by a what I believe is a casting agent for broadway, which she always dreamed of starring in telling her about a play he’s doing and all the exchanging of information that they do, now this is where we switch it up, because it was this part of the movie where I realized something very important that I didn’t notice before when I watched originally, plus a few times after of course and that everyone is the fact that JOEY JEREMIAH (played by Pat Mastroianni) from Degrassi (DJH, DH & New Generations) WAS IN THIS MOVIE…….and I just learned about it!! Joey Jeremiah was in Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure…..

HOW DID I NOT SEE IT UNTIL RECENTLY, like you’d think I would’ve gotten it before, but no, not at all!! That blew my mind, when I saw that, well that was the first of it anyway, but moving on to the rest of the movie….we go back to Sharpay where she’s pleading with her dad to let her go to New York so she can be in the play, but her dad doesn’t think that she’s ready to go to the Big Apple alone, so what does Sharpay do to convince her dad!? What only Sharpay Evans does best comes up with plan to get what she wants which is to go to New York and star in that play!!

Now in this next scene discussion, we have Sharpay and her friends thinking up a plan that will get her to New York and get her dad to agree to let her go, it was also in this scene where I discovered another fellow Degrassi face Paige Michalchuk played by Lauren Collins and where I paused the movie for a second time yelling at the tv wondering how I didn’t see that before AGAIN!! I mean both Joey Jeremiah & Paige Michalchuk appeared in this movie and I just noticed it!? I guess because I had a moment in my life where all I watched (for the most part) was Degrassi, it took me this long to notice they were in this, like if you were sat next to me and saw my reaction to seeing them in it, you’d probably look at me like I was crazy, but in that moment I didn’t care I was all I cared about was that I didn’t realize it before…..

Moving on though Sharpay and her friends come up with their plan and she later presents her whole set up to her father who still is unsure on letting her go alone, her mother sees her daughters efforts and tells her husband about a friend in New York who has a son that could keep an eye out for her while she’s there, Sharpay’s father is at first hesitant, but soon caves in and agrees to let her go to New York, on a few conditions however, she’s got one month to get herself into the starring role of the play and if by the end of the month she doesn’t, she’s gotta go back home and work for her father at his country club, which is something Sharpay doesn’t want to do so she agrees to his conditions, but only to make sure she gets in that play.

To sum up the rest of the movie, Sharpay heads to New York and makes a new friend/later love interest, she also makes a frenemie (enemy first, friend later) and then an actual enemy in disguise, her friend/later love interest Peyton (played by Austin Butler) journey’s along with Sharpay on her road of stardom, while also creating his own short film for a project that he made Sharpay the leading role of when she first arrived, pretty much recording her adventure in the big apple, while on their journey, Sharpay also learns that the starring role that she was approached with by the casting agent was not for her, but for her dog, which at first she was upset about, but she later embraced it and chose to support her dog on his opportunity, Where we welcome our second song of the movie My Boi & Me, which again we’ll talk about later.

We are then soon introduced to the frememie Roger (played by a young Bradley Steven Perry) and his dog Countess, where they perform their own rendition/version of the same song that Sharpay sang with her dog, but instead it called My Girl & Me throughout the majority of the movie Sharpay & Roger have a feud with one another trying to sabotage each others dogs chances at being the lead, while their dogs found interest in each other, seriously they had a whole scene with them going on their own adventure hanging out and falling in love, it was very weird, very cute, but weird….but before that whole scene, we meet Amber Lee who is the villain of the whole movie in disguise,

Her mission is to get rid of both dogs so only she can be the star of the play and while that’s all happening she suckers Sharpay, well yes and no to that, Sharpay kinda volunteered herself temporarily to be fair only to get close to Amber so that she’d make her dog the lead dog of the play, but back to what I was saying….Amber allows Sharpay to be her new assistant after firing her last assistant all because she didn’t get her what she wanted,

*Mind you the assistant got into an accident while on her bike, but Amber didn’t care, all she cared about was what she asked for*

Back to the review Now because Sharpay idolizes Amber, she doesn’t realize that Amber was actually just using her to get her to do extra stuff that she didn’t want to do, at least at first she doesn’t, even when she was warned by Peyton about it, but even though it takes her a while she eventually learns the true colors of Amber Lee and after feeling a little down on herself for it and getting a pep talk from Peyton, she cuts ties with Amber Lee real quick all while exposing her as well, not alone, but with a new friend, her enemy turned friend Roger and after being humiliated Amber confronts Sharpay and soon quits the play,

Causing it to be canceled thanks to Sharpay standing up to Amber…..not the greatest thing for a headlined show I know!! Soon after the show was said to be cancelled with Amber walking out, Sharpay is faced with the realization that her time in New York had come to an end and that she would have to soon pack and head home to wor…wor..work at her dad’s country club (if you don’t get that reference than i’ll tell you it’s from the movie itself anytime Sharpay thought about it she’d say it that way) while she’s packing, she talks to Peyton one last time, about how she doesn’t want to leave, he tells her not to, but she’s already accepted that she made a deal with her father and that she has to go forward with it due to her not getting the role she sought out for

She then gets a call from the theater telling her to pick up the rest of her dogs stuff from the play, the writer and director of the play in the movie tells the cast that the play is off due to not having a lead actress and that it would’ve been nice to almost work with them…..after the announcement Sharpay walks toward the steps of the stage and tells Peyton that she’ll meet him outside, Peyton not wanting Sharpay to both leave and give up, tells everyone in the theater room that he know’s someone who is great for the part and shows them part of a video he filmed of her singing in the theater when no one was there.

Revealing my favorite song of the movie New York’s Best Kept Secret, after they’ve seen her hidden performance of the song they realized that she definitely should’ve been considered for the part of the girl and they without question asked Sharpay to save the show by playing the lead and she of course agreed on one condition….

That condition being that both dogs split the role of the lead dog in the play which they agreed to, in this little moment we also get a bit of a side to Sharpay that you don’t normally get which is her admitting that she’s afraid, with Peyton responding in the words of “finally” and transition love interest is a go (I don’t have to explain what that means you all get it i’m sure) we finish the movie with one last song, called The Rest Of My Life, which is another one I like, Sharpay does what Sharpay does best and steals the show, all whilst showing everyone just how she was meant to play the part and how good she actually is and that’s the movie!!

Thoughts On Movie

Okay so now we move our focus towards what I thought about the movie after not have seen it in a good old while……so revisiting this movie, i’m not going to lie, it was a little weird at first, I hadn’t watched it in soooo long and if I hadn’t have had a song from this movie stuck in my head a few days ago I probably wouldn’t have watched it for another long while to be fair, I did have a few moments where I cringed at some parts and it wasn’t really with the movie itself, but the songs within the movie, but I feel there were some parts of the movie that made me go “Oh gosh seriously!?”

Perfect example…..the parts with the two dogs, although it was cute and I fawned over the dogs themselves, I just didn’t understand why they decided to do a whole romance day with the dogs, it was very weird, I think what gave it the ultimate cringe moment was they played Justin Bieber’s breakout song Baby in the background, mind you it wasn’t even Justin himself singing it…..but Lucas Grabeel one of the main characters of HSM sing it, which by the way I just found out about recently, crazy part is it didn’t even sound like him, but okay!?

I think if they had a different song play, it wouldn’t have been that bad, it might’ve still been a little weird, but less cringe, then again it was mid 2000’s, 2011 to be exact, but still why!? Another cringe scene to me was Roger’s (Bradley Steven Perry) performance of Me & My Boi (Girl in his version) I didn’t like it, I thought i’d feel the same way about Ashley Tisdale’s version when she first started singing it, but after her performance of I learned that I had a soft spot for her version, the way she did her was actually not as bad, but Roger’s……the only thing I liked about it was the cute dog, that’s it!!

There probably was some other scenes I didn’t quite like much, but overall even with the cringe parts, I still felt like it wasn’t that bad of a movie, I think what give the movie it’s leverage of not being completely terrible is Ashley Tisdale, to me she just plays the part of Sharpay so well even the cheesy parts come across normal at least to me, watching this movie again despite me having moments where I wondered why I was even watching it, I still watched it because I was genuinely enjoying myself, Ashley Tisdale did a great job playing Sharpay not just in the High School Musical franchise, but also in her spin off movie, she doesn’t get a lot of credit for the characters she played while on Disney and how well she played them either, which is a bit of a shame, because she really is a good actress, not only that, but she’s also a good singer, her vocals are very unique, they may not be the strongest to a lot of people, but she still holds her own with it pretty well!!

I just feel her to be a little underrated with her talents and I wish people acknowledged her a bit more, because Ashley Tisdale really is quite the talent, as sweet as Ashley is, she really knows how to play the opposite to her personality and it suits her very well, but back to the movie thoughts…..overall i’d say it was pretty solid, on scale through 1-10 i’d say it’s between a 6-7, 8 being the highest on the scale that i’d choose to give it because I did enjoy it a good amount, 6 songs and all, if I had to go between 6 or 7 though, i’d give it a solid 7, it wasn’t the best movie, but it wasn’t the worst either, I still had a good time watching it and regardless to how cheesy and cringe some of the songs are, which i’ll talk on soon, there were still some that I liked as well, but movie wise….it’s exactly how I remembered and also not how I remembered,

Which in this case is good, Ashley Tisdale & Austin Butler played their parts well, I feel like their chemistry was good, Bradley played his character well too even though he was very annoying and the actress that played Amber Lee did good too, I really didn’t like her, I mean when you’re playing a villain though it’s expected, however I still feel her character to be the worst character in the movie, like seriously awful,

but I guess that was the point I mean she played her part well!! Other complaints with the movie that became a recent bother of mine was how the movie had two dogs in it, gave them their own scene and yet their not mentioned when you look up the cast even though they were LITERALLY apart..of..the..cast!? Maybe that’s just me, but I just feel if you put a lot of time into adding a whole scene for two dogs to go on adventure/date then it’s only right they are included on the cast list, JUST SAYING!! Rant now over…..I have a soft spot for this movie, will I watch it agin!? Yeah probably, a bit later down the line unless I get a sudden urge to watch it,

but I don’t think that’ll happen, with Frozen 2 most definitely because I have been wanting to watch it again for a while now, but with this movie……I feel it’ll be a while before I decide on watching it again, still have a soft spot for it though, but that’s the review…..i’ll be doing the soundtrack of this movie next although it’ll probably be a short one cause there aren’t a lot of songs to look at, there maybe 2 songs that I briefly and I mean BRIEFLY talk about because I just don’t like them very much as for the rest of the songs……i’ll try and give my best and honest thoughts on them, stay tune for part 2….

P.S. One last complaint, why did they take out Ryan’s (Lucas Grabeel) special guest appearance in the movie at the end credits!? I was looking for it and everything when I watched it on DisneyPlus and they removed it, come on seriously!? I searched it up after to feel complete, but still, they should’ve kept it!!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa