The 1967 cartoon version of The Jungle Book has been one of my all time favourite movies for most of my life. So of course I had to run out and see the new live-action version…and read the book too! Click here to read my comparisons between the three!
The Jungle Book
(Un)Covered Round-Up: March-May 2016
I may have mentioned that I write a column for idobi about song covers. Here are the ones that have been posted since March!
- “Chocolate” (The 1975 vs Knuckle Puck)
- “Stressed Out” (twenty one pilots vs Our Last Night)
- “Roar” (Katy Perry vs Symmetry)
- “Beverly Hills” (Weezer vs Twin Atlantic)
- “Wake Me Up” (Avicii vs You Me At Six)
- “I Wan’na Be Like You” (King Louie/Louis Prima vs Fall Out Boy)
- “Riptide” (Vance Joy vs The Griswolds)
- “On My Mind” (Ellie Goulding vs Don Broco)
AND, even though I wrote a review of V.E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows here, I also wrote a review for idobi, which you can check out here!
Top 10 Movies
Once more, I’ve decided to tackle a “top ten” list, and this time, I’m going with favourite movies.
For previous top ten lists, please see books, albums, and songs.
Thus, in no particular order:
1) The Nightmare Before Christmas
I’m pretty sure I’ve explained my love for Jack Skellington before.
2) 10 Things I Hate About You
Forget that time he played the Joker – Heath Ledger as Patrick Verona is one of the best things to ever exist. I should also note that the first time I watched this, I was going through a 3rd Rock from the Sun phase, and I loved seeing Tommy and Alissa (aka Cameron and Bianca) together again.
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Of course I have to put a Harry Potter movie on this list. I chose Prisoner of Azkaban because it was my favourite book for the longest time (it’s slowly being replaced by Deathly Hallows, but still holds a special place in my heart). Plus I think this is the one where my love for Daniel Radcliffe reached a whole new level.
4) The Sandlot
Ro and I (and, on occasion, our brother Kevin) quote this movie all the time. It was a summertime staple, and everything I know about baseball, I learned from Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez. Base up, you blockheads!
5) School of Rock
This movie made me want to start a band when I was 13 (it still does). Jack Black is hilarious and I only wish we had had cool substitute teachers like him in school.
6) The Jungle Book
My favourite Disney movie in general. I watched this a million times as a child. My nieces have all, at some point, been obsessed with it, I, for one, never complain about watching it with them.
My favourite “classic” Disney princess is Belle (because I relate to her on so many levels), but Rapunzel is one of the best recent princesses. I would argue that Tangled is more enjoyable than Frozen (yeah, I said it!).
8) She’s the Man
Remember when Amanda Bynes was a promising young actress? It makes me a little sad to re-watch this, knowing that she has all sorts of problems now, but this was probably the peak of her popularity, and she was so talented.
9) Easy A
Emma Stone is one of my girl crushes. I want to be her (or at least be friends with her). The only unbelievable thing about this movie is trying to convince me that someone who looks like Emma Stone could be invisible in high school. No es posible. Otherwise, it’s flawless (like Emma Stone!).
10) The Princess Bride
Three words: as you wish. Enough said. (Also, I can’t truly hate Prince Humperdinck – even though he’s a tool – because Chris Sarandon was the voice of Jack Skellington – see #1).