Film Review: ‘The Greatest Showman’

Now this is my first film review so please be gentle in the comments!

Now I went and seen this movie in December and I LOVED IT! The acting, the script, the music! It was all just amazing!

This movie is a musical somewhat based on true events. It was inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum and Bailey circus and the lives of its star attractions.

This movie stars: Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron as Philip Bailey, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, and many others!

This move was a masterpiece! The music will have you singing along. I still can’t stop listening to the soundtrack! I don’t know how to describe it but this movie will have you feeling so happy and warm when you are in a bad mood!

I don’t know what else to tell you guys without spoiling the movie so go see it when and if you can and pick up the blu-ray when it comes out! I know I will! ❤

If you love musicals you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Let me know in the comments; Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts on it? I would love to know! 🙂

Spread Happiness! Be Kind always!

Stay Humble

-Alexis

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Book Review: ‘We Are Okay’ by Nina LaCour

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There used to be days that I thought I was okay. Or at least that I was going to be. We’d be hanging out somewhere and everything would just fit right and I would think ‘it will be okay if it can just be like this forever’ but of course nothing can ever just stay just how it is forever.”

‘We Are Okay’

Nina LaCour

This book was so amazing! I loved the writing, the plot, the characters! Everything! I basically read this book in a day! I couldn’t put it down! I loved the raw emotion in the book and the main characters journey.

This book is  a YA contemporary about a girl named Marin. She leaves her hometown in California to go to college in New York with nothing but the clothes on her back and not telling anyone she left. Not even her best friend Mabel.

Marin is trying to run away from a tragedy and that’s why she doesn’t tell anyone she’s leaving. She just doesn’t want to deal with people talking about the tragedy or asking her questions. Until her best friend from her hometown decides to come visit at her college.

Now Marin is nervous about Mabel coming to visit her because she knows that she’ll ask her questions and demand answers. She’s not so sure that she is ready to answer.

This book will take you through an emotional journey while Marin tries to figure out how to handle her feelings about her past. You will cry, laugh, and fall in love with the characters! The cover is beautiful too!

I hope you guys pick up this book and love it as much as I did! 🙂

If you have read this book, let me know in the comments what you thought about it! Did you like it? I would love to know!

Spread Happiness and Be kind!

Stay Humble

-Alexis

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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I was determined to be both pretty and fierce, as Mother had said I could be. Just because I was interested in a man’s job didn’t mean I had to give up being girly. Who defined those roles anyhow?”  -Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper.

Hi everyone! I am back with another book review! And, as you can see, I have chosen ‘Stalking Jack the Ripper’ by Kerri Maniscalco. I chose this book because I have always been interested in Jack the Ripper and the cover is really pretty and awesome!

Now onto my thoughts. What can I say about this book except….it was amazing! I loved the writing, the plot, the characters, just everything! I give this book 5/5 stars! I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel to it! And the third book of the series is coming out soon!

Now about the book, This book is about a girl named Audrey Rose Wadsworth who helps  her uncle examine dead bodies. Now in the time that this book takes place her type of work isn’t deemed “proper” for young ladies. Her father doesn’t like her there and her brother, who really doesn’t mind what she does, would rather her do something else.

But Audrey really doesn’t care what society or her father says, she loves discovering and examining. Then her uncle starts helping the authorities with a series of murders. The media starts calling him ‘Leather apron’ or ‘Jack the Ripper’. They don’t know his true identity yet and all they have gotten is that he’s killing prostitutes.

Oh and also there is a strapping young man named Thomas Cresswell who helps Audrey and her uncle! And let me just say I need one! 😉

Anyways this story is filled with heartache, laughs, mystery, and so much more! Like I said, I can’t wait to get my hand on the sequel!

Let me know in the comments: Have you read this book? What were your thoughts on it? Were you shocked or did you already know when you found out who was Jack the Ripper? I would love to hear from you! ❤

As always I hope you have a great day and Spread Happiness!

Stay Humble

Alexis

 

 

 

Review of Gabbie Hanna’s new song ‘Satellite’

Hey guys! Today I will be giving my thought’s on Gabbie Hanna’s, a.k.a TheGabbieShow, new song ‘Satellite’! I bought it today after I got home from work! I was so excited to listen to it!

I’ve got to hand it to Gabbie because that girl can sing! Seriously her vocals in this new song were amazing! I love when she goes soft and then starts hitting the notes like yes! I am here for it!

I’ve seen the lyric video today too and it’s amazing! I can’t wait to see the music video! If you want to check out the lyric video just go here: ‘Satellite’ (Lyric Video)-Gabbie Hanna

I am so proud of Gabbie! She went from not liking to sing in front of people to releasing two great songs! I can’t wait until she makes an album! My favorite line from the song is; “Guess I gotta be content with playing in the darkness, a lovely place to hide. Oh, but hide and seek is only fun if, if somebody’s looking! And nobody’s got the time.”

If you want to check out Gabbie’s Youtube channel then just go here: Gabbie Hanna Youtube

I promise you won’t want to miss out on her videos and here’s her vlog channel! Gabbie Vlogs She posts all kinds of funny and sometimes kooky content on there! Be sure to follow her adventures!

Alright guys I am going to leave it at that! You can buy Gabbies new song on Itunes or download it on Spotify. Have a nice week and Happy Thanksgiving! (If you celebrate it!)

Riverdale thoughts….

Hey guys! Today I am going to tell you my thoughts on the recent episode of the second season of Riverdale, ‘Death Proof’. And I will be saying my thoughts on the season so far and what my predictions are for it.

*****ATTENTION: SPOILERS AHEAD!!*****

If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Riverdale then don’t read ahead! It will be full of spoilers and I know some people don’t like them! So if you read ahead….you’ve been warned.

Okay lets get started! I liked this episode because of things that happened in it. I’m actually glad that ‘Black Hood’ didn’t kill Nick St.Claire because Betty gave the name. I didn’t want Betty having that on her conscience. And I’m glad that the parents confronted the kids on that night with the ‘Jingle Jangle.’

It was a cool scene they shot of Mayor McCoy going to Southside High and raiding it. I’m kind of glad it happened to be honest because I didn’t want Jughead going down that road. And speaking of Jughead, I got some things to say!

How are you going to sleep with someone else after only being broken up with for only two freaking seconds! I hated that scene at the end of the fifth episode. Bughead is for life, do not @ me on that!  And why did he even join the serpents?

I get he wanted to try to keep the peace between the North and Southside but he could’ve found another way. Okay rant over. I’m glad that Cheryl Blossom is going to go ahead and press charges against Nick, because he is a creep that deserves to rot in hell. And is it weird that Hermione Lodge isn’t getting as much air time as she was last season?

I am so glad that B and V are back! I am so excited to see what they cook up for ‘Black Hood’. And I hope Jughead and Betty are back together because of the scene when they were on the couch together!

But what’s going to happen when Betty finds out that he slept with that girl? How exactly is ‘Black Hood’ going to take being chased by Betty? Things have been really good with Archie and Veronica lately. I hope it stays that way!

I think ‘Black Hood’ is Betty’s brother because I read somewhere that we are supposed to meet him this season. Or it could be someone entirely different. I was really shocked when Robert Phillips was caught as the “SugarMan”!

After all the talk of ‘No jingle jangle and no gangs.’ turns out he was the drug dealer of Riverdale. I also hope that Archies dad is okay. I really don’t want him getting worse.

All in all I’m liking this season! I hope we find out the identity of ‘Black Hood’ soon.

Tell me in the comments what you think of this season so far. Do you have any theories? I would love to know what you guys think!

Everyone have a great day and have a Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it!) Remember, Spread Happiness! ❤

Stay Humble

{Alexis}

Book Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

 

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Sorry about the Riverdale pin, just ignore it)

“When I was twelve, my parents had two talks with me.

       One was the usual birds and bees. Well, I didn’t really get the usual version. My mom, Lisa, is a registered nurse, and she told me what went where, and what didn’t need to go here, there, or any damn where, till I’m grown. Back then, I doubted anything was going anywhere anyway. While all the other girls sprouted breasts between sixth and seventh grade, my chest was as flat as my back.

                                              The other talk was about what to do if a cop stopped me.

Momma fussed and told Daddy I was too young for that.

He argued that I wasn’t too young to get arrested or shot.

          “Starr-Starr, you do whatever they tell you to do,” he said. “Keep your hands visible. Don’t make any sudden moves. Only speak when they speak to you.” 

I hope somebody had the same talk with Khalil. 

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This book guys….this book….is so good! I really don’t know what I have to say. It deals with such real issues that we have in our country (U.S.A) today. It really hits home. It deals with situations that black people have to go through. And, just like Christian Science Monitor says about this book, “If  The Hate U Give makes you uncomfortable, that’s because it should. Especially if you’re white and have read this book.

I am a white person and reading this book has really opened my eyes to what black people really have to go through. Of course I will never fully understand, but It really did open my eyes. This book deals with police brutality and riots and protests.

This book is about a sixteen year old girl named Starr Carter. She lives in a poor black neighborhood and goes to a suburban prep school. One night she is at a party, that she didn’t want to go to, and is just there with her friends. Then she sees a friend she hasn’t seen in a while named Khalil.

Suddenly the party ends because shots ring out and Khalil and Starr run to his car and drive off. Starr starts asking Khalil questions, and he doesn’t want to answer them. Then they get pulled over. The cop does the usual and Khalil is being a little smart but then the cop tells him to get out of the car for no reason. Things get out of control and the cop shoots Khalil. (No I’m not giving spoilers because you know what happens when you open the dust cover flap.)

This is the second time Starr has seen a friend murdered in front of her eyes. You’ll just have to read the book to see what happens then. Now this book just isn’t all tears and shock and anger, it has it’s funny moments and good moments. This book is powerful, heart-breaking, and just….amazing.

I like this book because it does bring to light the racism that is in this country today. How there is police brutality, white privilege, and many other bad things in this world. I hope you guys enjoy this book as much as I did.

If you want to get this book it is on sale in stores everywhere. I want to know in the comments: Have you read this book? What was your favorite part about it? How did it make you feel?

As always guys, have a good day and spread happiness!

Stay Humble

{Alexis}

 

 

‘Out Loud’ music video by Gabbie Hanna review.

Hey guys! As you can see by the title I will be telling my thoughts on Gabbie Hanna’s a.k.a TheGabbieShow’s new music video for her song, ‘Out Loud’. I love the song and if you haven’t heard it I will put a link to her lyric video and music video! Okay here we go!

Now when she first came out with the song I bought it right away! I listened to it and….it was amazing! I was kind of shocked to be honest because not a lot of Youtubers have great music, but her song is amazing!

I love the lyrics and her voice is just wow! She then released her lyric video for it and it’s awesome too! She looks so good in it and the production value is superb! She recently just released her music video and WOW!

When I was watching it, it was like watching a music video from a celebrity! No, I’m not throwing shade, but I could tell she worked hard on this music video! The production value, how she looked in it and the scenes! It’s just amazing! Oh and the twist ending! You’ll just have to watch to see it!

I am so proud with how far Gabbie has come and how confident she has been! I can tell she is getting happier and that makes me happy!

If you would like to check out her music video here is the link: Out Loud by Gabbie Hanna

If you want to learn the lyrics, here is her lyric video! Out Loud lyric video

And if you want to check out her Youtube channel here’s that link! Gabbie Hanna

She really is a sweet girl! I love her videos! She is also very funny and is a talented singer! If you don’t believe me, just check her out!

As always have a great day guys and spread happiness! ❤

Stay Humble 

{Alexis}