Movie Reel` Brave

SUMMARY
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

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[Artifact Tuesday] 1×02 ` Resonance

Welcome to Warehouse 13. A place of endless wonder and mystery. A place where history and enchantment meet and swirl together in an amazing combination of artifacts and stories.

In this weekly article, I re-watch Warehouse 13 and attempt to control my fangirl flailings. We’ll be starting from the beginning, I’ll be talking about the episode in pretty decent detail, so beware of spoilers.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite TV Shows from Childhood.


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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[Artifact Tuesday] 1×01 Pilot


Welcome to Warehouse 13. A place of endless wonder and mystery. A place where history and enchantment meet and swirl together in an amazing combination of artifacts and stories.

In this weekly article, I re-watch Warehouse 13 and attempt to control my fangirl flailings. We’ll be starting from the beginning, I’ll be talking about the episode in pretty decent detail, so beware of spoilers.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Movie Scores


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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Crafting and Crafty: Folklore Crafts

For those who are unaware, I’m kind of addicted to making crafts. I’ve made my very own Snitch necklaces, a TARDIS purse (or two), and a collection of plush fandom characters. I even write weekly for an amazing site called GeekCrafts. I really love making silly geeky crafts.

So when Redd and Shayne asked me if I wanted to review a crafting book, I jumped at the chance. I was not disappointed.

Though my crafting is pretty limited at the moment to felt oriented things, as I flipped through the new book fromFabPubI was incredibly impressed with the quality and awesomeness of this book. Not that I would expect anything less from them.

Both books have excellent step by step instructions on how to make each craft. For those of us who are novices and attempting things for the first time, it’s nice to have clear instructions. Not only are the instructions pretty clear cut, but the crafts range from simple to advanced and everything in between.

This cute little cup cozie is just begging to be made.

 

 

And for those of us who just can’t break away from our love of Doctor Who, they even catered to our fandom love.

 

Here is my cute little gnome I made. Little and just fine.

 

 

 

The great thing about FabPub is the way they’re going about releasing the book. As opposed to finding it in a store, they’re releasing it mainly on e-book to those of us who prefer to have all the information saved and safe from runaway scissors. And for those of you who want to have the actual book in your fingers, you can actually buy a physical copy of the book.

Don’t just take my word for it, check out other reviews skip on over to FabPub and take a look at the book for yourself.

If you still don’t believe me that these are amazing crafting books, check out the rest of the tour and see what other people think.

May 28 Margot Potter
May 29 Joanna at That Thing I Made
May 30 Vikram at Craft Gossip
May 31 Kathleen Dames
June 1 Samantha at Geeky Sweetheart
June 2 Redd at Dame Named Redd Designs
June 3 Renee at My Ugly Kitty
June 4 Val at Val’s Art Studio
June 5 Jessica at Ballston Arts & Crafts Market
June 6 Shayne at Trans-Craft-Inental
June 7 Jean at Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry
June 8 Leesandra at The Sweet Spot
June 9 Jo at Feeling Stitchy
June 10 Lori at Pretty Things
June 11 Paul at G33kopolis
June 12 Alexis at What The Craft
June 13 Anna at The Weekly Enthusiast
June 14 Chrissy at Muse of the Morning
June 15 Susan at West Coast Crafty
June 16 Tonya at The Trouble With Crafting
June 17 Sherezada at Hand / Eye / Mind / Mouth
June 18 Shayne at Geek Crafts

Introducing: Artifact Tuesday

Introducing a new weekly post, focusing on a re-watch of one of my all time favorite shows Warehouse 13. I’m pretty sure I’ve done a terrible job at hiding my total adoration for this show. Considering that in basically every Fantastic Five Friday, Warehouse 13 is mentioned. It’s worse than my love of Doctor Who.

Which is saying something.

In one of my first ever posts on this site, I expressed a few reasons why you should watch this show.

Those reasons are still sound. As this show continues, it just gets better and better. The attachment to the characters gets deeper, the storylines more intricate, the feelings stronger. With every episode, I’m falling in love with this show more and more.

So if you have ever had any desire to watch this amazing show, check back here on Tuesdays where I’ll be posting a recap of the episode I just re-watched. Let me know how you’re liking it and what you think of the show.

Don’t worry, I won’t be mad if you don’t like it.
Though, clearly we can’t be friends anymore. 😉

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Guest Stars Who Only Appeared for One Episode


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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Hollywood, we need to have a talk…

Since the recent premiere of Battleship, Hollywood seems to think that anything is up for grabs. Now, I’m not saying sequels or movies based off books are bad things. Usually they can be pretty good. But we have to draw a line somewhere.

After seeing the trailer for Battleship I could do nothing but laugh. I was waiting the whole trailer for someone to scream “YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!!!!” It never happened. I was disappointed. It seems like one of the silliest ideas for a movie ever. Had they named it something different, and not said it was based off the game, I probably wouldn’t have been so critical.

I recently came across an article (that was posted back in 2011), that states the next installment of “Hollywood Has No New Ideas”, is a movie based on the game of Candy Land. That’s right. Candy Land. Excuse me for a moment while I go headdesk myself into forgetting this crazy idea. Now, maybe I’m just wanting to save my childhood memories from being soiled by Hollywood and that’s why I’m pretty much against it, but it seems like a reach. Having a movie based off this game feels like the awkward love child between Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Lord of the Rings. In fact, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (who were set to be the writers for this movie) told Entertainment Weekly at the time:

“We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy.”
“We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game, although it has characters from that world and takes the idea of people finding themselves in a world that happens to be made entirely of candy where there are huge battles going on,” Berger says. “We are going for real comedy, real action, and real emotions at stake.”

To which I can only respond with:

Since that article was written, it has come to light that Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison, are now attached. Hopefully, Sandler doesn’t have that high of a bar set for this movie. He and his production company have yet to say what their plans are for this movie.

But my real question is: Where do we draw the line? What’s next? Chutes and Ladders, a movie where a group of people are trying to escape a terrorist by climbing up building stairs, when suddenly someone falls down a ventilation shaft and is back where they started? Just because something can be made into a movie, doesn’t mean that it should be.

“One does not simply walk into Candy Castle. Its licorice gates are guarded by more than just gingerbread men. There is are sweets there that do not sleep, and King Kandy is ever watchful. It is an icing wasteland, riddled with lollipops and chocolate and frosting, the very air you breathe is a sugary fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly.” … I’d apologize for this…but it was begging to be done.

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Characters That Everyone Seems To Love, but I Don’t Really Care For


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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