Author Archives: Amanda Shreve

About Amanda Shreve

Amanda loves God, her husband, and her children. She is a full time stay at home mom who freelances in between chores. Books are one of her favorite things, and she prefers musicals, drama, and family films over action ones any day.

The Jungle Book Struggles to Find it’s Own Beat

I was nervous as I sat down to watch the “live action” Jungle Book. (Can it be called live action when all but one character are animated?) The animals just looked too big in the trailers. They were too big, … Continue reading

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The Not So Good Dinosaur?

The Good Dinosaur explores the question: “what if the dinosaurs didn’t go extinct?” What if the meteorite (we assume wiped them out) missed?”

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife.” Thus opens Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. It is a work that has been adapted to … Continue reading

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Zero to … Zero? 5 Reasons Why Hercules Doesn’t Reach Hero Status

Disney’s Hercules is 20 years old. I figure since Disney’s recently been struggling to come up with original films that this will soon be in queue for a live action remake. While we wait for that, here are 5 reasons … Continue reading

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The Hidden Problems of Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the previously untold story of African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race. I thought the movie was well done and compelling. I admit I was surprised at the cursing in the movie – I’m guessing … Continue reading

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