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Jumanji

Jumanji

Those who know me have come to understand and (hopefully) accept my ever growing obsession with Dwayne ‘ The Rock’ Johnson. Having seen pretty much all of his movies, one would assume that I would be super excited to watch his latest one – Jumanji. Normally, I would be at the theatre on opening day, grabbing some snacks and a bathroom break so as not to miss any of the action! But this time, I was a little hesitant. Why? I don’t have to explain it to you really, I’ll just leave you with this: The Robin Williams version.

Finally, however, months after its release, I borrowed a copy from the library and was more than pleasantly surprised. Without giving too much away, the concept is the same, yet different – modified to fit what’s popular today. The setting is on point (filmed primarily in Hawaii), the soundtrack is great (who doesn’t love Guns N’ Roses?) and the dynamic between the characters was super entertaining. Speaking of which, watching Jack Black portray a young teenage girl was hilarious – he stole the show! I laughed until I cried and then I laughed some more (seriously, I have abs now). The Rock was great too, naturally (obsessed, remember?).

So, if you’ve got a free Friday or Saturday night to just curl up with a good movie, I recommend this one for you! And, if you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the original as well.

Happy watching!

Vikings

cover imageI came across Vikings quite by accident. Browsing the shelves at the Maple Library one day, I noticed the cover first. Intrigued, I flipped the DVD over, read the back, and proceeded to check it out. I was hooked within minutes, and four seasons later, I’m still hooked!

Inspired by the life of Ragnar Lothbrok, Vikings is a historical drama that follows early Medieval Norsemen as they raid, trade and explore the world. Wanting more than just the life of a farmer, Ragnar rises to fame by sailing to and raiding England, gaining the title of Earl, and eventually, King. He will easily become one of your favourite characters. The story itself is exciting and entertaining, and does a great job of exploring the ethics, religion and social structure of the Vikings, their enemies and their allies.

       Great content, great actors, great theme song! This is must watch TV!