Sunday, December 31, 2017

MOVIE - Pitch Perfect 3

PG-13
Wide release 12/22/17
Viewed New Year's Eve 2017 - 10 degrees at Carlisle 8
IMBd: 6.2
RT Critic: 31   Audience:  53
Critic's Consensus:  Pitch Perfect 3 strains to recapture the magic that helped the original spawn a franchise, but ends up sending this increasingly unnecessary trilogy out on a low note.
Cag:  4/Liked it a lot
Directed by Trish Sle
Universal Pictures

Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow

My comments:  Oh, oh, oh, SO much better than Pitch Perfect 2!  Yay.  Thoroughly enjoyed this one.  Okay, the John Lithgow/Fat Amy part was a little weird, but added a nice bit of fun, and I like the way it started the movie with a scene that they came back to near the end.  There were some really funny parts, though a few of Fat Amy's fell a little flat.  And those girls sure can sing!  I love the USO aspect as well, and the other musicians in the movie were a great addition. I haven't seen the first one in awhile, but I'm thinking this one was pretty comparable.

RT/ IMDb Summary:  Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Reading Challenges Through the Years



2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
No. Read

70
73
71
78
63
63
73
Pgs. Read


24 K
23.5K
27 K
21 K
17.3K
?
Pict. Bks.


19
9
36
17
24

Current Yr.

25
18

19
22
17
14
10+ yrs old

5
6





One-word titles

12
6
7
12
6
9
12
AZ-ME-PA

4
6
10
8
5
5
2
YA

22
16
16
25
11
14
9
Middle Gr.

9
11
10


13

Beg. Rdr.

4






HF

8
2
4
5
4
4
4
CRF

15
13
15
22
18


N-F

0
0
0
3

1

Verse

1
1





Poetry

12




9

Myst

26
35
35
34
25
10

Para-Dyst-SciFi-Fant

15
15
5
12
7
4

AUDIO

28
28
41
34
32
19

Series

40
39
39
41

24

Short Stories

1
1


4


Global

7
14
6
12
11
9
5
4.5 or 5

23
14
15
22
15
17

New-to-me authors


34
29
40
29
20
10

2017 Reading Challenges 
2016 Reading Challenges 
2015 Reading Challenges 
2014 Reading Challenges 
2013 Reading Challenges 
2012 Reading Challenges 
2011 Reading Challenges

2018 Reading Challenges

2018 Reading Challenges
18 Challenges for 2018

1.  Published in the Current Year - 2018
1.

2.  Written before 2008 (over 10 years old)
1.

3.  One-Word Titles
1.  Warcross

4.  AZ, ME, or PA?
1. Night Hunter (Downeast ME)

5.  YA
1.  When Dimple Met Rishi - Sandhya Menon
2.  Warcross - Marie Lu
3.  Turtles All the Way Down - John Green

6.  Middle Grades
1.  Amina's Voice - Hena Khan

7.  Historical Fiction
1.

8.  CRF
1.  When Dimple Met Rishi -Menon
2.  Amina's Voice  - Khan
3.  Turtles All the Way Down - Green

9.  N-F (I can dream can't I?)
1.

10.  Verse
1.

11.  Mystery
1.  Night Hunter - Ward
2.  The Homecoming - Russell
3.  Punishment -
4.  The Chalk Mn -
5.  The Promise (Elvis Cole #16) - Crais

12.  Paranormal/Dystopian/Fantasy/SciFi
1.  Warcross - Marie Lu

13.  Audio Books
1.  Warcross - Marie Lue (did not enjoy the reader)
2.  The Homecoming
3.  The Chalk Man
4.. The Promise - Robert Crais

14.  Books in a Series
1.  Warcross (Warcross #1)
2.  Night Hunter  (#1 Harry Circus)
3.  The Promise (#16 Elvis Cole)

15.  Short Stories
1.

16.  Where in the World?  
1.

17.  4.5 or 5 Stars
1.  Turtles All the Way Down - John Green (5)
2.  The Promise (Elvis Cole #5) - Robert Crais (5)

18.  A to Z Reading
B - 
C - 
D - 
E - 
F - 
G - 
H - 
I - 
J - 
K - 
L - 
M - 
N - Night Hunter 
O - 
P - Promise, The
Q - 
R - 
S - 
U - 
V - 
W - When Dimple Met RishiWarcross, (hard to believe that two of the first three books I've ready this year have titles that begin with "W"!)
X- 
Y - 
Z - 


I Love Picture Books
1.  Town Is by the Sea (Schwartz/Smith) 2017 (4.5)
2.  After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again (Santat) 2017 (4)

Novels Read in 2018
1.  When Dimple Met Rishi -Sandhya Menon, 2017 ebk (4) 380 pgs.
2.  Amina's Voice  - Hena Khan, 2017 ebk (3) 197 pgs. (577 pgs.)
3.  Warcross (Warcross #1) - Marie Lu 2017 audio (3) 368 pgs. (945 pgs.)
4.  Turtles All the Way Down - John Green, 2017 ebk (5) 290 pgs. (1235 pgs.)
5.  Night Hunter - E. D. Ward, 2017, ebk (2) 208 pgs. (1443 pgs.)
6.  The Homecoming - Alan Russell
7.  Punishment
8.  The Chalk Man
9.  The Promise (#16 Elvis Cole) - Robert Crais, 2015 audio (5) 408 pgs.