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The Weekend Round Up… A Film Took Me to Belfast, Throw in a Disney Flick, and Work! Phew… Full Week.

How was your week?

Here are the links to my posts this week. Click on the highlighted link to see.

Auntie Says…

Offering Support After a Break up? Read THIS

Social Anxiety and Small Talk. Read THIS

My Twisted Writer Brain…

Why You Need a Writers’ Bio and How to Write One! Read THIS

My November Read. Read THIS

The Week…

Don’t forget about WWW Wednesday HERE and Weekend Round Up HERE. Great and Easy Reads.


And for this Weekend Round Up… Here’s a look at my week. What’d you do all week?

I went to see the movie Belfast this week. If you haven’t seen it, I’d recommend it.

This is what I’d call a cinematic movie. It’s more for the art of telling a story through the characters and their flaws. As you watch you’re drawn into each scene that spans generations of the same family.

There’s nothing formulaic or put on. It’s a sharing–does that make sense? Perhaps it’s like fiction v literature? Hmm…I’ll have to think on that thought for a bit.

Source: We Love Cinema

The thing is, it doesn’t make the movie any less enjoyable, it’s just a different side.

This is not a movie about the IRA, it’s about the every day people who call the city of Belfast home.

Isn’t it ironic that a town gets known for all the violence and upheaval, yet no one asked the neighborhoods what they thought and felt about the movement.

Poverty, politics, and economic crisis create conflict and wars have been fought over the same things.

The whole ignorant dispute of Protestant v Catholic is so toxic to me that it makes me want to hurl. It sickens me when so many are persecuted under the name of religion. It’s like: Hey… love thy brother, but not the one who calls themselves another name…we’ll run them outta town or kill them…I shake my head. So frikken stupid.

Yes, I do realize there’s more to the history but it excuses nothing when innocent people are persecuted. Enough of that.

Alas, I digress. This movie is one that follows a family who love their home, their neighbors, and all that both entail.

The young actor Jude Hill who plays Buddy, is simply fantastic. I’d highly recommend this film and if you’re a writer, keep your writer brain engaged to see the difference that I spoke of. I’d love to hear your take.


On a completely different spectrum, I also went to the theatre to see Encanto a lovely animated movie about family, specialness, and a little magic.

Source: Hola American News

Disney knows how to tell a story and engage the audience–child and adult.

In this tale there are lessons of selfishness, jealousy, insecurity, and even being the odd person out.

The animation is beyond belief. It’s come a long way since Bambi. If you choose to see this movie, pay attention to the movements of the clothes and the bodies. Simply unbelievable.

I’d recommend this film too. There are a lot of things you can discuss later with youngsters. It’s also really great to see people of a different ethnicity as the center of the film. So important for diversity. Go watch it. Let me know what you think.

And Hey! Do you remember the first Disney movie you saw at the theatre?

I remember seeing Snow White. My sister took me, but she read me the story before we went–I was probably 4 or 5… Either way I remember being upset because I told Snow White not to eat the apple, but she did anyway. The entire thing was both terrifying and epic. It’s amazing how things stick with you.


Other than a couple of movies, my week has been rather ordinary. I’ve been doing a lot of writing and sorting.

What did you do this week?

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2 thoughts on “The Weekend Round Up… A Film Took Me to Belfast, Throw in a Disney Flick, and Work! Phew… Full Week.”

  1. I’m not sure if the Lassie movies were Disney movies or not but I remember my older sister taking us…my twin sister and I….to see one. When Lassie was trapped and surrounded by water, I cried so hard we were asked to leave the theatre.
    I spent the week reminding my husband not to bend over or lift anything because he just had cataract surgery. I just started reading Darcy’s book.

    1. Hi Heather. I wasn’t sure about Lassie either so I looked it up and turns out that it wasn’t Disney. Obviously still had all the trauma associated with it though. I wonder how many little kids cried in theaters over Bambi’s mom and Lassie–that’s not good. I’m sorry that happened to you.
      And, as for your week… I’d say your hubby is a lucky man to have you. Haven’t’ purchased Darcy’s book yet. Will have to look at that.
      Thanks for stopping by Heather. I always look forward to hearing from you. Stay warm. xo

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