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2¢ After Dark: Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Jingle Bells
Drax smells
Bacon runs away
Oh what fun it is to watch
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday

It’s Christmastime and Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) is feeling blue. It hasn’t been easy since losing Gamora, and he’s not in a holiday spirit kinda mood. In an effort to cheer their friend up, Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Drax (Dave Bautista) devise a poorly hatched plan to travel to Earth and kidnap Earth’s Legendary Hero, Kevin Bacon, and give him to Peter as a present. What could possibly go wrong?!?! I’ll give you a hint. Everything. Everything goes wrong.

The Guardians gang is all here for an outta this galaxy Holiday Special! It all the great things any Guardians of the Galaxy movie has: My favorite group of characters, great humor (Seriously, it’s so funny!), a fun action sequence, and fantastic music including two fun numbers original to the story: I Don’t Know What Christmas Is and Here It Is Christmastime.

I LOVED IT!!! I was smiling and laughing the entire time. It’s so much fun! And as usual, the story is heartwarming in a totally weird way that only Guardians of the Galaxy could pull off! I loved the focus on Drax and Mantis. I love these charts even more than I did before. Stream it now on Disney Plus. If you don’t, you’re really missing out!
A side note for parents: Damn is used 3 times. Shit is used once. Just a heads up in case you don’t want to expand your child’s vocabulary in a new colorful direction.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 comes out May 5, 2023, and I can’t wait. Except I can because I’m not ready to say goodbye to any of these amazing characters yet! Be on the lookout for my reviews of Guardians 1&2 coming in the Spring.


Jurassic World and Of Silver and Secrets

Twenty-Two years after the original Jurassic Park failed, some idiots decided to build Jurassic World, a dinosaur theme park, on top of the ruins. Jurassic World also doesn’t know how to leave well enough alone, and creates a hybrid dinosaur, Indominus Rex, more monster than dino who eats everyone in her way. She escapes containment and wreaks terror on the theme park. It’s up to Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to evacuate the island and and Claire’s nephews before Indominus Rex finds them first!

I enjoy this movie. Chris Pratt being the lead might have a bit to do with that. (OK. Fine. He has everything to with that!) I usually don’t go for dinosaur movies, but this is the exception. It’s fun and has a lot of good action, and the score is fantastic. Plus Chris Pratt. You can’t go wrong with Chris Pratt. 😍(At least not yet. There’s still a chance with Mario and Garfield.)

Young witch and Dreamwalker-in-training Farryn has been pining after her best friend Kellam for five years. He promised he’d write her every day while at University, but he never followed through on his promise.

She becomes an apprentice under Mother Ulla whose idea of an apprentice is doing the household chores.

Farryn wanders off into the Whispering Wood to practice magic on her own and stumbles into more danger than she bargained when a fae steals her away and tasks her with removing a demon from his head.

Kellam has to save Farryn from the awful fate that awaits her. Will he make it to her in time?

A witch-in-training, the Mage who loves her, and an evil fae standing in the way of true love are the ingredients for this original take on Rumpelstiltskin.

I LOVED it!!! Sylvie Mercedes is one of the best out there when it comes to fairy-tale retellings, and Of Silver and Secrets is no exception! A sweet best friends romance. Available on Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited. Download today! Your kindle will thank you.