So it’s the middle of May. Naturally, I’ve finally watched all the movies I was interested in watching in 2019. I had to wait until Ip Man 4 came out which took some time, and then it kept getting put off for a Brooklyn 99 re-watch that was going on for my mental health. So now, without further ado, the movies I liked the most in 2019.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – This seriously might be my favorite John Wick movie. I’ve rewatched the first two and while I still love the first a lot, I think Chapter 3 just edges it out of the first spot.
Captain Marvel – We FINALLY got a female led Marvel superhero movie. I was so freaking excited for this movie. I’ve rewatched it. I bought more merchandise than I care to admit. I still love it. It hurts that I’m going to have to wait so long for a sequel.
Knives Out – Was not expecting to enjoy this movie as much as I did. I am not a fan of Rein Johnson after The Last Jedi, but this looked fun and I had just enough people tell me to watch it, so I did. It was like an Agatha Christie novel. I loved it. Daniel Craig’s accent was wonderful and I hope we get another movie with his character.
Avengers: End Game – It was truly amazing what they were able to accomplish with this movie. While I wasn’t a fan of what they did with Captain America, I still find it incredible that they were able to wrap everything up like they did and have it not feel lacking.
Spider-Man: Far From Home – I loved getting to see the world after Endgame. Jake Gyllenhaal made a perfect villain and the struggles that Peter were having felt right.
Jojo Rabbit – I’m mainly putting this one here for the scene where you see Scarlett Johansson’s feet dangling. I wasn’t expecting it, I actually gasped. It made everything up until that moment hit so much harder. Even with that it was a movie with humor and not as depressing as I expected it to be.
Where’d You Go Bernadette – I haven’t read the book, but I like Cate Blanchette so I figured why not. Seeing her struggle and how everyone was truly out to get her and she couldn’t be heard struck my own persecution complex. I thought the movie was funny and it was a surprise hit for me.
Always Be My Maybe – This movie was fucking hilarious. I’ve watched it a couple times and each time I freaking love it. Ugh I need more romantic comedies like this. Why aren’t there more of these???
Frozen II – The songs were great, the water effects amazing, the story a bit eh.
Jumanji: The Next Level – Not as fun as the first one, but I still found it entertaining.
Charlie’s Angels – It truly bums me out that this won’t get a sequel. It wasn’t perfect, but I still really enjoyed it, and holy shit Kristen Stewart was HOT.
Alright, so I was right with the guess that Peter Pan was one of the missing figures. He is number 15 in the Disney line. We’re still missing numbers 13 & 14 because the other two figures are a set of Donald and Goofy, and then Mike Wazowski and Randall from Monsters Inc. Donald and Goofy are listed as number 17.
Peter Pan is the new lower price, however Captain Hook from last time is not. I wonder if that’s because Hook is larger? Mike & Randal and Donald & Goofy are both priced higher since it’s two figures.
Personal opinion, they did a better job stylizing Pan, but the other new figures are a bit disappointing. Randall looks to be the only one they tried to do a little something. I’ve never been a big fan of those two series (I prefer the Star Wars line) so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
I’ll continue to be on the lookout for the missing numbers 13 & 14. All lists on my site have been updated as well.
I have not been checking the Disney store as often as usual. I have been preoccupied with other things, as I assume is everyone else. However, today I checked and I was happy to see a price markdown on a lot of the figures. Most of them seem to be down to $10 which is a much more reasonable price in my opinion.
The big news, though, is a new figure…Captain Hook?
I was not expecting that at all. It seems like a very random choice. I’m not a fan of this figure and not just because it seems like an odd choice, but because I feel like they did a poor job stylizing him. The Star Wars and MARVEL series have always been a bit better, but with this one it’s like they didn’t try at all.
It appears as though he is number 16 in the Disney line. The last figure I have in that series is Genie at number 12. Who are the three other figures? Are we getting Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinkerbell? Someone else? I have no idea, but I’ll let y’all know as soon as I find out.
I’ve had this list written for weeks but completely forgot to share it.
Crackdown 3 – Yeah I loved this game. Yeah I waited years for this game. Yeah this is one of the only games I beat this year. It was amazing, deal with it.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – I loved the original Luigi’s Mansion on GameCube and this game feels so much like that. I have not beat it, yet, but I’m close so I feel comfortable including it.
Sea of Solitude – God this game made me cry and freaked me out. Such a good representation of depression. I had to beat this cause I needed to know what happened. It was beautiful.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 – I enjoyed Dragon Quest Builders 1, but ended up getting tired of certain parts of it. DQB2 did not have that problem. I have loved playing this game and fully intend to beat it. I’m currently working on the mining island and it is why this game isn’t higher up on my list. I am seriously not a fan of the childlike female characters being dressed in Playboy bunny costumes. The quests on this island are just gross.
Sims 4: Island Living – This expansion pack got me back into The Sims 4 for quite some time. Lots of great furniture and mechanics. I am, however, always disappointed by the quantity of stuff in Sims 4 EPs.
Super Mario Maker 2 – I loved the fact that this included a storymode. I had so much fun with it. Then I made easy levels for my daughter and that just added to my enjoyment.
My Time at Portia – In all fairness I only played about 15 minutes of this game. I could tell, though, that I could easily sink tons of hours into it. In fact I fully intended to go right back to it after I quickly tried DQB2. It’s available on Microsoft Game Pass so I will definitely be going back to it soon.
Baba is You – This is a nice fun puzzle game that was sometimes easy, sometimes wtf am I supposed to do. It could get incredibly frustrating but I enjoyed it.
Tetris 99 – I once played so much Tetris on my computer I got carpel tunnel. Yeah. So I didn’t go this far with this one, but I did enjoy it.
Ring Fit Adventure – I have not played enough of this game. I really need to fix that, because it’s everything I ever wanted in an exercise video game. I love that the enemy is a beefed up body builder. The exercises I’ve tried have all registered correctly and I definitely got a work out when I used it.
11. Outer Worlds – This is another game I barely played. There was a ton of dialogue, which got tedious, but I really liked how the world looked and where the story was going. I also liked that I had no trouble aiming the gun because I often have difficulty with doing that. This is another game available on Microsoft Game Pass so I intend to continue with it as soon as I have time.
12. Anthem – Alright, this game has gotten a lot of shit and rightfully so. It has made my honorable mentions, though, because I love the way it handles. Not a huge fan of anything else, but I loved the flying and shooting lol. I was able to get it for $5 on Black Friday and I feel like it was worth at least that.
Yeah, so January is almost over, but it took me a bit to catch up on the books I was most looking forward to that came out in 2019. There are still books from 2019 that I haven’t read, but what’s left I don’t believe would make the list. Maybe I’m wrong, I’ll find out in ten years if I ever catch up on my to-read list.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell – Great LGBT fantasy with wonderful characters.
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – Love Helen Hoang, this book was a great romance with an autistic hero and a mixed race heroine.
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite – Holy shit I never knew astronomy could be so hot. Same sex historical romance that was just beautiful.
A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole – This is a book in the Reluctant Royals series and like all the others I devoured it. So freaking good.
Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh – Book 18 in the Psy-Changling series and somehow this series just continues to deliver amazing stories. I loved this empath wolf story and all the development that was done in the universe.
Well Met by Jen DeLuca – I never expected a book to make me want to attend a Ren Fair but this one did. Cute romance with wenches in corsets.
Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews – I love Ilona Andrews, there will always be a book from them on my list (I hope)
Paper Girls Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson– Final volume in this series and it was a wonderful wrap up to the story. I love the art in this series and the fact that it’s a mostly female cast.
Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day – This book was so positive and uplifting. Even though I haven’t finished it yet I had to include it on my list.
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – I’m loving these historical romances that infuse a lot of modern day ideals. I don’t care if it bends historical accuracy, the books are fiction after all, I just want more.
Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon – This book was ridiculously hot. Like holy cow fanning my face as it turns beet red.
Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews – Maud is a kickass mom that is so smart and capable and I have a weakness for characters like that.
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – Great art, super sweet story, lovely characters.