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Aubrey Plaza

Teoksen The Legend of the Christmas Witch tekijä

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Sisältää nimen:  Aubrey Plaza

Image credit: Speaking at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con International, for "Legion", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

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Tekijän teokset

The Legend of the Christmas Witch (2021) 74 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Return of the Christmas Witch (2022) 18 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Emily The Criminal (2022) 17 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The To Do List (2013) — Actor — 7 kappaletta
Best Sellers (2021) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
About Alex (1993) 2 kappaletta
From Up on Poppy Hill 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories (2019) — Kertoja, eräät painokset384 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
From Up on Poppy Hill [2011 film] (2013) — Actor, eräät painokset119 kappaletta
Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 49 kappaletta
Dirty Grandpa [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 45 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Child's Play [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 36 kappaletta
Legion: Season 1 (2018) — Actor — 35 kappaletta
Safety Not Guaranteed [2012 film] (2014) — Actor — 35 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ingrid Goes West [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 19 kappaletta
The Little Hours [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 16 kappaletta
Damsels In Distress [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 16 kappaletta
10 Years [2011 movie] (2011) — Actor — 15 kappaletta
Happiest Season [2020 film] (2020) — Actor — 12 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Life After Beth [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 8 kappaletta
Playing It Cool [2014 Film] (2014) — Actor — 8 kappaletta
Legion: Season 2 — Actor — 6 kappaletta
Legion: Season 3 — Actor — 5 kappaletta
Muppets Now [2020 TV series] (2020) — Self — 4 kappaletta
The Driftless Area (2015) — Actor — 3 kappaletta
Spin Me Round [2022 film] (2023) — Actor — 3 kappaletta
Little Demon [2022 TV series] — Actor — 1 kappale

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Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Plaza, Aubrey Christina
Syntymäaika
1984-06-26
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Asuinpaikat
Los Angeles, California, USA
Koulutus
New York University
Ammatit
actor

Jäseniä

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Caine is 99% of what's worthwhile in this sentimental tale that lacks the sharp writing or great acting (except for him) to pull it off. predictable to the point of ridiculousness. Wong is appealing in a truly nothing role. At least they use a Kinks song in the soundtrack. But the screenwriter has to borrow from the Great Gatsby for anything profound. But again, Caine is still great.
½
 
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datrappert | Aug 26, 2023 |
2023 movie #20. 2022. Emily (Plaza), in a dead-end job with crushing student debt turns to a credit card scam to make money. I only know Plaza as a goof-ball from Parks & Rec. She's very good in this very serious role.
 
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capewood | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 28, 2023 |
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
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WHAT'S THE RETURN OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH ABOUT?
Kristtörn wakes from her frozen slumber to find a world she cannot recognize—it's a dystopian world where the joy of Christmas is gone and everyone is left with an automated, sanitized, homogenized, corporation-run day of market-driven consumption. Santa is nowhere to be found—and many doubt he ever existed—in his place, we have the Kringle Corporation.

We get to spend time with one family—grandmother remembers Santa and longs for his return, but her grandchildren don't (but aren't fans of Kringle, either). Kristtörn watches the girl and the two strike up a relationship at a distance, and ultimately team up to take down the corporation and bring back Kristtörn's brother.

That's a sloppy job on my part, but it'll do for these purposes. Murphy and Plaza tell it so much better.

THE ARTWORK
On the whole, I'd just want to repeat what I said about the first book, so I will.

Iredale's work struck me like a classic storybook, the kind of art that was in the books I read as a kid—especially the books that were old by the time I read them. It was fitting for the kind of story. It wasn't knock-out gorgeous, and I think it would've hurt the book overall had it been. There's some sharpness to the art—almost the kind of thing that would've been carved into wood.

It's vibrant and I can't imagine a kid who won't want to pour over the pictures as much as the story.

So much for repeating—I did think this work wasn't as well done as the previous book. There are a couple of illustrations that...sloppy isn't the right word, but they don't seem as finished. It felt like Iredale ran out of time and rushed one or two drawings/characters. That's likely not right—and probably not that fair of me to say. But that was my impression. I doubt that any of the target audience will pick up on it (or care if they do), but it surprised me that I wasn't as impressed with the art.

SO, WHAT DID I THINK ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH?
This takes a darker turn than I expected from this story—the first book had a hint of this, and it's not out of place, but I raised an eyebrow at the dystopia. That said—I thought it was a great choice, and offered a new take on the usual "over-commercialization of Christmas" and "we need to get back to the essence of the holiday" stories. But that's what it is at its core—and I'm all for that kind of story.

I did think the ending felt a little rushed—like the authors ran into a hard page limit/word count. It wouldn't have taken much more, but after the well-established set-up, I thought we needed a little more development to the magical ending.

The door is left open to one more book in the series—it's maybe even suggested. If so, I'm totally on board for it. I can see the authors leaving it here, too—and I'd be okay with that.

The words-to-image ratio for this kind of book leans toward the words side, so that will limit some younger fans—but as long as there's a willing adult around, I think this will satisfy fans of the first book.
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hcnewton | Dec 20, 2022 |
Honestly, what a sweet little Christmas story with positive messaging! Listened to the Audiobook read by Aubrey Plaza as a palate-cleanser after a very stressful semester - No regrets!
 
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markhopp | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 16, 2022 |

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