Mindy's Movie Reviews

A blog that went from discussing about the writing life to reviews of movies

Dogsled Dreams - Terry Lynn Johnson

Last night I finished reading my friend's novel called Dogsled Dreams by Terry Lynn Johnson. I will be the first to admit that I usually don't read YA novels but I am glad I did with this one.

This is Terry's debut novel about a young twelve year old girl named Rebecca. She has a dream of wanting to become a famous musher. Throughout the novel she struggles through training her beloved dogs all the way to battling blizzards on the trail.

It is certainly a great book for both children and adults a like to read.

I highly recommend reading this book. I felt as though I was brought back to my child hood days with the excitement and adventure Rebecca was having. Now I have put on my bucket list to give dogsledding a try.


It is Script Frenzy month here and I thought it would be fun to share some famous movie scripts.

My challenge (and it's an easy one) is for you to choose one of the four scripts below and read it while watching the movie itself. (Beware that there may be some changes done in the movie that were not included in the script)

See if you can notice what makes a scene important, why they kept that dialogue, and what was done differently to better the movie.

Try to choose one of the movies you have not seen before. It helps to see the difference between the vision of the writer and what the director has done with the piece.
  1. Casablanca
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. Knocked Up
  4. Inception
For television scripts I will give you two links for you to try to find some episodes to read:
Let me know what you think about the different style of writing, how the script and the movie/t.v show compares etc.

Have fun!