October in the Snow … Only in a Movie

Cupcake Spotlight:

Rocky Road Cupcake.

Marshmallows, a little walnut action and some chocolate or caramel buttercream on top of a chocolate cake. Sounds tasty. Picked this cupcake because it goes perfectly with the October movie. Because this whole journey for these two characters was definitely a rocky road.

 

 

 

Cocktail Spotlight:

 

 

Glass of Shiraz.

I have heard that a glass of Shiraz goes well with chocolate cake. Never one to shy away from trying a new wine, it is definitely a nice pairing.

 

 

Movie/Book Spotlight:

 

The Mountain Between Us

 

First Thoughts

I think I have put the spotlight on this book because it is one of my favorite books actually. I was excited when they announced that a movie was being made. Couple of cast changes made me question how good it was going to be but it still wouldn’t stop me from watching it.

Premise

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Verdict

2 cupcakes out of 5.

Hmmm. Should I go all in with all that was wrong with this or not? Maybe I will just drop a few critiques. A lot of the interaction between the actors seemed forced. I love both actors (Idris Elba and Kate Winslet) separately but actually putting them in a romantic drama like this may not have been the best idea. And I despised the ending. It just felt completely disjointed. The book did a better job at an adequate ending.

One of the things that the movie did well on was the action. It definitely communicated to the audience some dangers of the wild. There was some edge of the seat moments.

My official verdict is …… just read the book.

 

Credits: www.ghirardelli.com; www.nakedwines.com; www.imdb.com

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