Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Simpson’s Movie

The Simpson’s Movie was quite good. I enjoyed it and can’t wait to watch it on DVD. I don’t know if it was necessarily theatre worthy. I could have easily waited until it came out on DVD. Still though, it was a good couple hours, with special, brilliant moments. There were, of course, a couple hints (subtle and not so subtle) at a sequel. Are they not making anymore episodes? Is it all going to be movies from now on? That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It was definitely a fun movie.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shopaholic Ties The Knot

When crisis hits Becky Bloomwood, all thoughts of shopping fly from her mind. Her life gets so crazy, out of control; she buries her head in the sand. Random things happen to her and it’s hilarious. Okay, so maybe not all of it’s random, but she can’t help it (most of the time.) Some of it could be stopped by shopping a bit less. Some of it could be helped by being a bit more decisive. Yet I understand her frequent predicaments. She just wants to make those she loves happy. Isn’t that what most of us want to do?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Legacy

By far, The Legacy is the best Salvatore book I’ve read thus far. So much happened. Everything was emotionally charged. Happiness, love, jealousy, grief, rage & relief. There was so much potential for peace at the beginning of the novel. All ruined by the greed of the dark elves. Now, we can only hope that Drizzt & his companions do not fall into despair.

*Note: I finally found the cover to the edition I read! The one on the right is mine. That dark elf is supposed to be Drizzt, but I don't think it's a very good rendering. He's supposed to be in his 60's. In an elf lifetime, that's like a human at 25!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

I enjoyed Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. It wasn’t as amazing as I thought some of the previous movies were, but it was good. I think it might have to do with the director. It was a new guy. The story was good, the characters as charming as ever. There was just some kind of spark missing.

I think they did a good job of paring the movie down from the book. The Order Of The Phoenix is the longest (thus far) of the Harry Potter novels. The minor changes only served to better the story, but there were parts of the movie that dragged. During the battle scenes, there was a sense of danger, but during other sequences that should have been ominous, there was no impending feeling of evil. Fred & George were fabulous though. Those long glances from Ginny were definitely foretelling. I felt a little bad for Cho though. I guess I’ve gotten attached to these characters…

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lady In The Water

This was such a weird movie. I really liked it though. Lady In The Water did not waste any time. It dove right into the plot and kept moving. I barely felt the time pass; something I want in all the movies I see to do. The story seemed so plausible, as though this could happen in a small community somewhere and the rest of the world would never know.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

(2nd viewing)

Okay, I know we’re huge dorks. My husband and I went to see Transformers again. The first time we saw it, the theatre screwed up and put the wrong reel on, so that about 20-30mins of the movie was out of sequence. At the end of the movie, the management gave everyone a free pass to see another one. So, since it was free, we thought it would be good to have a large part of Transformers make sense. It really was confusing not having the film in the right sequence. Now we understand why the characters (both human and robot) did what they did. It’s such a great movie. I can’t wait for the DVD. I’m know I’ve going to watch it over and over!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Interview With The Vampire

The book, NOT the movie. Not that I don’t like the movie, but for the second time, I’ve discovered how much more I love the book.

I read this novel the first time, way back when. I think I was around 19. I thought it was time to revisit Interview With The Vampire. It was great reading it a second time, the anticipation for exciting events. There was also so much I had forgotten that had happened. I didn’t know Armand was with Louis for so long. I didn’t realize that the boy became so interested in vampires that he sought out Lestat’s location. I can’t wait to read the next book!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


More than meets the eye! Transformers was sick! The reality of it all was stunning. There was a sense of this actually happened; a real possibility. It goes beyond just the simple loving of a movie, beyond thinking this was amazing. There was a connection created between you and the world you were viewing on screen.

I could go into so much detail. I could tell you about the flawless CG. The characters, human and robot, were believable; their reactions true to their natures. I could rave about the transformation of Optimus Prime and the other former inhabitants of Cybertron, from robot to vehicle. I could dive into the comparisons between the cartoon and this story. Really though, all there is to say is: I have to see it again.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Drizzt finally found a home. I don’t mean the cave on the northern face of Kelvin’s Cairn. I mean, he found the most important thing that makes a home, people who accept him. At this point in his story, Drizzt isn’t even in Icewind Dale anymore. He sits beside the throne of one of the people who help make him feel at home.

I have one problem with this story. Does no one find out what happened to Kellindil? McGristle did the bad thing and he just got away with it! Yes, he’s a human and technically a member of a ‘good’ race, but Drizzt is a member of and ‘evil’ race and we don’t treat him the way we treat the rest of his kin. I think there should be some justice for the murder of the good elf.

What else is there to come in the life of Drizzt Do’Urden? I look forward to finding out.

Note: Again, not the cover of the book I read.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia was a good movie. A Disney feeling all the way through. I loved Leslie. She was fun and imaginative and brought out the best in those around her. Why did the end have to be so sad? I didn’t know that was coming, even though my husband said he could have predicted it right after they introduced Leslie. It was totally My Girl, but just more fantasy. I really wanted a ‘feel good’ movie tonight and all I can think of is the end.