Friday, November 27, 2009

Movies IMHO

In this age of constant movie remakes (very sad, since some of the ORIGINALS are pretty darn recent themselves), it's nice to find SOME movies that are new AND great-

I've been a fan of the most excellent "Harry Potter" series of books and the movies, then was blindsided by the "Twilight" saga only last year, after the first movie came out. Instantly, the written saga sucked me in - and now there's a "New Moon" on the rise!

However, I must say that I liked the music from "Twilight" much better - and the ballgame scene with Muse's "Super Massive Black Hole" and fantastic choreography and cinematography was PAST superb! Wish "New Moon" had something cool like that, but the movie was great, the effects were pretty good, and the acting was good, if sometimes overwhelmed by the obvious beefcake and special effects.

Question: why not at least TRY to make it a date flick, by having SOME females in scanty gear? Right now, what fellow would even THINK of taking his girlfriend to see it, with nothing BUT half-clad young studs and no hope of a girl to ogle? Seriously, people... :P

But I loved the flick and will probably see it again! (before buying it, of course; after a LONNNNG wait until it's released /sigh)

And still waiting impatiently for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" to be released on DVD. Thank heavens, "Star Trek" finally came out. THAT was also a killer flick!

Looking forward to seeing "The Blind Side", after word of mouth from several people who saw it at the premiere. They could not say enough how GREAT that movie (starring Sandra Bullock) is- Since Sandra Bullock also seriously rocks, that's good enough for ME.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mourning and Moving On

As the Wheel of the Year turns, coming closer to Hallowe'en/Samhain and Christmas/Yule, many people remember those they have lost, whether long ago or recently.

This time of the year is often sadder for the lack of those gone ahead. However, we can (and MUST) intentionally remember the holidays when we HAD those we've lost. Recall those times that were funny and joyous - or just there.

A very kind person has a blog specifically for the grieving process: Modern Mourner. She very kindly blogged on one of my rings (my own favorite), "Time Passes". The ring she chose is actually Time Passes II, made for a more industrial, heavy duty look. I like this phrase, from "New Moon" of Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, because it reminds us that the raw, killing pain of our grief, whether it's loss of a loved one or any other pain, WILL diminish.

We just need to SURVIVE, until we can breathe and see and remember that there can still be sunshine. After all, without the night, one cannot appreciate the sunrise.

So hang in there!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Action, personal drama, romance/sex, humor, attitude...what's NOT to love?

Yes, yes, I'm a "Star Trek" fan, from way back...but this movie is bloody INCREDIBLE! My favorite of the movies has pretty much stayed at (like most people) the EVEN numbered movies, particularly "The Wrath of Khan" and the "Next Generation" movies.

THIS movie had the theatre - including my friend who was "enduring" the movie out of friendship - wrapped up from start to finish! My friend (who got us the premiere tickets) has NEVER liked ANY of the "Star Trek" franchise. And, indeed, DISliked it, because people (like me) were avid "Star Trek" fans and she didn't "get it".

This movie's casting and chemistry showed her why- The entire cast was spot-on, pretty much. Quinto, as Spock, was an eerie perfect doppelganger, even to the early series periodic emotional displays. Chris Pine, as Kirk, is as spontaneous and stubborn ... and creative ... as Kirk as ever been. Pegg's Scotty, Cho's Sulu, Saldana's Uhura, Urban's McCoy, Ryder's Amanda and Cross' Sarek were all perfect! Perfection squared, even...

So, even if you don't like "Star Trek", but DO like a great action flick - go SEE this movie!