Movies

Jun. 15th, 2012 10:37 pm
spirithorse21: (A Toast to Friends)
Upcoming movies I'd like to see this summer (a note to self):

The Word
Won't Back Down
Magic Mike
Step Up Revolution
Ruby Sparks
Take This Waltz
Hyde Park on Hudson
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
spirithorse21: (A Toast to Friends)
Ok, so I'm really late to the game on this one, but Jeremy and I watched Avatar for the first time last night. We kept waffling about it while it was in theaters...go to see the special effects? Watch it on IMAX, regular, 3D? We never could make up our mind and were just luke warm about the whole thing anyway, so we skipped it. Until last night.

My overall impression? They ripped off LOTR, Rambo, *George W. Bush* (for God's sake, they felt the need to rip off George Bush!), CS Lewis, and a number of other much more original movies. My favorite was that they ripped off George Bush though. lol! ("We are going to fight terror with terror!")

Jeremy and I took turns slinging insults and one liners at the film, but I had the best one of the night: "For all their technology, they still can't make planes impervious to birds." That one had Jeremy laughing for a while.

On the plus side, the effects were really cool. I kind of would have liked to have seen in on IMAX 3D, but not for $20 a person. The Avatar idea was kind of neat too. I was disappointed in the story telling though. It really lacked, felt more like an uncohesive dream. I suppose they were kind of going for that, but they still could have told the story better I think. I don't think it was a waste of my time, but it wasn't that great of a movie. I'm glad it didn't get all those awards it was nominated for.
spirithorse21: (A Toast to Friends)
Ok, so I'm really late to the game on this one, but Jeremy and I watched Avatar for the first time last night. We kept waffling about it while it was in theaters...go to see the special effects? Watch it on IMAX, regular, 3D? We never could make up our mind and were just luke warm about the whole thing anyway, so we skipped it. Until last night.

My overall impression? They ripped off LOTR, Rambo, *George W. Bush* (for God's sake, they felt the need to rip off George Bush!), CS Lewis, and a number of other much more original movies. My favorite was that they ripped off George Bush though. lol! ("We are going to fight terror with terror!")

Jeremy and I took turns slinging insults and one liners at the film, but I had the best one of the night: "For all their technology, they still can't make planes impervious to birds." That one had Jeremy laughing for a while.

On the plus side, the effects were really cool. I kind of would have liked to have seen in on IMAX 3D, but not for $20 a person. The Avatar idea was kind of neat too. I was disappointed in the story telling though. It really lacked, felt more like an uncohesive dream. I suppose they were kind of going for that, but they still could have told the story better I think. I don't think it was a waste of my time, but it wasn't that great of a movie. I'm glad it didn't get all those awards it was nominated for.
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It's been raining and gray and blustery all weekend here in Indianapolis. Yesterday I was able to take advantage of a break in the weather for that barn trip, but today was just a lost cause in the weather department. True, I could have gone to the barn and utilized our indoor arena same as I did yesterday. But instead I utilized the weather as an excuse and decided to spend the day with my husband.

Jeremy and I had a late start to the morning and then I found a lovely buttermilk waffle recipe. We tried that out with our new Blackberry Syrup, which turned out beautifully. Then, around 1pm, we decided a movie sounded like a great way to spend a rainy day. After perusing the current listings, we settled on a possible double feature at the independent theater: The Secret of the Kells and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We did end up watching both films and they were fantastic! I just wanted to share a bit about both as I highly recommend that you all go see them.

The Secret of the Kells



Review of The Secret of the Kells )

The second film we saw today was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I first heard of this series from [livejournal.com profile] dressagegrrrl who has highly recommended the books. I never did get around to reading the books, but the movie synopsis and trailers looked good. Since it was showing shortly after The Secret of Kells and we had nothing better to do today, we watched it too.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo )
spirithorse21: (Default)
It's been raining and gray and blustery all weekend here in Indianapolis. Yesterday I was able to take advantage of a break in the weather for that barn trip, but today was just a lost cause in the weather department. True, I could have gone to the barn and utilized our indoor arena same as I did yesterday. But instead I utilized the weather as an excuse and decided to spend the day with my husband.

Jeremy and I had a late start to the morning and then I found a lovely buttermilk waffle recipe. We tried that out with our new Blackberry Syrup, which turned out beautifully. Then, around 1pm, we decided a movie sounded like a great way to spend a rainy day. After perusing the current listings, we settled on a possible double feature at the independent theater: The Secret of the Kells and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We did end up watching both films and they were fantastic! I just wanted to share a bit about both as I highly recommend that you all go see them.

The Secret of the Kells



Review of The Secret of the Kells )

The second film we saw today was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I first heard of this series from [livejournal.com profile] dressagegrrrl who has highly recommended the books. I never did get around to reading the books, but the movie synopsis and trailers looked good. Since it was showing shortly after The Secret of Kells and we had nothing better to do today, we watched it too.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo



Review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo )
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Bold for movies you've seen.. Italics for movies you have partially seen... add three more at the end that you have seen... pass it along.
God, is my life wasted on movies? )
spirithorse21: (Default)
Bold for movies you've seen.. Italics for movies you have partially seen... add three more at the end that you have seen... pass it along.
God, is my life wasted on movies? )
spirithorse21: (Default)
Ok, if there's anyone else like me, who is a complete freak about The Last Unicorn, there is a new fantasy movie coming out in December of 2004. So far, the response in Europe has been of LOTR levels! And they haven't even started filming the movie yet!!! The screenplay is once again written by Peter S. Beagle, so it'll be awesome. Check out this web site for more . . .
The Last Unicorn
spirithorse21: (Default)
Ok, if there's anyone else like me, who is a complete freak about The Last Unicorn, there is a new fantasy movie coming out in December of 2004. So far, the response in Europe has been of LOTR levels! And they haven't even started filming the movie yet!!! The screenplay is once again written by Peter S. Beagle, so it'll be awesome. Check out this web site for more . . .
The Last Unicorn

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