movies Category

September 6, 2010

Well, that’s one less obsession.

As I blogged last week, I obsess over boots. I have way too many pairs of boots (someday I will take pictures to share). I am also obsessed with Scott Pilgrim vs The World (the movie- I haven’t finished the graphic novel series to become obsessed with that). More specifically: Envy Adams boots. After seeing the movie, I began Googling “red strappy gladiator heels” and kept looking and looking. Armed with only the above screencap from the music video of The Clash at Demonhead’s “Black Sheep” – I just kept searching. This morning, I started my Google searches, egged on…

August 28, 2010

Behind on the times

I just saw The Time Traveler’s Wife on HBO. TheBoy and I had both read it, and were eager to see it- but the reviews were so middling that we decided not to see it in theaters. One thing we were agreed on was that it was a really difficult book to adapt. The pacing of the book relied on being able to switch between Claire and Henry’s lives, jumping through his life and hers to weave the story. The movie itself chose to follow Henry’s life from start to finish- when the book mostly followed Claire’s chronologically. (If you…

August 24, 2010

A lovely weekend

It isn’t often that my husband gets weekends off. TheBoy works long hours in a demanding industry, so we cherish just about every second we have together. Luckily, he had this weekend off. Saturday he slept, and Sunday we had planned on going to the Dodgers game. Only, it was hot and the thought of sitting in the sun for the duration of the game was sounding less and less appealing as time went on. So instead of the game, we decided to go a little more local and have some fun.

August 16, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Go see it!

Scott Pilgrim vs The World is based on the epic graphic novels by Bryan O’Malley (@radiomaru). The graphic novels were set in 6 volumes, which yes, in my opinion qualifies it as an epic. Writing, drawing, inking and coloring them mostly by himself- that’s no small feat. (Plus, the movie is an epic of epic epicness) Starring Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim has had a lot of hype in the comic community- and indeed, had a huge presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The series was a fun hybrid of the hipster music scene, video…

August 11, 2010

Into the ether

Typewriter photo taken from Flickr user Emdot. Source. This is the difficult part of blogging. I know that there are those who read my blog posts, but there aren’t any comments. At least not from humans. I get plenty of spam comments, those that are clearly written by foreigners. As I blog, I know that at least the bots are interested. The comments from the bots are so obviously written in one language and translated into English- I only wish I knew what their original message was. Today I recieved: I admire what you maintain done here. I like the…

August 5, 2010

Oh DirecTV, you’re so funny.

My wonderful mother-in-law is watching the boys this weekend, so TheBoy and I can duck out for a vacation. Vegas! Yes, I’ll have a full trip report. Right now we’re watching the kidlet’s new favorite movie- The Mummy Returns. I suppose I should explain why my two little ones are watching it, right? Well, I love the movie. I used to want to cosplay as Meela Nais as Comic-Con (She’s the badass reincarnation of Ankh-su-namun), but that just never happened. If it’s on television, especially one of the movie channels, I have to watch it. A couple days ago, I…

July 2, 2010

Racism & The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender opens this weekend, and has one of the worst Rotten Tomatoes scores that I’ve seen yet. Right now it’s hovering around 7-9% (Currently it’s at 9, but it was at 7 yesterday). To put this in reference, Twilight’s Eclipe is at 50%. And that’s a movie that is only getting slack from reviewers because they know that it will appeal to its fanbase and it’s fanbase only. “Avatar” was a phenomenon for Nickelodeon. They found themselves with a series that appealed to both children and adults, one that was both humorous and epic. Not only that, it…

June 30, 2010

Embracing my inner geek: New Wonder Woman costume & Spidey casting

Lately I’ve been letting my freak flag fly. Tweeting about gaming, and writing at least 4 geek related blog posts that never made it past my drafts folder. Today, however, has been a big day for all of us geeks. (Yes, I wear the label with pride) DC unveiled the Wonder Woman costume for an upcoming storyline, and it’s been rumored that Josh Hutcherson has been cast as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spiderman reboot.

May 28, 2010

Defending a movie I’m not keen on seeing…

I admit it. I’m not going to see “Sex and the City 2.” What I’ve gleaned of the plot seems interesting, the problems real enough- but I was happy with the way the first movie ended. That said, it surprises me how venomous the reviews for SATC2 have become. Not surprisingly, male reviewers don’t get the movie and find it to be tiresome and not interesting. Female reviewers tend to be a bit kinder. Most seem to say it isn’t as interesting as the series or the movie, and those who weren’t fans of the series tend to say so.…