Friday, April 16, 2010

Movie reviews coming up!

Sorry for not blogging lately, this week has been really hectic for me! I'm hoping to still continue blogging and again, I hope that means often! : )

Anyway, this is a recap of the newer posts:


Up in the Air

Verdict: SEE IT!
Great cast, unpredictable plot and relatable to everyone without being preachy. It doesen't tie together nicely, but it's an out of the ordinary, amazing movie nonetheless. I highly recommend it if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.

Lord of the Flies
Verdict: SKIP!
Unnescecary plot points, ridiculous scenes and incessant, needless cussing from the boys. Plus, it commits the crime of modernizing and americanizing the story. YICH!

Books I've read:

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Verdict: SKIP!
It's one thing to write about an intriguing and mysterious painting, it's another to completely ruin the story by making it dull with flat characters. Yes I know, Delft was beatifully described but it was just WAY too dull for me to enjoy the other aspects of the book. And there are few.

That wraps up the re-cap, now for stuff that's coming up next!

Books: No books this week (I know, sorry guys!) but I am planning to read the book version of Up in the Air by Walter Kirn. I'm also currently reading The Odyssey by the great and mysterious Homer, so expect my thoughts on that and the movies that were inspired by it.

Movies: Just finished Girl with a Pearl Earring movie today, I'm blogging on it tomorrow:

And I just got The Twilight Saga: New Moon from Netflix:

Also: The one and only Marty Scorsese is doing The Invention of Hugo Cabaret in 3-D! I haven't read the book yet, but I plan to read it soon, but I'll still be discussing this movie-in-the-works with you guys.

Hopefully life doesen't snatch me away from Books and Movies, but I'll try my best!! :D Stay tuned!