Monday, March 31, 2008

Whole bunch of Movies

So I have seen a whole bunch of movies over the last two weeks have not written about them. The first one that i saw two weeks ago but forgot to talk about was the movie and it was Horton Hears a Who.

What can you say about this movie. It is a Dr. Seuss movie. That should explain it all. I do not remember this tail from when i was a child but the book looked familiar when i looked at the book. My mother said she always liked this book so we probably have it somewhere.

The movie "This is England" was an interesting look at England in the 1980's It also showed an interesting look at the English skinhead. The funny thing was that sometimes when the characters were to say something and i would think i was watching Red Dwarf. OK, I know that i was not but they did say a lot of the same things which would make sense since Red Dwarf was made in the 80's and the movie took place in the eights. Yea, sometimes i am slow but i get there sooner or later. This was a good movie to see but expect some violence.

This was a fun movie to see and i highly recommend it. It is about kid that has to travel though time to find items to save the world from darkness. The effects where very good also. I found it quite entertaining to watch.

I did see this in the theater but i have just rented again to see it. I have not read the book in a long time but i thought they did a great adaption of the book. It was very fun to watch.

When i saw the preview for this movie i always knew i would like it so i of course saw it in the theaters. It might be my fatalistic look of the future and wondering what the world would be like in the future if something terrible happiness like what happened in this movie. It is violent with a lot blood. I liked the movie a lot.

I think i saw one other movie but i can not remember what it was. So that is about it for now.

Friday, March 28, 2008

The joy of reading books and listening to them on tape is that i get many more books read.  So for post number two of the day i will tell of the second book i finished today.

When looking at this cover people are probably thinking not another vampire romance novel with lots of unbelievable sex scenes but it is not.  There is no sex in it at all.

Now, i have read many different books on vampires and as i write my blogs you will see a whole bunch of them since i  seem to have a thing for vampires.  This is an interesting take on the vampire world.  There are two types of vampires, the made ones and the born ones.  The made ones ignore the made ones and try and find a born vamp with a good fertility rating.  There is no love in the matches of born vampires.  The main character wants a man of her own but she wants love so she decided to start a dating service to help everyone find what they need.  I making this to complicated.  lets keep it simple.  It was a cute book even though the heroin had a problem with noticing the labels of everyone's clothes. Easy to read and if you like vampires like and need a quick book to read then this is the one for you. 

The Family Tree

Just finished the book called the Family Tree. It is the story of three generations of women and the lives. Not all of their lives just the import parts. It is tole by the last female and her looking back to when her mom was alive and looking at the history of her grandmother and the love that she had lost. So it is basically three stories being told at the same time. the daughters, the mothers, and the grandmothers. Which means it jump around a lot. I listen to it on tape so maybe it is not as jumpy if you are reading it. It was good though and i recommend it to those who need a book to read. It is British so expect a lot of British terminology like lift and lay-in.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Night Watch and Day Watch

So this is the movie I watched over the weekend. I saw in the theater when it came out in 2004 and what i liked about it when it came out was what it did with its subtitles. It is a Russian movie if no one figured that out. What they did with the subtitles was make them part of the movie. Like in the beginning when the boy is swimming and he hears a voice calling to him. instead of just hearing the eerie voice the subtitles take on a blood like look to them and float away in the water. Sometimes it even looks like it is blood coming from the boys nose bleed which is the result of the call. Another thing that the subtitles did was when a character screamed at the main character that got big like the were screaming to. So when i rented this movie i as hoping to enjoy these features but it did not even have it spoken in Russian.

Other then that it is a great movie. The idea of the tale is very original. Then what they do with the spacial effects is just great. I highly recommend this movie.

Then there is Day Watch the sequel to watch. When the first movie came out they said it would be the first part in a trilogy. After watch Day Watch i have no idea of where they are going to go with a third movie but i hope not to miss it.

I did miss Day Watch in the theaters so i did not get to see if the continued with what they did with the subtitles. The story is just as great here as in the first. The special effects might even be better then before. There is this great scene where a girl is driving her car along the side of the building and there is a cleaning lady one of the rooms that just looks out the window in dismay because of the tire streak on the other side of the window she just finished cleaning.

Anyways, watch both is what i recommend.
Since it seems that everyone i know has a blog i might as well try and have one also.  The main word in that sentence is TRY.  I thought about what i could blog about and thought of all the movies i watch and all the books i read and realized that i could write about them.  Since blogs are supposed to be about the person who is writing the blog and everything that happens in their lives, i knew that would never work for me.  My blog would be small and boring if i only talked about my life since all i do is work and go to school. Since no one wants to hear about my boring job or what i have learned about in school i will talk about the books or movies that i have read or seen recently.  I will add stuff about me if something interesting happens but since that is a rarity we will not have to worry about it. well that is it for now. More latter.