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Recent Movies


For a change, I’ve actually been to see a few movies lately, so I thought I would share my thoughts on them with you all. 🙂

Michael Jackson’s This Is It

I’ve been to see this movie twice and I loved it! MJ was unbelievably talented and a creative genius. He still had it at 50 years old. The movie chronicles the rehearsals from the This Is It shows that were to be in London this year. Based on the footage, the show would have been absolutely amazing! It made me sad because the full show will never happen now, and his children will never get to see him perform. He passed before his time. I was also happy because he still had his voice, his dancing and his passion and dedication to his art.

(I ask that anyone who has negative comments to make about MJ keep it to themselves. If you’re not a fan of his music, that’s fine. Everyone’s entitled to their own taste in music. But I would appreciate it if anyone who has negative things to say about him would go and find a group of your peers. It’s not here.)

 

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

I finally made it to the theater to see this movie and was not disappointed. It should definitely be seen on the big screen at least once, though I’ll be buying the DVD as well. Harry Potter and the rest of the characters have grown up and have to go through even more trials and life changing situations.

I’m always impressed by the quality of the HP films. The stunning scenery, sets and special effects mixed with the wonderfully rich characters that the actors portray and the situations that they’re placed in makes for an amazing movie. I’m ashamed to admit that I have yet to read the books, and yes I do have them all, but I’m loving the movies! 😀

 

 

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

If you’re a resident on the planet Earth, you know that New Moon opened on Nov 20th. I went to a 12:30pm show on Friday and it was packed, as was the show at 11:55am. The line-up outside for the movie when we came out was overwhelming. But that’s no surprise to me. (That’s why we went early. :D) And thankfully there weren’t a million squealing/tweeting teenagers to ruin the movie.

I really liked it. I’ll have to see it a couple more times to totally make up my mind, but other than the people who were in the theater with a BABY who was crying!!??, I enjoyed the movie. I thought that they did a good job of putting the story to film. As an avid reader, of course there were parts of the book that I wish had been put into the movie, but let’s be real, there’s no way to pack every detail of a 608 page book into a 2 hour movie.

I loved the addition of the werewolves and the Volturi. I don’t want to give any spoilers away for those who haven’t seen it yet. They stayed true to the book with a couple of changes that added to the visual experience. I’ll definitely be going to see it again.

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Movies, Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates, Spotlight On... | , , , | 5 Comments

Friday Night Bites – Spotlight & Review


Friday NBFriday Night Bites by Chloe Neill

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (TRD) ( Oct 6 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045122793X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451227935
  • Book Description

    “Vamps in Chicago!

    You’d think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we’re enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don’t get me wrong, Joe Public isn’t exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven’t stormed the castle yet.

    But all that will change once they learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle and drink themselves silly. Most civilized vampires frown on this behaviour, putting mere mortals at ease with their policy of asking a person’s consent before taking a big gulp of the red stuff. However, that doesn’t make good copy for a first time reporter looking to impress his high society family.

    So now my “master,” the centuries old, yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan, wants me to reconnect with my own upper class family and act as liaison between humans and vampires—and keep the more unsavoury aspects of our existence out of the media. But someone doesn’t want people and vamps to play nicey-nice—someone with an ancient grudge.”

    My Thoughts:

    The second book in the Chicagoland Vampires series did not dissapoint! If you’ve read my review of the first book, Some Girls Bite, then you know I was addicted from the get go. In this book, Merit continues her training as Sentinel for her “House”, and is still working on adjusting to her new life as a vampire. I love that Merit has such a sassy and courageous personality. I had a hard time putting the book down. The plot flows well, mixed in with excitement, danger, mystery, romance and humor. The world-building, characters and story telling that Chloe Neill has crafted is quite simply gritty and delicious at the same time!

    I highly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Mystery or Suspense of the supernatural variety. If you’re new to the genres, but not sure about the “gore” factor involved with Vampires and Shifters, then this is also a great series as it’s not overly descriptive in that regard. There is violence, as it wouldn’t be a Paranormal/Urban Fantasy without it, but it’s not of the horror variety. (Though, strangely enough, I see it shelved in the Horror section of my local bookstores!? This does not confound me overly much as I also find Erotica shelved in Fantasy too, lol.)

        

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    November 21, 2009 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , , | Leave a comment