Tag: Movie Review

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

“Friends are God’s way of saying ‘sorry’ for your family.” A friend said that to me and I must say I’m truly enamoured of it because it’s so spot-on. I like my friends. I want to expand the list a little, but I’m content with what I’ve got. I think most of ’em I can […]

No More Scooter News Really

No More Scooter News Really Scooter is still in hospital. All tests so far are negative, and the gas is gone and she’s still immobile. The vet is running additional tests in an effort find the problem. She’s not comfortable at all and there’s no clue as to the issue. I am expecting additional news […]

Pineapple Express (and various other items)

We saw Pineapple Express today. If you see any film with the word Pineapple in the title, make it this one. A fast check of IMDB reveals this is the only one. So much for that plan. It was funny — definitely a better film than Tropic Thunder (see previous blog post). I laughed most […]

Science Fiction, Double Feature (RHPS)

Well in a post-birthday celebration, we had a great evening out. First, we (everyone except Karen and Timmy) ended up going to Renegade, the awesome BBQ restaurant at the Hard Rock. I tasted alligator — the first time I’ve ever eaten it. It tastes like ….. chicken …. and I wasn’t even going to eat […]

A Very Movie Weekend: Mamma Mia and The Dark Knight.

The concept of a film called “Mamma Mia and the Dark Knight” amuses me greatly. I wouldn’t see it, but it amuses me. So on to the reviews of both. Mamma Mia (the film)Since the play and the movie have no substantial plot, I’m not much worried about giving it away. The goal is to […]

Mostly Wall-E (Wall*E) Review

First, a few clarifications about my new car for those asking. It’s the 3.0 version of the X5 which is 6 cylinders and not 8. I didn’t need the power or the crappy-ass fuel penalty. Secondly, one of the big deciding factors was the all-inclusive maintenance that includes absolutely everything except tires. That makes a […]

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting (Panda Review)

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting Those kicks were fast as lightning In fact, it was a little bit frightening But they fought with expert timing Thanks to Carl Douglas for that quick excerpt and flashback. We now return you to the present day where I just saw Kung Fu Panda. Today’s outing included Dave, Steve, […]

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Long day. Dad called early and woke me up asking if I could find him an earlier flight home. I gave this off to Karen. No dice for Dad. Last minute flights on Memorial Day are just a fantasy. Yes, I saw Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull today with The Higgi […]

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspain (also My Hard Drive)

I saw the new Narnia flick today with Timmy. I rather enjoyed it, perhaps more than the first one because it was a little less preachy. I understand that by nature a Narnia film shall be preachy because that’s pretty much what the whole thing’s about. START SPOILERS Most everything I wrote in the first […]

Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass (Movie Review)

I finally saw Golden Compass, the film based on the His Dark Materials trilogy. Let me get the first bits out of the way. The book is way better. If you loved the book, you will be mostly disappointed in this film because so much is left out, much of it essential. In order to […]