Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Gerard Butler, once again, proved to be the best part of the movie for me. First of all, he's hot, and I love his eyes. Second, I love how his character respects his wife and gets her permission to kill bad guys. Now that's some hotness right there! His wife was beautiful but tough and equal to the men, and she could totally kick butt, too. I like that Leonidas had such a strong partner. I don't think a weaker woman could've handled him. Lena Headey did a good job in that role.
I didn't really care for Xerxes's freakiness, but I thought he looked cool all gold and covered with chains and stuff. And I also didn't care for his lusty women or the hunchback, but I thought all the ugly creatures and the big animals he had were kind of cool in a weird way. I thought it was so great how even though he was this all-powerful and supposedly immortal god king, he still got hurt. Like Leonidas said, "...even a god king can bleed." It's awesome that his words came true in the end.
I really enjoyed watching this movie and didn't even mind all the blood and killing since the Spartan guys were so gung ho and were fighting for their freedom. I liked how Dilios told the whole story, and it ended very well with him leading the new army but was still kind of sad. I got teary-eyed when he handed the queen back her necklace. I'm a sap. Oh well!
Thanks for loaning this one to me, Heather!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Decent movie...makes me glad I'm not a housewife in the 60s.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This movie mostly reminds me of Pride & Prejudice, but I got to see who and what probably inspired many of the characters and elements that Ms. Austen wrote about in all of her fantastic novels. It was nice to get a behind-the-scenes kind of look at a crucial time in the author's life. After seeing this movie, I have a greater understanding and appreciation for her work. Excellent movie! Jane Austen fans should all see it!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Pure scandal! Mary, Mary, what a pawn! Her family played her for their own benefit till she was all used up. They were some back-stabbing mofo-ers! She let herself get played, though, but she was so naive and hardly learned to keep her mouth shut at the end. She's lucky she didn't meet the executioner's blade with her sister. And oh, that horrible sister, Anne, when she takes over and becomes Queen...I wanted to slap her so many times throughout this story! But she sets herself up for a bad end, of course, with the help of her screwed up family. How could she expect to sleep with her brother and so many others and have nothing bad come out of it?! She got the axe (this is in the history books - I'm not ruining anything here), and Henry probaby didn't think twice about that decision. Speaking of...Henry VIII, what a bastard in this book! Yes, a big one, too! He had his way in every situation (especially with women), and if you turned on him, watch out! It could be off with their head like that!! The movie is sure to be good!
Philippa Gregory paints a different picture of the past, showing how life was for women when men ruled England. I know a lot of the background story is made up, but she did a lot of research while writing this book (she wrote about that in the back), so I can only imagine that what she wrote is not far off from the historic truth.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Elizabeth is dead-brutally murdered by a serial killer who now sits on death row, and now her husband, Dr. David Beck, sits alone in his office...it's been eight years and out of no where a mysterious e-mail pops up from an anonymous user and the chase is on...Did he really just see his dead wife on that webcam? How could she be alive? Or is someone reeling him into an elaborate mind game? Or an elaborate trap?! Oh man! I was on the edge of my seat almost through the entire thing! This author really gets into the details, and I love how he tells the story from different points of view and then brings them all together in surprising plot twists which happen right up to the very last page! I never expected the ending!
There is actually a movie based on this book, in French, and I'm going to rent it. What a thrill! You were so right, Heather! Very addictive! I'm starting my next Coben book tomorrow!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The only bad part is the sad ending. You know it's coming, but just like with your own pups you want to pretend it won't. But still...it's great!
Friday, February 1, 2008
Overall, good movie. I wouldn't suggest renting it with a bunch of friends over. I can just see people getting up after the movie in silence and going out to their cars to go home. Pick this one up when you're bored some Thursday night and want to see what the fuss was about or when you're stuck alone in Framingham, MA with nothing else to do like me.