Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lucky Number Slevin

3.75 Stars

This is one of those thriller movies that doesn't reveal everything until the very end, but by the time you get there you've figured it out anyway. I really like Bruce Willis and had high hopes for the movie. But it was kinda gory, of course. And the heroes are bad guys. The main character was fun to watch, don't get me wrong. Strange and somehow like-able dude, but all the people in the movie have some serious lack of morals. Big turn off. Yes the "good" bad guy "wins" in the end, but there's nothing triumphant about that. Left me feeling empty, sad and a little sick.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Gone Away World

2.5 Stars
by Nick Harkaway

Parker picked this book out at the library for me one week when I couldn't find some books that Sarah recommended on this blog. I tried to finish this book. I really did. I got about halfway through it over the course of six weeks. It was a little painful. The author is obviously intelligent (and very British) and his language skills are incredible; but I didn't get the story. At all. It was too weird even for me, a big fan of Stephen King. I think it appeals more towards men; to be more specific, men who like science fiction. If the author didn't go off on these huge tangents all the time, I might have finished the book. It wasn't awful, just... tedious? Yes, that's the word.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kinky Boots

4 Stars

Although the romantic side storyline was predictable, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this film. It was unique in that even though it seemed so odd, it felt like this could really happen (and apparently did). The characters in the movie were great. I'd recommend it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Onion Movie

2.5 stars

I am a fan of Great humor. The movie, on the other hand, was not worth seeing. I fell asleep watching it! The part I did see had some haha moments, but nothing that had me in stitches. Eh.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


3 Stars

This book was fairly entertaining. I enjoyed the sarcasm the most. The problem with this book is that I have read another book about an alcoholic who goes to rehab called, "A Million Little Pieces" and "Dry" doesn't come close to being as entertaining....even though it is non-fiction. Neither of those books are for the easily offended or "faint of heart", however "Dry" was just that, a little dry. 

Secret Life Of Bees

Mom read the book, and raved about it so much I had to read it. Excellent book. Didn't expect a lot out of the movie, but it's actually a pretty good film. Sure, it can't match the writing, but it's a different medium. I would have liked to have seen it stretched out a few more hours to focus more on depth; but the story gets exposed. Maybe not a "must-see", but I do not think you'll regret the time you spend with it.