Monday, April 20, 2009

The Measure of a Lady

5 Stars

I just finished the second half of this book last night after reading it for about two hours straight. I got lost in it, completely forgetting that I was reading in the first place. I loved it. I loved it from the beginning, and I loved it the rest of the way through. While the ending was somewhat predictable, the means of getting there was not. The setting takes place in San Francisco during the gold rush. The author actually did a ton of research and included several actual historical events into the story in such a graceful way, there was no reason for me to believe that ANY of the details were made up. Her writing and descriptions are beautiful, and the story was very clever and entertaining.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hot Fuzz

3 stars?

I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie and I'm still not entirely sure what I think about it. At first it had us in stitches with its off-the-wall humor, but slowly it turned into some kind of bad horror/cop fighting film. It went from funny to disturbing and left us wondering, "what the heck was THAT?" Out there, for sure. I wouldn't say "don't watch it," but if you do, don't turn around and say I didn't warn you!