Colin and I went last night to see the movie Stardust. . . .
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Colin and I got up early Saturday morning to go to Chapters to pick up our copy of HARRY POTTER and the DEALTHY HALLOWS. The store was wonderfully decorated, and lots of kids dressed up as their favorite characters.
After tidying up around the house, Colin spent the afternoon reading it, and was done just after 2am. It took him about 15 hours.
I picked up the book this morning to read, and I hope to be half way through by Monday Morning. I don’t read nearly as fast as Colin.
This book is very different from all the others. . . . I’m really looking forward to finishing.
I’ve stayed away from all the spoliers. . . I’ve waiting 10 years for the completion of the series. . . I can wait to finish off a few hundred pages!
Happy Harry Reading!
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I’ve been working very hard at work. Non-stop for a few weeks, including weekends.
I completed the work I needed to have done yesterday, and as my reward Colin and I went to (finally) go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
I’ve really been looking forward to it, and I wasn’t disappointed.
I’m really looking forward to Saturday, with the release of the 7th and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Last night Colin and I went to see Transformers. This was our second attempt.
As a kid that grew up in the 80s, and someone who watched the TV show religiously (as well as collected the figures), I was skeptical about seeing this film. I’m a purist, what can I say.
On a whole, a very impressed with the film. I really enjoyed it. Sure, the plot and characters were a little thin – but it was the effects that drove this film. The few flaws that we caught (how the heck did he get those pants back on?) were all ‘human’ related and not CG related.
The movie on a whole was a two-and-a-half hour ad for GM, but worth the price of admission.
My teeny tiny winges:
- I can accept that Bumblebee is now a GM Camero, but he didn’t ‘look’ like Bumblebee (I really wanted him to have the little horns he had in the cartoon)
- I wanted the ‘transforming’ noise to be more ‘synthesizer-y’ sounding like the TV show.
- They transformed way too fast, and unlike the toys, I couldn’t tell where the parts were going. I missed not being about to ‘dissect’ the transformers back into vehicles in my head. (Does that make sense??)
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Colin and I went for a meal last night to “Soupbol”. Colin had the Pad Thai noddles and I had a chicken Tonkinese soup.
I love Soupbol, its one of those few and far between restaurants that you can get a warming hot meal that fills you up, but doesn’t stuff you to the brim. Also, its very affordable. You get a meal, and appetizer and a drink for under $30 for two people.
I have to mention the staff as well, I really enjoyed how polite and courteous our server was. She was delightfully sweet and was able to recommend items to complement our meal. And she allowed us to make a few out of the box requests. I love Soupbol’s peanut sauce, and instead of having plum sauce with my imperial rolls, she let me have a bowl of peanut sauce instead.
The plan was to go to the cinema to see Transformers after our meal at Soupbol. We got to the Kirkland Collisuem, where the movie was playing on 4 of the 16 screens
Sold out. Sold out. Sold out. Sold out.
Can you believe it was sold out across the board. (I suggested that we go and see “Knocked Up” and was promptly told – No! Not a chick flick)
Surely Transformers was not going to be popular with the kids that weren’t even born in the 80s to remember the TV series (or original animated film) . Why was the movie theatre packed?
Then it dawned on us, cheap ticket Tuesday! Blasted! Curses!
Why can’t parents keep their kids home and let the TV raise them like our parents. . . .
Colin and I might go this weekend to see Transformers. We also have a date set next week with some friends to check out the new Harry Potter film. We’ll be going to Dim Sum that night.
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When we lived in England several of our friends became police officers, one in the Surrey Police and another in the London Metropolitian Police. . . . . .
Last week Colin and I decided to go out to a film and see HOT FUZZ, staring Simon Peg and Nick Frost.
Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing – the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman. The son of amiable Police Chief Frank Butterman, Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life “bad boy,” and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Danny’s puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angel’s growing frustration. However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny’s dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality. It’s time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice
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With the release of CASINO ROYALE on DVD, I am a still sad sad girl tonight! My husband brought to my attention the below linked and cited article from the website Dark Horizons. Apparently my lovely tanned and toned Bond, Mr Craig, wants to limit his nudity in the upcoming un named Bond project 22, he wants people to appreicate his acting skills and not just consider him a piece of flesh.
I suppose I can understand where he is coming from, but not everyone in this world has the chisled and sculpted pieces of flesh that he does. I think its like art, it takes a deserning eye to appreciate its fine lines. In this case, I am said deserning eye, and my deserning eye will be well disapointed without some eye candy in the next film. I’m actually considering not bothering to go see it . . . .
I spoke about that shot in my personal review of the movie. . . that shot was part of the reason I’m enamoured once again with Bond. xoxox <3. Daniel Craig embodies (litteratly) everything our Mr Flemming set out for Bond to be. Why mess with a perfect combination.
Daniel didn’t have an issue with nudity in layer cake. . .as seen below (I covered his pee pee for modesty, this is of course a family friendly blog ) If you search “Daniel Craig” in Google Images, you can see the unaltered verision if you so choose.
So in the spirit of the possibility of never getting to see Daniel Craig in various states of undress, here are some pictures. . .
New Bond Villain & Nudity Talk
James Bond’s now infamous walk out of the surf in blue speedos in “Casino Royale” has already gone down in pop culture history – thanks mostly to the first on-set photos which splashed across hundreds of magazines and websites, to the marketing trailers which emphasized it to bring a wider audience into the theatre.
For all its quality filmmaking, its Daniel Craig’s bulging muscles filling those little Italian La Perla shorts can definitely be cited as one of the film’s strong selling points for getting them in. One person however isn’t comfortable in repeating that idea – Daniel Craig himself.
According to a report on WENN via MI6, Craig has told film bosses to cover him up so that the focus is more on his acting talent, rather than his appearance. A source says “Daniel was a little uncomfortable at the amount of nudity he had to do. He appreciated that a lot of it was to win over the female fans but it’s not something he wants to make a habit of, no matter how good he looks in his trunks“.
In other “Bond 22″ related news, former running candidate for the role Goran Visnjic – who reportedly just quit TV’s “ER” this week, has late 2007/early 2008 booked for a massive project. That project? Bond potentially.
According to a Croatian newspaper via MI6, it seems that when auditioning for Bond in Casino Royale, he impressed the EON people so much (he was turned down then for being too young apparently) that he’s won the role of Vesper Lynd’s French-Algerian former love interest mentioned in ‘Royale’. It also claims that his role will be “sizable, menacing and significant to the plot”.
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