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Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekend Box Office Prediction



     This will be a little tricky this weekend. Predators maybe a remake but it truly looks promising. Adrien Brody never disappoints me and Robert Rodriquez is such an amazing director (with the exception of The Advetures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, aghhhhh!). I pray that this will be as great as it looks and lives up to the original one.  

     Then there is Despicable Me. I really want to see this. It looks like the sort of film that will be adorable, hilarious amd maybe touching. Steve Carell is usually a sure fire hit and I love the concept of the movie. This looks like a film that remembers both kids and parents will be in the audience. 

    Last but not least, the bane of my existence, The Twilight Saga: Eclispe. I cannot stand this series. Honestly it pisses me off. Everytime I have asked why you like Twilight or have heard the question why, I get the two same dumbass answers. (1) It is so romantic and/or (2) Edward/Jacob are so hot. That is it. I never hear this is a great movie or it has a great story. Those are it. Well one, I am not much for romantic flicks at all (if it were up to me romantic comedies would be obliterrated). But I am sure there must be something that is not as silly and sappy as this. I can't sit down and listen to "Bella I won't let anything happen to you" for two hours. I mean, I want a guy looking out for me and all, but I don't want a 100 year puppy dog. Then two, I agree, Edward and Jacod are hot. There is no way of getting around the fact that they are nice to look at. But I am a moviewatcher. I watch movies for the talent and I haven't seen much of it here to be honest. Are hot men enough for me to spend my 20 bucks on? HELL NO! Twilight is the biggest prank in the world. It shows you just how easy it is to make money off with  hot guys that don't wear t-shirts 95% of the time and mediocre acting  not to mention a story that just happens to look a lot like the Sookie Stackhouse books.

     So I am putting my money on Predators at number 1 this weekend just due to the cult following. Despicable Me looks promising, but still. It is always possible for Twilight to be number 1, sadly, but I can't talk common sense into everyone.      

Toy Story 3 (2010)

     I saw this last weekend and, of course, Pixar has blown all others out of the water. I don't care that it took eleven years for this film to come out, could have taken 25 and I guarantee that it is still one of the most amazing films ever!  Toy Story 3 is sure to be something that you will love no matter how old or young you are.
     Toy Story 3 starts off with Woody, Buzz, and the gang all preparing for Andy to head off to college. But through a misunderstanding and mislabeling, Woody gets shunned and accidentally ends up with this adorable and imaginative little girl named Bonnie. Everyone else though is taken to Sunnyside Day Care and they think it is such a great place because it means no one will be thrown away. But they soon find out it is not the fun and happy place they were led to believe.
     What more can I say about this film. Not only is it one of the best films ever, but it is apart of one of the best series ever. Pixar, to me, is the epitamy of movie production companies. They actually get it. Unlike the majority of animated films that make them too stupid for parents and too ridiculous for children, Pixar sees the whole picture. They don't shower us down with lame and unfunny jokes, stupid and overdone fart sounds, food fights, numerous nutshots and headshots. All these things they add in a lot of animated films that aren't really funny most of the time. Pixar makes films that actually mean something, make you see things in a different light.
     I highly recommend to carry some tissues because you will want to cry when watching this. I hate crying, in public or otherwise, so I held it in and my lips would not stop shaking. That is how this film will effect you. Best of all, it is not a sad type of crying, they are tears of joy. I have never in all my years of being a movie lover felt the need to cry because you feel happy. I left the theater watching grown men walk out alongside their kids with red rimmed eyes. You want perfection, watch Toy Story 3 if you already haven't and watch it again because you just could not believe how good it was the first time.

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Book Review: The Demon Awakens (Demon Wars 1) by R.A Salvatore


     The Demon Awakens follows, mainly, three different characters. It starts though bu introducing us to the villain....er demon, Bestesbulizubar. Yes, even demons have the most ridiculous names I have ever seen. I understand that this is set in the Old Times, if you will, but jeez. I am sure even back then someone would have had the crap beaten out of them for a name like that. Anyway, we are introduced to the demon's awakening (duh) and, of course, like any self respecting demon worth his salt (I am laughing at my own contradiction), he wants to raise some hell. That is when this long, yet somewhat enjoyable story beings.
     This book takes us on a journey following the three main characters who have experienced plenty before the age of 30. The first two characters we are introduced to are Elbryan Wyndon and Jilseponie Ursal (Pony for short). They are very good childhood friends that obviously will fall in love. They drift apart after their village is attacked by goblins and giants. Elbryan thinks Pony is dead and vice versa. Elbryan is soon trained by mysterious creatures to become a protector for the villages. Pony goes through even more various stages of hell. But she is quite the tomboy so she was able to fight through all her obstacles.  It is after one of her obstacles she was found and mentored by our third character.
     The third main character is Avelyn Desbris. A young man training to become a monk for the Abellican Church. In this training, he shows he is one of the most promising members of the church. This brings attention to Avelyn from the leader of the church (you know, besides God). This is when Avelyn finds that there is more to this church than what is on the surface and his faith is put to the test.
     I have read plenty of reviews for this book and I know quite a bit don't like it. I did though but I do understand the reasons why. I believe the biggest downside to this book is that it is verbose (too wordy, I know who am I to say that, right?). But this book had so much descriptions of various landmarks and stuff that really were not needed. It was a little daunting in parts, but through all of that I still could not stop reading it. Sure the reading was slow, but I read through it still. When I got to the end, I found that I really wanted to get my hands on the second book in the series. Was this book great? Not really. Could this have been better? Yes. Is it something that should be read at least once? Yes.

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For more information, go here: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/r-a-salvatore/demon-awakens.htm

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lesley Livingston -Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange 1)

  
      I finished this book last week and fell in love with this new author, Lesley Livingston. I don't usually read a lot of young adult books. What can I say, I have only been an official adult for only 4 and half years now, so I want to enjoy adult things (get your brain out of the gutter). Nonetheless I prefer more adult orientied books.  But this one hooked me somehow. I think after reading the outstanding books from Karen Marie Moning, I have been searching for books on the Fey and this one got me.
      This book is a about a 17 year old girl named Kelley Winslow who is an aspiring actress. She lives in New York with her high maintenance roommate Tyff. Kelley just got promoted from stage hand to the lead role in the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream ironically enough. This is where things turn for Kelley, for better and worse.
     Kelley ends up in a park that, strangely, most humans tend to avoid. This is where a mysterious teenager boy by the name of Sonny shows up in her life with just a flower and a smile. Kelley ends up distracted with her reviewing her lines, that she stays late in the park. This has dire consequences because she comes across something else mysterious that sends her world spinning for the worse.
     I really enjoyed the hell out of this book, I couldn't put it down. Livingston made this book both fun and yet a little dark and that is what drew me to it. This kind of style is definitely something I look for. This book is full of fantasy, imagination, mystery and more. It has a great plot with a little twist. So even if you are like me and not that big on young adult books, this book will entice you.
  
For more information, go here: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/lesley-livingston/wondrous-strange.htm

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My absence

Hello my fellow readers. Sorry about my absence. I have been crazy busy and tired all at once. Also maybe a little lazy, but I didn't want to it. Nonetheless, I think it is good to try my best to get back into the swing of things. I am on my football high again (I am still heartbroken over US & England, but Argentina has not let me down). Yes, I do mean actual football, not American football here. Why do we call it football here anyway, when we use our hands 99% of the time? American way of being vindictive to the rest of the world, maybe? Oh America! You know I am starting to think that I should have waited until after July 4th, lots of food and alcohol, which leads to more tiredness. The life of a multitasking female that doesn't know when to stop (or where to start for that matter). Anyway, I am back to grace you with my views on things going on and I hope you all enjoy.