Friday, August 10, 2007


I saw Sunshine last night and am still unsure of how much I liked it. It has a very similar feel to 2001, but with more interesting characters and more recent technology. Yet the visual style was at times very compelling and at times very annoying. Although I respect a director that doesn't show everything right away -- i.e. keeps the monster/bad-guy off-camera for awhile -- there is a point at which I am ready to finally SEE everything, even in gory detail. With this movie, I was disappointed because there never was the big "reveal" in the end. Yet, I'm such a Science Fiction fan, I'll probably watch it again and may even end up buying the movie because I enjoyed the story. Thus, we come to a final rating of 7.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Keeping up with the Potters

Well, I've obviously been keeping myself busy again and haven't updated this site in awhile. Many of you may know that I was skeptical of the Harry Potter books when they first came out. But a couple of years ago my sister got me hooked by loaning me the audio versions. I listened all the way through the sixth at that time, and recently decided I needed to hear them again so the story would be fresh in my mind for the apparent end of the series just released a few weeks ago. After I got through the fourth book for the second time, I went to see the most recent movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm going to rate this movie a 7. I need to review my ratings of all the earlier ones, because I believe this is the best movie to date, but it's still not nearly as good as the books. Now I have to finish listing to 5 and 6 so I can finally start hearing the new story and find out how it "ends". Don't tell me anything yet!!