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08 March 2012 @ 04:18 pm
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Written and directed by Michael Dougherty
Starring Leslie Bibb, Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Quinn Lord, and Britt McKillip

Read my review @ Serenity Now
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03 March 2012 @ 03:30 pm
If you're a fan of Jim Henson or Sesame Street or Muppets in general - you should check out Being Elmo. It's streaming right now. It's a really emotional and inspiring story of Kevin Clash who voices voices Elmo and other characters.
02 January 2012 @ 10:53 am
Some good netflix shows I've been watching and recommend:

Terry Jones: The Hidden History of Rome and The Hidden History of Egypt
A guy from monty python that talks about the history of regular folk.

Terry Jones hosts The Story of 1
About the history of the number one. I PROMISE... this is so much more interesting than it sounds. I watch a lot of shows half-interested, but I put down my computer and was totally spellbound.

Turtles Can Fly
About some kids in Iraq... I enjoyed it because it's non-political and just follows some orphaned kids and the story of what happens to them.
07 October 2011 @ 02:23 pm
Where do I begin with this movie? The reasons why I love it really doesn't have much to do with the movie itself, but what it does bring to the realm of fantasy movies. Many times fantasy movies represent two sides: good and bad. What I like about this movie is that there is anger, pain, fear etc. depicted on the side of good and evil. It is how each side responds to those emotions that makes the difference. The faeries and things in this movie harken back to the days where the fae represented our emotions, our fears, the fight we recognize we are in between good and evil. The fact that it was written in 2004 and yet still captures those things is what makes it a great movie for me.

Another thing I enjoyed about this movie was the actor Freddie Highmore playing his duel roles. He was so good at this, I didn't even realize it was one actor playing two parts until about 30 minutes into the movie {usually I can see it right away}. The second to last thing that I really enjoyed was the sister {played by Sarah Bolger was a tom boy, but her tom boy wasn't "lets go outside and play and get dirty", it was fencing. Not something you see too much of in movies now-a-days, but a very enjoyable change for me.

Last, but not least, is something I noticed from the first time this movie came out {it's actually why I wanted to see it}: the design of the creatures is based solely on the designs from Brian Frouds' Good Faerie Bad Faerie books. This was the first book I ever bought concerning faeries and is more old world in it's view of the Fae than other modern books I have seen before. Although set in the modern day, this movie takes me back to the old stories I've read about faeries and their mischief and the dangers they pose. I would almost compare it to the movie Legend in that sense.

This movie gets 4 of 4 paws, because I enjoyed it so much! I will probably add this to my movie collection.
22 September 2011 @ 09:48 pm
There are lots of movies and tv shows available for streaming that sound interesting, but when I watch them, they often end up being pretty trashy, or boring. There's some good stuff there, but most of the movies I want to see are not. Every time I think of something I want to watch and I do a search for it, it comes up empty. It seems like most of what's on streaming are B movies, movies that tried and failed to find an audience, and a whole bunch of stuff for kids. And the occasional good movie or show.

I'd just like to know why they don't make everything available. If they have something on DVD, why can't they just stream it? I prefer streaming as a medium, and if the selection were better, that's all I'd have. But I keep my DVD options because movies are always coming out that are only available in that format.
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