Friday, November 30, 2007

November 2007 Books and Movies


Very cool! The screenplay was by Neil Gaiman, so there was just enough weird and wonderful to hold my attention. The digitisation of the action was really interesting, and made everyone look flawless. The aging was especially well done. The creatures were fantastic and the special effects seamless, due to the animation. Glad I went!

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

I love a good chick lit novel and had enjoyed the Nanny Diaries and Citizen Girl so was psyched when given an advance copy of this one. I found Katie a touch frustrating, with her indecisiveness and general whinging, but was happy with the ending. The 80s and 90s references were spot on, although, if Katie was 30 in 2005, she would have attended high school from 1989 to 1994, so calling this an 80s novel is a bit misleading. It was great to read about the early 90s, it's a rare topic! A nice breezy read, good for when you need a light distraction.

Bee Movie

Very cute and funny. Some of the jokes aimed at adults were hysterical. The kid jokes were heavy on the bee puns, but funny all the same. I found the people characters were a little under drawn both in form and dialogue. It was as if the creators had put so much effort into the bee world, they ran out of time for the people. I'm still surprised this is the first time Jerry Seinfeld has done something since the TV show. It's a great comeback, go see it!

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