Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011 Books and Movies


I wasn't sure what to think when I saw this movie on offer with Air Canada. Aside from it taking me two separate flights to complete a children's shorter length film, it was pretty good. Depp was exactly the right choice to voice the character of Rango, and the supporting cast was excellent. A good wild west story (heavy handed Hollywood commentary on capitalism, a bit rich coming from that machine) and quirky animation. Definitely worth a watch.

Mini Shopaholic
Sophie Kinsella

I was getting fed up with these books, especially since the last two, Shopaholic and Sister and Shopaholic and Baby were pretty lame, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It started off really slow, but picked up in the middle and really had some very funny moments. I've no doubt that Sophie Kinsella is somewhat tired of Becky and crew, but her publisher (and fans) keep demanding more. Let's face it, it's good money! :) I didn't realize she had another non Shopaholic book out, mostly because I'd gone off her a little, so I'll see how that goes. If you're a fan of Kinsella, read this book, otherwise it's not really necessary, just a nice little holiday diversion.