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Three Movies ~ One Director

Today I would like to talk a bit about Lasse Hallström. I don't know how it is in other households but in mine, Lasse Hallström, is a well known name. I think fondly of the beautiful, artistic, and unique movie's of his I have seen. For those of you that don't know, he is a director. I haven't seen all his work, but there are three that stand out that I have seen. The first is 'Chocolat'. I feel like most people have at least heard of this movie if not seen it. A charming story of a chocolatier and her many adventures in a small French town. It's very reminiscent of Babette's Feast' if you have every seen that. "Chocolat' has a whimisical dancing feel that makes it a joy to watch over and over again.

The Second film is 'An Unfinished Life'. This is my personal favorite of his, in part because the lead actor is Robert Redford. The story of two old men who have been friends for decades who suddenly have to care for Redfords youn…

The Hobbit: Scared or excited?

All right people. As most everyone knows Mr. Peter Jackson is tackling 'The Hobbit'. I, along with many others, am confused as to whether we should be happy or sad about this. I must admit, at first I was giddy to hear that my favorite childhood book was finally getting a movie adaptation. Soon after we fans were slapped with the news that is was to be split in two parts. Now we know it's going to be split in three and I feel like someone sucker punched me. Why do you hate me Jackson? If you saw fit to cram all of 'Return on the King' into one film you should do me the courtesy of not splicing 'The Hobbit'! Not only does the split sting of greed, both in the box office and in DVD sales, but it will darken all replay value. Honestly, it it were one nice movie one could watch it on a drippy winter evening. In three pieces you are forced to throw a marathon every time you feel a little hobbit-ish! It's insanity.

I am not even going to start on the fact tha…


In sharp contrast to my last post, I have the brand new "Skyfall" Trailer! Bigger and badder than the teaser we have been limping along with, we now have 2.5 mins of Bond action to get us excited. It is hard to tell from trailers, but it seems as though they are getting back to that fabulous "Casino Royal" feel. As we all know, that second one was a bit of a dud. I mean, it was a solidly made film but it was altogether too twisty to be any fun to watch. I must admit, when Q says "silenced PPK" I squeal like a little fan girl every time! So here we have it, the new trailer.

UPDATE: I have since seen 'Skyfall' and written a review.

Upcoming Underdogs

Alright people! I decided to share a few movies that are coming out soon(ish) that I think will be winners. Naturally this wouldn't be any fun at all if I showed you big budget, big name, movies that someone, somewhere, is aleady waiting in line to see at midnight. No, no. These are the quiet movies. coming up first is "Robot and Frank". You have to watch the trailer all the way to the end because midway through there is a drastic change in atmosphere.

Obviously, I haven't yet seen this but "Robot and Frank"  is definitly on my 'watch' list.

The other movie I want to highlight is "Sleepwalk With Me". I think that this quirky comedy just might have what it takes to be a legit comedy. By legit comedy I mean 5 months after you watch it you still remember the title, and *gasp* perhaps even watch it a second time.

You be the judge. do these films look like winners to you?

UPDATE: I have since seen 'Sleepwalk with Me' and written a revie…