Fomenting A Rebellion

“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” ::Abigail Adams

Two Thumbs Up! January 24, 2008

Filed under: for fun,movies — ldgafford @ 9:45 pm

I know, I know. It’s been too long. I’m going to ride on the “It’s my last semester of grad school and I’m writing a Master’s thesis” excuse for now. Even still, I apologize to my two readers.

Rather than doing my “best of” list (which I still intend to do one of these days), I decided I would fill you in on the movies I’ve seen recently. Don’t worry. I won’t be too boring.

1. Atonement

For those of you that haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly recommend that you do. HOWEVER (and this is a big one), if you’re at all a reader you must must must read the book first. While the movie is one of the best adaptations of a book I’ve ever seen, the book is that much more powerful. It is beautifully written, a well-rounded story, and an ending that will absolutely knock you on your ass. I’m glad I read the book first – the movie would have ruined it for me had I not. So read the book, see the movie, and let me know what you think. (p.s. For my female readers, it doesn’t hurt that James McAvoy is the male lead. Yummy.)

2. Juno

Quite possibly one of the best movies I’ve seen in the past five years. It’s hilarious, touching, and disarmingly real. However, it made me feel old when I couldn’t understand some of the lingo the teenagers were using. Ah, well. I guess I know how my parents feel sometimes. One of my favorite lines: “You need to find someone that thinks the sun shines out of your ass.” Check.

3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Who knew Johnny Depp could sing like that? I really enjoyed this movie, despite the gallons of corn-syrup blood that were emitted from various bodies. I also thought Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic – but she usually is when she plays weird and twisted women. One very interesting thing about this movie is that there isn’t a lot of redemption, even in the end. Lives are destroyed, and that’s that. It’s kind of disturbing. But I’m willing to overlook that for the sexiness that is Johnny Depp. As are most women.

So that’s it for now. I’ll come back soon with something else to talk about, hopefully. I’m going to the New Baptist Covenant next week in Atlanta, and I’m sure that will spur many interesting conversations. Until then!


I’m a Real Girl! October 17, 2007

Filed under: for fun,movies — ldgafford @ 10:48 am

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t kind of excited about this movie coming out:

I think I might relate a little too much … if you see me walking around with a rubber man, do something.