I seen two movies this weekend: Taken and Slumdog Millionaire. My short movie reviews:
Taken - Overall, I enjoyed this movie. I was excited to see it because the previews made it look like a different kind of story... I was ready for a change. The movie is about a guy (Liam Neeson, who I've learned I am not a big fan of) whose daughter has been taken, and he sets out on a quest to find her. The movie is full of action and some over the top fighting scenes. It definitely kept me interested to the end although somewhere in the middle I felt it got a bit fake with all the skills this guy had and used. I know movies force you to use your imagination and sometimes step outside of the box in the way you think... but I found myself thinking Ok, Ok... we know he can hurt people... let's move on. In my opinion it just got a bit unrealistic. In the end I enjoyed the movie but didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. Like I said, lots of action and it keeps you interested; what more can you ask for?
Slumdog Millionaire - I also enjoyed this movie. If you don't know, Slumdog Millionaire is about a kid who goes on to India's version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. He grew up in the slums, so no one believes he should know anything enough to answer even a few questions on the show... the movie is full of flashbacks explaining what happened to him in his life that he was able to, ironically, know the answer to the questions he was being asked. It pretty entertaining and, in some spots, quite disturbing. I knew all of that going into the movie, so that I was expecting; I did not know that there was a bit of a love story behind it as well. I'm not huge on love stories in movies, so I was a bit taken back by that... it still remained to be a good movie though. I felt the excitement of the movie dwindled a bit as it progressed, not so much that they could have wrapped it up quicker, just left a bit to be desired. Although during that point it was more of his adult life and, as is the case in real life, being an adult is a lot less exciting/adventurous than being a child. Overall, it was a good movie and kept me interested to see how it ended. The story was well thought out and the flashbacks provided well enough information to truly get a feel for the lives of these kids. I enjoyed it.
**I've begun following a new blog: Denise. Since reading on a semi-regular basis and her telling me that she is also doing a Project 365 blog, I've come to discover that there is a way to change the background of a blog, similar to that of, say, Myspace. Turns out there are a lot of sites out there for this! It certainly makes me happy as I've been struggling with trying to match background colors to the banners I design and usually end up walking away feeling like it's lacking something. Check out this site, they have a lot and it's super easy to install them! Terri, they have a Pink Ribbon design and Renee, they have tons that have a scrap book look to them (let me know if you need help)!!**
**A shower tip: If you have a mirror in your shower and you find it always getting fogged up (even the ones that claim to be fog free eventually will fog up), take a little bit of soap (shower gel, shampoo, bar soap, etc.) and rub it over the mirror... BAM! Fog free.**
**I scrap booked this weekend... it was so relaxing and enjoyable... I'll be posting pictures and such soon showing the progress. I have to pick up some supplies in order to finish them!**
Happy Monday everyone!