Friday, September 4, 2009

Random Thoughts on Movies

What's new, what's new, what's new . . .

Ah, the movies. I get out to the movie theater practically NEVER, so I rely on everyone's favorite stand-by: Netflix. I LOVE this place! Not only can you make a queue of any movie you'd ever want to see, you can browse to your heart's content any older or obscure movie you'd never even heard of.
I've seen a few interesting movies lately that I thought I'd share with you. New in Town stars Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr. A formulaic, sweet story that wasn't bad, but I'd see the thing over again just for Harry. Yummy!

If you want something a little bit zannier, try out Just One Time. It stars Joelle Carter and Lane Janger and is an interesting take on an engaged couple where the boyfriend begs his future wife to fulfill his fantasy before they wed -- to engage in a threesome with (what else!) another woman. The interesting twist comes when she finally agrees, but with one condition: he has to reciprocate. This movie did not make me yearn to see it over and over or to buy it, but I liked the storyline. It gave an interesting perspective beyond the fantasy to the "what if" of the reality, or almost reality. Overall, it nicely assuaged my curiosity from when I first spied the movie.

A movie that fit the bill for my esoteric needs is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. A side note, I really like the movies Carrey does where he portrays "regular" individuals, not simply zany ones. The movie premis is that Clementine (Kate) and Joel (Jim) have been friends/lovers for a couple of years. In an upset and impulsive move, Clementine goes to a clinic to have all memories of Joel erased. When Joel finds out, he wants the same done to him. A fascinating storyline and intriguing concept! You have to really pay attention to the movie, however, because it begins in the now then flips to the past then catches up to the now interspersed with two years of memories Joel has of Clementine. I don't know that I'd want to rush out to see it again, but if you're looking for something different, this'd be one to see.

I want to post a bit on some reads I've indulged in lately, but I'll save that for another day. And on a completely side note, now that my novella is submitted, I am working on the next story. A great story I can't wait to share with you soon.

Hope your day is going great and I'll post more soon!

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