Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sister Time: AWAY

We will be gone all weekend. We're spending the weekend in a cabin relaxing and writing. Unfortunately, that means no internet, which means no blog posts until Monday. The original plan had been to get several scheduled to keep you occupied, but plans fall through when midterms and papers pile up.

We will resume your regularly scheduled blog on Monday with bigger and better things! (We did just get a new co-owner after all.)

Oh and a trip to the mountains means pictures!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Movie Madness: Thumbelina

Welcome to our Movie Madness series. Each day, we will give you a little bit of information about a movie we've seen and whether or not we recommend it to our readers.

Movie: Thumbelina
Release Date: March 30, 1994
Where did we see it? The first time we saw this film, it was through a video rental at the local video store. We were probably around 5 and 8.

What was liked: I have always loved this show as an animated choice. The film is set in the world of fairies and thumb-sized girls. It is based off of the fairy tale, Thumbelina, by Hans Christian Anderson. In this film, Thumbelina goes on an adventure to find her way home (and to her prince). Along the way, she meets several characters with interesting obsessions and things to sing about. Some of the characters are likeable, while others fall into the category of villians. It is certainly interesting to see who waits around each corner for Thumbelina.

What was not liked: I can't really say that there's anything I don't like about this film. Of course, I first saw it through the eyes of a child, which means I was much less critical than I am now. It is a great example of classic animation with songs to sing to.

Would I recommend it? I would recommend seeing this movie. It'll take you back to the days of childhood. If you know a child, check it out together. I think you'll find it enjoyable.

How did it rate? I would give this movie 5 stars out of 5.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Movie Madness: Dear John

Introducing the first of our Movie Madness series. Each day, we will give you a little bit of information about a movie we've seen and whether or not we recommend it to our readers.

Movie: Dear John
Release Date: February 5, 2010
Where did we see it? We saw this one in theaters for the first time. It is not yet available on DVD.

What was liked: I loved the setting of this film, partially because it was set in my hometown. They managed to get a lot of great shots that beautifully depict the Charleston area. I also liked how real world events (such as 9/11) played a part in the show. There are a few other things I liked as well, but I'm going to save them for another time since this one's still in theaters and I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

What was not liked: I felt that there were a few parts in the film that were lacking in development. John's back story could have been developed more concisely to draw the viewer in. The ending was also very open ended, which surprised me. It was not the ending I was expecting.

Would I recommend it? I would recommend that you see this movie. But, I would caution you on one thing. If you are a lover of Nicholas Sparks' movies, please do not go into this one with your hopes too high. Better to be surprised than to be let down.

How did it rate? I would give this movie 3 stars out of 5. I feel that my opinion may improve on second viewing, but for now, that is all that I feel I can give to this movie.

Exciting News!!

I'll do a more formal post tomorrow, but I wanted to share this bit of exciting news with you now.

From Barbies to Words will be gaining a co-owner! You've heard a lot about her and now you're going to get to hear a lot from her. Please take a moment to help me welcome my lovely sister, Crystal, to co-ownership of this blog!!

I will do a more formal welcome post tomorrow so that you can get the chance to know a little bit more about my younger sister.