Ah! Disney you got me! Wreck-It Ralph is a clever flick. It was also just as I expected for it's awesomeness :-) Loved it not just for the animation and plot, but the integration of... nostalgia. 5/5 Stars.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Viewed twice, despite other skeptical reviews. I loved The Great Gatsby. I think viewers who go and don't like the film were actually those who've had never read or enjoyed the book.... so yeah, there's some bias to this review.
I first read Gatsby back in high school and re-read it a couple summers ago, just out of a whim. I liked it then, I still like it now. The only thing I couldn't get past was the music. It's far too modern for the era, and it didn't fit well to begin with. I'm told that's good ole Luhrmann. Too bad he has a bad ear for sound. 4/5 Stars.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
It's been a while (maybe 8-ish years) since I've picked up a Palahniuk novel. My friend recommended and loaned me Invisible Monsters based on the "model in a car accident" theme from Look At Me, which I also loved. Obviously VERY different books - this novel is a bit more graphic and is filled with twists and turns and "I didn't see that coming!" 4-Stars.
I really enjoyed Exit Through The Gift Shop. I have to admit I have little to no fascination with street art, but I am intrigued with some of the concepts. Where I live, you don't get to witness too much of the Banksy-style installations... more just sad-sad tags. I will be heading to LA later this summer, so I've promised myself to really keep an open mind. 4/5 Stars.
You've got to have a slightly dark, but light-hearted sense of humor to really like Chicken With Plums. I adored this film! I'd been hankering a Jean-Pierre Jeunet style film for some time now, and this was an excellent substitute. 5/5 Stars.
There isn't a whole lot I can say to Sheryl's book, which would heighten anyones urge to read it. I recommend starting with her TED talk, which will give you a rough idea of the book. Just as everyone else rushing off to read this book, I was pulled in by Sandberg's NPR interview. If you're a library dweller, such as myself, it may still be a bit hot right now, so just be prepared for a long wait list. The facts darted throughout are actually very upsetting (to me,) so I did walk away from my read feeling small - hence the 4/5 Star rating.