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Movie Fun Sunday . . . WALL-E

January 26th, 2009 1 comment

wall-e-logoA snowy Sunday afternoon in front of a blazing all natural gas fire included spending a couple hours with the Disney – Pixar movie Wall-E , delivered to my mailbox by via Netflix. Underlying themes include a love story between robots separated by 700 years plus a message of hope that humans, even though capable of trashing Earth, are a needed and vital part of its existence.

I prefer animated films that are light and fun, so Wall-E did not disappoint.  Excellent graphics and sound effects abound. Those sound effects have to carry the movie, since most of the “dialog” is robot beeps and squeaks among Wall-E and Eve. Other forms of communication include body language and facial expressions, which results in further engaging the audience.

Looking past the animated fun, some may see the film as a statement about the future of humans and the future of the earth. The earth is uninhabitable and humans have evolved into obese creatures fed a liquid diet, unable to walk on weakened bones caused by living in a near-gravity free environment.

I chose to put aside that part of the film and enjoy the more lighthearted aspects. I know the world has problems, I watch movies to get away from them for awhile! Wall-E is an excellent movie, just don’t think too hard about it.

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Movie Review: Bobby

December 30th, 2008 1 comment

BobbyI just finished watching the movie Bobby, delivered to me via Netflix recommendation from my parents. This is not just a movie about the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, it’s more a movie about the lives of the many people that were affected by the event in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. A surprising array of well-known stars makes up the cast of this film and the one I had not seen in a movie before is Lindsay Lohan. I’ve only know her as a Hollywood attention-getter and party-goer but in this movie she does very well.

The movie is very entertaining and compelling in the way it weaves the lives of those involved together to form several stories. Critics gave the movie mixed reviews though I recommend it for the entertaining way it tells the story leading up to Bobby Kennedy’s death by focusing on key people affected by the assassination.

Bonus: You just might want to find out more about Bobby Kennedy after you watch this film.

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