The Selfish Giant- Trailer
Back in August I posted a clip of this movie, and I’ve been watching out for news of its US release ever since. The UK cinema and on demand release was October 25th, but there isn’t anything on when, or if, it’s coming out here. I wrote on the movie’s Facebook page to ask how Americans can watch it. Soooo….we’ll see if they respond.
It is finally here!!!! Last week I saw Hunger Games: Catching Fire on opening day, and I was not ready for it. While the previews were rolling I looked over at Nina and muttered “I’m not ready! It’s too soon!” and she echoed my thoughts. I wondered, should I have watched Hunger Games earlier in the week to prepare myself for all the awesome? It was too late to turn back. So onward we marched.
And boy did this movie meet (and exceed!) my expectations. My pleasure with it was somewhat snuffed by boyfriend in the seat next to me, who was not in love with it as I was. But no matter! I was blocking out everyone else, trying to watch Katniss and Peeta and Prim and Cinna, and a new favorite of mine, Johanna! Seriously, how great is Jena Malone in this?
I could go on… (Stanley Tucci- hilarious!) (Did anyone else confuse Mags/Wirress/Beetee for the same person while reading the book because they read it too fast?). I mean, let’s be real. Catching Fire has a thin, throwaway plot, and is definitely the worst of the books. Even so, they turned out a pretty entertaining movie!
P.S. Dude who plays Finnick- you’re not fooling anyone with that attempt at an American accent!
Ok- it has now been a couple of weeks since I saw Ender’s Game, but I still remember most of my thoughts. Overall I thought it was a good movie with great special effects and passable acting from some big names. I include Asa Butterfield in that group; He might not be a household name but he’s had some good chances to show his talent and it’s obvious he has some.
I did read Ender’s Game in early 2012 and still remember the mood of the book. I wouldn’t have a complaint about this movie if it weren’t for the incredible disturbing, cold, raw emotion that the book portrays. The movie just doesn’t cut it where emotion is concerned.
And I am still mad that Ender is so much older.
KCRW played this song this morning on Morning Becomes Eclectic. (Which, first of all, that is awesome. Best radio station ever, hence why I listen from my iPhone in Chicago). Anyway, I was at work not feeling particularly ecstatic, and this was such a fun change of mood! I’d forgotten about this song until this morning. Consider it unforgotten.
Post-NU game chill down. Much needed. @neenbeens @feinjor (at Guthrie’s Tavern)
Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness 2013 Commercial
I guess it’s commercial day here on The Woolen Spoon. This is pretty funny.
GoldieBlox “Princess Machine” Super Bowl Entry
Everyone knows we need more girls in fields like mathematics and engineering. (Why? Because girls have a different approach to problem solving than boys, and provide a valuable alternative point of view for any profession. Plus, we can’t let the boys have all the fun, can we?)
GoldieBlox is innovating in girls’ toys in order to help right the imbalance. Watch this fun commercial and vote here for GoldieBlox to make it to the Super Bowl!
I wants! Christmas gift?? Target!
Grace Kelly on JFK
"He turned to me suddenly and asked ‘Is that a Givenchy you’re wearing?’"
What else could an animated video of a recorded Grace Kelly interview be but utterly charmant. Enjoy!
(PBS Digital Studios)
Thousands of Bay Area residents have signed up to help fulfill a five-year-old cancer patient’s wish of becoming Batkid for a day.
This is going to make you happy. Trust me.