All I’m going to say is, “Pencil.”

 

That’s not true of course, because this wouldn’t be much of a post if that was all I said about the Dark Knight. Those were the words said to me by one of my brother’s best friends when he was trying not to spoil the movie for me. And I have to give it to him, he was bang on with that one word. If you haven’t seen it yet, then just take my word for it: you need to go see it. If you like action movies of course. If you’re like my Mum and you don’t then you don’t need to go see it. If you have seen it, how crazy was that scene?

I felt like I was about to have sex for the first time; I was nervous, flustered, light headed and so very excited. Even though I had read Trench’s review last week though (and thought he was crazy), but now I see his point that there was something missing. It doesn’t make the movie any less brilliant but there was something a-miss, for sure. I agree with Trench that Katie Holmes was a much better Rachel Dawes than Maggie Gyllenhal, but that’s not was was missing from the movie (not that Trench said that).

I don’t know exactly what was missing in it for me, but I’d rather focus on the good stuff anyway. Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman… ok, the cast of the movie all delivered amazing performances all around; but Heath, takes it hands down. I think that his portrayal of the Joker is phenomenal. I thought it would be disturbing to watch this movie knowing that he has passed, but because he’s in makeup the entire time… he doesn’t even look like Heath. He makes you believe that this guy exists, even better than any character portrayal I’ve ever seen.

I’m not saying the movie is all about Heath, there are a lot of things great about the movie. It’s what I want to focus on though so I don’t end up spilling the beans. On that note, have you seen it yet?

What are you waiting for?!

Photo credits: my.spill.com, and the Dark Knight official website.

Enchanted: A Disney movie

Photo courtesy of the National Post

Freakin’ hilarious! I’m just not sure that Disney intended for it to be this kind of funny. So Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) falls into the Prince Edward’s (James Marsden) arms after falling from trees some umpteen feet high after being chased by an troll and after immediately after introductions, “We will marry tomorrow!” Oh yes, I had quite the giggle over that one. I guess I had just forgotten how incredibly innocent Disney movies can be.

Throughout the song, “How do you know?” I felt like I was watching a movie on ecstacy. Not that I would know anything about that but I heard it makes you feel all lovey-dovey towards everything and anything and anyone and everyone and – you get the picture. And I’m sorry, but why does the Prince have to be so dumb? How is that romantic? At least the Princess is teaching someone a thing or two about love.

And if you seen this movie… did you catch the part where right after an attempt to interview Giselle, a reporter went on to ask, “Is rodent rage on the rise?” HA! How fitting of American media (sorry to be a hater, I promise it won’t happen often… I just thought it was funny).

Ok, ok all sarcasm aside: The best thing I loved about this movie is that Julie Andrews is involved because she is my favourite singer/actress of all time (side note: I love the photo above, because it reminds me of the opening scene of The Sound of Music, my all time favourite Julie Andrews movie). And since we’re on the subject of singing, I have to talk about the music in the movie… I know I was being a bit sarcastic earlier but I loved the music, it just made me feel so good! But I am glad there are only few songs in the movie.

I also liked how short and sweet the movie was, but then again I wasn’t expecting anything different from a Disney movie. The chick in me loved this movie because, true to form, in this Disney movie… everyone (except for the evil witch) lived happily ever after. And lastly, I especially loved the twist on this modern day fairytale. Want to know what I’m talking about? You’ll just have to watch the movie won’t you?

A fairy tale comes to life in this thoroughly original, new Disney Classic. Drawing inspiration from its classic heritage, Disney creates an inspired story unlike any you’ve experienced before. Filled with excitement, fun and incredible music from the legendary Alan Menken, Enchanted is the ultimate fish-out-of-water adventure. For princess-to-be Giselle, life is a fairy tale – until she’s banished from the animated land of Andalasia and thrust into the very unmagical, live-action world of modern-day Manhattan. When a cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer comes to her aid, little does he realise this joyful, wide-eyed innocent is about the enchant him. Enchanted – the musical comedy that will have your entire family under it’s spell.

p.s. What kind of girl would I be if I didn’t mention just how hot Patrick Dempsey Dr. McDreamy is?

What Women Want

It’s an old movie, but it deserves a revisit. I recently saw it on Bravo! with my Mum and remembered what a cute movie it was. Starring Mel Gibson as Nick Marshall, it’s about a ladies man who only saw women as objects and how he learns the hard lesson that they’re so much more. I love this movie because it’s cute, and it makes you feel good about being a woman.

I’m sure there are a lot of bad things some people could say about the movie, because it’s just not realistic. But it makes me feel good, and that’s what I look for in a movie. Now I realise that my male readers may not relate – but I promise you, if you watch this with your other half or any female you care about you’ll make her pretty darn happy.

Anyway, not only does it have a great cast but it has great character development and a disney movie ending – what more could you ask for? That’s why I give this old timer 5 stars.

Nick, a somewhat chauvanistic advertising exec hot shot, has his life turned haywire when a fluke accident enables him to hear what women think. At first all he wants to do is rid himself of this curse, until a wacky psycologist (played to perfection by Bette Midler) shows him that this could be used to his advantage! His first target is Darcy McGuire, the very woman that got the promotion he wanted. But just as his plan is beginning to work, love gets in the way…