Thursday, November 25, 2010


I read a report that said Burlesque was mild and dull and I could not help wondering if he saw the same movie I did. I loved it. So much in so, I want to see it again. It was full of singing and dancing that your senses were almost overwhelmed by the action, color and sound. It had the feeling the Cabaret had many years ago. It was great to see Cher sing her two numbers (yeah only two). All of us Cher fans were disappointed in only two songs, but it was good to see her back on the screen. It really is Christina Aguilera's movie. I can't say I'm a fan of Christina, but she sure can belt out a song, and she kept up with the dancers really well. The criticisms, if any, would come in the story content and the dialogue. But heh, with all the beauty and fast moving, mostly, dance and song numbers that did not seem so important. The predicable love story, the close to be taken over due to debt, the lovely young ingenue saving the day, well it was perhaps predicable, but on the other hand the five of us who saw the movie were all thrilled with it. 
I would give it 3 1/2 out of 5, just on the dancing and singing alone.
Go see it, enjoy it. Stay home if you don't like dancing and singing.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I did not realise I had not given my review of RED yet. In fact I've seen it twice, once here in Penticton and once while in Vancouver. I loved it and will see it again I'm sure. What fun to watch these great actors all together responding, in satarical style to them being anialiated by the "who?". Each actor was great in their part, like it was written for them. Mary Louise Parker was the surprise. She was wonderful and some of her lines were delivered so well, I think I laughed the hardest with her transition from a kidnapped phone worker to "lets get 'em" person. Yes, want a laugh, see great acting, this is the movie for you.
4 1/2 stars out of 5.

Friday, November 5, 2010

movie review - Hereafter

Last night my friend Anne and I went to see Hereafter.  I had read a couple of reviews which said this movie was slow and did not catch on till near the end. I totally disagree. I thought, it was carefully constructed so that you really understood the characters contained within the main story. Bit by bit it took your through their struggles, pain and then the ending where the three stories merge. As a working psychic I totally related to Matt Damon's character George. The different between him and myself, is he can't turn it off. Whenever he touches someone he immediately sees who is on the other side who is close to the person. Whereas I'm a trained psychic and turn it on to work, and off when I'm not.
The script though, truly showed George's dilemma It is not always easy to give people information that they may not want to hear. So although I work as a psychic, my work is very different, but I could relate and empathize. It is really a gentle movie, a movie which shows people's frailties, of people coping with disappointment and heartbreak and it is also a movie of hope. Hope of the hereafter, hope of people being in the right place at the right time to support and love. I found one scene which I thought could have been done better and that is when he is talking to macus's brother and says he is leaving, and when George sees Marcus is upset has him returning to give him more message. That did not ring true to me. Something was out a bit, but otherwise I thought it was well done.
I give this movie 4 out of 5. A movie to be seen because it makes on ponder, think and question what is the hereafter and there is someone for everyone.