Thursday, July 17, 2008

Movie time!!!

With all we have going on (a long story), we've had the luxury to squeeze some movies into our hectic schedule. (Wait, isn't there always time for movies...)

So up first we have, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Now, I've been a Hellboy fan from way back, so I was really excited when the first movie came out. Even though they put a "2" in the title, I knew Hellboy the Second was gonna be amazing. I was not disappointed.

Penned by HB creator Mike Mignola and Guillermo Del Toro, they did not disappoint. Mix Hellboy mythology with Del Toro's visionary weirdness, and you got Hellboy right out of the comics. I felt that this film was even truer to the pages of Hellboy and his Weird Tales than the first.

This time around HB and the crew are defending the world from the Elf Prince that wants war between the Underworld and Humans even though the humans don't have a clue, as always. The Golden Army is amazing!!! This time around Johann Krauss, the ectoplasmic guy from the B.P.R.D., joins the fray. And he was a great choice even though not a personal fave. He adds some great comic relief.

And the duet in the middle of the film is a classic...

Great flick that is Hellboy meets Pan's Labyrinth. Worth seeing on the big screen!!!

Now, on to the view on the little screen. Wednesday night brought the season one finale of Burn Notice! This is a well written, nicely produced show with great action and intrigue. But of course the real reason to check this show out is: Bruce Campbell!!! And if you read this and say, "Who is Bruce Campbell?", I question your right to live...

Tonight's feature was Penelope, starring Christina Ricci, James MacAvoy and Reese Witherspoon. This is a wonderful movie where fantasy meets love story.

Penelope is born cursed and has a nose like a pig. It is supposed that a fellow well-to-do "Blue Blood" will break the curse, so a myriad of suitors are passed before her so she can marry and break the curse. Well, things don't go as planned...

Christina Ricci is always outstanding and James MacAvoy is quickly becoming a fave! This is a must to add to the library.

But tomorrow brings "The Dark Knight"...

2 comments:

Shannie in Maine said...

Hey Steve, I tagged you on the family blog :) We love Burn Notice too! Glad you had fun in BH.

crazy4pete said...

Hey steve....I was the wedding planner for the producer of Burn Notice... she is in Miami and I'll tell her you think the show is well produced.