Monday, January 21, 2013


When the previews started, I really wanted to see it.  Space! Alien! Ridley Scott! Charlize Theron! How could I go wrong?

Then the reviews started coming in. Basically, dreck. Huh.  Still kind of wanted to see it, but then again, kind of not.

Fast forward to Oscar nominations. Nominated for Visual Effects. Being an Academy Awards Geek (Oscar Night is my favorite holiday), this put it squarely into the "must see by February 24" category. I get caught in this jam every year with this category - it always has movies I love, and one or two like this one.  The other nominees this year are:

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Eagerly saw it at IMAX, mostly enjoyed it but not as much as I expected. Loved, loved, loved the effects while he was wearing the ring, however.
  • Life of Pi - Haven't seen it, Julie doesn't want to see it. Will need to do a solo movie outing.
  • Marvel's The Avengers - Couldn't wait to see it, saw it, loved it. Lots of cool effects, both tech and superhero related
  • Snow White and the Huntsman - Really liked this one. Again, Charlize Theron. Plus Kristen Stewart. And Chris Hemsworth. Lots of nominee crossover in this category. Amazing effects with all of the magical goings-on. 
So, starting Prometheus while I await the start of the inauguration (another geek subject).  Updates later.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Additions

We've been fur-free for a couple of years now, but we've now returned to the world of pet owners. Meet Ziggy Stardust and Starbuck, a pair of siblings that are coming to us from Maine. I'm up for the weekend, and I picked them up from their foster mommy. We'll be returning home tomorrow.

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