movie review

Just got back from seeing Stardust. Fantastic! As some of you know, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors and I’ve been anxiously awaiting this film’s release for quite a while now. Unfortunately I had to delay seeing it because Kris was away with the circus last weekend. It was totally worth the wait!

Y’all know I’m not that eloquent when it comes to reviews (or anything for that matter), so bare with me.

The film is remarkably faithful to the novel, I suppose that’s because the author wrote the screenplay. The casting was great, wonderful special effects and they managed to squeeze a lot of the plot in with out it feeling rushed (unlike the recent Harry Potter movies). Robert DeNiro was especially good… very different role for him! 🙂

This is the first of Gaiman’s novels to be made into a movie (Neverwhere doesn’t count, it was a tv movie before it was a book!) and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the result. This is infinitely better than the film representations of his other works, especially MirrorMask. This gives me great hope for Beowulf, for which he co-wrote the screenplay.

This is a great film for the whole family. There is a bit of violence, but it is not at all graphic. I will be dragging my niece off to see this one. Mary, if you’re reading this, you must go see it if you haven’t already!


This is how I spent my morning…
Knitting, drinking tea & listening to an audiobook. Heaven! I am just loving this weather!!

Don’t you love the tea set? It was a X-mas gift from my sister in law & this is the first chance I’ve had to use it. The cups are miss-matched (they are pink, green & orange) but the set works well together.

As for the sock, I’ve turned the heel, finished the gusset & am about 1/2″ into the foot… Just 7″ more until toe shaping!
And then, this afternoon I went to see this…

Seriously funny! There are a few recycled gags from Shaun of the Dead, but still a great film. The violence is a bit graphic, if a bit cartoonish. Simon Pegg is brilliant! Oh, and Timothy Dalton is HILARIOUS! I don’t normally like him, but he was perfect for this role. There are a lot of nice little cameos as well. Thoroughly enjoyable! I highly recommend and will be dragging Kris off to see it as soon as he is home for more than a few days at a time! 🙂