movies


I immediately drawn to this movie by the infectious charm of Meryl Streep playing Julia Child in the previews – I don’t think many actresses could have pulled off this part as endearingly as she did. What I wasn’t expecting was the obvious, which Kasmira worded so well on her blog:

“The Julie side of the story explores all those blogging themes you’re familiar with: the ease of blog creation, wondering if anyone is reading, the thrill of the first comment, the puzzlement of family over this ‘blog thing,’ craving the approval of perfect strangers, the struggle to continue posting regularly, and the dream of a book deal.”

Hmm, apparently I live under a rock. This movie isn’t about the predictable plot or the fleeting moments of cheesiness (both of which are present) but the art of good food and good relationships. Both of those elements seem very genuine, and if the smiles and laughs are any indication, most other people in the theatre left with the same warm and fuzzy feeling that I did.

And if you are a blogger or interested in blogging, it definitely is a must see! Duh.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Alice in Wonderland, especially the book. So it pretty much just blew my mind when I found out there is a Tim Burton remake in the works. I shouldn’t even bother writing any more, just look at these pictures:

images from perezhilton.com

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen (and rocking the dark eyebrows), and Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen. Wow. If anyone can capture dark whimsy that makes up this story, it’s Tim Burton. So, so excited!!!