Movies, pretty boys and such
Last Friday night, my family and I braved some wet and awful weather to join other members of our Church Youth Group for some fellowship at the movie theater. We went to see A Christmas Carol in 3D. Some of the folks we went with didn’t care for it – it follows the Dicken’s story pretty closely…and with all the Christmafication of that story, it’s easy to forget that at it’s heart, it’s a pretty scary ghost story. I think they did a great job with some of the darker elements – it was scary! And Jim Carey actually did a pretty good job voicing the parts of Scrooge and his haunts – which are of course, just elements of Ebeneezer himself. The ghost of Christmas Past was a bit freakay – a floating flame head on a sort of candle-wax body, and it was plain odd. Lots of “flamer” comments during those sections (well, it was a predominantly male teenage group!)
The 3D aspect was, in my opinion, unnecessary. The scenes where the ghosts had Ebeneezer flying over London were very effective – I had lots of stomach drops, but the rest, to me, just felt gratuitous. But eh..that’s just me.
All that movie viewing got us to talking about which movies we’d really like to see. I’m totally up for seeing Ewan MacGreggor, and George Clooney inThe Men Who Stare At Goats, as well as my lovely Jude Law’s upcoming offering, starring the also lovely Robert Downey, Jr. – Sherlock Holmes. Both of those are on my short list of must sees.
Jenna is lobbying hard for New Moon, and with it’s pretty boy vampire star Robert Pattinson, I’m highly likely to indulge her in this wish. While the first film was nothing earth shattering in terms of the movie itself, it was not hard on the eyes, and the premise was mildly entertaining to me: very fluffy!
Pattinson, of course, was introduced to us via Harry Potter, where he played the handsome, yet ill-fated Cedric Diggory. So, now both he and Potter are legal and I can lust away at them without fear of being thought a cradle robber!
Here’s a lovely shot of Pattinson from this month’s Vanity Fair…