I watched a couple of movies with Mum and Dad when they were here recently. Time for some reviews...
Mum and Dad had actually seen this before but were happy to watch it again. I LOVED it. Such a sweet feelgood movie. And I loved Cameron Diaz's voiceover guy. I loved the houses, Cameron Diaz's gorgeous clothes, love how natural Kate Winslet is...
I know Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her role, but I wasn't that keen on her! She didn't convince me that she was the Queen. The guy who played Tony Blair was excellent tho. I was totally convinced. The film certainly didn't paint the Royals in a good light. The Queen and Prince Phillip were so cold. Charles was much more compassionate (but very wimpy!).
At the time I thought this movie was OK. But maybe I was just a little starstruck by the big names (Michael Douglas, Kim Bassinger, Keifer Sutherland & Eva Longoria). And the acting was good. But thinking back, the plot was pretty lame.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
I watched this yesterday. I loved the look of the film. It's set in the 1930s and the whole thing was shot against a blue screen with all the backgrounds added digitally. It's mostly pretty dark and colourless. It looks cool. But the plot was average. Gwynneth Paltrow really suits that era. I love Angelina Jolie with an English accent.
I did some projects for Scrapbooking Memories using the free paper and alphabet, which are in the current issue of the magazine. I've gotta say I was PLEASANTLY surprised when the paper arrived! Very relieved actually! I liked it. Mum got a little choked up when she read the journalling. So like her... :)