Friday, November 25, 2011

Pirates OTC: On Stranger Tides

You might think that the franchise would have run out of steam bu now, but the portrayal by Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, is just as fresh in the film as in any of the others.

I've watched the beginning several times and been impressed by the production values and the imagination of those doing set dressing and set creation. The movie is just a treat!

So...if you've enjoyed the others, this is sure to please!

As I watched with the audio track for sight impaired on they said those were mermaids jumping in the water by the Disney logo. I'll have to go back and check cause they looked like dolphins to me, maybe it's time for a new screen!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! This would be a great after dinner Thanksgiving choice!

Friday, November 18, 2011


We saw it and liked it. We viewed it on Netflix streaming. It's really a slow moving, yet interesting groupinf of scenes as babies from diferent cultures are born and grow to just beyond one year of age. What's refreshing is the way it was edited. We went chronologically through the babies lives without being repetitive. They selected the best examples of any bit of development and din't force us to see every thing that happened.

Then, our daughter came over and mentioned that she wanted to see it and went viewed it again, one day later. It was still good and we had lots of commentary because we'd seen it before.

This is not an action flick, so if you've got a short attention span, it might not be for you, but Jeanne and I enjoyed it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Netflix has a three disk collection and I just watched the extra "making of" feature that is continued across all three disks. The thing that makes this such an impressive and worthwhile movie is that all the effects were done before CGI. They had to come up with film methods and models to create each part of the film. This is such an achievement!

I really enjoyed the features on this set of DVD's and if you're a film buff, you'll enjoy it too!