On Sunday (aka. the day when we’ve reached the end of all our required watching. The Hulu queue is empty and we’ve watched whatever has come in the mail from Netflix) we watched “The Adjustment Bureau” and “Blindness.” Both are SciFi and both will blow. your. mind.
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My husband and I went to the theater on Friday night to see the new Harry Potter movie. That theater just happened to be right in the middle of a large mall. Whoops! We had some time to kill before the start of the movie….and afterwards. This particular mall happened to have both a Newbury Comics and a going out of business Borders. Cue the devilish grin. We didn’t go as crazy as we could have because, well, we have a mortgage and various other bills to pay. But I was pretty happy with our haul. Particularly with the Buffy lunchbox as seen above. That was made as part of a deal so that my husband could get a Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set Intro Pack (black/blue if you’re curious).
The Borders in this mall had much better deals. We think it’s because the rent that they’re paying is much higher and they’re going to close faster than the location we went to previously. 40% off blu-ray!!
So anyway, we saw HP7 part2. Do you really need my review? I mean I think everyone has pretty much summarized it and said it’s teh awesome. I need to reread the book. Maybe re-watch part 1 because they really just jump in there and I reaaaallly don’t remember much from the book or much how the first film left off.
I will say this: if you can (and I know it can be pricey) try and see it 3D on IMAX. It’s amazing! I saw Order of the Pheonix on IMAX as well and thought that was great. Only part of the film was 3D because the technology just wasn’t there yet, but seeing it in that size was so cool. So I knew that this film with it’s action and fight scenes would be even better.
*sniff* end of an era
I was really unsure about seeing Super 8. It’s not that I’m not a fan of J.J. Abrams or Steven Spielberg; I’m absolutely a fan of both. It’s just that the movie’s plot was really obscure. I had no idea just what type of movie I was getting into.
I mean was it horror? Suspense? Action? Turns out it’s pretty much all three. A trifecta of awesome. And that’s coming from someone who really doesn’t usually watch and enjoy creepy suspense movies.
The approach that Abrams takes with this movie is a very Jaws-like approach; you don’t see the monster until late in the film. He’s obscured by signs, trees, and deceptive camera angles. And why would Abrams want to introduce us to the main threat early in the film? All the suspense would be gone. Instead we’re treated to interesting lighting, great character reactions, and tight close ups.
But I really have to take a minute to talk about the acting. The kids they cast to play in this film are pretty amazing. With so many action scenes, acting against (what I’m sure is) a green screen, and then a scene later getting emotional can’t be easy for someone who hasn’t done this a couple times before. I’m sure these kids are naturals, but you also have to give credit to their director.
I’m pretty sure Super 8 is almost on its way out of theaters (it was released June 10) so if you really want to see it on the big screen (and I recommend you do) go soon! They’re going to have to make room for all of those extra showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2.