Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
I couldn’t remember if I finished reading it, so I jsut re-read it again as I figured it wouldn’t take long & and didn’t only 2 days.
I read it being as I’m a bit stalled being I finished the other series so quick and need to get to the book store to get my copy of Haunted Moon.
Look as though I may have to start on the next series before I get that book.
Also it may snow enough that I might have to cancel my appointment this Friday (8th), but we shall see what happenes between tonight and Friday morning.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard are not your regular fairy tales so muggles beware!
Unlike your Grimm fairy tales which have been made sacrine by Disney, some of these may just knock even the Brothers’ Grimm over the head. Professor Dumbledore includes footnotes analyizing the stories.
I think my favorite is of the warlock who swore off love, as well as the one of the 3 brothers and the Deathly Hallows.
Comedy Rated R 2010 1 hr 51 minutes Stars Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, & Dominic Cooper Directed by Stephen Frears
A Journalist goes back to her tiny hometown after getting plastic surgery and a wardrobe makeover (Oh Hello Opening Scene, Luke Evans just made me feel better and woke me up) She toys with people and breaks hearts. It’s based on err.. adapted from the comic strip by Posey Simmonds. (Which I’m guess from U.K.)
Worthy at least of a C
Joe Layton plays Kyle Connor who is visiting the Cook Islands for a bit of fun with his friend ‘budgie’ played by Theo Barklem-Biggs . After a bit of this fun Kyle starts seeing some woman he doesn’t know, one vision of her is that she is dead.
One guy tells him he has a nice tattoo and asks if he knows what the symbols mean, but having designed it himself he does not know, he just always saw it in his mind. The guy doesn’t even explain to him what it means.
Kyle has visions of a local woman ina red dress, who has drowned. Somehow he comes across someone in her family, they asure him that she is fine and well. When her brother goes to pick her up at the airport, Kyle and his friend are there.
Kyle is still having visions, and sneaks on the property and hide out in the garden where she notices him in the bushes. She is kind enough to hear him out, and even along with her sis in law meets with him to hear him out further.
So far I like the suspense of it. Can he save her as the old spirit man says he’s supposed to? The girl’s family are pearl farmer’s and have been for generations.
I think you will have to watch fromt he beginning to be able to keep up with it. So maybe view it live (or via instant video… here via Amazon Tatau, Season 1 otherwise Tatau will be available in June on DVD & Blu-ray
Todd & the book of Pure Evil
I forget how I originally heard about this but the geek of this kind of stuff that I am… I’m just happy I can now catch it on the Chiller station on Wednesdays from 10-12. It’s a kitschy half hour comedy show basically a possession/ ‘monster’ of the week sort. I got to see starting with episode 11 of season 1 (as I forgot about the show the week before).
So I’m not sure how to explain this, but this is either bad, or geniusly good. I however may be jumping the gun as this oneis only the first episode I’ve seen so far so I’ll peg it as a ‘campy comedy’
Jason Mews!!!! (as in Jay & Silent Bob) Awsome, though he plays a janitor with deep insight/ or infinite wisdom. The girl that wears the glasses is reminding me of a cross between Willow & Buffy’s lil sis (Michelle Trachtenberg) from Buffy the Vampire slayer series. The only wayI can put it is hilarious or hysterically horrible (in a good way)
2015 PG-13 1hr 34 mins * Taylor Lautner who plays Cam a New York Bike Messenger who joins a band of theives who use Parkour to help with their Heists. alot happens in 37 minutes , as for watch the rest… No notes but the whole thing felt empty to me. D
Transporter: the series.
Saturdays on TNT or USA I can’t remember which or what day. I saw it the pilot (stated in January 2015) and I was not impressed, and no Jason statham is not in it. Chris Vance stars and also produces. I’m not feeling the fights , they choreographed and when they feel that way, the fight/action scenes are slow and should be faster. Oh well that was the first six minutes and was a simulation for him and his team. The title intro seems like a cross between a James Bond film intro and a classic cologne ad pose with the car behind the guy and the chick on the opposite side of the car. The guy looks really familiar but can’t place him. I look it up and oh he was in Prison Break. as for the show… Not really sure about it. I hope for those that do watch it, the rest of the series will be better. Something tells me this may not have lasted long, I didn’t watch it (already had too much on my plate) I’m guessing best as a Binge
saw this on tv finally caught it I think one of the guys I used to work with recommended this to me. IT was crazy, sort of like if the Addams family ran a school. The school is pretty much anarchy. While there are cliques they all work as a team (nothing like what you see in the usual type of movies). Rupert Everett has dual roles and Colin Firth plays some sort of politician or educational director. The girls are realy nothing but delinquents although they use them for good but in a bad way. B
Based on actual events stars Justin Long as a podcast DJ (Journalist? not sure what to call those people) who travels to Canada for a story which is D.O.A. and now he needs to find a new story.
I have to say it.. he looks awful with that mustache, and was that Haley Joe Osmet as his sidekick?
AS someone who has traveled to Canada 4x (well Toronto anyway) I find parts of this somewhat insulting (& I’m not even Canadian) but some equally funny (There’s one set on a porch that the wood looks like plastic! It might be a trex or correct deck type product but still looks awful!) Well at least its not sickening like the Human Centipede. THough Kevin Smith is one sick puppy! I guess this is from a podcast of his ‘Smodcast’ no idea. I just know Clerks, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob & Comic Book Men. I’m not sure what to make of this movie but aside from that horrible Human Centipede I think I’ll give this one a B
Under the Dome s.3
What did the narration from the past seasons say 3 months or 3 years? Ewww ectoplasm but there’s no ghosts …yet or are there? Now that was an impressive ‘fireworks’ display to start the season but what will the consequences be. Oh Yummy Mike Vogel in Tac gear… Ug there’s time travel or flash backs or maybe an alternate universe not sure what we have here. Maybe its the alternate universe being as the ectoplasm is there. Whatever the case.. this show has hurt my head. y bet is parallel/alternate universe/dimension. It took a few yers but I now Officially dub this the ‘the new Lost’
The Wiccan Rede
This explains the the meaning of the couplets to the Wiccan rede to better understand the rules
Not only do we have the soulmate bond in each story, but now there is the ‘big’ power (I forget what its called) in each story so each one sort of feels like an outline only with different species of characters and such. This one has a were panther or was it puma? I just started it as far as writing so please bare with me. Oh yeah and there’s a dragon shifter in this. The dragons used to rule over all shifters until the witches put a spell on them let’s just say for an extended hybernation. 30,000 years the dragons have been asleep after reaping chaos, and now the Night world (Vampires etc that want to rule over the humans) some how brought one back. Circle Daybreak sends Keller and her group to look for the witch child who is a lost witch and supposed to have a Wild Power. The Witch Child is supposed to marry the son of the First house of shifters for a bond between the witches (which no longer are with the Vampires) & the shifters in the fight for Good. There’s a Character witht the Name Iliana I thought that was pretty. Vocabulary- Ironwood
Witching and Bitching –
2013 NR (Not Rated) 1 hr 50 min Foreign (Spanish?)
Well definitely not for the kids though some parents might love to just watch the beginning, Sponge Bob gets offed! (Loved that! and I’m not even a parent!) There’s other ‘mascots’ like a toy soldier, a silver jesus, and quite the poor imitation of Minnie & Mickey Mouse. I’m thinking this is supposed to be some sort of comedy (well on Netflix it’s listed as Action adventure but… No that’s not right. a quick check on IMDB and it says a comedy Horror. (Yeah the Horror is the trauma from the thing you will see at the end UGH! It is funny but then there are parts I found just flat out stupid. The last few minutes were just really annoying to me, and traumatic (in more ways than one) by that I mean the ‘monster’ Goddess whatever that was it’ll give you PTSD nightmares at least for a week! The witch part was insulting (we are not all evil and certainly do not go Baba yagga or Hansel & Gretel on the kids!) C-
Who’s Kitten Who – Cynthia Baxter
Cool Character name- Aziza Zorn
Favorite lines: PWS- Pre Wedding Syndrome (those last few weeks it seems the couple argues about everything)
Jessica’s friend brings her to a salon called ‘Hair Explosion of London’ and wonders why a place of business that is not located in London has it in the name. (Like I do with Canada & Boston Pizza. NOt to mention What the F** BOSTON pizza, not New York or Chicago Pizza, which I can unerstand & are supposed to be the best) was beyond her & a good way to confuse the customers.
I’m going to have to bust my brain reading the rest of this. I’m behind. I should have been reading 75 pages a day since sunday but I started off slow for some reason, and am only on page 80+ but plan to be back on track hopefully by the end of tonight (wednesday 6).
The book is about Jessie Popper a mobile vetrinatrian from Long Island who makes a habit of solving crimes. This novel of the series, has Jessie tending to appointments, getting ready for her friend Betty’s wedding and someone in her best friend’s theater group was murdered (and her friend asking her to see if she can figure things out) and ends up getting hired to play a part in the play, after this day she finds out her (Pushy) future parent-in-laws are coming for an unexpected visit or more like last minute guests not giving enough notice to their hosts to amke preparations for their arrival. Jessie and her fiancee Nick live on a big estate, in the little caretaker’s cottage that’s barely big enough for the 2 of them and their minagerie of 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird, as far as I recollect.
Nick gets pissed when he tells her they are coming because of her full schedule +1! What paterbs me is that when he whines “But What about my parents coming” or complains about no one being their,
I want stearnly to remind him he’s THEIR son for one. 2. They invited themselves and 3. most of the plans and so on I got sucked into was made before I knew they were coming.
So far I think there’s 2 suspects but I have three as usually the one, one character goes off about that its that person, end up being the real culprit, but there is at least one other suspect I have…..dun dun Duuunnnnn
One of the 3 I thought were most Suspect, was right, with a twist.
After the case is solve & they go to the wedding setting, it would have been nice if there was at least a page or even paragraph on how the play went(after all that) even if it was just a review from the paper.
I also had to laugh a few times with a couple lines one in which I ask sometimes. See my Favorite lines