Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas and The Hobbit Trailer!!!

Kneading thick, sweet bread dough, pulling just a small bit off to taste.  Rolling the dough out, pushing it down, pulling it and stretching it till it stays in place.  It is now a large spread out square of dough.  Spreading soft butter all over it with a metal spoon, then sprinkling cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins over that, and then rolling the square over itself into a scroll made of dough.  Taking brown thread beneath the 'scroll' one inch, then taking both ends in both hands.  Then putting each end of thread in the opposite hand, a circle of thread is made around the scroll.  Pulling gently till thread is taut.  Now there is a cinnamon roll just waiting to be baked.  Breathing in the sweet smell of fresh bread and sweet dough, everything finally feels like Christmas.  Especially now that its snowed just a little.  I'm thankful that more is on the way since it didn't even stick to the grass when it did snow.
I'm still here.  I haven't made a post in a while, sorry about that.  If you didn't know yet......
The Hobbit Trailer is here!!!!!  :D
Its making me so excited for the movie!  Now if you want to see the trailer on the big screen, go see the Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn in theaters.  The trailer for the Hobbit is playing at the beginning with the other trailers.  The Adventures of Tintin is about a young reporter and his dog named Snowy, living in Europe.  They go on a splendid adventure around the world to find the Secret of a ship called the Unicorn.  Its a lot like Indiana Jones and its a Steven Spielburg film.  Peter Jackson had something to do with the movie too but I forgot what.  Steven Spielburg was copying from Tintin when making the Indiana Jones movies, but he didn't even know he was doing it!  The movie is a motion capture film, between animation and real action.  MC is what I'll call it for short, since they don't have a short name for it yet...  just maybe it'll get around.  Still writing in my books a little, although I don't think I'll be able to finish the first draft by Christmas as I thought I would.  Anyway, God bless you! 
Merry Christmas! :)  

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Review for Hugo

My dad and I got to go see the movie Hugo recently and since I've liked reading movie reviews, I decided to write one.

The soundtrack of this movie was made by Howard Shore, the one who did the soundtrack of Lord of the Rings.  He did a very good job with the soundtrack of Hugo, although it doesn't sound at all like something you'd hear from Lord of the Rings.  So there's one thing to be excited about when seeing the movie.

Now if you don't know what movie or book I am talking about, it is about a boy of twelve who lives in a train station in Paris.  He is an orphan and takes care of the large clocks, while trying to avoid the Station Inspector, who takes orphans to orphanages and thieves to prison.  The time period is 1931(or nineteen thirties somewhere).  He has to steal for a living.  But there is a secret he has been keeping and a girl he meets is very set on finding out what his secret is. 
I have read the book that the movie was based off of.  The book is called "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and at first glance looks like a very very hard book to read since it is so very fat.  But half of those pages are hand drawn pictures that capture the action.  The book was good.  I liked it. 

Now the making of the movie:  the director has been known for many rated R movies but decided to make a family friendly movie.  And he did a very good job.  He went all out on 3D.  The colors and cinematography are amazing.  And the characters are well drawn out compared to other hastily made movies.

I don't mean to say that this movie is a 'kid' movie.  Not at all.  In fact, I think this movie is for tweens and adults more than for eight-year-olds.  Its a fantasy like movie in a realistic french setting with a haunting story of a boy trying to find a message from his father, somewhere around him.  I haven't told you the tip of the iceberg, but if you want to know more of the plot, you can just go see the 2nd trailer on Youtube.      

Note: the movie is in 3D and in 2D.  I saw it in 2D as 3D gets weird on the eyes, and for a lot of movies, people just don't take much advantage of the 3D when making it.  But in this movie, they did a lot of work on it, or so many people say.  I think that this movie was actually meant to be seen in 3D, or so many many people say, because I haven't seen it in 3D yet.  But my dad wants to.  We were both near to tears near the end.  But all ends well.

There are some very good themes in the movie that I liked, and this movie is worth going to see.

At the moment, ninety-three percent of people on Rotten Tomatoes liked the movie.  I definitely aim to go see the movie again.  And when it comes to DVD, I will buy it.
And this review is long.....
God bless you all!