Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lest we forget...

Anzac Day here Down Under in New Zealand and Australia. Today is when we remember the soldiers who fought in both world wars. Today is also when we think of all soldiers, all wars, all nations.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ruby Sparks - Review

Ok, so now I've watched Ruby Sparks. Loved it. Here's why.

Ruby Sparks is the truest love story since the movie Love Story. Although based on an event that can't be real (write about a book character and see her come to life), the actual relationship (between Ruby Sparks, the book character, and Calvin Weir-Fields, the novelist who created her) is the most authentic cinematic portrayal yet.

What the movie is actually about is control and the balance of power in a relationship. What I got out of it, though, is this: even your dream girl will get on your nerves, even your dream girl will want to go out without you from time to time, even your dream girl will stop loving you if you don't treat her right.

There. How's that for romance?
As good as it gets.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ruby Sparks

I'm looking forward to watching Ruby Sparks on DVD tonight. An ultimate love story or an ultimate writer's fantasy?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Famous first lines

What famous first lines do you remember? Here are some of my favourites:
  • Sophie Dempsey didn't like Temptation even before the Garveys smashed into her '86 Civic, broke her sister's sunglasses, and confirmed all her worst suspicions about people from small towns who drove beige Cadillacs. ~ Welcome to Temptation, Jennifer Crusie

  • My desert island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order: ~ High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

  • The moment Tanya Redford spotted the caramel-skinned hunk in the hotel foyer she knew two things: that the guy was a con artist and that she was in trouble – big time. ~ Fiji On Fire Fiji On Ice, Eve Summers