Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Verdict Is In On The Movie Dragonfly

If it’s a psychological thriller you want then this is the movie. Admittedly, I had to close my eyes through parts of Dragonfly. It’s the kind of movie that makes you jump when you least expect it.

There were a few hospital scenes with children with cancer I found unsettling. That is always hard to see no matter the story.

I can’t rate this story with a tears or hearts scale but a combination of both. So I will stick to the star rating and for me I’d give it
4 out of 5 stars .

Here’s a trailer I pulled up from Youtube.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Movie Night

My aunt suggested the movie Dragonfly so my mother and I are going to make a night of it. We’ll pop some popcorn (my favorite being Orville Redenbacher’s Buttery Flavor) and munch away as we watch the film. We heard good reviews about the movie Dragonfly a 2002 film starring Kevin Costner. I Googled it and it looks great. I have a feeling it’s going to be a tear jerker so we’ll have a Kleenex box close by just in case.

I don’t believe I’m revealing any spoilers here; the blurp is easily obtained off the net. The story’s about a young Dr. whose wife dies tragically. He later returns to work treating sick children. Some of the children start to have similar near death experiences and the young Dr. begins to wonder if it’s his deceased wife trying to contact him.

I think I’ll rate this movie on a tear scale. Five tears if it's good or one tear if it's bad.

Of course this movie is a drama, romance thriller, (not an action) so who knows; I may change my tears to hearts.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Woopee Cushion

Innocent enough looking with its pillow-soft appearance but since my seven-year-old nephew received this gift for Christmas, it has mysteriously made its rounds repeatedly through the house placed on unsuspecting victims seats. Of course there are the bold moves where it’s squeezed in your ear or face.

The joy it brings!

It reminds me of my brother when he was eleven and he bought and sat on a Whoopee Cushion in a crowded mall. My mother and I were totally taken off guard, looking peculiarly guilty ourselves as people walked past and gave us dirty looks.

Yes those were the days. (We laugh as we think back on it now, but at the time we would have liked to crawl under a rock).

The Whoopee Cushion my nephew got is sadly losing its will to inflate, perhaps too much use over the holidays. Heck, the children even tried and succeeded in getting the family dog to sit on it.

So if next year you’re having trouble deciding what to get the youngster in your life a gift that will be a hit, I’m pretty sure the Whoopee Cushion is the way to go. Just be on the lookout if they try to take it to the mall.