Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Movie Tuesday

Yesterday's highlight was receiving a giant package at work. My Milla Dark Pink had arrived :) I attempted a quick unpack, but inside the box was a huge gift bag and inside that, yet another box ... with plenty of bubble-wrap. Aside from not being able to instantly unwrap my gift, I was thrilled that there was no doubt she'd been kept safe on her journey to me.

So I dutifully waited till I got home and took great pleasure in unpacking her there. She's a little crazy, but I love her.Took a special pic of two of my birthday gifts for you: Milla next to my hourglass :) Love it.

Varen writes his first Unisa exam today, so I went to watch a movie on my own last night. I saw Coraline.

From Henry Selick, visionary director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and based on Neil Gaiman's international best-selling book, comes a spectacular stop-motion animated adventure - the first to be originally filmed in 3D!

Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door and discovers an alternate version of her life on the other side. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life and the people in it - but much better. When this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous and her other parents (including her Other Mother - voiced by Teri Hatcher) try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this increasingly perilous world and save her family.

Okay, ordinarily I this is not the sort of movie I'd see, cause I'm not a *huge* fan of animation. But I'd read the book and although that was a giant bore, I was curious to see the movie. Well, I will tell you that this is one time I found the movie far better than the book - probably because of it's kooky animation style. I was also quite keen to see it in 3D, but I wasn't going to mission thru the traffic to get to 4ways (and Monte Casino) at 5pm in the afternoon for that!


Anonymous said...

She's a beauty! :)

I so want to see Coraline - I haven't read the book yet (in my to read pile) but I think in this case I should see the movie first.

Janine / Being Brazen said...

I so want to see Coraline

Your Milla dark pink is so cute

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