Monday, July 31, 2006

What is it with Irons and dragons?

Eragon (2006)

Eragon is a fantasy children's novel written by a teenager about a dragon and the boy who finds and learns to ride him. I enjoyed the novel and am in the process of reading the second in its series. The hype of the movie, however, far outweighs its foundational novel. Stars abound in this movie including Jeremy Irons, who has a thing with dragons I think. Djimon Hounsou and John Malkovich. Watch out for its premiere in the coming holidays.

A big night of an ending

I love Big Night. Between the Italian cooking and the lovely directing, this movie screams class. So when I found that had ranked the ending of Big Night on their top 50 Greatest Movie Endings, I was ecstatic. Not only was it ranked, it was number eight, my favorite number and in the top ten! Here is what they had to say:

Big Night (1996) - The old term "silence is golden" has never seemed so appropriate. After a grand night of arguments, fantastic food, and a no-show crooner, the two idealistic opposites (art vs. commerce) sit down to a simple omelet with their waiter, knowing their lives will go separate ways (and bankruptcy is a near certainty) but not needing to talk about it. Soulful, delicate, and bypassing tearjerk-o-rama, directors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott create a sincere goodbye to their lovely, little film. -CC

Primo and Secondo would be happy.

You think you know Darth?

Pretty darn funny!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Viva Italia

What a game... Fast paced, actual scores, but an unwanted determination from penalty kicks (and a horrible Red Card for Zidane). Still, the Cup was so fantastic this year. I watched most games in HD and despite the horrendous commentators of ABC and ESPN , the coverage was beautiful. From the beginning, the spirit was palpable. Congratulations, Italy. And to both teams, a well played match. Bring on UEFA Euro Cup 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Don't let it be over...

World Cup 2006. France v. Italy. Isn't that funny that I will be in those two countries in one week. Vive la France mais l'Italie est mon pays de mère. Quel choix.


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Revenge of the Brick

Every once in a while, something comes along to renew my passion for Star Wars. Legos and Star Wars have had a long standing relationship. With video games now emulating legos, it is no wonder we have these little gems.

Revenge of the Brick