World War Z: Recap

I’ve been trying to think what I got out of going to see World War Z. Trying to decide if it was a bad movie, or just…a movie. It was no Avengers, that’s for sure, or Hobbit, or iron Man.

But somethings I can be decisive about:

1) I can now officially say I’ve gone to the movie theatre to see a zombie apocalypse movie, so that’s crossed off the list of pop culture things to do.

2) There is the certain knowledge that I would never survive a zombie apocalypse. Let’s face it, I’m no Brad Pitt.

3) I had a chance to hold my wonderful hubby’s hand for two hours. Crushingly, poor guy. He’s still flexing it experimentally a week later.

4) renewed certainty that I am emphatically a rom-com kind of girl. Well leaving aside both the Marvel Universe and Middle Earth, that is, and even more so if both parties involved in the rom-com are men. Give me Shelter!

5) And I now have about zillion more reasons to keep looking over my shoulder and to turn on lights before I go into any room.

6) and finally, proof that the allure of Brad Pitt is still a mystery to me. I will take a stern and aged Will Smith over unnaturally young-looking family guy Brad any day of the week.

will Smith from After Earth
looking like a stressed out
and aging soldier

Brad Pitt from World War Z. Convincing family man?

Not that I think Brad is a bad actor. I think he’s a pretty decent actor. I just don’t get all the hoopla is all.

All in all, The best part of the evening for me was spending it with hubs and having fun hanging out. I didn’t hate the movie. I didn’t love the movie. Given the choice of another zombie apocalypse or Iron Man? Or maybe Fili and Kili? I’ll take a Tony Stark marathon, thanks, topped off by a helping of dwarves and hobbits before I venture into another zombie-fest.

In the mean time, there is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3T-evQZiQo

Sunday Entertainment April 1, 2012

For your Reading Enjoyment (free and otherwise):

Lords of Aether:  We’ve been going strong on this, though I have been remiss in letting folks know because I’ve been otherwise occupied for a while. The latest post is up and it has Nash flying off in his air ship into the wild blue yonder with his current squeeze, Jack, Jack’s old flame, Anthony, and Anthony’s crush and local courtesan, Shelly. If that isn’t a going to be a mash up of steamy sexual tension and angst, I don’t know what is. Enjoy :D

http://lordsofaether.com/the-story/

New Releases:

From me and Sarah Masters, I give you Tools of Justice

One cop. One killer. Both dreamwalkers. Not every dream should see the light of day…

Three very different people have one thing in common-a dreamscape steeped in horror. Barry has had dreams of violent death all his life, and as a cop, he now works to solve the crimes his dreams tell him about in hopes he can save at least one victim from suffering the fate he faces every time he lays his head on his pillow. His ex-lover, Tag—now his boss—has no idea how to help him cope other than to protect his job…and try to protect their hearts from the dreams that could end up killing them both.

Layton welcomes the dream state that shows him his next victim. He’s been a killer for as long as he can remember, and the land where he walks in shadow beside the horn-headed man who guides him feels more like home than the waking world. Now, in addition to seeking out those who would kill the innocent and ending their lives in his own special reign of terror, Layton is promised a bride—someone to love him forever. It seems everything he’s ever dreamed is about to come true.

Jessica just wants to get her life back after her boyfriend is murdered and she is abducted. Twice. Finding herself at Leyton’s mercy is a nightmare she soon finds is only the very beginning. When the horn-headed man visits her, she knows nothing will ever be the same again.

The four of them now have to find a way to navigate the real world while the dream state dictates their very lives and threatens everything they hold dear. If they manage catch a few killers and save a few innocent lives along the way, that will have to be their compensation for the “gifts” given by The Dreaming.

And coming soon from my friend, Alix Bekins, Written in the Stars

Bailey McMillan’s life is a mess. The general public blames him for his former employer’s nuclear pollution, resulting in professional disgrace. Humiliated, he takes a job as an editor at a science magazine run by his best friend, John. That part isn’t so bad; Bailey is fond of John, who seems to find Bailey’s abrasive nature amusing.

Unfortunately, working for John also leads to writing an astrology column in exchange for getting free rein in some op-ed articles—and then being sued over one. The (totally coincidental) accuracy of the column offers opportunity for further professional disgrace if anyone discovers its author—and then Bailey digs himself a little deeper.

In an attempt to prove astrology is bogus, he agrees to an experiment to date someone from each star sign. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Bailey’s got a stupid crush on John, who stubbornly insists on a detailed breakdown of every date—bad and otherwise. Bailey’s luck has to improve sometime… right?

I’ll be back tomorrow with buy links and an excerpt, because this looks like it’s going to be lots of fun :D

Movies:

I watched Different for Girls over the past week, and I have to say, aside form the poor sound quality of the copy I had, I really, really enjoyed it. I’ll talk more about it another day, but here’s the info on it, if you’re interested in something with a little bit of a difference.

I also watched Cowboys and Angels, which was also interesting and enjoyable, about a couple of college kids getting into and out of trouble.  There some nice  broken stereotypes, and I liked that about this film. The acting was decent and the film was, overall, pretty fun, if not life changing.

Movie Talk: Sherlock Holmes

If you ask me, the loveliest thing about this movie is that no one pretends they don’t know fans will be slashing these two all over the place. And yet, to the average viewer, it’s just another bromance. Well, if by bromance, you mean the the kind where everything blows up, everyone gets shot at least once, and there are giant fish hooks and man on man waltzing. If you mean that kind of bromance.

So did I like it? well of course! Witty, fun, fascinating, especially listening to hubs beside me analyzing all the genius manipulating I was too busy watching the for Meaningful Gazes to notice. Oh! And the visual of where steampuk started. Yeah. That was pretty cool, too. And totally Dionne hate the actual female love interests, either. Always love a good female role where the girl kicks ass and shoots a few baddies to boot. Even the genteel wife shot off a few zingers. no shrinking violet, she.

Hats off to another great, entertaining movie. I may not be terribly hard to please in this department, but hey, I wasn’t in that theater alone, and hubs didn’t complain. Must have been enough explosions to go around :D