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Reading, Twofer 2 Comments »

You know how you will be watching a movie on TBS or some channel like that and the next movie on will have one of the same actors in it? Whenever I watch a movie that has an actor in common with the last movie I watched (the same day), I call it a twofer. Sometimes I will watch a movie on another channel just because it would be a twofer. Anyway… I have noticed that books are almost always thematic twofers. For example, I was reading Midnight’s Children, which takes place in India and involves a pickle factory owner. Next, I read The God of Small Things about twins in India whose grandmother owns Paradise Pickles. After that, I read Gob’s Grief about twin brothers during the Civil War. One dies and the other dedicates his life to building a machine to bring him back. Do I just notice these threads because brains are made to make connections? Maybe most books have twins, India and pickles so it is just laws of averages. Anyway, I am almost done Gob’s Grief so we will see if the streak continues.

(Image twofer originally uploaded by brappy♥)

P.S. I Love You

Girl Movies, Romance No Comments »

P.S. I Love You is just a depressing movie. Hilary Swank gives me the heeby jeebies.  My friend recommended it to me, but she is very Irish.  P.S. I Love You is very Irish also even though the lead actor Gerard Butler is actually Scottish.  Not that I can actually tell the Irish and the Scottish apart.  Anyway, again in a romantic movie the characters have to kiss to realize that they don’t love each other.  Really?  Someone has been harboring feelings for someone for so long and then they kiss them and say, “Oh never mind.”  If that works, I am just going to start kissing everyone.  You never know when sparks are going to fly.

(Image P.S. I Love You Jokerized originally uploaded by APES!!!)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 21%

27 Dresses

Girl Movies, Romantic Comedy No Comments »

27 Dresses isn’t particularly notable except for the James Marsden finally gets the girl in a movie. I would think that this is a good step for his career, but looking at imdb he has some gems like Conan: Red Nails coming out next year straight to video. One thing I thought was interesting, Katherine Heigl’s character kisses someone she has harbored a crush on for years to realize that she doesn’t love him. I think that kisses only work that way in movies.

(Image 01-26-2008 One of 27 Dresses originally uploaded by Gentleman of Sophistication and Refinement)

Rotten tomatoes: 40%

The Painted Veil

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While I am a sucker for romantic comedies, I don’t normally go for tragic love.  In my recent lovelorness, I have watched every romantic movie I have come across.  However, I didn’t even know The Painted Veil was a romance when I started watching it.  Now it is on again and I am watching it again.  Who knew that Ed Norton and cholera could be so enchanting?

(Image The Painted Veil originally uploaded by Jimmy – Embrace the winter)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 73%