Saturday, February 21, 2009

Inkheart and Hot Rod

Our Thursday night crew spent this past Thursday at the movies watching Inkheart. It was our February book club book, which perfectly timed with the movie being in the theaters. I typically have a difficult time watching a movie after having read the book; usually there are so many changes to the plot and important details that I wind up wishing I'd never watched the movie at all. This time was different though.

I quite enjoyed the changes that were made. Most were just to speed things up and allow the entire story to be told in 106 minutes. Some were to enhance the fantasy aspect of the book. And others were just creative liberties. It's really a great movie! You all should run out and see it. Right now. Before it's gone from the theaters.

And be sure to drool over Paul Bettany, who will now be officially added to my Laminated List.

Last night most of the Thursday crew met up again at my house for Hot Rod Friday (so named to pay homage to Hot Fuzz Sunday). Joe picked the movie and I was pleasantly surprised at how hilarious it was. Well, at how hilarious the beginning was. I fell asleep about halfway through; not out of boredom, just sheer exhaustion. If for nothing else, you need to watch it for the punch dancing in the woods and subsequent fall down the mountain scene. Words just cannot explain.


Regina said...

I'm a Paul Bettany fan too. Have we officially created the "tortured soul" category now?

I'm sorry I missed out on Hot Rod Friday. Punch dancing I'll have to check it out!!

Mandy said...

I really liked the movie too. And Paul Bettany was perfect!

And seriously, that movie was hilarious! Thanks to Joe for picking a good one. It was WAY better than Nacho Libre.

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