Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cat Scratch Tickles the Funny Bone

Cat Scratch, a short comedy thriller, offers 16 minutes of pure fun. Expertly lensed, edited and directed by Christian de Rezendes (Memories for Sale), this little gem of a film still has me chuckling days after watching it. In fact, it’s difficult to write a review because I keep stopping to laugh as I remember how completely paranoid the main character becomes after being scratched by a neighbor’s cat. 

You can watch this very funny short film free on YouTube. Just click on the link below.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Golfing Dads and Sons

Win or lose --

You can’t choose.

Golf’s a game

made for shame.

When putts fail,

never wail.

Just have fun

in the sun.

Play away.

It’s your day!


(For Larry, Kelly and Sam Tucker -- three generations playing together in our local Father/Son Golf Tournament today.)   

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Ode to Disney's Maleficent

A fairy needs wings.
Without them, she stings.
A fairy needs trust.
Betray her, she’ll bust.

Revenge will ensue.
A curse she will do.
But love comes along.
So can she be wrong?

And if that be true,
how can she undo
her curse so unfair
on someone so fair?  

Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the wicked fairy from “Sleeping Beauty,” deals with such serious themes as betrayal, revenge, love, and redemption. But the most impressive thing about this wonderful film involves its creative presentation. Practically every scene comes across like an intriguing work of art. That shouldn’t have surprised me, for Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut here – and he already has two Oscars for art direction -- one for Alice in Wonderland (starring Johnny Depp) and the other for Avatar. Clearly, the visual appeal of the movie was uppermost in Stromberg’s mind. I admire this approach, because one of the elements I look for while watching a film is cinematic artistry, and Maleficent passes this test with flying colors. I also look for outstanding performances and a compelling story. Happily, Maleficent receives high marks from me in both areas 

Read the entire review at ReelTalk Movie Reviews. 

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