I can't believe it is a little over a week away before Christmas! Now I have been a kettle of glum, waaaaah, and bleccchhhh recently but there is also fun times especially at this time of year. I have a new Doctor, who (or is it whom??) I saw yesterday, and he listened and knows about Ehlers-Danlos and will be sending me to someone who works with pain which is great! We got Mia back..in a nice urn and she is resting on our mantle in the bedroom. The other animals are all doing well even though one of them peed on our Christmas tree that we had out in the veranda for a while. The smell of cat pee is not a Christmas blessing so we had to hose the tree down with some stuff and it smells better now. I took this week off and have been decorating and enjoying the cold weather and the music. So now, on to movies....Wandering Through The Shelves has the theme of board games, arcade games and video games as the theme this week. I went an easy route this week so, here are my 3....
I love this game and played it frequently when I was little. I loved the characters and the whole vibe of the Agatha Christie mystery to it. This film stars the wonderful Tim Curry as a detective sent out to a mansion to investigate a murder. We meet all the suspects from The board game and, of course, hijinks ensues especially with this cast. The big twist is that there are 3 endings and you could see a different ending depending which theatre you went to. The DVD has all 3 endings. It's fun...not the best movie but fun to watch.
2. LARA CROFT-TOMB RAIDER-2001
Angelina is well cast in this frolic which showcases her...talents. I should be nice since she is a good actress, tough, but holy T & A Batman-she just can't help it with that bod! She's after some triangles hidden all over the world, gets mixed up with a good/bad guy, some really bad guys, fights statues that reminded me of the Ray Harryhausen movies, travels the world, makes amends with her dad and wears a dress at the end. Actually, this film is the reason for Jolie to be so involved with saving children. I remember her on the Tonight Show tearing up about the young children she saw in Cambodia and said she needs to do something...she has.
3. LARA CROFT: THE CRADLE OF LIFE-2003
This time sexy kick ass is in some silver suit doing flips with her skidoo in the water. She has been asked by MI6 to find Pandora's Box before the evil guys do. There are many adventures going on and you do roll your eyes more than once but it is an enagaging flick with T & A kickass saving the day.
What are your 3? Looking forward to Christmas? Enjoying the Christmas season? I'm looking forward to the Battle of the Bands also set today and will be eager to hear the music picked.