Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Princess Diana's Wedding Dress
I got up at 1am (PDT) to start watching all of the pre-Royal Wedding shows. My eyelids were hard pressed to stay open, but they carried me through until 5am. My mother and I sat together drinking tea, eating scones and laughing very giddy like. I was awake to see the arrival of HRH The Queen, Prince William (now Duke, Earl, and Baron), Prince Henry, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Pippa and all the flower girls and boys, as well as... Catherine Middleton's (Now, Duchess, Countess, and Baroness) beautiful arrival.

Bodice & Veil
Now, I know that unwanted comparisons between her and Princess Diana are being made, but it's inevitable. HRH Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress was much smaller than Princess Diana's was. However, in my opinion, I believe that the Duchess' dress was much more flattering. The folds were complimentary and the bodice was SO pretty. The veil was too short, but still very pretty.

The dress is very reminiscent of the 1950's, which I love. However, I think the dress was just a bit too simple. I know there's some type of designing on the hem all the way around, but because it's white on's not easily seen.The boquet was a huge let down. They were the only flowers in the whole wedding, and they were tiny. It didn't even cover her hand. Princess Diana's was too big, and I think Catherine should have gone for something medium sized. (And with colour!)
Catherine's Wedding Dress
 As for the tiara, I would have expected something with a bit more Umph! since she was wearing such a simple dress. However, that was all in The Queen's hands, not Catherine's.

The whole service was gorgeous. I absolutely love Prince Harry and how relaxed he was at the Wedding. I think it helped eased the tension for his brother as well. He's adorable - he just brings a bit of a happy charm to it all.

After the ceremony came the anxiously awaited kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. I remember watching the countdown clock and trying so hard to stay awake for it. When the kiss happened, my mother and I were just a bit disappointed. It was just a peck! Then, they rewarded us with a second one. I don't think that's ever been done before, and they looked extremely happy that they did it.
First Kiss                                    Second Kiss

It was a supremely beautiful wedding and I want to have one like it someday! All in all, I was so happy to watch this piece of history, live, while it happened thousands of miles away. You can't deny it; England's got style.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Name: Penelope
Film Maker: Summit
Stars: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, & Reese Witherspoon

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents (Catherine O'Hara and Richard E. Grant) to keep her company? Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon co-produced this untraditional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to create her own happy ending.

Penelope is a cute fairytale with great actors. The storyline was no wheres near in depth or thought-provoking, but it was an adorable story all the same.

James McAvoy as Johnny/Max
I feel that they conveyed the ugliness of the myth fairly and the story kept true to it's characters. I absolutely loved James McAvoy as the main love interest. He was amazing. (Also, his style!?Love it! Total rogue.)

There isn't much to review on since this movie wasn't spectacular nor was is bad. It's a simple chick flick for those who love happy endings. (And no Kleenex boxes. ;) )

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tron: Legacy

Name: Tron: Legacy

Film Maker: Disney
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, & Olivia Wilde

While investigating the mysterious disappearance of his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges), techie Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) lands in a beguiling computerized world of enslaved gladiators, where his dad has been living for more than   20 years. Joined by Kevin's trusted friend (Olivia Wilde), the father and son must journey across a breathtaking -- and perilous -- cyberscape in this 21st-century update to the beloved 1982 sci-fi classic

Tron: Legacy is a masterpiece of digital technology.

I wanted to see this movie in theatres, especially in IMAX.  I was unable to do that. However, I was able to watch it on my nice big flat screen, on Blu-ray. I didn't expect for the digital awesomeness of it to be that GREAT.

The colours were amazing, the subtle hues of the costumes and buildings was lovely, and....there was so much more. It was like a computer nerd's eye candy; I kid you not. 

Beyond the fabulous technology Tron: Legacy encases, the story was great. It started with a clip from the original Tron, showing Sam's father leaving for work. And never coming back. It then fast forwards to modern day -- starting Tron: Legacy. We see ENCOM, a huge digital technology empire that was ruled by Sam's father. In this time we see Sam as a rebel kid of his twenties, trying to deny what's happened in his life. 

Garrett Hedlund
Then...he finds his father. In the game. The battle that ensues consists of epicness. It is a must see. 

Now, for the more girly fans of heart (like moi), Sam Flynn (Garret Hedlund) is the hottest thing to grace movie screens in a long while. 
Xavier Samuel

Step over Alex Pettyfer; Sam Flynn is now joining ranks with Xavier Samuels. (In my Book of Hottness.) So, if the story of Tron and it's digital amazingness isn't enough to get you to watch the movie, than Garrett Hedlund should be.

So what are you waiting for!? Go buy this movie! On Blu-ray! ('Cause it's the only way to do it.)