Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Le Week-End

Oh..its just a little movie about relationships. Granted, the couple might be too old for your cup of tea. Still, its a great look at the dynamics that go into a true relationship. It exposes the honesty in this academic couple who have been married a good 30 years. And in spite of the love and hate they see in each other, there is a certain zing that remains.
"A man who still wants to make love to his wife. That’s unusual, if not a far-out perversion?"

The movie stars Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent as Meg and Nic. They are a bit on the outs with their marriage because Nic wants to help the son who is bringing them down financially and Meg won't hear of it. After all, she is ready to leave him, but he has been let got at the Uni for some small spiteful thing he said about a student's hair. So they are off to discover Paris. However, they are on quite a budget..And Meg has some clever ideas that just might get them into trouble.

And then there is Jeff Goldblum's Morgan who is a very old friend of Nic's who finds them kissing on the street and just imagines everything is electric between them.

This is a story about how life changes someone, but not completely. Maybe Meg and Nic find themselves in love again. Whatever it is..its quite an adventure in this movie. And what better way ast to make this trio the new Band of Outsiders.

Ollie Alexander gets an American accent in this film. He plays Morgan's son, but one wonders if he be happier if he were actually Nic's son.

I loved the cinematography in this film. A real treat to see Paris in bloom. It is a wonderful indie film!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fiction Tuesday-a little something different

They came. They read. They voted.

Swoon Reads! 14 viewpoints. One LOVE STORY.

The distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads proudly presents its first published novel—an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from 14 different viewpoints.
The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together.

Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!

14 different viewpoints, including those from a bench and a squirrel, and guess what? I didn’t hate it at all.

A Little Something Different, probably one of the lightest, cutest books I’ve read this year, is everything that is familiar about contemporary romance, but delivered with a hint of originality. I can’t help but groan inwardly whenever I know something is told from multiple perspectives (unless it’s fantasy, of course), but you know what? Sandy Hall does a rather brilliant job-Sam

Both Lea & Gabe were likable characters, but Lea more so. Gabe was very shy, reserved and sometimes I wanted to shake him and say 'Come on man! Just talk to her! What do you have to lose?' Gabe was very frustrating in that way.-Bookable