Movie Review

I watched Pan’s Labyrinth the other night. I was told by people that this movie could change my life. I don’t know about that. I’ve seen very few movies in the last couple of years that have changed me in some fundamental way. (Brokeback Mountain being one of the few.)

But even though it didn’t change my life, PL was still a very good movie and deserved all of the accolades it received. The imagery was stunning along with the fantastic creatures Guillermo del Toro created to tell this story of a little girl’s search for the marvelous and beautiful in a world gone mad. There are two story lines going on during the movie and if you can’t handle violence and sadistic torture, don’t watch it. For the real world this little girl lives in would break the heart of a strong man.

Oh, Sherrill tagged me, so I have to give you eight more things you didn’t know about me. Hmm…it was hard enough coming up with the first eight. But here I go…

1. As you can tell, I love movies, but my absolute favorite kind are martial art movies. Jet Li is a god in my eyes….though my favorite movie of his is Unleashed (and not just because it has Morgan Freeman in it.)

2.I listen to all kinds of music: country, opera, rock, pop. One of my all-time favorite songs is Seven Spanish Angels sung by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. Just the story that song tells of two doomed lovers touches my heart. There’s a story there and I’m going to write it someday (with my own little twist of course)

3. As if you didn’t already know, my favorite animals in the whole world are horses. All the different breeds and types. From ponies to draft horses. I love them for their strength, for their gentleness. I love them for their unconditional love and overwhelming willingness to trust. For their beauty and their heart.

4. I’m of the theory that God exists, but He started the evolution process long ago and then stepped back to see what we do with what He created. (I can’t think He’s very happy with what we’ve done) All the good and bad that happens to us in this life is because of us and not God. How can I thank Him for the good and not blame Him for the bad if He controls everything?

5. My favorite color is dark green. Not sure why except there’s a feeling of vibrant life and growth in that color.

6. Rainy days are my favorite days to stay home and write all day. Maybe it’s the sound of the rain falling outside my window while I’m sitting warm and dry that makes the words flow better. (As you can tell with these facts.)

7. My cats make me laugh.

8. I’ve written over 135,000 words so far this year and finished four stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve had two books released so far with one more coming out soon. (those are the ones that have been contracted.)

have a great Saturday, everyone.

4 Responses “Movie Review”

  1. Lila Dubois says:

    I can’t believe Pan’s Labyrinth didn’t change your life.

  2. Julie says:

    Goofed, the Bareback line is by Chris Owen.

  3. Julie says:

    I love it when you tag each other, it’s fun to read… thanks for humoring us & posting 8 more. Since you like horses, have you read JL Langley Ranch Series. Tin Star, has a horse in it that’s quite the character. And Bareback by BA Tortuga was heartbreaking for me, but a very good book.

  4. loopdlu says:

    its so cool when you get tagged, TA…we get to learn all sorts of lil interesting things bout you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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