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The daughter of one of my besties started up a blog. Her first post is about a movie named Timer. For the full discussion please visit Ms. Ashlianne’s blog. Here are my thoughts (with a few revisions) on the movie with the tagline, “If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?”

Truly a mind-blowing concept! I must see this movie.

Would I get a timer? I don’t think so. I don’t think I would ever trust it.

Would it show negative time? That is, would it tell you if you had already met your soul-mate, but he/she is long since gone from your life?

Does the timer take into consideration that everyone has a different idea of what a soul-mate is? What if you believe your soul-mate should be the lover you spend the rest of your life with but it turns out to be “just” a life-long best friend? Would you have passed on some really great relationships due to the misunderstanding?

What about beliefs about past lives? What if you weren’t meant to meet your soul-mate in this lifetime? Would you feel you were robbed if it never showed a time? Would you be questioning whether or not it was faulty your whole life, and whether you had missed him/her? Or what if you were meant to meet your soul-mate, but weren’t meant to spend the rest of your lives together? Meant To Be isn’t necessarily Meant To Be Forever. Would the timer count down to zero when you met this person but go blank again when they passed from your life, or would you be looking at those zeros for the rest of your life?

So many questions! Thanks for the discussion!

♥Christa

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There aren’t many movies I’ve reviewed twice. I’ve seen HBP twice now and I still love it. Maybe I’ll see it again. I still think it might be the best of the movies. Of course nothing will beat Sorcerer’s Stone for the wonder of it all. Yes, there are some departures from the book, but I think they make complete sense given the time contraints. It enabled the writer and director to keep the flavor of the story when they had to cut certain scenes for time. The changes were quite clever, I thought.

Spoilers after the cut.

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I’ve been delighted the past three weeks to get to know my new teammates through happy hour. It’s too busy to really get to talk at work. I felt pretty isolated at first, until I realized that it was just that everyone is so busy. Now, thanks to happy hour, I don’t feel like the stinky kid anymore.

Tonight, as it was my supervisor’s last happy hour as our supervisor, I decided to stay longer than I have been. It’s a good thing I did. I discovered that there are a few True Blood fans on my team, and even better a Unicorn! Woohoo!

Thanks again, Old Man Bobby, for being cool with me cancelling our plans at the last minute so I could stick around for “team building”.

The most ingenious use of the bleep ever. Brilliant! Thanks again J for showing me this.

I saw HBP yesterday afternoon. I’m seeing it again tomorrow. Yep, folks, I actually liked it. I really haven’t thought of a complaint yet, which is astounding quite frankly. Man, let me tell you, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson have really grown as actors. I am glad that the powers that be toned down the surrealism I read about in one article. There was just enough darkness in the reality scenes and just enough surrealism in the Pensieve scenes. By the way, Well Done on those Pensieve scenes.

The screenplay is really well written. They make some pretty major changes to certain scenes while remaining absolutely true to the storyline. The changes they made make complete sense considering the time constraints of a film and the size of the book. I think you’ll be pleased with the detail that went into the movie. All the snogging? It’s there. All the darkness? Trust me, you won’t be missing that either. They did a really great job of showing how hormones will out, even in the face of the return of He Who Must Not Be Named. Really well done, that, and with wonderful emotion from the actors.

I sense a gush coming on, so I’ll close before I say too much. Let me just say that if this is what they can do with one film, I can’t wait to see the detail that goes into the two-part Deathly Hallows.

Dear Nathan,

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t get the part. That would have rocked. Don’t worry about me though. I’ll be happy to see Ryan Reynolds play Green Lantern, especially since it means it won’t be interfering with you playing Castle.

♥Christa

 

(Thanks, Hollywoodstreams, for the video.)

Between getting firing, job hunting, getting hired, training, adjusting to my new job, and the general tunnel vision I’ve had for New Moon, July somehow snuck up on me. My friend asked last week if Harry Potter comes out this week or next. I must have looked at him so strangely. I thought, “He’s crazy! It doesn’t come out until…Merlin’s Pants! It’s July 1st!” I saw the latest trailer in the theater. I still have such high hopes. It really looks like it will be spectacular.

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