Archive for September, 2011

Contagion Movie Review

             For those of you who saw last’s weeks episode of Ancient Aliens “Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics”  You were all thinking the same thing I was when you experienced “Contagion”  in theaters this weekend.  A Warner Brothers production, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Kate Winslet the movie Contagion lived up to the hype.  As an unknown infectious disease is spread rapidly by one women while on her business travels, the world experiences death and devastation by apocalyptic measures.  Making attempts to get control of a dying civilization scientists, doctors and other government officials step in to battle the unknown.  One local blogger does his best to make a name for himself by proving to the world that the CDC and government are in cahoots with each other to profit from the tragic situation through the pharmaceutical companies. 

           With a swift moving and intellectual storyline the movie makes the theater goer really think about the possibility of how we would react and handle a real situation like that.  The script makes references to the H1N1 virus and how society was impacted by that and other viruses in the past.  The cast did a convincing job in making their characters realistic.  Some movie goers are not into a cast of too many Hollywood populars such as Winslet and Paltrow ect, but they all do well to uniquely carry the story.  Directed quite well, Soderbergh does an approving job by telling the story through the camera lens.  Old school Twilight Zone, with a modern twist captures the spirit of the movie in my opinion.  This movie is a must see, and I give it four stars.

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Social Networking II

Well, I did it.  I actually set up a TWITTER account.  Twitter is really nice, and I think I will be getting the hang of it pretty fast.  I love finding people according to my interests.  It’s nice to know that you do have things in common with others,.  I no longer have to be the odd ball of the group! LOL  The rain hasn’t let up all day but I dont mind.  this is perfect weather for writing and or reading a great book.  I am going to have to take a trip to Barnes and Noble within the next week or so, so I can grab some Horror Novels for the Fall.

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Social Networking

I just got off of my Nook.  I am reading this book by a popular Paranormal Romance author and I am finding so difficult to get through.  I have read several blogs with people saying that they love her work, but at this point I can not see what all the hype is all about.  I can’t see how they made millions from books that have no purpose.  I am trying to give it a chance because I am inspired by her overall story, but now I am thinking maybe that is how she has been so successful just because of her “STORY”.   As a writer myself I know that I must put myself “Out There” even more when it comes to “Social Networking.”  I am really thinking about setting up a TWITTER account.  I know I have said that before, but it has been hard to really psych myself up to do it.  I am in love with Facebook and it’s set up, so experiencing something new is not my thing.  Sometime this week I will go on and check out TWITTER.  I’ve been writing my latest chapter in my book for a few hours now, so I think I am going to shut off my laptop and pick up where I left off in reading “Sweet and Deadly by Charline Harris.

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