The master of movie reviews, Mr. A. O. Scott, gleefully skewers Dan Brown’s novels in his review of “Angels and Demons” with Holy Mystery! Mayhem at the Vatican! Although the entire review is hysterically funny, he does leave the movie relatively unscathed.
On another movie note:
I recently had the opportunity to see “Pan’s Labyrinth.” This will be old news to those of you who saw the movie in 2006, but hey, when you have Ménière’s Disease coupled with a profound hearing loss, you must wait for the closed captioned/subtitled DVD releases.
So my daughter purchased a copy of “Pan’s Labyrinth” for me as a Mother’s Day gift. Rather than the usual generic presents of flowers or candy, my daughter seeks to scare the wee-wee out of her dear old mom. Either the girl’s a chip off the old block or she’s trying to inherit young.
What a wonderful movie! It was dark and scary, a classic fairytale. I was riveted to the screen and only moved to squirm under a blanket for one of the more intense scenes at the end. If you haven’t seen it, get it. Be sure to view Director Guillermo del Toro’s Prologue prior to seeing the movie.
Oh, and watch the faun’s eyes . . .
Copyright 2009 Teresa Frohock