Saturday, 9 April 2011

Home Cinema Update

I can't believe it has been 5 weeks plus since I last posted !! Where does the time go?

In these past 5 weeks I have watched, courtesy of Cinema Paradiso, 'The Time Travellers Wife' and 'The Girl Who Played with Fire'... I have now waiting in my lounge 'Inception' and 'Lovely Bones' to be viewed.

My Teen bought me 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' for my birthday so I had to watch that before the 'The Girl Who Played with Fire'  I watched them back to back... a fabulous Sunday 'chillaxing' viewing :) .. I have not done 'back to back' viewing since 'The Matrix' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. There is something to be said about watching sequels in one go, you become so immersed in the plot...  much better than waiting a year for the next instalment !!
'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest' is out on Blu-ray on the 11th April.. that is so added to my account.
The final installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, following The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest finds Lisbeth Salander fighting for her life in more ways than one. In an intensive care unit and charged with three murders, she will have to not only prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce the same corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now, Lisbeth Salander is fighting back.

'The Time Travellers Wife' was a great film .. I got more than past half way through the book but due to my only reading on the train into work it got sacked as it is so complex (with the time travelling and needs more than a 15 minute read) but what an achievement to write a book like that.. very clever indeed .. the film sorted out the book in my head albeit I know it has cut out loads of detail.

The service from Cinema Paradiso has been superb, no sooner have I posted the DVD back then another returns and they send you an e mail to say what film is on the way ... liking this and may well stay on beyond the 3 month trial....

I did promise myself to view the last 2 DVDs this weekend ,,, however, the sun is shining and my £20 greenhouse arrived (I bought it off a friend up the road and it was delivered for free)

part of my garden I giving over and sharing with my friend 'up the road' this is the beginning of a raised bed

I have moved the greenhouse this morning and planted on the left.. onions/ peas and beans ... on the right Delphiniums, Hollyhocks, Lupins, Lavender and Daisies ... blimey I have just become a grown up ;)


Daddy Papersurfer said...

Spookily I'm just reading the next novel that the author of 'The Time Travellers Wife' wrote ....... weird!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

...... mind you I'm very well read ..... in a way .........

HelpXtra said...

Good to hear that the Time Traveller's Wife film was good. I've just recently finished the Millenium trilogy, might have to watch the films too.
Liking that greenhouse!
I could do with one for all my tomato plants but my garden is still a building site so there is nowhere to put one.
I'm doing a 'garden share' with someone and we have broad beans, spring onions and beetroot growing.

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