Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Drawing, Another Blog Award, and Robin Hood.

The winner of my book drawing this week is Tyler!!!

If you would like to win a book on my blog just become a follower, leave a comment, and your name will go in the jar for next week's drawing.

I received a blog award this week from Laura at Wavy Lines.

I love it because I love to scribble. I'm going to pass it on to other great scribblers:

Cindy Beck
Marybeth
Laurie Lewis
Krista V
David J. West


Now for a little peek into my life. Last Friday I saw the movie Robin Hood with my daughter, Trizia. We went to a late show. I mean really late for me 10:15 p.m.. But I'm a fan of Russell Crowe, and I've always liked the story of Robin Hood, so I went.

But this was not the usual "steal from the rich and give to the poor" story. Instead it was about Robin Hood the early years, how he met Marian, his men, and the back-story of his life. The theater was packed with guys, which was very different. Usually when Trizia and I go to a show there's more women. Maybe it was the time of night and the type of movie.

The review in the paper gave Robin Hood two stars. In my opinion the movie deserved at least two and a half and probably three. Part of the reason why I liked it so much was it reflected what we're going through right now: high taxes, a disconnect between the common folks and the leaders of their country, and promises broken. I like larger-than-life movies that make you cheer for the underdog. I love films with a little romance, battles, and a sense that the right prevails. Robin Hood had all that and more.

If you haven't heard about this movie here's the trailer.




What kind of movies do you like to watch? Epics? Romance? Adventure?

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the award.

    Glad to hear Robin Hood was good. I had wondered since there have been so many remakes of it over the years. Sounds like this puts a little different light on it.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  2. I'm so glad you put down your review of this movie. My cute hubby has been asking me to see it with him. I'll take him up on that. =)

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  3. Mason, I know what you mean, but this version does put a new spin on it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Carolyn, a lot of fellahs seemed to like it. And I did, too. I think you'll have a good time. :0)

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  5. You're welcome for the award!

    I really want to see Robin Hood. I recently saw The Prince of Thieves (Kevin Costner) and was disappointed. So I hope this Russell Crowe version is a lot better! Thanks for the review. :)

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  6. Since I too love the Robin Hood story, and love Russel Crowe, this has got to be a must see for me! Thanks for the review, now I'm convinced! Can't wait to see it.

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  7. Thank you Kathi. I appreciate it.

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  8. I'm looking forward to seeing that movie. I've been wanting to go since I first saw a trailer for it but alas, babysitting arrangments have not been fruitful.

    Congratulations on the award!

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  9. You're welcome, Laura. This Robin Hood is much better. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I hope you like it, Karen. Russell Crowe did a great job!

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  11. David, you're welcome. I loved the pictures on your blog today! Awesome!

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  12. Laura: I hope you can find a sitter and go. It would be a good night out with your hubby!

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  13. Congrats on your award. Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie - I want to see this one :)

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  14. Congrats on your award. Glad to hear you enjoyed the movie - I want to see this one :)

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  15. Thanks for the movie review, Kathi! I have a date night planned and now I have the movie to go with it. Thanks for dropping by the blog today!

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  16. Stacy, this is a good date night movie because it really appeals to guys, plus there's a little romance. Win, win situation.

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  17. I just saw the trailer for this the other day- it looks good! Of course, I loved Russell Crowe in Gladiator and this seemed to have that same kind of feel. And I'm a sucker for anything historical.

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  18. Stephanie: Than I think you'll like the movie because it's vintage Russell Crowe. :0)

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  19. Kathi,
    What a beautiful blog. I've got to figure out how to do more of the graphic stuff. And as for movies, I'm a sucker for a good romance, even though when it comes to books I'm not so much a romance reader. Interesting. Maybe I just learned something about myself.

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  20. Thanks, Lois! I'm a sucker for romance as well, and when it's coupled with a great plot, yeah, I'm there. :0)

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  21. This is one movie I definitely want to see. Thanks.

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  22. You're welcome, Carol. Thanks for stopping by.

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