Sunday, July 10, 2011
Not so much a review as a commentary on other reviews, we loved the experience of "Zookeeper" - great summer fun, loads of laughs, a deliciously sappy love story, likeable characters and completely unbelievable, like an animatronic special effects film ought to be. I don't care if it's not the serious, indie film of the year - that can wait for the fall Oscar candidate runs. It's summer, it's hot, the kids are in the cinemas, and this is what it's all about. By the way, we can't wait for the Smurfs, the Muppets, Harry Potter 8, Cowboys and Aliens, Palnet of the Apes, and Puss N Boots...nothing like sharing a movie with kids.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Jean Cocteau died of a heart attack in 1963, at age 74, within hours of learning of the death of his close friend Edith Piaf. His epitaph reads, "I stay among you." "Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work," he advised writers and artists. "Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like — then cultivate it. That's the only part of your work that's individual and worth keeping."