Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes, Fionnula Flanagan
Director: Robert Zemeckis
If Charles Dickens were alive I think he will be very amused and pleased with the casts, crew and Director for taking this numerously done tale to a whole different level. I loved that they did not simplify the English but kept it instead to it’s original written form.
The spectacular special effects adds a new dimension to the emotional depth of the story which I am sure Mr. Charles Dickens intended his readers to reach. In fact to me, this is the best ‘A Christmal Carol’ Ever!
Brief Description – In a world of secrets, human genius is power. And sometimes it is simply deadly… A three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., two clandestine institutions face each other across a heavily guarded river. One is the world’s most unusual laboratory, whose goals and funding are a mystery. The other is an elite CIA training camp shrouded in secrecy. Now a man and a woman are about to run a gauntlet between these two puzzle factories, straight into a furious struggle to exploit a potentially world-shattering discovery–and keep some other secrets underwraps forever…
David Baldacci’s characters in his are in-depth with often times complex personalities and colourful histories. And that is not even diving in to the rich, delicious, suspenseful plots. In Simple Genius I found that I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next as well as to learn what was it that drove some of the characters to do what they did and why?
In short the title of the book could very well serve two purposes, one in describing the general plot of the book and the second in describing the Author himself! ;)
I just finished watching this movie recently and in my opinion this is the best movie there is available for those trying to save their marriages! Even though it is in essence a Christian movie I believe most of the values transcends religion.
Tried a few shops here in Singapore but most of them have no stock, though few have it in Bluray a format I have not yet switched to. Guess I’ll have to order it over the internet.
DVD Title : Fireproof
Actors: Kirk Cameron, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan
Directors: Alex Kendrick
DVD Description: Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it’s his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it’s another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb’s dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents’ newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God’s love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that’s no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?