Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I would like to thank the academy...

I would like to thank the academy, as well as the Blakleys for their recent introduction to the newest Hatfield craze... Dance Dance. It was all made possible with their support and I would like to dedicate my first A- with the title of I Will Survive (remix)-to Justin and Erin.

Bring it on!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Don't Support Me

I finally saw the preview. I had been waiting for quite a while to see the preview. Its graphics look very life like and are pretty amazing... much like other movies of that type; Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, Pan's Labyrinth. I have been waiting to see the preview since the minute I heard about the author and the series this movie is based off of.
Viewers of the movie (which is geared to a younger audience) may be intrigued by the movie to buy the series of books, "His Dark Materials". From the many articles I have read... that is the author's desire. To hook you. Several websites claim that this film has been watered down from the original book to make it more appropriate for the big screen but also as a tactic to draw you to buy the series. The thing they don't express in the trailer and in all the movie push right now is that the author is an atheist.
Check out these websites:
One site above quoted the author (Pullam) in a 2003 interview saying "My books are about killing God."

I will be the first to admit that the preview makes the movie seem good. (I like those kind of amazes me how they make it all so real.)
Enjoy the movie if you choose, but you choose. I personally don't think I can support an atheist author who is trying to "kill God in the minds of children."

Friday, November 9, 2007

A Month?!?

I can hardly believe it has been a month since my last post. The sad part is that I obsessively check all my friends blogs and get kind of annoyed when they don't post in a long time. :-) Well- maybe annoyed isn't the right word. Reading blogs of friends I don't get to see very often helps me to feel like I am still a part of their lives. I hate that I have missed watching Elli grow up and that I haven't been able to share with Jessie in this special time. I also hate that I have NEVER EVEN MET my friend Jessica's 2 year old! It is truly true that time flies... and I don't like it one bit.