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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Warm Bodies Movie Review + Thoughts for Thursday

The Persistence of Vision Blog Tour stops today include:

1) A Character Interview with Maggie at Love, Literature, Art and Reason and
2) A Review at Ladybug Storytime.

Warm Bodies Movie Review

So yesterday was my birthday and I went to see the film Warm Bodies. This one was based on a book--which I never read--but I totally loved it! It was way funny and the ending was totally warm-fuzzy inducing! 

This is a zombie movie, but not a typical one. The main character is a zombie. He roams around a post-apocalyptic airport, looking for food with all his zombie buddies. He doesn't know why he is the way he is, but he goes with it. His internal dialogue is what's so funny most of the time! It's very contemporary. ("Don't be creepy. Don't be creepy...")

Enter pretty girl that makes his dead-and-rotting heart beat again. She stimulates life in his rotting corpse, which begins to infect the other corpses around him.

While the premise is very unique, it's also a why-hasn't-anyone-thought-of-this-before sort of thing. It wasn't particularly deep or tragic or anything--perhaps even a bit predictable, but it was an endearing kind of predictable. It hit all the major beats to make an awesome story. (I checked.)

In my opinion, R's (the main character's) friend M sort of stole the show, as did Julie's nurse-wannabe friend. I thought the sidekicks in this story were fresh and real and hilarious.

Overall, a great movie. Very light and fun. A surprisingly touching ending. Would be a great date movie, but not too gory or scary for the kids, either. (There is one f-bomb, just to warn ya.) Totally loved it! Go see it if you haven't. It'll make you smile and look forward to the zombie apocalypse. :D

Thoughts for Thursday

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Readers may respond by either commenting on the quotes I put forward or contributing a quote of their own. Leave it in the comments or a link to your quote in the linky. Whoever comes up with the best one will get some swag and be entered to win a bigger prize later on!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is Office Humor!

Don't judge me because I'm quiet. No one plans a murder out loud.

Teamwork means never having to take all the blame.

Spell Check...it's impotent.

I love deadlines, especially the swooshing sound they make as they fly past.

This is NOT a Burger King. You do not get it YOUR way.

Don't interrupt me while I'm ignoring you!

What do you think? What's your favorite quote about working in an office?


  1. I so want to see Warm Bodies! It looks like such a cute story, which I never thought I would say about the zombie apocalypse. :)

  2. I sooo want to see Warm Bodies, I Haven't read the Book but I still really want to see the movie ! thanks ! - Katie @ Inkk

  3. I'm reading Warm Bodies just now, and I'm going to see the film on Wednesday! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)

  4. It's interesting he has an internal dialogue, since I thought he'd just be drooling for 45 minutes. Cool review Liesel.