Monday, November 11, 2013

Movie Monday - 11/11/2013

Yes...I'm still here.  I have my technology figured out, but am crazy busy these days - plus, I kind of got out of the habit.  Sorry.

I have been watching movies, but not as many as I should be.  I won't hit you with them all at once, but here are a few comments.

Earlier this year, we watched Despicable Me on dvd then took our grands to see Despicable Me 2 at the theater. Both are predictable stories with good versus evil plots.  Famous actors' voices give life to the colorful characters, many of whom reprise their roles in the second film: Steve Carell as Gru (the former villain turned father), Kristen Wiig as Miss Hattie in the first film and Lucy Wilde in the second, Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, Elsie Kate Fisher as Agnes and Dana Gaier as Edith.   Both animated features are pretty cute. 

We are Trekkies at Chez Merry Karma; so, of course we had to see Star Trek Into Darkness.  As its prequel Star Trek did, this film takes place early in the careers of Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock.  Again, many of the actors from the first film reprise their roles in the second: Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, Simon Pegg as Mr. Scott, John Cho as Sulu, Zoe Saldana as Lt. Ohura, Anton Yelchin as Mr. Chekov and Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime.  It had some action, a little romance and good CGI.  I really liked it.

That's it for now...

MK out.

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