Tag: movies

The Minion says…

Came into the house (my home office is in an outbuilding) and The Minion came running saying “Daddy, Daddy, I’m watching the sun-story!”

That would be Tangled.

Other favourites include the ball-story (Inside-Out) and the balloon-story (Up). (The balloon-story causes no small amount of distress once the balloons start popping.)

And Moana, but for some reason that’s just Moana

KokkieH Reviews The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Secret Life of Walter Mitty poster

When I saw the preview for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty my first thought was, “Not another Ben Stiller film.”  (I feel the same way about him that most people apparently feel about Adam Sandler – I’ll grudgingly admit he had made a couple of good films, but most of the time he just irritates me.)  However, thirty seconds later I was, “I’ve got to see this movie!”  It did not disappoint.

The film is based on the short story with the same name written by American author James Thurber in 1939.  Thurber’s Mitty is an elderly gentleman driving his wife to the hairdresser’s.  During the trip he has five episodes where he daydreams that he’s busy with something else.  Specifically, in each daydream he is someone doing something exceptional, each time inspired by the mundane activity he’s performing in the real world. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

KokkieH Reviews Kinky Boots

We don’t watch television that much.  We don’t have satellite  (it’s just not worth the cost and we don’t have cable in SA) and the public broadcaster in South Africa is not worth watching most of the time (unless you really like soapies, infomercials local rip-offs of various reality shows and unscripted teen chat shows).  We pay our TV licence like good law-abiding citizens, but we don’t really get our money’s worth.  But sometimes the SABC surprises us with a worthwhile offering.

Kinky Boots movie poster
Source: IMDb

Last Friday was such an occasion.  The DVD we were watching was finished and I flicked through the three channels to see if maybe anything was on.  That’s how I came across Kinky Boots. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews Kinky Boots