Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Want to see a good movie?

I subscribe to a Hoyts Movie site, which sends me an email every two weeks, telling me which movies are on at the nearest Hoyts theatres (I nominated my nearest theatres when I set up the subscription). A lot of the time, I just delete the emails without reading them, as we don't go to the movies much unless a friend recommends a good one. But when I've got a bit of time to spare, I'll have a look to see if there is anything worthwhile, and this week there was.

"Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" was a big movie in its time when I was a kid, and it left a lasting impression on me, so when I saw the remake was on, I read the reviews and suggested to Ken that we go and see it. At first he said it sounded like a kid's movie, but when he discovered it was in 3D and you needed the special glasses to view it, he changed his mind! So after dinner on Saturday, we headed off to one of our local cinemas to see "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth". We thoroughly enjoyed it!! It was action from start to finish, and for the first time ever in a movie, I was disappointed when it ended!

When we arrived and were given the 3D specs, I thought to myself, I can't be bothered with these on top of my ordinary glasses, but as soon as the movie started I realised I would have to put up with them if I wanted to see the movie properly, and it was well worth the effort. The special effects were fantastic! The original film was based on the story of Jules Verne's book, but this latest film is actually about a group of people in the present time who retrace the steps of the people in the book. I thought this was a clever angle, and the bits where modern technology is introduced are really funny. The boy gets a call from his mother on his mobile phone, while he is in the centre of the earth - LOL!

All in all, great fun - suitable for all age groups. We are in our sixties, and loved it, and as there is none of the ugly violence that is in so many films these days, it is great for kids as well.

4 Comments:

Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ I am glad you and Ken enjoyed the movie. I thought the mobile phone in the centre of the earth was funny. At the moment, I am watching My Fair Lady on TV. Audrey Hepburn was great and Rex Harrison played a good part.I liked your op shop purchases too. Thank you for your visit and I am glad you like my Picture on the blog. I think trees would be hard to sketch and paint.
I am sorry you had such an awful time with your first husband and getting bashed would put you off football.
Take care, my friend, I like Ken's chooks as I like chooks. Love, Merle.

Sunday, 28 September, 2008  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ Just a quickie to tell you I have left an award for you on my blog. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Monday, 29 September, 2008  
Blogger Nicole said...

Well then... that settles it! I am going to take the family out to the movies this saturday to see your 'hot pick'. It is Christopher's birthday that day and he shall be pleased. Sounds like a hit to me too. Thanks Gina. xox

Monday, 29 September, 2008  
Blogger Alice said...

I haven't seen this one out here yet. We don't go out to movies much these days but watch them on cable at home. It would be fun to go to a theater to see this one though and wear the 3D glasses.

Tuesday, 30 September, 2008  

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