Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Circle of Life.

19 Days Until Christmas.

Well it wasn't much of an interesting day. I made some pumpkin bread and did a whole lot of nothing, so that was fun. And as small as it may seem, not to mention ridiculous, I watched The Lion King  for the first time ever tonight. It wasn't too bad either. Several of the songs were annoying, but then there were those few ones that were awesome! The story was okay, and the voices of Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, and Rowan Atkinson were great. Hans Zimmer did wonderfully on the music, although Alan Menken and Howard Ashman would have done better with the music and lyrics I think. So for today's Christmas film we have The Nativity Story, which stars Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, and Ciarin Hinds. It wasn't super popular, but I really enjoyed it along with the performances and especially the music by Mychael Danna. It's a fantastic portrayal and adaptation of the real story of what happened back over two thousand years ago. I highly recommend the film on several levels, but rather then go into that, let me just say that it was a remarkable and you should watch it. The situation in Syria continues to escalate, and the West seems to only think that spitting spiteful words at Assad will deter him. Somehow, I do not believe such a man will bow to the wishes of other nations, nations that is that he and the extremist Islamist world fervently hate. Republicans have said that if chemical weapons are unleashed upon the Syrian populace then there will be an armed response, whereas the President and his cabinet along with the rest of the world say that there will be "consequences." China meanwhile believes that only words and negotiation will prevail in Syria, but that's a response to NATO deploying patriot missiles in Turkey, and the fact that they are a totalitarian regime like they can't see another like minded fellow go down as what happened in Libya. It should be interesting to see how all of this continues to unfold. Goodnight.

The Nativity Story Trailer

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