The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

At first, I didn’t think I’d like this movie. I do enjoy video games, and after watching it, I have to say I enjoyed this movie as well. The story follows Steve Wiebe as he tries to beat and take the world record for Donkey Kong from Billy Mitchell. Steve Wiebe, I think, was so genuine in King of Kong. You could just tell that all he wanted to do was be able to hold the record for the best score, and he even cries, which pulls the viewer in and makes you feel sorry for him. He’s a school teacher, and such a down-to-earth kind of guy. To be honest, I didn’t like Billy Mitchell at all. I thought he was arrogant, and was scared because it took him so long to defend his record in a public setting. I hated how he constantly bragged…he just irked me.

The King of Kong is fun and has humor and tears. To me, when a movie can do that, it’s a good thing. I’m on Steve’s side all the way! This movie is great for those who love video games and their history.

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Inside (À l’intérieur)

After seeing this movie last year, when I think of French films, I always think of this one. I think one of the reasons is because of how creepy the psycho (played by Béatrice Dalle) is. Sometimes when I go into a dark room, I make sure she isn’t behind me. Béatrice Dalle’s character is a mysterious woman who comes knocking on a woman named Sarah’s (played by Alysson Paradis) door on Christmas Eve because she wants to use the phone. Sarah’s husband was killed a few months earlier, and not wanting to deal with anyone, she tells the strange woman that her husband is sleeping and that she doesn’t want to be disturbed, but the woman knows better. Later that night after Sarah goes to bed, the woman appears in her room and what happens through the rest of the movie is terrifying. The strange woman is crazy; she goes to any length to get what she wants…which is Sarah’s unborn baby. Some may find it hard to watch this movie, especially pregnant women. This movie is disturbing, and if you’re a fan of horror films, I recommend this one.

 

Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town

My post today is about a show called Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town. The show takes place in Shuckton, a fictional town. The mayor has just been murdered, and what ensues is a hilarious race to find the killer. This show is, of course, not an American one. We don’t have any clever funny shows (Seinfeld, I’d tip my hat to you if I were wearing one) here in America. Anyhow, Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town is a fantastic show, even if there were only eight episodes.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

I just finished this book a few days ago. I really enjoyed it. I liked wondering whether or not they would ever catch Salander, and I was kind of like Mikael…I knew she was innocent from the beginning.  I think when I am through with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the Millennium trilogy will be one of my favorites. This book is very suspenseful, and you can’t help but feel sorry for Lisbeth. I’m so excited to finish the last book and see how it all comes together!