Category Archives: Free Time

All kind of things I do in my free time

Movie of the Week: Ratatouille

After getting promoted for several months Ratatouille was finally released in the UK last Friday. Because Silke and I really liked the trailers we went to the movies on the opening weekend.

The screening started with the filmlet Lifted which was hilarious. And the main movie was great fun, too. It had all the ingredients of a good Pixar movie: great characters, homour, action and a hint of feelings. It was not as good as Finding Nemo perhaps but very entertaining nevertheless.

I just hope that this movie doesn’t result in a lot of plagiarism. There were more than enough bad copies of Finding Nemo already.

Movie of the Week: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

It took a lot of magic to lift the curse of the bad sequel but the fifth Harry Potter movie managed to do it. Like the four previous movies it was well made. I even had the impression that less of the story got lost when the book had to be compressed to fit into the time-frame of a movie. But maybe that is just because the fifth volume was less dense than the previous ones.

A bunch of new characters were introduced and I was especially pleased by the performance of Imelda Staunton. She portrayed Dolores Umbridge just as nasty and wretched as J.K. Rowling describes her in the book.