He Said, She Said: Guide to Relationships

Every good relationship has two sides. The bad ones tend to have one side (i.e. YOU'RE right, THEY'RE wrong). This is a story of a young couple finding their way and keeping their voice(s) while exploring the joys and woes of dating, love and travel.


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Superman Returns....

Ok so I have to admit I was not quite as excited to see Superman Returns on a Tuesday night at 10pm in 3-d IMAX as he was, but I did enjoy the show. The 3-d part was probably the coolest part. Excluding the minor glitches that made you go blind, it was awesome to see the clarity on the action packed scenes on the big screen.

However, I do have a few minor questions/complaints. It could just be my ignorance on previous Superman history, but here are my thoughts...

1. Superman's son - saw that one coming
2. If the kid can throw a piano, why can't he open the locked door?
3. If Superman was stabbed multiple times with Kryptonite, how could he live?
4. How did Lex Luther get into the secret old school superman world?
5. Superman kind of looked like a wax figure
6. Some of the dialogue was sooooo cheesy.
7. If Superman can fly into space why does he need a spaceship to come back to earth?

That being said, I still have much respect for Superman. I know these are small complaints in the larger movie, but those were the parts I didn't care so much for, and honestly... when I think of Superman, nothing can compare to the days of Marlon Brando & Christopher Reeve.

Overall I would give the movie a B+... but I guess I am kind of biased. I have always been more of a Spidey kind of gal.:)


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Run out and go see Superman Returns!

So how was Superman Returns? In a word...AWESOME! The film could have cut 10 minutes to make it go faster for all the non-geekies out there. But if you're a Superman fan, you're gonna love it. In my opinion, this was a much better approach than simply retelling the origin story.

Superman Returns truly is a sequel to Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1980). If you've got the time, go rewatch the DVDs because there's so much cool hidden stuff that most moviegoers are going to miss. The way the credits roll, the very last shot, the way he catches the car... these are all images lifted right outta the comic books or nods to the original films.

The music of John Williams embodies Superman. The filmmakers were wise to bring it back. Quick - hum the Spiderman theme. Can't do it? That's probably because you've got the Superman score burried in the back of your mind. I'd bet most kids at one point in their lives hummed the theme song while parading around the family living room in a cape. (OK, so maybe that was just me).

If you have the chance, go see Superman Returns in IMAX 3D. It is worth the price of admission and even better than I was expecting. This is the summer of Superman. Welcome back old friend.

Disclaimer: HE is a borderline obsessive Superman fan and has consistently dressed up in a cape and tights for every Halloween since the age of 12. And yes, HE even owned the Superman underoos. SHE's seen photos to prove it.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Get set for Spiderman 3

For those sitting down to see Superman Returns this weekend, get your geek on for even more comic book fun as you'll likely preview the new Spiderman 3 trailer. We finally get to see Peter Parker in the black suit, which can only mean one thing. VENOM! Next summer is already shaping up to be a good one at the cineplex.

Check out the new Spiderman 3 trailer here

Thursday, June 22, 2006

SUPERMAN coutdown

He Says:

Plenty to blog about - still in the process of writing about our trip to South America - but today it's all about Superman. We've got tickets to see the new movie Superman Returns on the big IMAX screen in 3-D. I'm psyched, SHE - not so much. But she's a sport, and that's just one of the reaons I love her.

If you haven't seen the trailer yet for Superman Returns, be sure to click here for a peak. It's great to see the big red cape in glorious hi-def. Can't wait to see the movie. I didn't think it was possible, but this trailer has got me even more jazzed for opening night.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

He Said, She Said: Back from South America

We'll be back soon with plenty of HE SAID, SHE SAID updates... once we recover from our travels.
Just returned from our whirlwind trek through South America. Spent a few days in Bogota, Colombia for a wedding and another week in Peru. We said goodbye to toilets while hiking along the Inca Trail before hitting our final destination - Machu Picchu.