Sunday, July 7, 2013

(Wiggity) World War Z

I just fell in love, you guys. Seriously.

Like, she's just so... awesome and dreamy. Like a butch Natalie Portman.


Ok, what was I talking about...

Oh yeah! Just got back from seeing World War Z. And really, even though I'm a HUGE fan of Zombie movies in general, I wasn't that excited about seeing it.  This was mostly because of the lackluster Rotten Tomatoes score, and because "certain people" kept bitching about how much it's not like the book (read in a super whiny voice).

However, I was bored today, so off to the movies I go.

And guess what?  World War Z RULED. It was SUPER scary. It looked like my worst Left 4 Dead 2 nightmare. The casting was fantastic. Brad Pitt kicked serious ass. Lots of things jump out at you. The impending zombie terror was overwhelming. It pulls you through emotionally without relying too much on the I-need-to-save-my-wife-and-kids narrative. Just great.

I highly recommend it. And for a person with ... how do I put this ... an exaggerated startle response, it had me on the edge of my seat.

WHEW.  Ok, now back to the best part. Daniella Kertesz as Segen. Adorable and badass to the core, she stole the movie for me. I found myself wanting Brad Pitt's wife to die.  DIE!

I was wishing death on a fictional character, that's how much I liked Segen. Without her, I probably wouldn't have liked this movie half as much.

I just really appreciate characters that defy classification. She's not a love interest, yet she's a youthful female (shockingly uncommon); she's super strong, yet weirdly fragile; and she is crazy hot, yet not, like, booby hot.

And, she says NOTHING about herself. She barely even tells us her name, yet through her performance, I totally get this character 100%. Love it. Want more of these characters in every movie.

Ok, I sort of just want to be her. Because, let's get real, in a zombie apocalypse, I'd be the first person dead.
I have zero survival skillz.

Peggy's Rating: Four out of Five Stars

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My podcast, in case you're interested

Hey Movie-Lovers!

In case you weren't aware, I am the humbly-awesome host of the Seattle-based Podcast, From The Coffee Shop.

It's basically a forum for me to gripe about various things, including regular discussions of movies, because, let's face it... it's me, and I can't go for longer than 10 minutes without bringing up at least one movie... then three more.

I hope you all enjoy it!