Thursday, July 2, 2015

Movie Review - It's a Disaster



So, it's been a very busy couple of weeks. We sold a house and bought a house and finished school and packed up stuff and moved to Minnesota and unpacked (are still unpacking in fact) and started summer camps...

It's been a bit of a whirl, guys. I also finished Book 2 of Banshee Creek and One Night with the Golden Goddess, the newsletter freebie. I'm now formatting Must Love Ghosts and sprucing up my social media for the Paranormal Romance Blog Hop (July 15th! Be there or be square!).

Whew. If you've been wondering why the blog has been silent for so long, now you know. It's been hectic.

But I still had time for fun. Well, kind of...I watched a movie while packing the family room. Doesn't sound like much, does it? But this movie was soooo good, it made packing almost fun. It was awesome.

The movie is called It's a Disaster and it's from 2013 (I know, I'm way behind on my movie watching.) The concept behind the move is...what if the world ended during couple's brunch?

Isn't that a good concept? There you are, hauling two bottles of red wine and your trademark tortilla española to brunch, hoping that this time the potatoes are cooked all the way through and the sangría doesn't turn out too sweet and boom...

Armageddon.

What would you do? How would you react?

Food for thought.

The movie is funny and sweet and smart and the actors (Rachel Boston, Julia Stiles and America Ferrara are standouts) are fantastic. The L.A. insider jokes are awesome and some scenes are laugh out loud funny. The movie is also a master class on pacing and structure. The end of the world unfolds in a very mundane way and the writers do a great job sketching that out. Other than a few nits (Hollywood simply can't get the Rapture right. It's like they take a principled stand against actually researching Western Christianity.) it's a very enjoyable movie.

Highly recommended.