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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Film reviews....

.... I have seen a couple of good films lately.

The first TraderVic and I downloaded from Foxtel as we had missed seeing it at the cinema.  It is a documentary called "Searching for Sugarman".

Rodriguez was an American singer-songwriter who was on the cusp of making it big in the U.S. in the early1970s but he never quite did.  Fast forward 25 years or so and it is revealed that he had been bigger than Elvis in South Africa during the Apartheid years. In 1997, two South African men set out to find out what every happened to Rodriguez.  An amazing story with fabulous songs - well worth watching.

There is an interesting Rolling Stone article as well - "Rodriguez: 10 Things You Don't Know About the 'Searching for Sugar Man' Star" - and his music is beautiful, so well worth buying his albums. I have.

The second film I saw with my dear friend, Kim, was "Gravity".  As a birthday treat we went to Gold Class.

Now, the cinematography in this film was amazing.  It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts who are marooned in space by a catastrophe.  It is so worth seeing on the big screen as it is quite awesome.

It even has the tick of approval from people who know what it is really like to be in space as this article tells us.

So, if you are looking for a couple of good movies, these are two I can recommend.

Did anyone go to see The Best Offer after my last film review?  I would be interested to know.

Blessed Be, 


shez said...

have a lovely weekend Kaye.xx

Chiara Levorato said...

my dad and sis went to see Gravity a few days ago and she actually texted me during the break to tell how cool it was.
I'll definitely check the Sugarman documentary too, I know a little about the story and it's very intriguing.
happy xxx,

Sarah in Stitches said...

I'm actually about to go watch "Gravity" tonight! I love the actors and I've been looking forward to it for months. Good to know you liked it! :D

Furry Bottoms said...

Hey Kaye-- totally off subject. Parsley really is a good stitcher and a good package maker and sender. I realize from her blog you haven't gotten your goodies from her yet and I wanted to let you know she totally went all out for you. I hope it is just slow mail because its international or wrong shipping amounts or something that can be straightened up somehow. Just had to say hi!

Stitching Noni said...

Hi Kaye! Thanks for uploading that trailer for the "Searching for the Sugar Man" movie. Looks like a great movie to watch, and what an amazing story!
Haven't seen "Gravity" yet, but it is on the list of movies to go and see soon!!
Hugs xx

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