Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Overall, this was a fun romantic comedy. The Husband thought it was just ok (I think this rom. com. was just a hair light on the com. for him.)
On to the important stuff….the knits. There were some nice sweaters and a couple of scarves in this movie.

1. Michael B. Jordan (Mikey) sports a couple of cardigans. The cable one with a shawl collar and pockets was the most interesting to me, but you know I’m a sucker for cables.
That-Awkward-Moment

2. He was also wearing a fine-gauge gray v-necked sweater. Layered with a jacket and a gray worsted weight knit scarf, it’s a really sharp look.
That Awkward Moment

3. Zac Efron (Jason) wore a gray sweater that had a bright liner that I liked the idea of.
Zac Efron Sweater

4. In other news, whoever put a denim shirt on Zac Effron for one scene really needed to rethink that decision….(sound of me making sure there are no denim shirts in my closet of any sort). pro-tip: If Zac Effron can’t pull it off…….

5. Imogen Poots (Ellie) was wearing a scarf that looked like it might have been a pretty lace pattern but we never got a really good look at it. When I watch the DVD at home, you can bet I’ll be pausing to check that out.

So, for me, I say go ahead and check this movie out. I should disclaim that I love nearly all rom. coms….oh, and it’s rated R, so don’t take your mum.
Running time: 94 mins.


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I’m not gonna lie. I can’t really tell you if there were any knits in this movie because I spent most of the movie being stressed out. I can tell you that someone gets stabbed in the neck and they aren’t wearing a wool scarf that could have doubled as gauze to put pressure on the wound. Pretty sure they would have made it if someone had loved them enough to handknit them a scarf.
Elysium
Overall, the film was well-acted, well-written, etc. but I found it a bit disturbing. Several of the characters were cold and cruel and the violence was a bit much for even me at points. Now, I think I was supposed to be disturbed by how poorly the have-nots were being treated and that was the point of the movie. But, my advice is to take a few minutes to think about those less fortunate than you, maybe donate the price of a movie ticket to the Red Cross or organization of your choice if you like, and skip this movie…also, go ahead and knit a scarf or two. You know. Just in case.


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1. RIPD (rest in peace department) was quite a bit better than I expected. Granted, I wasn’t expecting much given the lame title, but it did entertain me.

2. Ryan Reynolds pulled off the unshaven look really well. He’s kind of clean and pretty, so I wasn’t sure it was going to work, but it did.

3. This movie struck me as a cross between Ghost and Ghostbusters. I liked both of those movies and when this comes out on DVD, I’ll be watching it again.


4. Kevin Bacon made a really good bad guy and Jeff Bridges was quite a bit less annoying than he could have been.

5. Mary-Louise Parker was rocking the go-go boots.

6. If you liked Men in Black 3, I think you’d like RIPD.

7. There weren’t really any knits to speak of, so here’s my current project.

Lycaena virgaureae Sock by Hunter Hammersen

Lycaena virgaureae Sock by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: Apple Green Schaefer Yarn Company Heather



To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m still listening to “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”.)
Frontier Dreams


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