Sometimes it can be pretty hard to find a girl that is really into comic books, so when we met AComicBookGirl we were very excited. Not only does she have an affinity for comics and all things pop culture, but she is an awesome chick all around! We invited her to write on Comic Vine because we though she was neat; hopefully you'll like her too!
Two Sides of Me: Reviews of "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and "Julie & Julia"
First, I wanted to say hello to everyone.
For my first post on Comic Vine, I wanted to make it on the personable side. Include some tidbits about me. For example, I have a thing for comics, movies, and food. These things came together in some form or another this past weekend.
Movies and comics came together with GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. As a child, GI JOE wasn’t exactly my favorite cartoon. The only thing I liked about it was seeing Scarlett or Lady Jaye. Hearing that there was a movie coming out intrigued me.
I avoided people’s opinions like the plague. Fans have a habit or exaggerating things for their own good. This looks bad. That’s just awful. I can go on. I just waited until I saw a trailer with a date on it (it’s how I believe that a movie is actually exists).
So I decided to watch it on the day of release. No Lady Jaye but at least there was Scarlett played by Rachel Nichols. I liked Scarlett kicking ass. When she wasn’t kicking ass, not so much. Same thing goes for Sienna Miller playing the Baroness/ Duke’s ex-fiancée Ana. Channing Tatum was just delicious as Duke. I hope after this movie, Marlon Wayans will stop cross-dressing. Now, if there was only more Dennis Quaid in this movie..
I enjoyed seeing the flashback moments of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow fighting each other. Cobra’s mask on the other hand not so much. If you are looking for mindless fun and can get past the odd quirks, give GI JOE: The Rise of Cobra a chance.
Now, for my other love, cooking. Julie & Julia came out this past weekend as well. I have a love for food. I love trying new things. I have a thing for buying stuff for my kitchen to where I run out of space. Just like I buy trades and have no space on the bookshelf for them (oh like you don’t). I usually have comics or trades in my bag so I can read them when I’m on break, at lunch or if I just need to kill time.
This movie is based on Julie Powell’s book Julie & Julia as well as My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. This movie is about two women who are at loose ends within themselves during different time periods and find their passion and fearlessness. As a child, I used to watch re-runs of Julia Child on PBS. Whether it is a conservative nun in Doubt, a heartless editor in The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep does an impeccable job in whatever role she takes. She was perfect as Julia Child.
Amy Adams reminded me that short hair is a good thing. Her portrayal of Julie Powell was adorable with the exception of the meltdown moments. Also, loved Stanley Tucci in this movie. If you love food or Julia Child or just want a good movie, please watch Julie & Julia. You’ll thank me for it.
That’s all for this week. Have a good week!