This post is going to have 3 completely unrelated paragraphs about movies. I'm sorry.
Firstly, some crowd-sourcing: My dad is going to be interviewing/facilitating a discussion with Biyi Bandele, the director/screenwriter of Half of a Yellow Sun. Dad's asked me to supply him with some 'interesting' questions that won't reveal the plot. Beyond a half-formed question about the impact of the film being financed by Nigerians and shot in Nigeria, I'm at a bit of a loss of how to keep it spoiler free. So if you guise have any ideas, I'm open.
Secondly, I am going to the movies next weekend! And I want to see something good, because where I am ('Straya), a movie ticket costs me 20 bucks or more. At this point in the week, it looks like they'll be showing Captain America 2, Noah, The Lego Movie, The Monuments Men and The Wolf of Wall Street, though Lego is probably out, as one of my friends hates animation, and Wolf is prolly too explicit for another's tastes. I'm leaning towards CA, but if any of the others are good, I might be swayed.
Thirdly, Has anyone seen Divergent? It doesn't come out in 'Straya until next month, and I'm not sure if it's worth seeing in the cinema (see above Re: Ticket Cost). It pains me to say this, because I really enjoyed the books, but nothing I've seen in the trailers and promo clips has convinced me that it's going to be good. My instincts are telling me it might even be Mortal Instruments bad, and I'm saying this as someone who enjoys bad films, both ironically and in earnest. The author loves it and the super fans are all praise, which doesn't help me. I need an objective assessment, or at least a pass to watch it day drunk.
Lastly, the hair. I got my hair done by my Mama this weekend, and it is huge with a capital 'H'. I love it though. I might post a picture in the comments so it doesn't end up as a header image for this post.
Have a good week, friends :)