Reviews by DBJC
Darren Aronofsky is a complete genius. Definitely an anti-drug movie, no doubt. The acting is incredible, and it leaves you thinking about the movie for a very, very long time. It's haunting, no doubt, but that's the genius of Aronofsky. The music by Clint Mansell is also incredible. His music portrays the same chilling feeling that comes from the storyline of the movie. The entire mass is a work of genius.
This recording is by the Philadelphia Orchestra. This also happens to be the first recording I've heard by this orchestra and it's not bad. However, I do wish that the timpani came out more in "Pines of Rome: I pini della Via Appia". It's a major part of the piece because the Romans are marching back into Rome with spoils from war. Other than that, the Philadelphia Orchestra sounds like a professional orchestra should sound. Amazing.
I picked this book up because I wanted something different. Well, I got a melting pot of wizards, vampires, werewolves, and manga. Yeah, manga. Anyways, it feels like a teen novel because of the seeming "hot" guys and the romance and all. I moved through it pretty quick. It's funny, but I don't get a full view of the characters. I don't feel them like a really, really good book. It's fun to read however, and I don't encourage you to move past it. Try it.
I read the book and I thought it wasn't that bad. Maybe you do have to be a little tolerant and it is a bit confusing but overall its okay. Read it if you like psychological fiction otherwise don't open it.
I really should commend Christopher Paolini for his incredible writing. Even though it's long and VERY detailed, his writing is very good. I enjoyed this one the most.