June 18, 2007

Movie Reviews: Fever Pitch and Ocean's 13


Fever Pitch is a cutesy cute and very funny romantic comedy. It was released in 2005 and stars Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. Ben is a math teacher who meets Lindsay when he brings his best math students into her workplace to see a real professional who uses math in her career. He ends up going back later to ask her out. Originally, she turns him down because he doesn't seem like her type. She is an up and coming overachiever, while he is a down to earth math teacher. Her friends encourage Lindsay to give him a chance, and she is very impressed during their first date. When Ben arrives, Lindsay has food poisoning, and she is vomiting up every possible shred of food. He cleans up the mess, takes care of her, and even brushes her dog's teeth after Rin-Tin-Tin decides her regurgitated vittals look tasty.

One of her friend's muses, "There must be something wrong with him." Why isn't Ben married yet? But all seems well until baseball season rolls around. You see, Ben is a Red Sox fan. Big deal, right? But he is one of THOSE fans, who cannot miss a game and owns every piece of paraphernalia there is. He inherited the seats from his deceased uncle, and now it runs his life during the summer. Lindsay first views this with amusement, then surprise, then annoyance, and finally rebellion. Can these two jerk one out of the park and make this relationship work?

June 05, 2007

I Just Met Harry and the Potters!




Last night, the first ever Wizard Rock band came to my library system. And it just happened to be the most famous Wizard Rock band out there, none other than Paul and Joe from Harry and the Potters. The evening truly exceeded my greatest expectations.

The show was set to start at 7:30. The hosting library heard of the crowds this band has gathered in the past and received permission to close the library at 6 p.m. so the band could have time to setup.

The group pulled in around 5:30 p.m. It was the Potters themselves, plus their crew, a drummer, Marty (the amazing sock puppet portraitist and their roadie), and Emily, who lended a hand in taking care of sales of gads and gads of t-shirts and CDs. I bought a green "Save Ginny" shirt. They were setup by 6:15 and ready to rock. I must say, all 5 of them were very well mannered and professional.

We opened the doors around 6:45 to allow the fans in and for the sales to begin. We still are not sure how many people showed up, but the door counter added up over 700 hits last night. Fans of all shapes, sizes, and ages came and plopped down to save their spot near the stage. Some people were dressed up, but many just came in Muggle clothes.