Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Movie Review !
We interrupt this blog to urge all readers to go see Toy Story 3. It was wonderful. Action packed, smart, funny, suspenseful, and loads of emotional intelligence. And a very nice ending to the Toy Story story. It also made me nostalgic for a former Joie de Vivre product - the little three eyed blue guys that we sold years ago after the first Toy Story. You squeezed their stomachs and the little green antenna on their heads lit up. Discontinued years ago . . . wonder if Toy Story 3 will resurrect them? I was dragged to the first Toy Story movie, didn't really want to go, but walked out of the theatre enchanted and in awe of Pixar's talented team. My respect for them has only increased over the years. Toy Story 3 gets four stars from Joie de Vivre. A.O. Scott of the New York Times says: "In providing sheer moviegoing satisfaction — plot, characters, verbal wit and visual delight, cheap laughs and honest sentiment — “Toy Story 3” is wondrously generous and inventive. It is also, by the time it reaches a quiet denouement that balances its noisy beginning, moving in the way that parts of “Up” were. That is, this film — this whole three-part, 15-year epic — about the adventures of a bunch of silly plastic junk turns out also to be a long, melancholy meditation on loss, impermanence and that noble, stubborn, foolish thing called love. We all know money can’t buy it, except sometimes, for the price of a plastic figurine or a movie ticket." We agree with him - go see it !