July 8, 2008

The More Things Change... The More They Change

Just a semi-minor announcement to make. I am not going to be writing for RotoTimes again this season. I will however be writing some fantasy posts over at Going Five Hole during the season. You can read the whole drawn out story here if you want, but it basically amounts to the fact that I want to be able to have more freedom in my writing and to be able to focus more on my own blogs.

Things were definitely left on good terms though and I wouldn't be totally shocked if I ended up writing for RotoTimes again somewhere down the road. For me it just came down to wanting to be in more control of what and when I am writing and be able to take advantage of having more time now that I am done with school so that I can really see where I can take my blogs going forward.

July 3, 2008

WALL-E Is A Beaut-E!

So I took the girls to see WALL-E yesterday and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. It was just such a well done movie that it's hard to even know where to begin. Pixar has done it again.

The thing that caught me off guard the most, and I had read about this going in and I was still floored, was just how moving WALL-E is. You just can't help but care for WALL-E and EVE and their star crossed (literally) romance. I'm not exactly the most emotional guy, although by Yarbrough male standards I may be, but I have to admit that there was a little welling up going on at a couple points near the end of the movie. I have read a lot about what an adorable character WALL-E is, and he really is, but for me EVE was the star of the show. The way they used her character was amazing and I really felt like she was the one who really set the tone throughout the movie.

Bottom line, WALL-E is definitely in my Pixar Top 3. It's not quite up there with Nemo and it will take a couple more viewings to see if it comes out ahead of The Incredibles, but regardless it is an amazing movie. I am going to be hard pressed to find a better movie this year. Take your best shot Dark Knight!