Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Phantom Leg

CK did something today that made my heart completely melt- which in turn resulted in me giving him a handful of kitty treats.

Back in August, CK had his hind leg amputated because there was a cancerous tumor growing on it. He has recovered exceptionally well and acts like he doesn't even notice it's missing. He still jumps up on everything and gets into all the things he did before.

One thing CK used to always do was kick his back leg up and scratch his ear with it. He'd lean his head back a bit to be in the perfect angle for the claw on his paws to scratch an itchy spot on his ear. Today however, CK went to lean back his head towards the left (where the leg was amputated) and sat there for a little bit just waiting for the phantom paw to come up and scratch it. He tried this a few times, tiling his head to the left waiting for the paw, but no itch relief came.

I about died when I saw this and immediately jumped up to scratch behind his ears for him and hopefully get the itch. It was so silly but it totally melted my heart :(

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Let Me In

Tonight I went out with a friend to see the movie "Let Me In." We had planned to see this after watching the original Swedish version "Let the Right One In" several months before hand. I really enjoyed the original, although I thought it was a little slow and dragged on quite a bit without anything interesting happening, but I liked the story and the ideas of love and evil thrown into it.

When I heard they were remaking it as an english version, I definitely wanted to see it, but thought that it would turn out like most movie remakes and be sub par to the original. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

Chloe Moretz does a fantastic job as the vampire and in my opinion was cast perfectly for it. She is an amazing little actress and I definitely hope she'll do many more movies (she basically made the entire movie of Kick-Ass watchable) and Kodi Smit-McPhee played the scrawny shy character of Owen very well. It was pretty impressive to see such two young actors play such intense roles better than most adults would have.

The story is pretty original and is very enjoyable but frightening to watch. The remake isn't as slow as the original which I was thankful for (and I didn't have to read subtitles-hooray!) The infamous pool scene is also just as bad ass as its swedish counterpart too. Overall, they did a really good job remaking this and I definitely recommend seeing it.