Sideglances
by SARAH GREENE
Feb 15, 2014 | 903 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ONCE MORE I am impressed with the number of ways you can communicate with anyone in the world via your computer, whether or not you have anything to say.

The last form to come to my attention is a web site called Zoosk.

According to its web page, a sign-up with Zoosk opens a world of possibilities. Here is part of what it says:

Once you sign-up, you can browse through photos of local singles, flirt with potential matches, and set up a date for tonight. Feel free to chat with singles, browse profiles, and meet your match. Start dating online today!

What is Zoosk?

Zoosk is the world’s largest social online dating community, with millions of singles from around the globe using the service each month. Ever since its conception in 2007, Zoosk believed the online dating experience should be based on what you want. That means you can decide how many pages of info to fill out, which profiles you want to view, and who will be your newest match.

It’s free to sign-up, so what do you have to lose? Browse local singles for free today! Online Dating. Your way.

Maybe so. Not for this senior citizen, however.

ONE OF the sites that has caught my attention reviews a new film, The Lego Movie.

If you’re an adult, it helps if you have had a child who played with Legos — or maybe even obsessed over them. Here is part of what I found;

Playtime has just begun for The Lego Movie, and film critics could scarcely be more delighted. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s new 3-D animated film about an ordinary Lego minifigure-turned-unlikely-hero is meeting with nearly unanimous positive reviews.

The Los Angeles Times’ Betsy Sharkey writes, “The Lego Movie is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration.”

The film benefits from “a cast that knows precisely how to play with a good line,” including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell and Will Arnett. Lord and Miller, meanwhile, “know how to shake and bake the kid stuff so that adults will bite too.”

Sharkey adds, “If you’re wondering if the film plays like a 90-plus-minute commercial, strangely it does not. ... The Lego Movie is strikingly, exhilaratingly, exhaustingly fresh. Not plastic at all.”

“About The Lego Movie: a great voice cast, clever dialogue and a handsome blend of stop-motion and CGI animation that feels lovingly retro, while still looking sharp in 21st-century 3-D.”

FOR ONE critic, the best thing about the movie is its subversive nature. With its rule-breaking spirit, The Lego Movie undermines a creative toy that comes with its own set of inflexible rules.

The Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips raves. “Finally! A comedy that works,” he says. “An animated film with a look —a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line’s bright, bricklike origins — that isn’t like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort.

“A movie that works for the Lego-indebted parent as well as the Lego-crazed offspring. A movie that, in its brilliantly crammed first half especially, will work even if you don’t give a rip about Legos.”

And that’s just the first paragraph.
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