New movie making software I purchased

I purchased Olympus Muvee Theater software on Sunday. I used to have Comcast Photo Circle which is the same as PhotoShow. Comcast discontinued supporting the PhotoCircle so all of my shows I had saved on their site disappeared the first of April.
Tara called me last week and asked me what it meant when she got a message saying Comcast no longer supported PhotoCircle. She is not real computer/internet savvy. Tara was disappointed because she liked to watch the photoshow I made for her last January when she was recovering from  her cardiac arrest episode. Tara needed something to occupy her time but not tax her brain since she was having difficulty with her short term memory and concentrating. So I found about 100 photos of friends, family, vacations, etc. and created the photoshow for her.

I recreated the photo show using the Muvee Theater software and think that it is pretty cool since I can add my own music and burn the movie to a CD. I uploaded the video to Windows Live MSN Soapbox so I can share it. The video file was too big for YouTube. Well after 20 minutes to upload the video I got a copywright violation because of the music I used. I never thought about that. Well, crap!

A 3 day movie watching weekend

When I was over at Tara and Kelly’s on Thanksgiving Day we saw a commercial on TV for the new Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman movie Australia. It is advertised to be the next and latest greatest epic to rival Gone With the Wind. This movie is getting pretty bad reviews for its early release. I will probably go to a theater to see it just for the fantastic scenery and costumes though.

But anyway Tara and I both said that we couldn’t remember when we went to a theater last to see a movie. I couldn’t even recall the last time I rented a movie DVD. So being a long three day weekend I stopped at Blockbuster yesterday. I walked around looking for a movie to jump out at me. The first one I came across that I thought might be good was My Mom’s New Boyfriend. I mean what could be bad about a Meg Ryan & Antonio Banderas flick? Well it turned out there was a lot that was bad about it. However; it had some pretty funny moments and well there was Antonio Banderas. The other movie I rented was Then She Found Me. This movie stars Helen Hunt and was directed by her. Helen Hunt plays 39 year old adoptive women trying to have a baby but her husband wants to be best friends and no longer married. Then in walks her biological mother played exceptionally well by Bette Midler. Huh? Can you picture Bette as a mother of a 39 year old? I guess I am dating myself when I say that I remember Bette from when she was the Divine Miss M and had not yet starred in a movie. Bette has starred in several movies and now has now arrived at the point in her movie career where she is longer leading lady material.

Maybe it is just a chick flick but I think it was really good and quite a sleeper. Watch if you can and enjoy this great multi- relationship movie.