Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Going to The Movies, Theatre, Sports Events? Try Buying Tickets Online!

Do you like to know ahead of time that you have tickets for your movie? Try buying tickets online. I tried this feature when I won a free movie. The offer had to be redeemed online so I gave it a try. While it still didn't stop me from being in line I had the assurance of a seat. This comes in handy for special first run attractions. It makes planning a breeze since the seat is guaranteed. Some theaters even have kiosks where online tickets can be redeemed, eliminating line standing.

Want to think of a way to gift someone across the country? How about a hard working college student who deserves a reward? Buying tickets online and sending to them by email provides the ticket right away! What a surprise to find in the inbox. Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many others are not likely to frown at movie tickets. It is a winning situation!

Are you into other events? How about buying event tickets online? This can also make for some great gifting.
Enjoy your entertainment, whichever venue you choose!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Name is Khan - An Absolutely Awesome Movie

Amazon Review 4 and 5 of 5 Stars

IMDB Page and Rating 6.9 of 10 Stars

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim has Asperger's syndrome but this is not known until he is an adult and moves to America to be with his brother. This is a love story about Khan and his Hindu love interest Mandira. Khan does all he can to get Mandira to marry him. After 9/11 breaks out everything changes. The tradedy, challenges, determinations and ultimate love is displayed. 

This book was the basis for the marriage relationship between the main characters of the movie. While the movie seems to be based on a true story there doesn't seem to be any documentation to show this. There was much controversy about the movie because of the airport scene. Screenplay writer Shibani Bathija based the character's treatment much on his own experience and that of others who have faced discrimination post 9/11

I found this movie to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. I am interested in reading the above book, so that I can learn more of the struggles others endure. And I want to learn about triumph over struggles.
It is about more than Asperger Syndrome. It is about dealing with an already difficult situation because of a last name. Hopefully more people will see this and realize that there is no need for prejudice. There was not a large following, it seems, in my area but I suspect it was seen more in larger cities.