Saw a few films on my week off- not as many as I'd hoped, but that's pretty much always the way. I did manage to see a couple of great ones and that helped take the sting off Godmonster....although I can't look at that post now and see that last picture at the end without that Goddamn song popping in my head...shakeitoff..shakeitoff....brhrhrrh!
My brother recommended this a while ago and I'd been waiting to see it. I already anticipated a good movie but it was even better than I thought it would be. I love when I'm completely entertained from the first scene to the last. I never thought any of the scenes were too long or did I check the DVD counter, not once. And THAT is pretty much a rave review, coming from me. I'm a fidgety girl!
Turns out the part about choking to get love/money/attention from strangers was actually kind of sweet....and barely featured in the movie. But no matter- we have great acting, a story about friendship, and the Wonderful, Brilliant, and Still Gorgeous Angelica Huston. This woman can do no wrong in my eyes. I just adore her. She is one of the few actresses her age who has not had her face pulled, botoxed or otherwise rendered immobile or unrecognizable...so she can actually still ACT with it. Go ahead and check it out, then go watch those ho's on Desperate Housewives or somewhere where the plastic surgery quotient is high. See the difference. Be Amazed.
Note: Did you notice the 'best friend' in this film just turned up as one of the new castaways on Lost? Blink and you'll miss him on last week's ep, but he's there.
Let the Right One In
Wow did I heart the Sh*t out of this movie. Anticipated this one FOREVER too. It's a Swedish film about a little girl who just happens to be a vampire and her friendship with a little boy who happens to be the whipping post/bitch of his school and its bullies.
One thing that I think is really neat about this movie is that I think you can enjoy it on a few different levels and get totally different things out of it and still love it. For instance, I watched it with Papa Cash, who had read about it (it made a few critics' best film lists for last year) and wanted to see it also. Turned out at the end, we pretty much got entirely different things out of it and saw the movie in two completely different ways- and we both still LOVED it. So go figure.
He saw it as a movie about a friendship/love story between two kids who are both 'misfits' in their own way....I saw it from a more tragic/twisted 'The Hunger' point of view where this ancient immortal creature must continually ensure things are in place for her survival...namely food and 'protection' in the form of a devoted human to look after her. Add in there an elderly protector whose game is starting to falter- and I saw it as a tragic, romantic, cycle that must repeat (and probably has been repeating for centuries). But I don't think it will matter which point of view you take- and who knows, you may have a totally different one-if you love film and especially if you're ready for a whole new take on vampire films, this is one you have to check out.
Confessions of a Shopaholic:
It was St. Patrick's day. It was BEAUTIFUL spring weather. We went out to lunch- Indian- delicious. Why not go to a movie, and enjoy the last few weeks of my year of free movies? We had three choices - this, He's Just Not That Into You and The Reader. Wanted something 'light' so that eliminated Reader. Saw this over the other because Entertainment Weekly gave this an A- and that a C.
Bottom line- I thought Isla Fisher was great in Wedding Crashers but I didn't think she had much to do in this. It was predictable, not horrible, and just okay. If it shows up on a flight you're on, pay the five bucks, get the headphones, watch it. If if you want something light and meaningless, you could do worse.
I'm Not There:
Neither was I because I actually turned on my computer and played Peggle Nights after about twenty minutes of this baloney. Pffffffffffffffffft!
And one more note- I'm currently working on creating a new blog with my brother, called Old Spooky House. It will be dedicated to our mutual love of the paranormal and of course the Ghosthunters. So if you wonder why I'm not blogging about Season Five, it's because I'm spreading the J and G love over there. Check it out!