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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

General Housekeeping Schtuff...

If for any reason you need to get in touch with me and you have my cell # things may be a little wonky for the next day or two. We just switched our service and it appears neither phone is working at this point.

We switched to T-mobile so if you have any horror stories drop'em in comments! I must say I'm digging the camera phone, probably the only groovy feature I'll actually use, as a blogger it's nice to have a camera with you at all times and this is quite a bit easier to carry about.

If you're a fan of black comedies you will love...

We watched it over the weekend and it was so good we watched it again on Monday before we returning it. We are long time fans of Rowan Atkinson and his alter ego Mr. Bean so it was a nice treat to see him perform so admirably in a more serious dramatic role, not that we aren't treated to his comic genius. Maggie Smith who plays Kristin Scott Thomas's long lost, and somewhat murderous mother is a delight. She brings a solidity and a sweetness to the role that surely would have been lacking in an actress with lesser acting chops. Really can't recommend this one enough.

We also watched "One night With the King." If I had an extra thumb I'd give it four thumbs down, can't say enough bad things about this stinker. Like most bad movies the real problem was the script, it seemed the writers couldn't decide what kind of movie they wanted to make. At times it had the broadness of a children's film, then they would veer wildly into poorly written and acted melo-drama. The shame, as is so often the case with a film like this is that the fundamental story is so interesting in itself. It retells the story of the biblical Esther who had to put her life in jeopardy to rescue the Jews.

Bad script, bad actors, bad cinematography all add up to one night you could waste elsewhere.

We also watched LA Confidential. Though I am often loathe to agree with the Hollyweird elite, this film is truly a stand out. They simply did everything right, if you like noir this is a must see movie.

On a different topic, is it just me or does Hannitized appear to be having some sort of break down in comments? Perhaps because we haven't bowed to his superior, well... I'm sure he's quite superior in something, we just haven't found it yet. :)

Anything on y'all's mind?

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