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November 12th, 2006

(no subject) @ 07:53 pm

We saw a couple of movies this weekend. On Friday, we saw Stranger Than Fiction, the new one with Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhaal. If you haven't seen the commercials for it, it's the story of Harold Crick, an IRS agent who starts hearing a voice in his head, narrating his life. The voice belongs to Karen Eiffel, a writer who is writing the story of Harold, and having the worst case of writer's block. It gets complicated after that, but basically it's a great movie, not a rolling-in-the-aisles-losing-bladder-control type but certain to bring a smile to your face. I give it an A-.

Today, we saw Marie Antoinette, featuring Kirsten Dunst in the title role. If you're a fan of fictionalized history, you'll love it. I'm not, but Kirsten Dunst did a fine job (and was very pretty), the notion of setting history to modern music was interesting, and we were mercifully spared the spectacle of the guillotine or anything we've already seen in A Tale Of Two Cities. I'll give it a B-.

I'm about 5,000 words behind on NaNo, but I wrote another chapter at Starbucks after the movie, and just need to type it, which I'll do tomorrow. Cold Case is on in a few minutes. See you later.
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Date:November 13th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
Dying to see Stranger than Fiction. I suddenly became a Will Ferrell fan after seeing The Producers and the premise for this movie is just so unique and fascinating.

Huge Kirsten Dunst fan ever since Interview with a Vampire and after being so impressed with Vanity Fair, I've been wanting to see another good period piece.

Re: setting history to modern music, if you haven't, you should see A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger (swoon). It's kind of an odd film and at times rather hokey, but I love it and the use of modern music is really part of the reason I do so much (besides the fact that Heath Ledger is in it). Yeah, I know it's a few years old and you've probably caught it on TNT if nothing else, but you made me think of it.

Thanks for the reviews & good luck on the NaNo.

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...