John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

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.
Tags: movies, nanowrimo

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