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March 23rd, 2008

Easter evening @ 07:15 pm

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Happy Easter, a bit belated but no less heartfelt.

I'm really beat. Last night Mary had thought that we would get up at 5, go to 7 AM Mass, then out to breakfast. So, I set the clock and everything, only to be told that she didn't think she could wake up sufficiently at 5 AM, so I turned the alarm off. So, who should appear at my bedside at 5 AM, saying, "Do you want to go to Mass?" So, I got up and we went to Mass at 7, then out to breakfast, and were back home by 10.

We decided to see "10,000 BC" today. I thought I was going to spend the time drifting in and out of consciousness, but it turned out to be a very good movie that held my interest for two hours. It was, by and large, a retelling of what Joseph Campbell calls "the hero's journey", which can make for a very good movie if it's done well. Suffice it to say, it's done well.

While I'm on the subject, we saw "The Bank Job" yesterday. It was violent and intense, but also well done. It's based on the true story of a gang of bank robbers who are hired to get into the safety deposit vault of a local bank. One of the safety deposit boxes is rented by a person who the police want to arrest, but don't because said individual has incriminating photos of one of the Royal Family. Again, a very good movie.

And, if you haven't already, see "Miss Pettigrew's Lives for a Day". Frances McDormand is fantastic in the title role.

I really suck at movie reviewing, don't I?
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Date:March 23rd, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
I <3 Frances McDormand---ever since Fargo, I've tried to see everything I can with her in it.

I still believe that if I ever got arrested, I'd want Marge Gunderson to be the one to do it.
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Date:March 24th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Then you'll love this one. It's a great story.

Chief Jack's Galley

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