June 30th, 2005

Pushing Daisies - Make This Stuff Up

Bewitched - the new movie - Spoilers Behind a cut

Paul and I saw this movie today.

Unlike last week, when I walked out of "Batman Begins" and I knew exactly how I felt about it (I LOVED it...thought it was the single best Batman movie to date and thankfully it ret-cons all the other theatrical movies, including the Tim Burton ones, so they can start over), I'm not quite sure how I felt about the movie.

I know how I felt about the individual parts, just not the whole movie:

Nicole Kidman: great. Worth watching the movie for. She's beautiful and isn't afraid to be goofy (ex. crossing her eyes, doing a silly walk).

the soundtrack: though sometimes a little obvious (Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by the Police) and sometimes a little overdone movie wise (Everybody Hurts by R.E.M...could we please have a moritorium on this song for the "boy loses girl" montages?), I think this could be worth a purchase 'cause there's some great stuff here (including a version of the original television theme song sung by Steve Lawrence (I have a version sung by Peggy Lee in my collection already but this one was very good). Also: Ding-Dong the Witch is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald

Will Ferrell: He's funny. He's ugly-sexy. This also may be the best he's been photographed. He looks to be in better physical shape than he has been in other movies (and we do get a full shot of him naked (with pixelated naughty bits)).

Michael Caine: one of the best things about both the movies I've just seen.

Shirley Maclaine: I can't imagine anyone else in this role. Campy and over the top and you can see that though she's slumming it in this movie, she was probably having a ball.

Jason Schwarzman: equally slumming it. Wasted talent in this movie.

Product Placements in this movie: my Gosh, there were so many! We just got bombarded with them in this film. Granted some were used for great jokes/visual gags, but c'mon people. I realize that they make the world all the more believable on screen. But, the first scene was an extended shopping trip in Bed, Bath and Beyond. One of the joke scene conversations involved Isabel and her father talking in a supermarket and him popping himself onto various products (as seen in the trailer when we see him as the Gorton fisherman...there are at least two other major products shown in that scene that Michael Caine is superimposed over). Many more things like that throughout.

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I mean, I enjoyed it while I was sitting there. It didn't offend me or anything. It's just not something that I'm gonna rush out and buy on DVD (I can wait until it's cheap).
Animated RHPS - Closed Circuit TV

Casanova - BBC - bittorrent it!

When we got home, Paul and I watched the first of three episodes of the BBC mini-series starring the next actor who will be playing Doctor Who.

Wow! It is a great series and I can't wait to watch the second episode.

He's adorable, sort of reminds me what Hugh Jackman's little brother might be like. The script is funny, the direction/cinematography is great.

So far, I highly recommend it.
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Pushing Daisies - Make This Stuff Up

...in pain.

So not fair.

The last thing I want when I get home from work is:

the hives (when this storm finally breaks, it's gonna be a doozy)
a headache (I've got one of my patented "yarmulke" headaches...a migraine that covers the same portion of my head that a yarmulke would).

I'm so drained.
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