Bryan F. Irrera (bfirrera) wrote,
Bryan F. Irrera
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Two good movies today!

It didn't snow, so I did get the chance to hit the road and check out the movies that I wanted to see...

...First, I hit "Calendar Girls" with Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Based on a true story. This one was wonderful. I did get a little weepy at a few moments throughout (a character dies of cancer early on, inspiring the action of the women for the rest of the movie). I do recommend it and think that any fans of "Waking Ned Devine", "Full Monty" or "Saving Grace" (that last one by the same director as this) should like it...
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in between the films, I went to Echelon Mall (scary how empty is in there! Half of the stores are GONE!), ate at Fuddrucker's, and killed some time with the book I brought (a Star Trek novel).
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I then went to "Something's Gotta Give". I've never really been a fan of Nicholson, but he's wonderful here. I've always been a fan of Ms. Keaton's though, and she also does not disappoint. Amanda Peet is fine as her daughter and I would have wanted more of Frances McDormand whose role was much too small. Keanu Reeves is pretty to look at, but doesn't do much acting. I was also pleasantly surprised to recognize one of the other people in the movie: Rachel Ticotin (who plays a doctor who takes care of Jack's character in NYC) who played Melina in "Total Recall" (haven't seen here nearly enough and it's a shame).
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After the movies, I drove to Barnes and Noble at Deptford mall to kill some time and read an article in "Instinct" with Wes from "Boy Meets Boy" and I have even more of a crush on him after looking at the pictures in the mag.

From there, I planned to go to karaoke at "Bounce", but when I got there, they were closed down and there was some kind of legal notice tacked to the door (I gather they didn't pay their rent or something). Bummed out, I drove home.
Tags: gay_bar/bounce_nightclub, movies/movie_reviews, music/karaoke
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