Thursday, March 23, 2006

happy early winter solstice...




i snapped a few pix while running the other day. looks like churches are really diversifying their congregations nowadays...

scarlett johannson film fest part 4...

finally got through in good company...

i thought it was one of the most disturbing films i've seen in a long time. i think it had alot to do with that 70's show guy. he was just plain irritating. my primary thought through the whole movie was 'when is dennis quaid, or someone else, going to wack this guy?'

does that mean the 70's show guy did a terrific job at playing a snivelling, bottomline driven, buzzword using, sychophantic middle manager? maybe.

if an actor elicits the appropriate response from his/her audience, does that mean they have done a good job? i dunno.

to use another example, i thought ralph fiennes gave a stellar performance as the concentration camp commandante in schindler's list. it was so creepy. damn, he was a fine actor.

i didn't feel the same way about the 70's show guy - no matter how hard i tried.

i thought dennis quaid did a credible job.

scarlett johannson was once again hot. she played tennis...

she needs to find more expansive roles like she had in lost in translation...

man, this was a confusing review.

bonus review...

i saw ray, the ray charles bio pic, yesterday. it's taken me a while to see it. i should've seen it on the big screen.

suffice to say, ray charles was a genius and jamie foxx was a genius in playing him. in fact, it was one of the most incredible performance i've seen in recent memory. i hope he won some acting awards for his efforts.

it was a really really long movie. a couple of hours at least. i dunno. it was just chocked full of great music. i just knew him through his music before. but, man, the big time womanising, the heroin use, made him a real character, like it or not.

if you haven't seen it, don't delay.

news item...

a guy in afghanistan is being tried for the crime of converting from islam to christianity. according to shariah law in that country, he's subject to execution if found guilty.

to add insult to injury, under pressure from infidel western governments, the afghans might throw out the case by pronouncing the convert to be insane. ha!

well, i should been a christian a long time ago, if insanity was a pre-requisite.

in a related story, pm stephen harper phoned afghan pm hamid karzai to plead the convert's case and allow him to "cross the floor". ha!

4 comments:

Kyle said...

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Well done, bubba

Steffie said...

kyle liked in good company. i am not sure why.

i think that if an actor can make you simultaneously hate them and want to see more of them they have done a fabulous job. i am speaking specifically of the man who plays T-Bag on Prison Break.

qtlibrarian said...

I liked the idea of Good Company more then the movie.

I hear your beloved SJ excellent in Match Point. Apparently she's Woody Allen's new muse.

bubba said...

steffie, you crystallized my thoughts. fiennes was absolutely brilliant in schindler's list. the 70's guy was just plain whiney. no such a good job.

qt, to tell you the truth, the idea of good company was/is not very plausible. have you seen Da Man in the real world rehabilitated to such a degree as the 70's guy in good company? not by my observations. once Da Man, always Da Man.

Must see Match Point, even though i'm not a fan of woody's. his movies are really boring. not surprised woody has taken a liking to SJ. he's the craddle robbing type, eh. at least this time SJ's not related to him in some way...