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Movie roundup

Serendipity asked me what I was gonna do on my long weekend without the boy around. The answer? Not a hell of a lot. The weather was awful, and I didn’t end up going to the seafood festival – which apparently, wasn’t all that great. The most exciting it got was going down to the pub with a couple of friends to watch the Aussie Open final (and we didn’t get to see the men’s final, as the weather meant it kept getting pushed back). And all that freaking about my imminent death didn’t help.

What I DID do: I watched a hell of a lot of movies and more TV than I can ever remember!

Jersey Girl – possibly Ben Affleck’s best movie ever.

Shopgirl – a bittersweet, too-true slice of life and love. Could have done without the voiceover, though.

The Graduate – ugh. Ugh. UGH.

Cider House Rules – a touching story, but man, that ‘princes of Maine’ line was SO overdone.

The Notebook – bawlworthy. I think the version I watched had a different ending than the one you saw, Red

Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid – I thought it would be terrible, but it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t see the end, though, so I can’t say for sure. A not half-bad blockbuster.

Gone with the Wind – well, I watched about half of it before falling asleep, seeing as it came on sometime after midnight. You know what? I thought I’d hate it. Scarlett was a spoilt, selfish little brat, and yet I was hooked. The skirts! The hair! (And the butt-ugly hats!) I fell asleep sometime after she decided to stay and help Melanie give birth; the next day I went on Wiki and found out exactly what happened after. Which didn’t sound all that great, but I’m sorry to have missed “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”. Also, that moustache did Clark Gable NO favours. And I was slightly perturbed by the portrayal of the war, and of the slaves. But let’s not get started on that.

One thought on “Movie roundup

  • Reply Serendipity February 4, 2010 at 09:49

    I love having a movie weekend! I have yet to see shopgirl, would u recommend it?

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