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Saturday, April 30, 2005

The HItchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

This weekend was the open for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

We were waiting with mild skepticism for this one. I'm happy to report that it was terrific!

The credits give Douglas Adams as writer of the Screenplay, dunno if that's true because I believe he had passed by the time this was made. The story covers pretty much the whole first book, ends with a hint at a sequel, we'll see, fingers crossed.

There is proper homage to the original BBC television production in the form of the original theme music, the set design of the Heart of Gold, and buried in a cueue is the original Marvin, the Paranoid Android.

The scenes of the planet factory are wonderful, Zaphod is characterized very well, and the voicing of the "new" Marvin by Alan Rickman are not to be missed. Casting was perfect, with the most surprising being Mos Def as Ford Prefect. He's great.

I can't remember the last time I wanted to see a movie twice, but I want to see this one again!

Till next time!


Sunday, April 24, 2005

The Interpreter

Hi there..well
We went to see "The Interpreter" with Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good suspense, nothing stuck where it wasn't needed.. overall very very enjoyable..and I honestly I admit that I was skeptical going in.

Neither hubby nor I pegged the punchline..which is unusual - even though it is heavily foreshadowed throughout the film..it was kind of like "The Sixth Sense" for me...
I watched that film knowing that the answer was right in front of me..that I should be able to see it..same here.

I recommend this film Nicole does a wonderful job, so does Sean, and their chemistry is very nice.

til next time..
see you at the movies!


Thursday, April 21, 2005

Amityville Horror


We hadn't gotten to a movie for a long long time..and this was about the only choice worth spending the popcorn bucks on.

Now I had been wondering WHY we needed a remake of a "movie based on real events that turned out to be a fraud", but who am I but a lowly film viewer..so off we go on date night.

Ryan Reynolds does a worthy job..its nice to see him as the star of a film as opposed to the strong side kick which he does very very well. Particularly in Vanilla Sky. (I think I"m the only one who liked that film..in spite of the egotistical dragging development, and the presence of Tom Cruise..it was an ok american version of the Spanish film: Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos))

But the film is the tyipcal white folks buy the house, the house is haunted, the parents can't give up the investment and particularly one or the other parent..in this case the dad...and daddy puts the whole family in danger, in spite of the fact that the crap started from day one of moving in, waaayy before dad looses track of his marbles.

I'm SO ready for a GOOD, WELL WRITTEN, WELL DESIGNED horror film..a la Candyman or Exorcist 3 (yes folks, it was a good one..rent it, view it see if I"m not telling the truth)

This weekend bodes the opening of another film that I"ve been waiting a long time for: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. That will no doubt be the next entry here.

till next time..see ya at the movies.