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Jan. 7th, 2008 | 12:48 pm
location: home
mood: contemplativecontemplative

Happy New Year.

Let's see, life's been pretty boring.

Movies:

I Am Legend. A Will Smith tour de force. If you're into zombie flicks, this is a classic. Very well done, very scary. The director really built up the tension before you finally see what it is our hero is so afraid of.

National Treasure 2. A fun romp, not quite as interesting as the first one, but fun nevertheless. Nicolas Cage is not my favorite actor but he's actually quite personable in this role. I much preferred Riley and his asides. And Diane Kruger is always very nice to look at.

Sweeney Todd. What can I say? Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are a tremedous pair, and, wow, can they sing! Well, they did do 'Corpse Bride' together. It was well acted, very theatrical and extremely atmospheric. Tim Burton is a frigging genius. Did I like it? Yes. Would I recommend it? Yes. Would I ever see it again? Not likely. If you're familiar with the story, then I don't have to tell you why. And two Harry Potter alums! Alan Rickmam and Timothy Spall. Who knew Snape could sing?

Third grandchild, and first granddaughter, is due momentarily. Possibly today.

Oldest daughter is back in France after Xmas visit. She's hoping to find work for at least another year. I guess we'll have to plan on visiting France fairly often in the future, I don't think she's going to live in the US if she can help it.

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The Esteemed Carrot of the Vikings

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from: vikingcarrot
date: Jan. 7th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
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I am totally looking forward to Sweeney Todd. omgplz.

And congratulations on impending grandchild. :D

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.:dʒemi: such a constant little thing:.

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from: eimajunknown
date: Jan. 8th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
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someone on my flist called sweeney todd the "death eater musical." i haven't decided if i want to see it yet, lol. i did enjoy i am legend and national treasure 2, though.

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pettybureaucrat

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from: pettybureaucrat
date: Jan. 8th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
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Death certainly figures prominently in Sweeney Todd. I don't want to say too much in case you do see it. It's not for the squeamish, that's for sure, but it is a remarkable piece of theater.

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