Monday, January 10, 2005

The Weekend

Had a date with my friend Darryl last night (many thanks to the intrepid baby-wranglers Feanor and Poppy). It has been ages since we have had the opportunity to be quiet together over a meal. It was a delight. We talked about his project for school, our grand plan for not being indigent in our old age, our little pirate, his job and mine and well, nothing else really.

We followed dinner by the truly horrible White Noise. For shame. It couldn’t be worse if it tried. WARNING SPOILER!!—the main character dies at the end, leaving his 3 year old son behind without a father. Right after his funeral, his voice comes through the radio and says to the child, “Mikey, I’m sorry.” And the child smiles. How completely awful. Thing is, you know he’s not sorry. He’s been a selfish idiot through the whole movie. During the course of the film, the only person you care about is this child and only insofar as you are a child-friendly person. If you’re not, you’ve got nobody to give a rats about in this film. Truly awful. I wanted to kill him again after seeing little Mikey’s weird “it’s okay for getting yourself killed” grin. Fleh. AVOID THIS FILM.

On the other hand, I saw Mean Girls, recommended by my friend Sharon. I totally respect her say-so on everything book/film related, well…come to think of it…I respect her say-so on everything. Anyway, it was totally cute. I recommend.

I also recommend this gadget if you have hardwood floors. It’s da bomb.

Finally, my friend Abe’s 9th month pictures are available on snapfish, if you’d like an invite, please let me know.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the teen movies are the only ones with any decent females anymore? I love Mean Girls and Freaky Friday, by the way. Jamie Lee Curtis seems like she is having such a blast as a teenager trapped in a grown-up body.
Thanks for the props, dude.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Amy McWeasel said...

Have you actually used that gadget? I've been eyeballing it (I think it might even be on my Amazon wishlist), but I wasn't sure if it were really all that.

Also, thanks for the movie reviews. I was considering seeing White Noise, and now I can save my pennies.

Lastly, I would like to see your friend Abe's pictures.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Aerenchyma said...

Totally agreed. I’m had to go back to a few years to find parts worthy of the actors that played them. I’m made a bit of a list below.

Holy Smoke (1999)–Kate Winslet
The House of Yes (1997)—Parker Posey
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)—Francis McDormand
Laurel Canyon (2002)—Francis McDormand
Wonder Boys (2000)—Francis McDormand (love her)
The School of Rock (2003)—Joan Cusack
Home for the Holidays (1995)—Holly Hunter
The Ice Storm (1997)—Joan Allen
The Opposite of Sex (1998)—Christina Ricci
Adaptation (2002)—Meryl Streep

Here are a few gals with amazing talent that haven’t done anything in ages that I’ve found even remotely interesting. Where are the parts???

Glen Close –Hated Stepford Wives
Sigourney Weaver
Susan Sarandon

7:50 AM  
Blogger Aerenchyma said...

Oh, and yes....that gadget is all that. Purchased it last weekend and my floors are aglow with clean. LOVE IT!

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention, that the only movie I saw in the theater last year, The Bourne Supremacy, kills of the woman character in the first 30 minutes. I feel this is a trend in the action flicks...

9:20 AM  

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