Friday, July 13, 2007

Weekend Homework Assignment

OK, now that I'm clearly back on a DVD binge - and by binge I mean I've watched 3 in the past 2 weeks which is 3 more than I've watched in the past 2 months so, yes, that's a binge ... my God, what is it ... addiction? - I feel as though I must recommend really good movies.

And I know this is charting into subjective territory - my "Dirty Pretty Things" might be your "Austin Powers" - but if you don't enjoy "Notes On A Scandal," I will be highly disappointed.

Cate Blanchett does no wrong as far as I'm concerned. I thought she was awesome in "The Gift," even. And that had Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes AND Keanu Reeves in it. I mean, she was doing all she could with not much to work with and still - still - I cannot drive through South Carolina without getting this eerie feeling that someone is going to drown.

And Judy Dench? Yeah! Even as an Elemental in that Vin Diesel movie (don't act like you don't love Vin Diesel movies because, well, OK, even I don't love Vin Diesel movies but I do love that series where he's a space traveler and it might be called Ridley something but the point is it's Vin Diesel in dark cinematography and he wears sunglasses all of the time) she was hot.

I give this un pelicula 20 simian thumbs-up.

I'm off to the ATL this evening to hang out with my buddy Jon Jon from Nashville, and the ATL crew of supa-fly guys. Am going to see an exhibit tomorrow at a museum there that I'm very excited about. Hopefully I can get some blog fodder with my International Spy Size digital camera. Stay tuned!

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