Chinese and movies? Sounds like you had a lovely Jewmas
ROFL! I always wondered what the Jews did on Christmas. Sounds better than MY holiday. Heh
I do indeed. They were awesome.
1. I'm loving the icon. Did you type the whole book in or just one chapter?
2. Your screen name - after the movie or the Kate Bush album?
Loves Kate "Under the Ivy" Bush,
I don't get it....if Munich was so horribly boring, why sit through it?
Not snarking, just wondering.
It got such great reviews that we were hoping for that moment that would turn it around for us?
If I'm watching at home, I'm actually pretty capable of turning off a movie. But there is something about being in a movie theater that really makes me reluctant to abandon it.
I think it's that commitment. You've gone out; you were motivated enough to pay the big bucks. Whereas when you've rented it at home, you can think, "so this is why I didn't bother seeing it in the theater."
2005-12-27 11:51 am (UTC)
Re: really shutting up and going away now, I swear
Yeah, I think my window is a little longer, but there comes a point when you feel like you might as well know how it ends.
Plus, if we went around saying that we hated it as vitriolically as we did, the last thing we'd want is for somebody to say, "But man, the last half an hour is so intense!"
We've disagreed on movies before - I liked Passion of the Christ, she despised it - but if we're gonna slag a movie that's got four-star reviews and Oscar buzz, we'd better be prepared to defend that hatred.
Ah. That I can understand. Thanks!
"Fa ra ra ra ra / ra ra ra ra!"
Sorry, dude. My pimpin' cannot be bought, only earned through rare insight, and this entry of yours does not reach that rare elevation of "subjects important enough to bother my readers with." Heck, I rarely even pimp my own kid!
LOL, but it was worth a try, wasn't it Mrs. Ferrett?
Can't fault you for that, dear.
We also did Chinese food on Christmas Day in Parma (suburb of Cleveland) but no one sang "Deck the Halls with Bows of Howwy" to us, either.
I had not lived through the whole McCarthyism scare and found the movie riveting. Gave me hope too with the reminder that whatever faults our country has, we do tend to try to make things right eventually. One friend said that the movie is slightly misleading in that the whole scare tactics thing was losing momentum by the time Murrow joined the fray so he was not risking as much as the movie implied. I'm not sure I believe him but wondered if you knew any more of the history of that period. Clooney gained my respect for this project when I heard this interview (which coincidentally re-aired today) with him on NPR:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4963561
I just happened by dumb luck to catch the interview while driving to the Canton airport. My respect level jumped as well.
McCarthyism was before my time, but Murrow is credited as being the one who took the behind-the-scenes grumbling into the spotlight. But it was still very scary for them.
ah ok. Good for him then!
Yeah, I'm always amazed when people seem determined to minimize the contributions of such people. There's this whole, "Well, someone was going to do it eventually!" thing. True as that may be, the fact is that he is the someone who did.
I have to respect Clooney for the fact that he didn't overly exploit McCarthy by showing that he was drunk during the broadcast. It would have detracted from the message, but it's not always easy to see that. He made impressive directorial choices.
2005-12-30 11:40 pm (UTC)
Capote: so you would recommend it? More than the Cash film? I was going to see it, but apparently my small town theater is not into anything Capote (too gay?)
Munich (Spielberg) - some more reasons for boring? Just asking to make sure, you already gave plenty. I only saw the trailer, and it did not exactly make me want to go see it. I guess I'll skip it.
Biopics: not a big fan of those. I'd rather watch the real thing, but alas, sometimes people are already dead & it's not available.
I have been watching the reissued "Born to Boogie" T. Rex/Marc Bolan film (filmed by Ringo Starr) lately, and that's tons better than any biopic!
Worst biopic for me so far: David Cassidy :(
2005-12-31 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: various films
Have not seen the Cash film yet (that might be tomorrow night), so can't say for sure, but I would definitely recommend Capote.
Munich just felt redundant, like the set-ups were interminable and the point was more than a little hammered home. Other people are clearly loving it, though, so keep an open mind.
2006-01-07 01:38 am (UTC)
Re: various films
well, after your comments, will not watch "Munich", I already submitted myself to watching "The Family Stone" recently. And now, at home I am watching "The Pianist". So uplifting. Great fim, though.
And still no Capote in my local movie theater. I blame it on living in a small town in the south.