Monday, November 13, 2006

Three Movies in Three Days

I had a long weekend and was it ever nice. Rare calm times at home lead to a dispensation to take some "me" time each and every day of that weekend! I don't do very concise movie reviews, so let me just say that I can recommend any or all of the three movies I saw. A hat trick of movie goodness. On Friday evening I saw Running with Scissors. I don't believe this is getting great reviews, but I thought it was kinda cool. I haven't read the book though, so maybe in comparison it disappoints? I'll read the book and solve that for myself. On Saturday I say Stranger Than Fiction. I think this movie is being mismarketed. I didn't get much of a feel for it from the previews I've seen, but took a chance on Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, and Queen Latifah (who I have a girl crush on). The chance totally paid off. This movie was so sweet and surreal. See it, but only if you can accept Will Ferrell not spending the whole movie doing his typical dense guy thing :-)
On Sunday I saw Little Children. Wow. This movie was a wow. I read the book too and always find it interesting to see what is excised for film. I think they did an excellent job here. The ending was made a bit more dramatic, as the one in the book would have probably fell flat on screen. Anyway, once again, l.b. recommends this one to you folks at home.
Anyone else seen any good movies lately?


esb138 said...

I have heard of Running with Scissors. I will not see Stranger Than Fiction--something about these SNL alums (i cannot stomach Will Ferrell). I have never heard of the last.

I have not seen anything new lately, did a rewatch on several Star Wars flicks..this occurs at least 3 of 4 times a year.

l.b. said...

I am guilty of liking some, but not all of WFs post-SNL work. Kicking and Screaming? Not so much. But Zoolander? Yeah! And Elf is a new holiday classic, I swear.
Star Wars movies are awesome.

The Furtive Wangler said...

I'm hoping to see the new Bond film, if we can get a babysitter next week. Emma Thompson was being interviewed on Jonathan Ross (a chat show we have over here), I thought the movie was probably quite sweet.

l.b. said...

I have sort of become less of a Bond fan in recent years, but hear this one is good!
Isn't Emma Thompson great? I just love her.

Rachel said...

Yay!!! Now that I can comment I can tell you that I am going to see Borat tonight. I hope that it is as good as everyone says it is.

l.b. said...

I have heard from many people that it is hilarious. Maybe you'll post and let us know what you think.