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Monday, June 26, 2006

Late night in Tucson


it's 2:43 am here but for me it's really 3:43 am, not much of a difference, but i feel really tired. sorry that i havent updated the blog recently, we've been busy for the past couple of weeks. I did find the time to see two pretty decent movies. Here we go:

A prairie home companion
first let me start off by saying that im not the biggest Robert Altman fan, but he really impressed me with this one. I had heard the radio show before and i was weary that they were gonna turn it into a movie. i wasnt sure how they were going to pull it off but they really did. The camera weaves through the backstage of this live radio show with delicate ease, revealing the relationships between the eclectic characters. the two standouts in this one are Garrison Keelor, who wrote the screenplay, and Kevin Kline, who stars as head of security Guy Noir. Go see this movie cuz it has a great supporting cast (John C. Reilly, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Etc.) and it's told in a style that is a rarity today.

The Omen
I really enjoyed the omen and that's huge because i cant really sit through most horror movies. In fact i would say that this is the perfect movie for someone who wants to see a semi scary movie. Here are my reasons: It scares you enough to make you jump in the theater, but it's not something that you're going to take home with you (i.e. the scary clown from IT who still haunts my dreams). however, i did freak myself out the next morning when i woke up and my friend was standing above my bed looking at me. anyways, Liev Shrieber rocks out in a similar role to the one he played in Manchurian Candidate. I probably should've seen the original but i didn't so, this is my unbiased review. ok.

1 Comments:

Blogger  said...

robert altman is to cinema what raymond carver is to literature

7:18 AM  

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