Sunday, December 11, 2005

Quick movie rundown

Subject: Cinema
As a post-"MADLAX" break, I watched a couple of movies I had on the DVR.

"Logan's Run" -- the cheesy old time-capsule of a sci-fi classic itself. This time in a new hi-def transfer. I never really watched it all the way through before, and to be honest, I didn't really watch it all the way through this time either. I mean, I saw the beginning, and I saw the ending, but in between I wandered away a few times. Even though I had it on the DVR and could pause or resume at will. It's quaint, rather unintentionally funny in a "Mystery Science Theatre" kind of way, and it's really, really dated. So I guess I give it a "meh".

"Shakespeare in Love" -- I guess I was in a bit of a Gwenyth Paltrow mood this afternoon, so I finally forced myself to sit through this. I kind of lose patience with romantic films in general, but this had enough of an amusing twist to it to get me through some of the eye-rolling parts. And, of course, Gwenyth Paltrow. Heh. Pretty good attention to detail and atmosphere, and the characters were all rather good (except stick-out-like-a-sore-thumb Ben Affleck), so it wasn't a total waste of time in any way. But apparently my English Literature knowledge is even more lacking than I realized, because there were a lot of in-jokes that, while obvious that they were in-jokes, I didn't get the ultimate reference. Oh well.

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