September 30th, 2004

little review

Poem for Thursday

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Sort of an obvious choice for the day but I'm in a great rush. Haven't read my friends list for two days, had a ton of work to get done yesterday around a wonderful lunch with gblvr and then an insane evening of chores that continue into today (tub Drano finished, laundry not even started). Have two more articles to write today and Hebrew school carpool and violin, but hey -- I posted fic, not even waiting for betas (shall make changes later since the whole damn thing is going to need to be rewritten anyway). Also, I got my son to the orthodontist before the wire cut into his cheek too badly or got so frayed that it had to be replaced, and I got him to school in time for reading, too.

Divorcing Jack, which was our lunchtime movie choice, was so very much more extraordinary than I expected that I must say some things about it. We watched it because of David Thewlis and Jason Isaacs (and man am I looking forward to writing Lupin/Malfoy confrontation now) but I hadn't even noticed that Robert Lindsay, my beloved Captain Pellew, was in it as well, and Laura Fraser from A Knight's Tale. I had expected it to be more of a lighthearted black comedy -- the emphasis here is very much on the "black" as this is a story of IRA violence in northern Ireland and a hapless journalist who sleeps with the wrong woman in the midst of it -- yet despite being much bloodier than I expected, it was amazingly funny and Thewlis and Isaacs were unbelievably good. Isaacs in particular gave the best line reading of the word "Shit" in the history of cinema. It may even have been a better line reading than Bean's on "They have a cave troll." I cannot recommend this movie highly enough, if you can stomach quite a lot of blood.

Otherwise, I watched Smallville while chatting and formatting stuff, and rather enjoyed it except I missed so much of last season that everything involving Chloe was sort of lost on me. Now that it is out of conflict with Enterprise, this is the second show my entire family watches together, and it is very entertaining getting the opinions of an eleven- and eight-year-old about the goings-on (like lesbian kisses in the previews for next week, heh). Today I must write an article about Shatner and his reality show about making a bad small-town movie, which was a much more pleasant story to write when it seemed like it was actually about Shatner and Nimoy collaborating on a bad small-town movie. Am hoping to see perkypaduan as well. Will try to catch up on two days of friends list tonight!

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