December 1st, 2006

little review

Poem for Friday

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perkypaduan came over for lunch and put me through the extremely arduous task of watching Heath Ledger in Casanova again...without my children interrupting through the first half, this time, so I heard the dialogue much more clearly! That is really a tremendously delightful movie, well-acted, beautifully filmed, and I remember it did not get great reviews and can't figure out why. It's historical fluff, but engaging and entertaining historical fluff, so who cares? Next week we are going to watch the Tennant Casanova so we can compare and contrast particularly since Tennant's Casanova supposedly seduces men as well as women and this we've really got to see. I also got Adam Rhine's extremely beautiful Hebrew Illuminations in the mail, having found a new copy for $12, so I sat around reading for awhile.

And hey totallykate! I finally wrote up your interview with La Mulgrew...happy now? *g* Reading Kate interviews is always good for a laugh, particularly when she warns "radical feminists" that she may be about to offend them and then goes on at length about how all female strength comes from a woman's maternal potential, even among women who neither have nor want children. Janeway, she also explained, could never have had sex with Chakotay or anyone else because she had to be everyone's mother. When I think of how much time I spent blaming Brannon Braga for this attitude...! I take back what I said about Adama and Roslin a couple of weeks ago; I think they should have wild, gratuitous monkey sex. Even if they don't have a relationship per se. Because she should be able to be president and get laid by one of her senior advisors, dammit.

Shark was a rerun tonight but I read that my beloved Glenn Close has signed to star in a TV pilot for FX on which she will play a litigator. Would love to see her and Woods go head to head. Smallville was a rerun too, wasn't it? I completely forgot to check at 8 but I had it in my head that it was going to be!

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Watched the incredibly painfully awful "Mark of Gideon" because I have to review it, no idea what to say besides "makes 'Spock's Brain' look like quality sci-fi'"! Expecting to have totally crappy Friday. Saturday we're supposed to meet my in-laws in Baltimore and we're supposed to have dinner with my parents Friday and I am so not in the mood for relatives. Ah well, at least I have Doctor Who as an excuse for getting home early.