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Jan. 19th, 2010 | 04:22 pm
mood: energeticenergetic
music: OK Go - While You Were Asleep | Powered by Last.fm

They're made by all those women in garish dresses at the Golden Globes.

I didn't actually watch the Golden Globes, but the red carpet photos made me a little barfy. Too much extraneous fabric and terrifyingly loud colors on gowns. I do, however, want a dude in a tux to hold an umbrella over me. Where do I sign up for that?

Anyhow, recent movies I've watched:

All About My Mother was the most recent Almodovar flick I happened to get from Netflix. If you want to see Penelope Cruz in an extremely different role (a pregnant nun who is also 22 or 23 and has a fantastically innocent demeanor), you should. Also, the dynamics of relationships between women were yet further explored than in any of his other movies. Barcelona was also used as a great setting for the lives of actors in visiting theatre companies and long-time trans prostitutes alike (yes, really). A.

John and I watched It's Complicated while I was in NC, as we are ardent Streep/Baldwin fans. There were some issues, though. So Meryl Streep's character has three adorable doe-eyed adult kids and runs a magical bakery and is overall the Queen of a Certain Age of Santa Barbara, but Alec Baldwin's character still left her for a younger woman years back, and they're reuniting at Doe-Eyed Kid #2's college graduation. So they start having an affair, and although they have great on-screen chemistry, the plot barely exists. Like, there was a touch of Sex and the City in her three friends that get together to drink wine and talk about vaginaplasty (*major side eye at the movie here*), but they're totally absent in the last half of the movie when she has the most gossip, mainly dating Steve Martin. Also, the characters used their Blackberrys and laptops in pretty unconvincing ways; do they really not have landline phones at their age? I will say, however, that given the chance I would love to get high in the guest bathroom with Streep/Baldwin/Martin and John fucking Krasinski. C-.

And I'm about the second-to-last person in America to see The Hangover; gregbarnes is last but I'm hopeful he'll see it soon. :] I liked the total absence of the characters' night festivities that caused all of the problems; it put the audience in exactly the same place as the characters. And as far as I could tell, all of the loose ends were eventually explained, and with a great deal of Mike Tyson and his face tattoo included! A-.

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You'll probably have to burn your LJ now.

from: lucypevensie
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
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Vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina vagina the plot is OH DEAR GOD MERYL PLEASE DON'T GET BACK WITH THAT ASSHOLE, I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER FILM AGAIN. The queen of a certain age is a wise and admirable woman and thank God for a female lead who CAN ACTUALLY MAKE GOOD DECISIONS in addition to having a kitchen to die for. That was probably the movie's hugest redeeming quality and it was really really huge.

PS. Vagina.

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Re: You'll probably have to burn your LJ now.

from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
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This may be one of my favorite comments ever.

And yes, she already had the best kitchen on earth and Steve Martin was going to make it even bigger? What's that all about?

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thoughts and feels and thoughts and feels

Re: You'll probably have to burn your LJ now.

from: lucypevensie
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Women have needs, you know!

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fousheezy

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from: fousheezy
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Haha, how do we always see the worst movies together? I totally agree though. Especially with the friends- you summed it up in your question midway through their girls night gossip hour with: "Do her friends have names?"

And you totally forgot how bangin' her son is. Like mmmf. That was pretty much the only thing I was interested in during the later half of the movie. Him and the chocolate croissants.

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
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According to IMDB, they do actually have names but you wouldn't know it from that script.

And yes, he's hot, but waaay young. Checking him out makes me feel like I may as well be driving a van with the back windows blacked out.

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fousheezy

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from: fousheezy
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Oh whatever, he was graduating from some random NYC college. He's old enough!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
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The actor was born in May 1987, kinda iffy but I suppose I'll take your blessing. :]

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fousheezy

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from: fousheezy
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Yikes. Well so was Seth, so w/e :P

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jan. 21st, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
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But youuuu were born in 1986 (right?). I'm a Reagan first term baby. :P

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Feb. 1st, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
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Woo! What did you think?

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