I watched About Time last night. I was expecting a Rachel McAdams cheese fest, and was very pleasantly surprised by what I got instead. By the end, I just kept saying wow. What a great movie!
Watched Veronica Mars lat night, and absolutely agree with everyone else who said they loved it! It was smart of them to open in limited run theaters and on VOD at the same time. It actually played in my city, but I was busy that weekend and couldn't make it. It would have been fun to watch with a crowd of fellow Marshmallows, but it was wonderfully familiar to curl up under a fuzzy blanket on the couch and watch on the small screen too. And I agree short_lived, they set it up perfectly for a sequel withWith so much corruption still going on in Neptune, there's plenty for Veronica and Co. to do :nod I gotta say though, I really have that day after Christmas let down. Seeing the movie just made me miss having the show on all the more. I really hope this movie earns enough for them to go forward with a sequel!Click to see Spoiler:Weevil going undercover back to his old gang. At least I'm assuming the leather jacket and riding off on the motorcycle was a front. No way with that beautiful wife and daughter was he really going back to his old ways!
We watched Saving Mr. Banks. A real nice film. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are effortless.... the whole staff was great. After seeing the film I read up about the real PL Travers. Wow, the movie really sugar coated the ending! She was some piece of work.
Did you watched all the way through the credits? They have the recording of the REAL Travers playing, and you're right . . . there was no spoonful of sugar in her attitude.
I watched "Kill Your Darlings" on VOD yesterday. It was really interesting, and based on a true story. I definitely enjoyed it, and I'll be checking out some of Ginsberg's poetry as well as Borrough's "Naked Lunch." And, sad to say, I've never read "On the Road"....I'll be fixing that soon! Anyway, Daniel Radcliffe plays a young Allen Ginsberg, during his Columbia years. He and Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs were all friends with Lucien Carr and a man named David Kammerer. In the movie, Lucien and David were clearly more than friends (how much of this was one-sided seems to up for debate in "real life"), and Allen is quickly drawn to Lucien as well. The story is really about the genesis of the Beat Generation, and the interactions of these 5 men. One of the men ends up murdered (I'm probably not giving away any spoilers when I say it's not Jack, William or Allen :)), another goes to jail for the crime. I'll put this out there just in case - if anyone is offended by homosexual content, this is probably not the movie for you. But you'd be missing out. Fun fact - Lucien Carr is the father of Caleb Carr, who wrote "The Alienist."
I finally got to watch World War Z the other night. A bit of a departure from the book, but I didn't mind that - and I didn't mind Brad Pitt like I thought I would. :lol The special effects were great.