Tonight I saw Marie Antoinette at the only movie theater that's still playing it in Manhattan. I know a lot of people were disappointed in this movie, and to those people I must ask: "What exactly did you expect?" Because I thought that, as far as films about idle and detached aristocracy go, this one was right on. Also, I think Jason Schwartzman deserves an Oscar.
Also also, when I first heard that the movie wouldn't follow Marie through to her death, I was bummed. But while I was watching it tonight I couldn't help but think "I'm sure glad they aren't going to show her die in this."
Wait, I think I'm going to make this post about lots of movies I've seen lately.
A week ago I saw "Two or Three Things I Know About Her" at the Film Forum. I read somewhere that this movie was Godard's finest masterpiece. Hmmmm, I don't know. Not to sound like the undeducated guy at the art house, but this movie was boring and just hard for me to sit through. I kept looking at my watch, counting down the minutes for it to end, wondering if I should just leave.
Also, at the Film Forum, absolutely everyone in the theater has a book with them to read before the movie starts, it's like the audience there is so into intellectual stimulation they can't stand to go a second without something erudite and/or French, it was almost as annoying as if they were all playing gameboys. Even the guy making a protein shake in front of me right before the movie had a book.
During Thanksgiving my Grandma and I went to see the Queen. Grandma was really worried about it being sold out or us being late so we left for the Jordan Commons slightly more than an hour before the movie started. Good news: Tickets were still available when we got there!
I really liked this movie. It reminded a lot of Superman Returns as both movies are about famous and popular fictional characters that we're all aware of but whose feelings I think don't think we spend enough time thinking about. And I love hearing Prince Phillip say ridiculous things.
I saw Clerks 2 on an airplane the other week. Question: What is wrong with the main character's face and why is his necklace so tight?
Also, on the airplane I saw Miami Vice. I like how this movie started in a club with the action already going. Besides this, I don't think anything happened in this movie. But it did make me wonder how far it is from Miami to Cuba.
Ahem. Another time, on the airplane, I watched The Devil Wears Prada one and a half more times. This movie does not hold up to multiple viewings. Watch it more than once and you'll begin to sympathize with Meryl Streep for having to put up with Anne Hathaway. A thought I had: Anne Hathaway is so much an actress but more like a fine horse put on display.
Not a movie, but I want to talk about Campus Ladies, a TV which I discovered while flying on an airplane. While I have seen more lousy episodes of this show than good ones, I refuse to not like it. This is my favorite show on a cable channel that I didn't even realize my TV got (and that channel would be: Oh! a.k.a. The Oxygen Network). Please, someone back me up here so I don't seem too odd.
Did I see an action movie recently? For some reason, I feel a little like I saw an action movie recently.