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...I am feeling rather hippie-ish lately.... well, more hippie-ish than what is my normal level of harmony. Save the Whales! RECYCLE!!! Herbs! Vitamins! Non-Animal Tested Products! Green! Free LOVE! Give to get! Love! Joy! Peace! Happiness!
...but I think that's most likely the residual effects of watching Across the Universe. I was hesitant cos 1) me no likey teh Beatles...
'cept Ringo & George. It's this really complicated reason and I won't bore you with it... that is unless you want me too. 2) It looked like a rip-off on the Hair story... which btw was an AWESOME musical. *sings* Aquaaaaaaaaaaarrrrriiiiiiiooooouuuuuusss
However the pros tended to outweigh the cons for this movie. 1) JULIE TAYMOR!!! OMG!!! 2) DANA FUCHS!!! I don't really know how I heard of her or where I first heard her but when I found out she was doing this movie I squee'd me arse off... plus she reminds me of Joan Osborne... 3) ERW! She's been the 'it' girl for me since her run on Once & Again. Why yes, I still watch sappy family dramas in every other year. Right now it's Bros & Sis. Before that? Judging Amy Before that? Once & Again. Notice the pattern. So I knew she could sing from Once & Again. \o/ 4) EDDIE IZZARD!! *luv* 5) JULIE. TAYMOR. *Conclusion: Excellent movie. Very creative and I always have a soft spot for things that are familiar and then tweaked just a little to make you reconsider the context & intent.
Next movie: In My Country Juliette Binoche. Sam Jackson. It's a few years old but it was only for 3 bucks in the store so I snagged it cos 1) weird combo of actors. Intriguing. 2) LOVE them BOTH. 3) Juliette Binoche is absolutely fabulous and dazzling in anything and EVERYTHING she does. omg!love! 4) It's about South Africa. A place which has always had a portion of my heart for some reason... still haven't found out WHY just yet, but there's something to it. 5) The movie is based on the book Country of My Skull by Antjie Krog. It's a snapshot/vignettes of the hearings of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission told through the eyes of the journalists reporting the event. The TRC gave the citizens of South Africa a chance to seek amnesty but more importantly allowed the victims & victimizers a chance to heal and make peace after the abolishment of the Apartheid Government. Very much like the book composed of essay, poems and a chronicling of events the actual stories are woven into the fictional characters story. *Conclusion: Brilliantly executed. An astonishing and supple way to handle such an outright horrid subject and history. I recommend that everyone should watch this movie. Greatness indeed.
Last movie: Savages Laura Linney. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Philip Bosco. Indie movie. Two siblings have to care for their estranged ailing father. He has Dementia and anybody who's dealt with a parent or grand-parent with Alzheimer's or Dementia can TOTALLY relate. There's a natural, organic momentum to the movie. The interactions and chemistry between the leads is VERY convincing. They bicker, laugh, argue and make amends the way siblings do. The subtlety of this movie is what makes it great. It's looking at the damage that's inflicted upon a child and where it still wreaks havoc in an adults life. Conclusion: Excellent.
M'kay. So that's pretty much all I've been doing lately. Yeah. Boring. *shrug* Okay, now I'm gonna go work on my Kara/Leoben mix. *iz a DORK* *waves* *flees*