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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Saw Some Movies

Rick and I went to see the Phantom of the Opera on Sunday night. It was just as good as the stage production, which is to say, good but not great. It does have annoyingly catchy songs for sure. Still humming the 3 days later. Honestly, I really enjoyed it, except for the girl playing Christine. She had the least animated face of any actress I've ever seen. When the Phantom sends his message saying that Carlotta has to learn to act, it's hard to believe compared to the Phantom's favorite little Christine. By comparison, Minnie Driver is a MUCH better actress in this and in many other things. Oh, and Rick says this movie would make a great drinking game. If you had to drink everytime they said "Christine" you'd be utterly soused by the end.

Last night we went to see Kinsey. It was a really good film and a fascinating personal portrait. I'd recommend it to almost anyone, though you have to be ready to hear frank discussion of human sexuality. Rick is still giggling to himself about one line that the delivery totally cracked him up.

Next on the list of movies to see is The Aviator. It's gotten a lot of Academy Award noms so I'm hoping it's actually good, though initial reviews didn't make me want to rush out and see it. The Academy seems to be turning in a weak list again this year, which really is a shame considering some of the truly great films this year. I think the best is still Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind followed closely by The Incredibles. Finding Neverland is also a favorite.


  • I completely agree with you about Christine, AND Minne Driver was fantastic. I went and saw it with Ari and Xav, and they kept having to nudge me during "Music of the Night" as I snickered my way through 2004-adapted 1980's-designed-as-1860ish lingerie. I mean, really. A thong and a lace wrap, and the corset had a ZIPPER in the busk, all through the close-up shots! I had to laugh or I'd've cried.

    The part where the love interest is soaking wet and tied to the portcullis was hot though. ::smirk::

    By Blogger Laura, at 6:23 PM  

  • Okay, I love Phantom. So sue me...well don't, I'm poor. But I always have. I'm looking forward to the movie. And I'm not much of a costume nut so I may not have noticed the zipper, though now I will. I'm going to so see it. And I'm going to like it, but not as much as the stage.

    By Blogger Flonkbob, at 10:48 AM  

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