March 1st, 2009


Abusing the strikethrough button? Who, me?

1. >:(  I have been looking forward to "I Love You, Man" for weeks (in the sense of I learned about it weeks ago, and ever since have made plans to rent it from the library at some point in the future).  Jason Segel!  Paul Rudd!  Rashida Jones in a role that might help me get over my irrational dislike!  EXCELLENT PLOT IDEA.  ...and then I found out it was rated R, and my interest just keeled over stone-cold-dead. 

You see, you see; this is why I don't watch movies anymore!  The few that don't look boring always end up turning me off with their rating.  Or are "Confessions of a Shopaholic," where I publicly mistook Isla Fisher for Amy Adams and thereafter went from "omg must see in theaters!!" to literally being unable to feel anything except cringing, burning, shameful embarrassment [over making a mistake] that will prevent me from ever watching it; I don't even vaguely want to see it anymore.

"Bride Wars" still looks fun, though.  Nothing I read can dissuade me from my certainty that I'll enjoy it. 

2. I forgot to mention, I...actually kind of liked 30 Rock again last week.  Maybe a lot.  In a way where I laughed at up to half of it and somehow stopped caring that the characters were 1-dimensional caricatures?  (say that 3 times fast) (honestly, though, sometimes I see reviews talking about how this or that was "out of character" and it's just, they do not have enough depth for that; how ridiculous are you?  They don't even remotely resemble real people.)   Frick.  Also, someone needs to surgically remove my faint emotional investment in Jack/Elisa right now, because Salma Hayek's beauty is and always has been dangerously hypnotizing but clearly there is nowhere positive for this to go. 

3. I buckled down and watched the premiere of Law & Order: UK today, partly to see how different the whole process would be in another country, and partly because Freema Agyeman was in it.  Turns out it's really pretty fun - I don't know if I'm going to make a reviewing habit of it, or even if I'll keep up with it religiously, but right off the bat it was quite the entertaining hour not entirely due to the fact that I just like observing London & British accents

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