April 26, 2008


Plane rides to the Philippines are exhausting. I can never sleep, and I might even have restless legs syndrome. Here's the lowdown on my recent airplane mini film festival:
  • No Country for Old men (I don't get it. What was that ending? But Brava Javier!)
  • Lars and the Real Girl (more on this later)
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Wahappen Dame Helen?
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (yes, I ran out of movies! *sobs* I had seen most of the other selections.)
  • P.S. I Love You (Hilary Swank in a romantic role with swanky clothes. I still love you Gerard. On the plus side, bonus Sherie Renee Scott and James Marsters (Spike from Buffy). At least the ending wasn't forced. Oh and I wanna go to Ireland NOW!)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (A quiet and moody film considering its topic but it was engaging enough. Casey Affleck is a must-watch actor.)
  • I tried to watch There will be Blood and Things we Lost in the Fire. Even Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio del Toro couldn't make me finish viewing.
  • Back to Lars and the Real Girl: Ryan Gosling is a sensitive loner who buys one of those life-sized dolls online. He starts calling her Bianca, takes her everywhere and introduces her as his girlfriend. Pretty soon, the whole community supports him in his delusion. Patricia Clarkson plays the sympathetic doctor/psychologist, with Paul Schneider as his confused brother and Emily Mortimer as his caring sister-in-law. His situation is not played for laughs. It is funny at times, but mostly sweet and touching.


Jon said...

welcome back ta lani. stagenotes needs you. I tried to help by putting out some lame post. lol and if you are going to ireland, count me in!

Lani said...

No such thing as a lame post :) Thanks for holding down the Stagenotes fort with Pinky! Maybe not Ireland this year...everything's getting so expensive plus I have no paid time off left right now.

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