Yesterday was not the best film day. I started with Away From Her, for which Julie Christie has been nominated for an Oscar.
Don't misunderstand me, I'm sure it's a good film, but it's one I can really do without. "Seriously fucking depressing" just doesn't cut it. You know what? I turned it off with 30 minutes to go. I'm sure Christie will get that Oscar, I get it, you know? Well, let's see, who's the competition...
Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Julie Christie for Away from Her (2006)
Marion Cotillard for Môme, La (2007)
Laura Linney for The Savages (2007)
Ellen Page for Juno (2007)
Hmm, that is pretty tough. I still think she'll get it, though Marion Cotillard got the Globe and Laura Linney is long overdue...and who doesn't love Cate? Ellen can go for the free booze now that she's 21. So I'm going for Christie. Plus, it's one of those roles...
And what the fuck is Sarah Polley doing writing such depressing shit? At least it's adapted from a short story but jesus. She's six months older than I am and I would never want to tackle that subject (Alzheimer's). Suddenly I was wishing I was just watching A Mighty Heart...
On a far different note, we then watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show which I thought, it had just been years since I'd seen. But you know what? I'm pretty sure I never saw that thing all the way through. And you're all going to crucify me.
Because I don't ever need to see that again.
I can really appreciate the fun, I can. And it's goofy and over the top and that's all great. But I was...really kind of bored. I recognize some of the songs, sure. And I have no doubt that it all boils down to nostalgia. Had I seen this fifteen+ years ago like a normal person I would probably still love it. But there is nothing for me there and as such, I'm afraid I just don't get it (the craze, that is). D hadn't seen it in a while but is one of the masses who has it mostly memorized and still really enjoys it.
Sorry. I hope you can forgive me.
I also forgot to mention I Tivo'ed an episode of Cashmere Mafia.
It's executive produced by Darren Star, who created Sex & the City. I was a little afraid it would be the fat-free version of a bad duplicate (plus I think it's on ABC and it's TV-PG, wtf?). But I actually laughed more than once. Mostly, I'm sure, due to my enjoyment of Lucy Liu...
...and I enjoyed her character so far. They are really dolling her up in outfits just as, if not more, horrendous than Carrie's on SATC. Liu plays a fashion publisher, at least, but that doesn't mean you have to punish her, damn. There was even a minor role for Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!) as her ex, so I was happy for him.
And wait, I'm sorry, that was wrong. Nothing could be worse than Carrie's outfits on SATC.
So far so good, but it's only one episode so I'll have to keep going. Plus Miranda Otto is pretty damn cute. (You might know her better as Eowyn). I like the redheads, sue me.