I watched the Around the World in 80 Days remake for the second time yesterday.
It's a very good movie. Phileas Fogg is a hilarious character (and an extremely classic stereotype of the INTJ), who will not let anything cloud his complete and utter logic regarding everything, until he meets not-so-well-played Monique (a cliche' French INFP), who teaches him the wonder of art and imagination.
Jackie Chan also has a great role as 'Passepartout' (real name Lau Xing), who is a really caring tag along, if a bit of a deceptful liar (he's an ISFP, imo), who tricks the determined Phileas into taking him to his Asian hometown rather than fulfilling the tight-scheduled duty of circumnavigating the globe in 80 days, thus winning Phileas the position of the head of the Royal Academy of Science, currently led by the corrupt, bullying Lord Kelvin (ESTP).
I thought it was a brilliant, feel-good movie with some incredible scenery of the globe and some hilarious cameo appearances, such as Owen Wilson as the inferior-minded Wright brother, and Rob Schneider as a scheming hobo. The poor critical reception stunned me, I thought it was just great.
01-19-2010, 06:42 PM #551
01-23-2010, 09:42 PM #552
Black Dahlia -- dreadful
All The Real Girls -- had promise, but ended was too anticlimactic for it to have won me over
01-24-2010, 02:14 PM #553
Colts vs Jets and Saints vs Vikings :]The Symbol of the King*The Absolute Does Not Exist*Kingship Will Bring Me Freedom
01-24-2010, 03:15 PM #554
4 hours (?!) of the season premier of 24. Really, I don't understand why they don't space it out a little bit. It is interesting how they change so many things from year to year and still keep it intact.
01-24-2010, 10:40 PM #555
Saints and the Colts won. I wanted both of them to winThe Symbol of the King*The Absolute Does Not Exist*Kingship Will Bring Me Freedom
01-25-2010, 09:26 AM #556
The Princess and the Frog
There's this theater we go to that plays movies that have left theaters for $3. Score!
It was so good. I loved Ray.
01-25-2010, 02:49 PM #557
01-26-2010, 10:49 AM #558
Dreadful as in extremely bad. Too much side-story. For such an interesting subject, I found myself bored for two hours, concentrating more on ScarJo's inability to escape being typecast as a hussy.
I just watched The Pregnancy Pact, and it was great.
01-26-2010, 06:02 PM #559
I really enjoyed the concept. I got lost in it toward the end because i dropped focus for a minute, but was pleased when i went over it again.
I loved Emile's character. The plot progression felt good, despite it being 2 hours.Hang on traveling woman - Don't sacrifice your plan
Cause it will come back to you - Before you lose it on the man
.:: DWTWD ::.
There is this thing keeping everyone's lungs and lips locked - It is called fear and it's seeing a great renaissance
01-26-2010, 06:57 PM #560
Last night, I watched Castle. Nathon Fillion is hilarious.
Also, I would like to give a shout out to the show Parks and Recreation. I didn't think I would enjoy an Amy Poehler vehicle that much, but it's pretty great. Better, in fact, than that 30 Rock business, regardless of Alec Baldwin's mind-meld with the TV critics. The Ron character is a riot.
Finally, I would like to thank Community for this post. It is also a solid effort that leaves little room for improvement.
Kudos, NBC. You may be the brunt of jokes due to the Conan/Leno debacle, but you do know how to bring the funny in half-hour increments. Perhaps you should have kept the Tonight Show starting at the same time, and split the hour between Conan and Letterman to create two half-hour shows, since 30 minutes is what you seem to do best? (It may be no coincidence that 30 Rock could also be taken to mean, "rockin' the half-hour format." )"How can I be, all I want to be,
When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
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