Friday, April 25, 2014
the celluloid glut
I haven't watched a movie since "Les Miserables" with Hugh Jackman on the flight from Atlanta to Rome back in October. First movie since then was "The Grand Budapest Hotel" last Sunday.
It's a slapstick comedy with a rather fuzzy plot but with a big cast of famous actors playing cameo roles and having a fine time doing it. Great scenery and settings. Mr. C heard a rave review by one of his radio talk show hosts. I'm not sure we and the host saw the same movie. Yes, it was fun but deserving of a rave? I don't think so.
Then I signed up again for the Flix® and have idled my time watching "Frozen" (loved the music, esp. "Fixer Upper" but was bored by everything else); "Philomena" (extraordinary performance by Judy Dench, lots of tissues); "Lagerfeld Confidential" (great clothes, wonderful to be in Paris again, but ZOWIE, what an incredible ego that man has, denying it all the way. Don't bother.); and for today, "12 Years a Slave" to be followed by "Nebraska" then "Dallas Buyer's Club" and "The Book Thief." You can see how far behind I am. Another couple of weeks at this rate and I'll be au courant, movie-wise.
Tomorrow's opera is "Cosi Fan Tutte" on in the valley at 10 AM, in case you're interested. No opera salad in this time zone; perhaps an opera brunch?