CREATION - (7)
I bawled my eyes out. I felt so sorry for the man. Making himself sick, psychotic episodes, being British, giving up on your life's work, and forgetting to talk to your wife I understand but not allowing God to be rational and loving and bigger than the narrow-minded people (and I'm talking about scientists as well as religious folks) around you? That's just heartbreaking. Also it's really sad when little cute things die so watch out for that.
THE EAGLE -- (6)
I don't know what determines whether a film will be a success or a failure. This movie has great costuming, attention to detail, interesting-looking actors, folks covered in blue clay, and even does us the favor of doing everything with actual people rather than computer-generated images. And there are worse "action stars" working today than Channing Tatum. (Just the trailer from that Taylor Lautner thing gives me a rash.) So, I'm not sure why this thing didn't make any big waves. Perhaps no one actually cares about how Roman society actually functioned? Maybe no one expects the moral ambiguity resulting from the interaction between occupied and occupying cultures in a sword fighting flick. Or maybe nobody cares about a gold eagle on a stick. Eh. I'm not even sure I care now that I'm thinkin' 'bout it....
Natalie insisted I watch this when I was busy being outraged that she hadn't seen SERENITY yet. Since PULP FICTION arguably has had a greater cultural impact, I was wrong and we watched it. I had no idea Bruce Willis was in it. I liked it a lot and was surprised that it A) was slow, B) made John Travolta look like a complete looser, and C) didn't immediately make a bundle in merchandising from sales of "Bad Mother F-er" wallets. I know I want one.
And in other news, this guy
is not my favorite Doctor. However this girl