Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

The Big Lebowski, or HoMD #30

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I cannot manage much consecutive sleep because of the coughing, so I watched more movies today. Have I mentioned that being sick, well, it isn’t pleasant? Anyway, today I’m following yesterday’s program, but with fewer flourishes.

I don’t need to go into detail about one of the greatest films of all time, so I’ll leave it at, “The Dude abides.”

Music & Lyrics, or HoMD #29

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I still feel like something that lives at the bottom of a landfill.

Since I can barely lift my head from the sofa, I’m subject to the whims of the television. Well, the scheduling elves smiled on me and sent Music & Lyrics. For anyone in the mood for a romantic comedy, I recommend this one.

Favorites from the movie:

  • “No one grows up in Florida. Unless they’re an orange.” — this one may be delivery or just the sickness talking
  • Drew Barrymore — she’s just likeable
  • Hugh Grant — many nice touches on his aging pop star
  • The songs — catchy enough to still be running through my head

Clearly this isn’t Fellini, but I got out of my sick-head for a couple of hours and would like to see it again. I genuinely liked the characters, and for a change the premise doesn’t involve dishonesty or deception from one or both halves of the couple.