I don't know that I'll rush out to see The Queen - does any woman on earth look like she has a more boring life?
And Little Miss Sunshine was a delightfully good movie, I even thought (although i love his humour) Steve Carrell might not fit into it at first but it just turned out to be all around gem of a film.
Has anyone seen For Your Consideration yet? Not the greatest Christopher-Guest-and-co film yet but not bad. Definitely has it's moments.
Not to be that guy, but... Las Vegas, not Los Vegas.
Wish I actually had something meaningful to say... I'm completely on board with your review of Dreamgirls, I was surprised when they started breaking out into random songs as well.
Las Vegas, yes of course :) Stoopid me trying to write a blog while washing my hair and feeding the cat.
"the queen" = "propaganda movie"
you know the old duck was jumping for joy when diana got taken out.
diana: "i want to be the queen of hearts"
real queen: "my arse... you'll get yours missy..."
Royalist propaganda - from Stephen Frears? To be honest, I don't think a single 'scrounging parasites, kill-em-all' republican is going to walk out of The Queen converted into a Union Jack-waving monarchist or vice versa. If you think Tony Blair is a shit-sucking, marshmallow-spined weasel obsessed with spin and polls (and who doesn't, nowadays?), there's plenty to confirm your opinion.
But the one thing I took away was how absurd - even illusory and dependent on the fickle affection of the public - the 'power' of a constitutional monarch is. And in Helen Mirren's performance anyway - she bloody knows it, but she can't walk away either. Since the age of ten -- seven-eighths of your life -- you've been told to place 'duty above self'; weigh every word, know every public gesture is going to be picked to bits; never display irritation, boredom, any emotion that's going to be thrown back in your face. (And however much you want to, you can't throw the editor of The Sun in The Tower, dismiss creepy-crawly Prime Ministers, or have your psycho-bitch daughter-in-law fitted up for treason and beheaded.) It may be 'borning', but I found it fascinating.
..... damnit.... now you make it sound interesting...
might leave it for weekly dvd tho.