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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

All Hallow's Day

Well, All Hallow's Eve was fun — Katja was Wednesday Adams, and a very cute one at that, and I was a pirate. We had quite a few kids come trick or treating, and it was fun.

After the excitement waned, we went to see "Prestige" at the movies. It was long. Cut half an hour out of it, I think it would have been much better. The director was crafty at the technical aspects; art direction was brilliant; costuming superb... but. The director was not "an actor's director"—he had a strong cast, and made the least of them—he did not utilize or show-case them properly. And somehow, being that it was a movie about the world of magic, his world was unmagical. I think this movie makes a great example of how with a different director we would be watching a better movie. Ah well. Hugh Jackman was yummy, Christian Bale was like a block of wood, and Scarlett Johanssen should reconsider before doing more period pieces. I don't know if I'd quite recommend this movie. I give it a lukewarm B-.


 

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Blogger bart said...

(me's recovering...) haloween's not so hot here, but i've enjoyed reading about it across the blogosphere by now... lovely cartoon...

keep well...

November 01, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

happy halloween! i dressed up as a data entry specialist at work yesterday! (exciting)

November 01, 2006 6:35 PM  

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