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Hope Everyone Survived the Family Gatherings :)

Mercifully, I had none. I have a small family. My Dad's side is located along the east coast, my mother's we don't speak to (if you knew them you'd understand). It's just me and Mom and she didn't feel like doing anything. We did have tickets for the touring production of The Producers. I wanted to go after I discovered that Alan Ruck (Stuart from 'Spin City' or Cameron from 'Ferris Beuller's Day Off') was playing Leo. Lewis J Stadlen, who took over for Nathan Lane in the Broadway production was again playing Max. There were also several other Broadway vets appearing, so all signs pointed to a good production.

Still, my mother almost backed out of going, not once, but twice (not because she doesn't love live theatre, she does, it was do to other issues). Guess what? She loved it. To the extent she's trying to see if she can get tickets to another performance. And it was an incredible show. I really felt we saw the Broadway production. Alan Ruck can sing! Who knew? I've heard Matthew Broderick and Alan is better, in my opinion. I even hear he's headed to Broadway to perform the role in a few weeks. Of course, now I have 'Springtime for Hitler' running through my head. :/

On the opposite end of the enjoyment spectrum is.....The Mountain. :( To be honest I fast-forwarded through most of it. I don't think I can say more about it than that which has already been said. Well, except I didn't even find James particularly good. He seemed to be doing some sort of hybrid of himself and Spike. And, is it just me, or was he trying to attempt some sort of accent? I thought I heard something in one scene then it seemed to disappear. He did have one good moment when his son handed him the drawings and he got all choked up.

Here's my resoning for why he did this dreck - I think he wanted to stay in The WB's good graces. He has mentioned before in interviews that he would love to do another TV series. Perhaps he is under the impression if he agrees to help them out by doing these guest stints, they'll offer him something more permenant. Of course, I'm still trying to figure out why he hasn't hit up his old collegues who are now on Lost and Alias for some decent work. Couldn't Sark have a long lost brother???

Oh, and I'm now through 'The Flax' in my Farscape rewatch. Maybe I'll post a bit about the show this weekend if I have time.
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Someday, perhaps I will get to see a show with you. ::sniffles::

I'm so glad you had a good day and that the show was even better than you expected. Yippeee!!!

Um, not just poor JM, but apparently poor Mitch Pileggi's on there all the time. At least, that's what I think mirandaflynn said. Poor Skinner. He deserves better too. Not as much as JM deserves, of course (acting-wise, of course), but definitely better than The Molehill tm claudia_yvr. :p
Yes, poor MP is there as a regular. And after Tarzan too. I need to become an agent. I couldn't do any worse.
I'm so glad you and your mom had a fun thanksgiving.

He seemed to be doing some sort of hybrid of himself and Spike. And, is it just me, or was he trying to attempt some sort of accent?

::dies laughing::
'The Producers' is currently running in the West End, and my husband is trying to find a way for us to afford to go (it's mainly the train-ticket that's the problem - going to London is expensive!). I've heard so many good things about it (and of course I love the film) so I really hope he finds a way! But I'm glad that others can enjoy it, even if I can't! :)
I hope you get a chance to go and if you're really lucky get to see it with Nathan Lane. I saw him in another production (he'd already finished his run in 'The Producers') and it's an experience to see him live and in person. :)

And as much as I enjoy the film version of 'The Producers', I think the stage show is even better.
Of course, I'm still trying to figure out why he hasn't hit up his old collegues who are now on Lost and Alias for some decent work. Couldn't Sark have a long lost brother???

:-O

*head explodes*

Geez, now you've done it. ;-)



Emma.
My, my, am I THAT predictable? :-O

You know EXACTLY what buttons to push with me, doncha? ;-)

Naughty, wicked Asta. ;-)



Emma.
There was definite accentage there. I thought he kept slipping back into British.

I don't blame him for taking the role...although he needs to be less snotty about 'not wanting to do horror' which he said at a con and which sounds like a backhanded slap to SMG...he's an actor, he needs to work.

I just hope he can get something I can bear to watch.
although he needs to be less snotty about 'not wanting to do horror' which he said at a con and which sounds like a backhanded slap to SMG

Yeah and considering 'The Grudge' has made over 100 million, I think we know who is getting the last laugh. ;)

I just hope he can get something I can bear to watch.

It sounds as if the film he's doing will be, if not spectacular, at least watchable.
I'm glad you both had such a nice time :) Cindy and I were alone too, and we went out and had a nice early dinner, and brought dessert home for later. I wish I had gone to The Producers when it premiered here, nuts. Hopefully it will come back with as good a cast as you saw.

I'm getting the vibe that I was fortunate to miss JM on The Mountain ;) If he has to do this dreck to keep in the WB's good graces, then he must not be getting many offers, period, much less non-horror ones. Didn't he say one time that there was better writing being done in genre film and TV? I'm losing track of what he says from one con to another ;)
I'm losing track of what he says from one con to another ;)

You're not the only one. ;)
Alan Ruck! I am happy to know that he is alive and well and working, because the last I heard of him he had to miss a number of episodes of Spin City because of some terrible illness.

I couldn't even make it all the way through the episode of The Mountain, and you know what a fangirl I am.
Alan Ruck! I am happy to know that he is alive and well and working, because the last I heard of him he had to miss a number of episodes of Spin City because of some terrible illness.

Yep, he's alive and very well. :) I had seen him in a few things since his illness (the most recent being Cheaper By The Dozen so I knew he was doing OK. But, I was surprised to hear he was on tour with 'The Producers' and would soon be doing eight shows a week on Broadway. Doing a musical can take a lot out of a person, but he seemed more than up to the challenge.
I bet I could even entice him to go see the musical if it ever came to Dallas!

Entice him! ;) But, he you don't get to see it on stage Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane will be shooting the film version next year.

I finished "Losing Time" from S3 early this week and now they're sending me the first two discs of S4! I need to see the rest of S3 first, idiots!!

Um, yeah, you *really* don't want to jump ahead like that. Stoopid Netflix. :(

And don't you have even any tiny wishes???

Cash? Chocolate? Sex with Josh Duhamel? (Oh, wait, you said *little* ;) Our we talking about that meme or my Wish List? Because, I generally don't do memes and as for the latter, I may need to update that a bit.
You? Innocent? MUWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Uh-hum, anyway, I do have wishes listed with my dear friends at Amazon. But, if you'd like to know what else I like, well, there is my magnet collection, my blue glass collection (blue's my fav color), the Daffy Duck collection, and I have a ton of earrings and am always on the look out for an interesting necklace. Did that help? Now, quit bothering me. :p

Sounds like you had a fun Thanksgiving. I'm firmly of the opinion that tradition is overrated when it comes to holidays like this.

I also wonder if JM wasn't doing The Mountain as a way of maintaining an ongoing relationship with the WB. WE have to rationalize the awfulness somehow, after all.

Oh, and I'm now through 'The Flax' in my Farscape rewatch. Maybe I'll post a bit about the show this weekend if I have time.

I hope you do! And if you're that far, I may rustle up some S1 episode posts in the next few weeks as well.
I'm firmly of the opinion that tradition is overrated when it comes to holidays like this.

You mean celebrating the slaughtering of an indiginous people? ::channels Willow:: ;)

And if you're that far, I may rustle up some S1 episode posts in the next few weeks as well.

I'm going to try to be through season 1 by next weekend. We'll see how that goes. So far my plans for the long weekend have not gone as planned. For instance, I spent three hours seeing Alexander today. Skip it at all costs. :(

BTW, love your icon. :)
You mean celebrating the slaughtering of an indiginous people?

Actually, I was thinking of the national tradition of forcing ourselves to spend time with relatives we hate. Also, the enforced watching of football, although I was not entirely able to escape the latter.

For instance, I spent three hours seeing Alexander today. Skip it at all costs.

Thanks for the tip. I hope you'll tell us all why. The headline at slate.com is "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Movie." Hee.

BTW, love your icon.

Thanks! It was made by lowdownbeat and I got it from a recent post at farscapeicons.
Here's my resoning for why he did this dreck - I think he wanted to stay in The WB's good graces.

Surely, there's some other WB show that he could starred on, you know, one that's not complete crap?

::cries::

Seriously, you're absolutely right: JM seems to be on good terms with his former colleagues and is known for being a hard worker, so it surprises me that other Jossverse alumni haven't offered him any job leads. More reason that man needs to hire a real agent!!