The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
The First Evil

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And What Did You Do This Weekend?

I have to start by saying I just got back from seeing one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. If this is playing anywhere near you, go see it NOW. Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr both give career resurrecting performances and writer/director Shane Black (who burst on the scene with 'Lethal Weapon' and decided, creatively, to take a slow walk down a hill from there) proves he has genuine talent. He did resort to one over the top stunt piece in the film, but I'm willing to think it was more of a homage/in-joke considering the shots he takes at Hollywood and it's inhabitants (including referencing an incident from Downey's colorful past). The plotting is rather intricate (I wish I could have hit rewind a couple times) which tells me that Shane believes in the intelligence of the audiance and their desire to want to think. Plus, there were many laugh out loud moments. My friend was still doubled over from laughing at one particular scene long after it was over.

Now that the pimping is out of the way, I'm shocked to report I've had a rather good weekend. Maybe it's due to the relief and joy I'm experiencing at the prospect of my asshole boss who inexplicably still has his job being gone all next week. :-)

You can tell how exciting my social life is when I report that I fell asleep around 8:30 Firday night and basically slept until 8 the next morning. The good news is it gave me an unexpected burst of energy. I managed to get to the office at a decent time Saturday morning. Yes, I decided to go into work because I have to take Monday morning off, but I managed to accomplish everything I wanted to in the time I alotted myself to do it so now I'll have a stress free start to the week. Then I went to lunch with a friend of mine before shopping until I dropped (sorry raislak, I didn't get your message until late in the evening and I figured you were already doing whatever you were planning on doing). I spent the remainder of the evening perusing catalogues and web sites (I found a Jamie Bamber movie for $8! Squeeeeee!!!) looking for Christmas gift ideas while watching two films on TV. I started with Spanglish, which if you come across, keep flipping the remote. Putting aside the bad editing and medicore writing, I spent most of the movie trying to decide whether Tea Leoni's charcater would best be described as a shrew or a harpy. I followed that up with a better movie, Laws of Attraction. It wasn't a particularly funny film, but Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore had a nice chemistry and Pierce looked, well, there may have been drool involved. Too old to play James Bond my ass. :p

Today I woke up early again, even after staying up late, and managed to catch 'The Duchess and the Devil' just as you-know-who is discovered under the blanket. Anyone else watch this movie and yell at Horatio to just shut up and kiss Archie already? I really don't think it's just me. I followed that up with a couple eps of the great and, what a surprise, cancelled before it's time 'Boomtown' while doing a bit of cleaning. Then there was the movie wich you MUST see and e-mail checking (in which writteninstars once again scares me by demonstrating how in tune we are) and now I'm here spamming you all. Phew. Perhaps I should tackle the laundry before I return to my normal state of lethargy.
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