September 19th, 2004

Asta 2

Movie Recaps

On Saturday I saw Wimbledon. My main reason for seeing the film was Paul Bettany. As usual, he did not dissapoint. He was funny and actually made a believable tennis player on the far side of his career. Surprisingly, he had more chemistry with Kirsten Dunst than I expected. That's not to say sparks were flying, but they made a cute couple. Unfortunately, everytime she called him by his name, Peter, I had Spiderman flashbacks. :p

If you don't want to waste your time and money seeing it on the big screen, I'd say it would make a good DVD rental. I only had one real quibble (keeping in mind, as a fan of Boris Becker, I use to watch the tennis tournament every year), they never, ever play semi-final matches on outer courts. And a British player advancing through the tournament? He'd be on show courts as much as possible.

Sky Captain and the World of Tommorow as everyone has said is very...pretty. Actually, it's damn impressive visually. Too bad as I sat there awed by the environments created I realized I really didn't care about the characters. And Gwyneth? I wanted to tell her to shut the hell up and just let Jude do his job.

Sadly, Angelina Jolie who was actually playing an interesting character had a too small role. Now I think about it, I believe I read an interview that stated it didn't take her that long to film her role. Now I know why.

Oh, there was one bit of inspired casting, but it's pretty darn cool and I'd hate to give it away. ;)

Now off to touch up the greys before sitting down to Emmy disappointments. :p
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