Saturday, January 8, 2011

You've Got Mail (and by contrast, something wonderful).

Seriously, zzzzzzzzzzzz.
You've Got Mail, 1998, directed by Nora Ephron.
starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan.

I'm just going to go ahead and say that this film (and anything else Nora Ephron has had her hand in) is not my bag, baby. I won't say that it's bad, but it's really just not for me. And there is something about Meg Ryan that really is not for me, either. In this she was supposed to be quirky, charming, bubbly, and cute, but I just wasn't having it. Also, despite the fact that this little story mostly revolves around books, I couldn't find one likable thing about it SAVE for The Godfather film references. Snore.

In other news, my partner in crime has decided that he's had enough of the bad film list and has taken command of the television for at least an hour each night screening SPARTACUS instead. What a treat this has turned out to be! And I'm not just digging the buffed up gladiators or the slow motion fight scenes or the noblewomen's hair and dresses or anything superficial like that (although these things are nice); it's awesome! I highly recommend it if you have Starz---careful though, it's real steamy. Make sure the kids are in bed, yeah?


Justin Garrett Blum said...

I caught a couple of those Spartacus episodes when they aired them on some non-Starz channel, but I couldn't really get into it. It wasn't bad, but I kept thinking it was like a cross between HBO's Rome and the movie 300, and I'd rather just watch HBO's Rome or the movie 300.

Anna said...

i agree that 300 is probably leagues above this, but in terms of television; it's pretty fine. mostly i just like the way everyone is always going on about THE HOUSE OF BATIATUS and BATIATUS this and BATIATUS that. and it doesn't hurt that everyone is extremely attractive.
oh and the metal music during all the fight scenes really pleases me also.

Justin Garrett Blum said...

I was playing this online video game called Age of Conan when this series aired, and there are two things that everybody with whom I played seemed to have in common. They loved swords and gore, and they loved metal music. I guess that's why they all seemed to love this series so much.

Anna said...

i honestly didn't think i would like it at all. my husband turned it on one night while i was cross stitching frogger and i tuned out but he thought it was great. so after a few more times of me tuning out i started to look up and get interested. it's kind of hard to look away when the metal/blood/gore is happening or when CRAZY sex is happening. . . i almost got concerned that the neighbors would see into the front window and think that we were screening gladiator porn for the whole world to see. . . .

Justin Garrett Blum said...

ha! I never caught any of the episodes with crazy sex.