Okay, not me, really. (Although as soon as I master internet video technology, there may be some early baton twirling footage to be seen...especially now that I know that there is a National Coalition forming in support of our advancement!)
More on that later. For now, suffice to say that this was an entertaining weekend, due to the miraculous discovery of TWO good rental movies (a first in my life) and a hysterically funny book. So now I'll pay it forward...
In the "whoda thunk it?" category, The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. I know, I know...it looks cheesy and dorky, and really Keanu really only works when he's duking it out in The Matrix...but still. I totally loved this movie and recommend it for those times when you want to see a creative path to happily ever after.
Next, in the, "okay you're right indie films don't all suck" category (following closely on the heals of last week's slam-dunk viewing of Little Miss Sunshine - Olive is now my screen saver because she makes me so happy) is Trust The Man - David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Billy Crudup. The title has nothing whatsoever to do with the film from what I can tell, but the story is great. I never understood what the big deal was about Ms. Gyllenhaal before, but now I do. She was great, as was the writing. There was one scene where she was doing that thing we all do where we blurt out words like "I know I'm on a journey" and "I'm learning to live life in the grey area" to insist that really, we're FINE, when every feature on our face screams out "Help me! My life is going down the toilet and I don't know what to do!!!" All the actors are brilliant in this, and it's another great rental for your viewing pleasure. As my friend Gilmore Girls Fanatic would say, this movie gets FIVE Pop Tarts!!!
And finally, I'm halfway through a book with what must be the Longest Title Ever - it's cover reads:
This Publication, Proudly Sent Forth Under The Title Of THE DEAD BEAT Will Gratify The Reader With A Survey Both Humorous And Poignant Of The Wonders Enfolded In The Pages Of An Ordinary Newspaper, and Including Many Marvelous Tales Relating To LOST SOULS and LUCKY STIFFS And The PERVERSE PLEASURES of OBITUARIES. At 52 words, I suspect this was written by Gay Talese. The book, considerably shorter than the title, is pretty darn funny.
And finally, this just in from my favorite Texan. Hee :)
Happy President's Day everyone!