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This was not a great movie, but definitely watchable if you’re stuck on the couch for hours and hours, and the theory behind it was kind of cool (based on a Phillip K. Dick novel).  Nick Cage can see 2 minutes into the future, which comes in handy in his Vegas magic show.   But when he meets Jessica Beil, he can somehow channel his psychic future telling abilities to reach further.  Julianne Moore is an FBI agent who wants Cage to help her find a stolen nuclear weapon (or something), but he doesn’t want to be involved, because she is kind of a bitch.  And the hilarity ensues.

 Its actually an action flick, which I usually am not into, however there are some “wow/cool” moments that I didn’t see coming.  But it was a bit Hollywood-ish and corny, and I didn’t buy Julianne Moore as an agent at all.   What with Cage’s psychic abilities and resultant FBI involvement….they should have called Mulder and Scully on to handle the case!!  

Would have made a much better movie...

Would have made a much better movie...

I watched “Little Children” with Kate Winslet and that pretty woman from “Requiem for a Dream” (ok -I just saw her name, Jennifer Connelly)  It was good! Very people-centered story, which I like.  The plot (from IMDB) – “The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.”

Sounds, good, right?!?   It’s kind of about approaching middle age, and the issues, insecurities and f-d up situations people get themselves into.  A few steamy sex scenes as well!  Very watchable, and recommended if you are spending even more time on the couch.

I watched “Girl Interrupted” today.  Decent film….kind of a cross between Slaughterhouse 5, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Little Women.  Two things stood out to me:

1. The opening line of the film, spoken by Winona Rider: “Have you ever confused a dream with life or stolen something when you have the cash?”  Ironic, heh? Poor Winona.

2.  What is with Angelina Jolie’s hair??

Scarecrow

Scarecrow

A really bad wig with ultra short bangs….I don’t get it.  What were they going for here?  She doesn’t look like a natural blond here, which I’m sure they could have achieved.  Is she supposed to look like her character had a really bad dye job?  But then why cut the bangs like that..a symptom of the craziness?  I don’t know, but it was distracting, like the hair-do itself was its own character.

The ending was a bit anti-climatic.  It didn’t take much for Winona (Susanna) to convince Jolie (Lisa) not to stab her with the syringe (where did she get that anyhow and what was in there???).  But it was also kind of nice to not have the movie turn in to Single White Female, so I guess I’ll take it.  I recommend this for anyone who has to hang out on the couch for a long time.

I don’t think Molly Ringwald was pretty in pink. That dress she made was soooooo hideously ugly. And props for making it herself, but really, it looks like a pink coffin shaped garbage bag with lace attached to the top. Molly Ringwald has this cute little figure and manages to look like she weighs 250 pounds in that prom dress, or trying to hide a pregnancy or something.

Not flattering

Anyway, how cute is Andrew McCarthy in that movie? I was totally crushing on him. He is not looking as good these days:

Still good looking, but not crush-worthy…kind of a mix of Ralph Finnes, Martin Short and Lyle Lovette? I think he was better when he had a little pudge. Or maybe he just needs a haircut.

But the movie was cool, even though I think Duckie got the shit end of the stick twice…but I am hoping that having post prom sex with Kristi Swanson cheered him up. (According to IMDB, the original ending had Duckie win Andie, but the test audiences weren’t happy with that…and I have to say I found Duckie quite annoying, so understand where they were coming from.)

Anyhow, a whole post without mentioning IVF…new tags needed!