|Comments on Thursday 31 January 2008:|
|Things that have been amusing me recently:|
An alternate ending for a recent xkcd comic.
A video of Tom Cruise blathering about Scientology, with superimposed user comments, largely consisting of crude drawings of penises.
Crispin Glover singing a song 'Ben' that I don't think was originally about rats, and Clowny Clown Clown.
Sweeney Todd being more a Johnny Depp movie than a Tim Burton movie, which is to say I quite enjoyed it. Helena Bonham Carter was also excellent. Neither spectacular singers, but both very good actors for the roles. The inevitable Burtonisation (whee, I can fly a camera!) only irked me two or three times, and not too much, and when he's not aggressively wasting my time I do appreciate his flair for black-and-white-and-red photography. [03:54]
|Did you like Sleepy Hollow?|
If I didn't mind Edward Scissor Hands, and hate Sleepy Hollow, will I be Okay taking a girl who loves Scissor Hands, and is indifferent to Hollow, to see Sweeney Todd on my dollar?
|...and both of us hate Big Fish.|
|Sleepy Hollow was okay, Scissorhands is better. Sweeney Todd is somewhere between the two, so I can't answer with certainty.|
|Oh god yeah, Big Fish was awful. You can search my blog for my opinion on that.|
|I liked Big Fish. Although it was a long time ago that I saw it and memories have a dreadful habit of turning all rose-tinted in my head. Are Bonham-Carter and Depp good in Sweeney Todd? Although their acting is good I get annoyed because they both seem able to only play one character. Is this new Sweeney Todd better than the older, more PC version? Do I dare to spend a fiver on something depressingly mediocre?|
|If you liked Big Fish I can't recommend one way or the other because your tastes are rendered incomprehensible to me.|