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25 April 2011 @ 01:44 pm
Finally back...  
I hope everyone who celebrates Easter (as a religious and/or chocolate-laden experience) had a good one yesterday!

We got back from Disneyland late on Thursday, and have been recuperating ever since. I'm sitting here trying to pretend my back isn't trashed (it was stiff the whole week before, and is worse now), catching up on work (god, the emails alone), and catching up on my f-list. I'm afraid to get on the scale, thanks to a lot of overeating and an increased exercise of denial mechanisms...

I wrote nothing during the break (everything's stalled out), so I'm trying to get that going again. I'm also chasing episodes of last week's House, Sam Axe extravaganza, and Supernatural. And the realization that the browser on my main computer mostly hates both LJ and eztv. Whee.

We watched Despicable Me on Friday, and loved it. Steve Carell's vaguely Eastern-European villain was great, as were the minions \o/ and Russell Brand as a geriatric mad-scientist. But one of my other favorite parts was Gru's Pollution Mobile. Good lord, the spewing black smoke alone! So wrong it was fabulous. :)

Also watched Kate and Leopold last night, and once again tried to mentally recast the Meg Ryan part. Even recasting her hairdo would really help. I still love Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber in it, though. Has Liev done any other comedic turns in mainstream movies?

So... lots of silverbullets entries to get caught up on, and lots of real work to do. Yikes!

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sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Atonementbadboy_fangirl on April 25th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! Glad you survived, sorry your back hurts!

I haven't seen Liev in another funny role like that -- I wish! Did you ever see Salt? I can't remember talking to you about that. I own a couple of movies (Kate & Leopold and The Sum of All Fears) for his performances alone, because as you point out Meg Ryan is fairly unbearable in K&L, and TSoAF is from before Ben Affleck got awesome. But Liev, in both of those? To die for. He does a lot of stage work, unfortunately.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 26th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I did see Salt, and though I'd forgotten he was in it until now, he was awesome in it.

I really liked his straight-man work in K&L- he has a real gift for comedy, but I realized on rewatching that movie that he rarely does it. Why oh why? :(

Now I might have to see Sum of All Fears for him. Dang. Ben Affleck is very iffy to me as a performer, and I'm sure that one passed me by. But it wouldn't be the first time I've watched a movie just for a particular performer or role, even if the rest is less than stellar. Thanks for the rec! :)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Movie quotesbadboy_fangirl on April 26th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
TSoAF is just okay as a film (it's Tom Clancy--Jack Ryan, recast from Harrison Ford to BAffleck), but Liev has the best character in John Clark, and he does a lot with his few scenes. He's just a great actor; his presence is always incredible. Love him. I loved him in Salt too--was sad when she killed him.