Christopher had a great time trick-or-treating last night. Lauren not only stayed home doing homework, but was up late, sleepless in panic, and then got up at 5am to finish it. *sigh* She visits a math tutor on Mondays (her HS teacher is incompetent), which cost her about 2 1/2 hours. We may also have to revisit her participation in Mock Trial (remember Moot Court, from the old days?), because the practices alone are over 11 hours a week.
HalfshellHusband and I watched the Once Upon A Time premiere this weekend. Looks good! I love the AU-ness into the future of where this current story is going.
The family watched Rango on Sunday, which was fun. We talked (as you do) about why it hadn't done better, but hey—most of the animated characters not only weren't cute, some of them were also unrecognizable. I felt I like a needed a "species" credit at the end, next to the character names. Plus, there was the armadillo near the beginning with a truck-tire-sized hole through his middle. Yuck. How was he not dead?
Johnny Depp didn't sound like himself at all. Maybe this is the new thing for animated films: it's not just about the easy money, it's also a chance to go out on a limb and do voicework that you might find it hard to support when the camera's on your face. I'm thinking of Steve Carell as Gru in Despicable Me, or Will Ferrell in Megamind.
I also wonder how Los Lobos' phone call from their agent must have gone over: "Good news! Your careers are being revived! Sure, you're being depicted as a quartet of morbid cartoon owls, but still—your careers are being revived!"