Sofia Coppolla’s latest is well unique and flawed film. pretty, pretty, and more pretty. but it’s also very full of fluff. What I find strangest is that she potrays Antoinette as a partier who had no sense of the political climate around her. Most history majors will tell you this isn’t even close to the story of the damned french queen but oh well, at least we get some cool dance numbers with great eighties music. The movie is not bad by any means and the eye revels in the sights, Dunst included, and it makes for some good movie going. Versailles looks amazing and huge and adds a lot of its own personality to the movie. I just feel like there could have been a little more real and a little less candy.
Archive for October, 2006
On the label side of things, Mark Schwaber’s killing card cd, is tracking at number 70 played album on KALX, berkleys famous radio station. Pretty awesome stuff that is. Haven’t got it yet? head on over to the main store and see what your missing.
. What a solid movie. Great direction, wonderful acting. Can someone get Christian Bale a comedy? Please the man is just too intense. This film is gripping from start to finish, and unlike the illusionist earlier this year actually is filmed with skill, and nuance. Michael Caine is superb as usual, and Hugh Jackman and Bale are magnificent. Makes you wish we could have a batman versus wolverine film. Bravo. A plus. Now hunker down, Nolan, Caine, and Bale. And bring me the Dark Knight.
madison zine fest went great. Jessica’s stuff flew out to the peeps and his world her world went into many new readers hands as well.
snowed on the way home.
watching bsg through itunes. better than giving cable companies money.
star trek tactical assualt for the ds comes out this week. ill probably bite.
reading barack obama’s audacity of hope. Hoping he runs for president.
26 days till wii.
got seinfield tickets.
printer drivers on our computer disapeared.
get yor lucky creature christmas orders in.
loveless # 12 on wenesday
going to see the prestige tommorow.,
His World Her World # 7 is complete and will make it’s debut at the Bittersweetnessandlight table at the Madison Zine Fest in Madison Wi this saturday the 21st. After that it will start showing up in it’s regular places.
Three big movies this weekend. The Prestige looks to be the best, followed by Eastwood’s Flags of our Fathers, though I’m more interested in seeing his Letters from Iwo Jima in feburary, and Marie Antoinette from Lost in Translation’s Soffia Coppola.
One month till Wii day and also that overpriced but pretty PS3. then we will have to wait another five-six years for this kind of hype again.
My plan for the afternoon? I’m going to go pull out the Sega Genesis, play some championship ProAm, some X-men, and get ready for Lost tonight. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Went to see Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep last night and felt like it’s the best piece of alternative cinema we’ve had in a while. Gael Garcia Bernal is perfectly cast as a young man living more in his dreamworld than in the day to day moments of his regular life. The film uses many of Gondry’s tricks which after viewing his music videos in the
Director Series Dvd made it easy for me to spot how he was doing such cool things on screen. It’s a visual treat and the story , that is at times funny, and sweet, ends by making you wonder just how much good you should feel, and how long can you stay asleep.
just a reminder Common Ground a joint show/installation by Jessica Whiteand Cody Gieselman, both participants in Lucky Creature Attacks , will have a reception tommorow night from 5-8, at Arts Iowa City Gallery in the Old Savings and Loan building. If you can’t come tommorow the show is open regular hours on Sunday 1-5 until the end of October.
Battlestar Galactica # 2 O.k. so I think everyone is aware that I think Battlestar is the best show on Television, with Lost coming in second, sorry. So of course I enjoy this book. It’s not as gritty as the show and is a little more sci-fi but that’s o.k. by me.
Civil War Frontline # 7. continues to serve as a backup piece to the main Civil War. Writing is good and art is o.k. Not as good as the main story but o.k. Alright I’m off to get ready for Lost tonight. yeah!