On the upside, it’s Friday. On the downside we’re living in the Oscar calendar shadow when studios dump the turkeys that they can’t afford to cut up and burn, as much as they might want to. Weirdly enough The Lives of Others looks pretty good, so I may break out of my beer-and-a-Blockbuster-DVD funk* long enough to see it.
(*) Kandahar – Disturbing, moving. The Return – morose life-is-pain europhilosophizing. The Descent – scary as hell until the easy-to-kill vampire people show up. The Matador – I forget why the hell I rented that. Egh. Rififi – Why keep making heist movies after Jules Dassin made this? It’s that good. I agree with John about Little Miss Sunshine, although it seems a little effervescent for a Best Picture nod. Etc.