July 15, 2001

I’d bought quite a few DVD’s yesterday (including the “Die Hard Absolute Collection” – which I absolutely love <vbg> – for $52 at Sam’s … you’ve gotta go get it since it’s cheaper at Sam’s than online though jugg who went to CostCo after he talked to me says it’s only $49 at CostCo) and so was determined not to go to the movies today. But the words Di Nero, Brando & Norton (Edward not Peter or Andre :p) kept going through my mind and I finally gave in and went to see “The Score” and I’m glad I did :-) It’s a great heist movie and the story, the pacing, the acting – everything’s top notch! Well, maybe the story is not absolutely tops but the rest is great :-) Edward Norton in particular gives a brilliant Adam Sandleresque performance as Brian – one of the two characters he plays – or rather the character that he plays plays – don’t ask, watch the movie <vbg> I expected a few more twists to the ending but other than that, it was great – go see it :-)

In addition to the movie itself, the previews yielded a hopeful, a possible and one definite good movie :-) The hopeful is “Summer Catch” – a movie starring Freddie Prinz Jr. and Jessica Biel (Mary Camden from TV’s “Seventh Heaven”). It seems as if it might be giving into the current trend of adolescent humour and sexual innuendo with nothing substantial in the way of story but I’m hopeful that there is a good romantic comedy underneath it all (hey, I like a good romantic comedy, so sue me :p) The possible is “Rat Race” – God knows it’s got enough talent in there to make it good (actors of the caliber of Whoopi Goldber, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese are but some of the people involved) and what I saw of the movie looked really funny without it stooping to the level of sophomoric humour that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately :p I think it’s gonna be good but it’s hard to say sometimes just based on the previews because that might be all the good bits from the movie <vbg> The definite is “Hardball” starring Keanu Reeves. It’s one of those feel-good movies that make you just want to cry or to jump up and pump your arms in excitement or just go out and do some real good in the world. The sound-track sounded good as well and the only thing I regret is that I’ll have to wait till September to see the movie – oh well …

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