Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Class Participation

So, where are you guys?

I ask you for comments -- want to know what you think of Mr and Mrs Smith -- and I get dead silence.

Is this 'no opinion?' Or 'I haven't seen the movie?'

Or, 'Brad who?' and 'Angelina who?'

Somehow, I doubt it. Surely you can't all have avoided it. Well, I don't know . . . maybe you did. Maybe you were, like my flatcoat Gunnar, all too busy reading Proust.

Anyway, you're not being graded on participation here. But I would like to feel like I'm not talking to myself.

Then again, maybe I am.

Anyone seen Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle? That's coming next.



Blogger Michelle Styles said...

Sorry, I aviod Bradegelina films...Brad Pitt has never really done it for me.

13 March, 2008  
Blogger Kate Walker said...

Sorry Miss, I was paying attention - honest - but I was paying attention to Santos, And I'm so relieved to see Michelle's comment. I thought I was the only woman in the world who had missed out on the Brad Pitt appreciation gene.

Kate (who's word verification is, appropriately ugugh )

13 March, 2008  
Blogger Madeline said...

I'm sorry that I didn't respond sooner. Google redirected me, and I had to rebookmark your blog.

I've seen the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I didn't like it very much but, Hubby loved it. He seems to love movies with violence, and really stupid comedies. I like movies that have more of a feel good theme to them. I also like some action movies but, draw the line at movies with an overabundance of violence.

I haven't seen the movie Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. My youngest son saw that movie, and he says that he loved it. You'll have to let us know what you thought of it.

Hopefully I've got this Google thing straightened out, and I'll be able to post on your blog more often.


13 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Ah, glad to see you all here.

Michelle, you're forgiven. I am not a fan either. But I wanted to see the movie based on what I heard it was about (thinking there might be something worth seeing in the balance of marriage and mayhem). It was the personally directed violence that wasn't 'over the top' that bothered -- especially when it led to the bedroom (or the dining room table or wherever).

Kate, Santos is behaving? Acting like a hero? Excellent news. Maybe it was having all his windows removed that helped!

Mads, sorry you had to 're-bookmark' -- I'm not sure what that's all about, but maybe it has to do with when my webmistress re-did the blog and moved it. But that was months ago. Anyway, glad you 're-found' us. I'm thinking maybe Mr & Mrs Smith was more a film a guy would appreciate. He could ignore the 'relationship' bits (which were in fact 'bits') and just focus on the mayhem.

13 March, 2008  
Blogger Jill said...

Hmmm, I saw Mr. and Mrs. Smith with my husband at the theater. We both enjoyed it. I see what are you are saying about the connection b/t sex and violence, but I don't think I ever thought about it enough to see that. We own it and watch it occasionally. I will have to see what I think next time I watch it.

Harold and Kumar, well I liked it, but not only do I like "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", but I like "Dude, Where's My Car?" so my taste is pretty questionable. I would say you need to go in with a strong stomach and the inability to be offended. I did have quite a crush on the actor that played Harold by the end of the movie.

14 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Jill, let me know what you think when you watch Mr and Mrs Smith again. My taste is all over the map. I can watch very low-brow stuff as long as I know that's what I'm getting. And I'd just seen Kal Penn in The Namesake, about which I should have written a blog as it was a much more memorable film than either Smith or Harold and Kumar. We're still working on H&K because the dvd stuck and stuck and stuck. So it's going back and we need to get another copy. So far, having raised three boys, I found it like revisiting their teenage/college years!

14 March, 2008  
Blogger Ally Blake said...

I enjoyed "Mr and Mrs Smith" the first time I saw it and have loved it more and more ever since. Which says something as I can't stand Ange! But I think the both of them turn in likeable, funny, slick performances in this movie. I think the script is dry and clever and I really love it!
Maybe try again in six months and see if it has grown on you ;).

21 March, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

I'll try it again, Ally. Promise. It wasn't BP and Ange that I didn't like. It was where the script went in places. I agree that they did a good job. I especially liked BP in it, and there were bits I did like. But every now and then I'd catch myself going, "Huh? What's this saying?"

Probably I was over-thinking it. Or maybe reacting like a parent wondering what message it would be sending my teenagers. But since they've grown and gone, it doesn't matter. I think you can't take the mother out of the moviegoer, that's all. Wait til Bridget is watching!

21 March, 2008  

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