Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl

It was good. If you care about historical accuracy, its not the movie for you. It doesn't even follow the book. The costumes were gorgeous. It didn't at all portray the passage of time very well. You get the impression that all these things happened in quick succession, instead of over the period of years. Eric Bana looks more like Henry the VIII did than Jonathan Rhys-Myers, but I think JRM might be better at the role. Scarlett Johannsen (sp) was good as Mary, but I like the girl from the Tudors better as Anne. In fact, I think the Tudors cast almost every role better.

This brings me to my next point- Netflix. I need to send my movies back. I've had Marie Antoinette for so long its ridiculous, but I can't bear to send it back. I love every thing about it and could watch it a million times. I haven't sent back the last disc of the Tudors, because I want to watch the special features, and they put the first episode of Californication on it too, so I want to watch that. And I have A History of Violence, which I want to watch because Eastern Promises was so good, and this is the same director, same lead actor. Right now Netflix is doing me no good. I need to send these back and get some fresh movies. I used to be really good about returning stuff so that I always had something new to watch. I meant to watch at least the Tudors stuff, or A History of Violence so I could send one back, but I've gotten nothing done this weekend that I meant to.

Last night we went back to El Conquistador. We actually did make it a month without going, and Leslie swears they remembered us and welcomed us back. We being the only straight gringos in the place. (Basically their clientele is Mexicans and gay guys. Of course we stand out.)

This weekend was a very relaxing weekend, and I probably will go into the office feeling refreshed. I didn't think about work at all, and I didn't even think about going into the office. Its nice.


~Hinna said...

Your review of that movie is the same as the review the person gave on the blog I frequent. Also, I liked the one time I Went to El Conquistador and got hit on by a tranny.

hokgardner said...

I loathed the book, but I couldn't stop reading it. But I do want to see the movie, just because it seems like eye candy. The Tudors, though, drives me nut. I think JRM is AWFUL as Henry. OK, he's just awful as an actor. Just my humble opinion. : )

e said...

I loved Eastern Promises. The History of Violence...tell me what you think of it. I dont want to ruin anything.