Thoughts on Films

That A-Ha Moment

This scene from the film The Young Victoria, in the context of the film, just floored me. Queen Victoria and Albert (not yet the prince) share both their first dance together, and the first dance of Victoria as Queen. With everyone watching, the two not-yet-lovers have a great shared moment that seems intimate in a world without privacy.

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Hot Rod Review

Don your nautical themed pashmina afghans and join me on a ride of pure ridiculousness. If you thought “I’m on a Boat” was funny for any reason, then watch this film. The basic premise of the movie is that Andy Samberg plays a man-child wannabe stunt-man who wants to raise the conveniently priced $50,000 the save his dying macho step father so that he can finally kick his ass. Oh, and to win the girl.

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I just saw Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky. Although I’ve known of him for a while, I have never seen one of his movies before. Perhaps because when I heard of him as an early teenager, I knew his movies were more adult suited, or at least had a maturity I just didn’t care for at the time. Well, now I am an adult. I enjoyed it and had a few thoughts:

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