I missed Movie Monday, and was going to put it off to yesterday, but when I came home from work, I was dead tired. I think a little virus is brewing and I am trying not to let it get me.
Anyway, it is WIP Wednesday, but first, the movie comments I promised to you:
My Sister’s Keeper is about a family who has a child with leukemia. They decide to conceive another one in the hopes that it is a genetic match and can help treat the ill one. Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vassilieva and Jason Patric star in this film that deals a little with moral and ethical issues, but not in a heavy-handed way. It was good.
Another Woman is a Woody Allen movie starring many actors from back in the day – Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Blythe Danner, Gene Hackman, Sandy Dennis, Betty Buckley, Frances Conroy, John Houseman and a newby – Martha Plimpton. In typical Allen style, especially in his earlier work, the characters have a lot of dialogue – and it’s rather neurotic. Rowlands plays an accomplished graduate school administrator who is writing a book. She rents an apartment to use as her office. It happens to be right next door to a psychiatrist’s office, and she can hear the doctor-patient sessions through a vent in the wall. It was pretty good.
I had never seen Wallstreet, and since there is now a sequel, I thought I’d better hop to it. Charlie Sheen plays a young broker at the bottom of the chain who comes under the tutelage of Gordon Gecko, a power broker in the financial circles. Gecko’s credo that “Greed is good,” gets tested in his less than ethical dealings. It was pretty good.
In Summer Hours, Juliette Binoche (blond again, but better hairstyle) plays a woman who has to decide, along with her two brothers, about what to do with their mother’s estate after she passes. It is in French, with English subtitles and very character driven. It was alright.
Everlasting Moments, in Swedish with English subtitles, is about a woman with a difficult family life who starts taking photographs and discovers her self-worth. It was a well acted story. I really liked it.
Angelah Johnson: That’s How We Do It is a Comedy Central special with Angelah Johnson, a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader. I first discovered Angelah when a friend told me I had to search YouTube for Bon Qui Qui. That’s Angelah’s ghetto character who is a scream. Another one of her funny characters is Tammy, the Vietnamese nail salon technician. So, when I saw this DVD on my Netflix, I watched it. It’s pretty funny, without being profane and overly crude. She’s not exactly PC, but she’s not too heavy-handed about it.
Y'all have seen my WIPs just recently...I haven't made a move on any of them since. I am waiting to get Christmas under control before I get myself all worked up over two sticks and a ball of string. I did start a little shawl yesterday. It's called 198 Yds of Heaven. I didn't get very far before I fell asleep: