Thursday, January 15, 2009

Seven Years of Kevin Costner

We watched 2 movies: "Mirrors" and "Swing Vote".

"Swing Vote" was fine. Kevin Costner really knows how to *Star* in a movie. I want to go back and view his "normal" movies like "Bull Durham" and "Tin Cup" and "Message in a Bottle" and see if he actually drove those around like a vehicle too. In "Swing Vote", the girl actress gets a lot of screen time, so that makes it more even if you don't take into account the subject of the movie. "Swing Vote" contains two or three truly bizarre political commercials.

"Mirrors" had 2 scenes that relied too heavily on the actor yelling to be scary. Possibly whoever was in charge of quality was passive-aggressive with Keifer Sutherland. (I was able to sit through the whole thing, so it may not be a very scary movie.)

If you like Sci-Fi, "Mirrormask" was pretty trippy. Sort of animated Alice in Wonderland kind of thing.

Funniest thing I said "today": When I do sudoku, I put a smiley face if I solve it and a sad face if I mess it up. Last night, before I was done I said "I'm going to make a smiley face, just for myself." Gave my boys giggle fits, because they love a good non sequitur. : ) Ha.

Mashup I am not going to make: "Your Smiling Face" and "Complicated"


Jim Donahue said...

I loved "Mirrormask."

Sue said...

I always liked "Bull Durham" -- the bit about "the church of baseball" is neat. Costner himself is very low key in "Message in a Bottle" but the movie as a whole didn't do much for me (except of Paul Newman).