Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Its me reporting from Westbrook, Maine home of my girlfriend's family.
Hunter has done well since his neteuring but trusts me just that little bit less.
Lord of The Rings is wicked awesome but I hesistate to see to much so as not to spoil the appetite of late arrivals to the movie ... So I will just say ***** SEE IT!!! ... although I would say the last half-hour epilogue ran very long and prob. could have waited until the extended edition.
I also saw Big Fish and that was very good ... **** ... Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor are both absolutely excellent in one of Burton's best films in quite some time.
As far as other films with critical Buzz .. I have not seen Mystic River or Cold Mountain, but I am sure I will still prefer the Lord of the Rings 3 come Oscar season.
I have seen "Lost in Translation" and although many critics love it and it is a beautiful, haunting view of Tokyo at night and sleeplessness, I must say the movie is SSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW ... one of the slowest I have seen in a while ... considering it was a 20 watch time looking at film I would have to give it only **1/2 stars.
Have a great new year and happy blogging ... ecq