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November 23rd, 2005


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10:58 am - Mirrormask
Yesterday afternoon I took my sister and her boyfriend James to see a matinee showing of Mirrormask, which had been recommended to me by inle_the_rabbit. I think you would all love it, but that's a moot point for the moment since last night was its final night played in Madison. It doesn't come out on DVD until the end of December which means that I can't badger anybody into buying it for me as a Decemberween present, but it's one I'd like to own. It's more a triumph of visual effects than anything else. The plot which is a rather bland pastiche of Labyrinth and Alice in Wonderland (with character designs by Hieronymus Bosch). Neil Gaiman wrote the screenplay and is certainly capable of better, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that even on the drawing board, the story was meant to take a backseat to the visuals. This probably sounds like a negative review, but it's not. On a production level, it's beautiful, imaginative, stimulating, and one of the most original (looking) films I've ever seen. That's enough to make it worthwhile.

On a different topic, my coworkers rock for having brought in all kinds of food today, but I wish that whomever had brought in the bagels had either gotten a few that weren't sticky and sweet, or had not brought in sun-dried tomato cream cheese to go with them. That's just mean.
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: Iced Earth -- Burnin' For You

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From:sacredspud
Date:November 25th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
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You're Dave McKean's.

No, wait. Let me try that again.

Your mom is Dave McKean's.

Wait. Hold on.

I'll Dave your McKean.

Oh, never mind. I'm not very good at this whole insult thing.
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From:r3507
Date:November 26th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
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"I'll Dave your McKean."

That's not an insult. That's a come-on.
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 26th, 2005 09:04 am (UTC)
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Depends on how you say it. "I'll Dave your McKean!" is threatening and insulting. Slap "Why don't we go upstairs and" in front of it, and it becomes a come-on.
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From:r3507
Date:November 27th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
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It's all in the italicization. Anything of a "I'll (verb) your (noun)" structure is a come-on if the "your" is stressed.

I'm sure kids would absorb the minutiae of grammar much more effectively if we gave them examples like this.
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From:sacredspud
Date:November 27th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
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Oh year? I'll absorb the minutae of your kids' gra--

Oh, never mind.
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From:r3507
Date:November 27th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
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You didn't italicize! How are we ever going to think you're a combination pedophile/linguophile if you don't italicize?!?
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