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Thursday, November 10

Mostly Crap

I'm browsing Bloglines for the first time in ages and I'm wading through hundreds of news headlines from Yahoo, Ain't It Cool News, Joblo's Movie Emporium, Rotten Tomatoes and the cream of the crop, People Magazine (the US entertainment mag, not the Aussie porno...).

I have it in there because it occasionally has articles that are interesting to me. The problem is I have to wade through mounds of crap about Madonna's new song pissing off Rabbis, Brad's family liking Angelina, Uma's break-up with Ethan, Paris' break-up with herself, and Jennifer Garner's Affleck-spawn. I just don't care.

Now if any of these people decided to find their talent and involve themselves in an interesting and unique project, I DO want to hear about that. But you don't go to People Magazine for actual info.

However... As I'm slowly getting back in the loop of my movie and TV news I was interested to discover that a new Bond has been announced, by his Mum! Daniel Craig (someone who is selfish enough to have two first names) doesn't strike me as a Bond. He seems more like a second rate Bond villain. That's just my first impression. The only thing I've seen him in is Tomb Raider 2, which disguised actors with talent behind a crap script and appalling direction.

The other titbit I gleaned is that the new eps of the second season of Desperate Housewives aren't doing so well. Apparently it's lost its freshness. The main character's aren't in any scenes together and the menace has gone out of the plot. I wondered how long the secrets would keep going, but I didn't foresee them getting tired at the start of the second season! Sounds like whomever was in charge last year isn't as invested any more. It's happened before, and sounds like it's happened again.

2 viewers interjected with:

Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I never really picked up with DH but I appreciate that a lot of people really enjoyed it, so its sad to hear that the 2nd season is looking rather ropey.

And Daniel Craig IS a good actor, but he has made some duff choices. I think that becoming Bond could be one of them without the right script. See him in "The Mother" which is great. Still, his best work was in "Some Voices" and the mini-series "Our Friends in the North" which has enough good performances - of which Craig's is just one alongside Christopher Eccleston and others - deserving hugh praise.

11/11/05 1:04 am

Blogger Draic said...

I checked out the DH 2.1 and yeah, not impressed. I'll probably pursue it a while longer out of loyalty, but i'm thinking it's lost its edge.
I'll check it out again one of these days and try work out why.

28/11/05 1:07 am


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