Sunday, January 01, 2012

The Week in Entertainment

Film: The Artist - an absolutely wonderful movie! Funny, touching, sad, happy - just about perfect.

DVD: A whole lot of versions of A Christmas Carol, including one with Basil Rathbone as Marley's Ghost, and another with him as Scrooge.

TV: Doctor Who Christmas Special. Sweet. "Usually called the Doctor. Or the Caretaker. Or Get off the planet - although strictly speaking that last isn't probably a name." and "Do what I do; hold on tight and pretend it's a plan." and "Is it real? Is it... Fairyland?" "Fairyland? Oh, grow up, Lily. Fairyland looks completely different." And the very end, when he went back to Amy and Rory's house? And the happy tears? Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. And speaking of "happy tears", I watched Tenth Avenue Angel with Margaret O'Brien, quite enjoyable. Also, speaking of her, a slew of Christmaas movies including Meet Me in St Louis (which MO'B is also in), tons of Christmas Carols, Holiday Affair which is very slight but enjoyable enough, and One Magical Christmas, which is a pretty dark sort-of "Carol"ish movie with Harry Dean Stanton(!) as a Christmas angel bringing the Christmas spirit back to poor, harassed Mary Steenbergen. Two eps of Leverage: Loved Parker taking photos of the bling and the poor facial-recognition software trying to match them with 's face. And the very complicated thing that Hardison ran in the second one, and the way the others gave him such a hard time... And the way it all fell apart on him. Funny. Grimm - this was a nice episode, good Munroe bits. Evelyn Prentice, an early Myrna Loy-William Powell vehicle, not at all funny but not meant to be, and not bad, either.

Read: Actually, nothing (can't think when that was last true!)



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