Sunday, March 21, 2010


This weekend we saw The Runaways. I honestly don't know that much about them, but I read this book recently, Lonely Werewolf Girl? And the werewolf girl was really into them. It was a pretty good movie, but it was a tiny bit sad because it could have been much more. It didn't have much more drama then your average Behind the Music on VH1. I found the Runaway's manager creepy in a Silence-of-the-Lambs-kind-of-way, although a friend of mine said he thought he was the best part of the show. Kristen Stewart makes mullet look good. Alia Shawkat (from Arrested Development and Whip It) was sadly under-used.

Also saw Alice in Wonderland on opening weekend, like The Runaways, I thought it could have been so much more. While it was perfectly pleasant to watch, it didn't really make a lasting impression or give me anything to think about, or bring anything new to the oft-told story.

Also got around to watching Push, I mean Precious, on blu-ray. It was very good, although not as good as the book, which I encourage you to start reading today. Gabourey Sidibe was as fabulous as everyone said she was. I love that girl!

Husband arranged a Short Circuit viewing party, which was amusing, but, even poor husband admitted that the movie was a bit longer than anyone could dream possible.


kbmulder said...

I think I might pass on the first two you mentioned. Alice in Wonderland always scared me as a kid.

But I did see Precious last week. It was very good, but heart-wrenching. I think I will check out the book, too. Do you know if the author based the Precious character on a real girl that she knew while teaching? I know she used some of her classroom experience.

d00dpwn1337 said...

Number 5 is alive!

Special K said...

If I'm remembering correctly, Sapphire says that Precious is like many girls she's known.