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Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 @ 9:18 pm
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Warren and I just got back from Lemony Snickett. I must say, I was definately wrong. Despite Jim Carrey, it was a good movie, I even liked Jim Carrey and usually he drives me nuts (I'd rather do my own dental work than watch Ace Ventura - though Liar Liar is actually funny).

Who ever casted this movie, definately deserves a raise, the children were perfect even the twins who played Sunny, gave one of the best performances I've seen by a child under two. I could really believe they were brother and sisters. The older two definately have a great career ahead of them if they play thier cards right.

Meryl Streep (Aunt Josephine) looked like she was having entirely too much fun. She clearly enjoyed her small but important part, even if she looked like she was one step away from bursting out laughing in many of her scenes. Billy Connelly made a great Uncle Monty, and I must say I definately enjoyed that Scottish accent of his (I have a strange fondness for Scottish accents).

The visuals were delightful, and while one effect was clearly CGI, for the most part it was a very realistic fantasy world (love the reel to reel players in the cars). But then ILM, always does a bang up job. I won't give away too much of the plot, though my son said they changed some of the things in the books, and some of the scenes were in a different order than how they happened in the books, and apparently several scenes were missing. The book is based on the first three books of the series, and also ends with a sequel in mind, like anyone finds that a surprise. I haven't read the books, so I can't compare them, but I enjoyed the movie. If you like dark comedy, that doesn't take it self too seriously, you will get a kick out of it. There isn't really anything graphic or too scary though the tone of the movie and a few minor scenes would probably be too intense for many younger (5 or 6) or easily frightened children, though I saw many kids in the audience who seemed to enjoy it.

Now I have two hours to kill before its off to Army of Darkness.


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Daily Dumbass: People who stand there oblivious, when I say excuse me and want to get thru
Thankful For: A good movie followed by another good movie
Music of the mind: : Ending music from Lemony Snickett

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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

I love to write and while I don't post much fiction online anymore I would love to be a writer someday. I am also overweight, bipolar and suffer from allergy induced asthma.