Sunday, August 21, 2005

This is my blog so I get to gush about things I like.

The Ballad of Jack and Rose is totally my new favorite movie. I never heard of it until yesterday, though it just came out this year and was at Sundance. For some reason it has gotten only mixed reviews, and sure, it is another one of those indie films about loss of innocence. But even though we didn't start it until after midnight and had every intention of falling asleep and finishing it the next day, Briana and I were both completely enthralled until the last second, and kept staring at the screen through the credits. First of all, every frame was just too beautiful for words (cinematographer Ellen Kuras, from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind among other things). And the story and characters were crazy and epic but somehow real at the same time. (Writer/director Rebecca Miller.) And I want to marry both Jack and Rose: Daniel Day-Lewis (so that's what all the fuss is about) and Camilla Belle (where did this girl come from?) I can't say enough good things about this movie, just do yourself a favor and watch it.


  1. I'm going to update my Netflix queue right now, and then I think I'll play some computer games, and maybe, at some point, I'll go to bed. If you stay up late enough, can you keep Monday from happening?

  2. It may be a good movie, but there's no way it's better than MVP or MVP 2. It's probably better than the unfortunately titled third sequel, MXP.

  3. Mmmm Daniel Day-Lewis. And disturbing and beautiful movie. Rebecita, come back come back now and we'll watch it again. :) Haha I'm feeling a little like Dan with that plea.


    PS Tonight, while moving my belongings from my old kitchen, I rediscovered the tomatoes you brought from the Mahoney garden. Kind of the most delicious things ever.

    PPS R, turns out Joe used to be a chef(!!), and when we talked about it today, the first thing he mentioned was that I should know how to make a good omelet! Good thing I'd already learned from a master. :)

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