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 T and I just saw the Princess and the Frog. I've seen a lot of stuff about it focusing on race, but nothing much from a Louisiana perspective, so I thought I'd try my hand. Overall, let me say I liked the movie. The story is good, the music is good, the message is good, and I thought the race issues (unavoidable since the movie is set in New Orleans in the 1920s or so) were dealt with subtly and with taste - the undertones ought to go right over the heads of small children but be obvious to teens and adults, which I think is just right. There were, however, enough points that jumped out to me as a local that I started to wish I'd brought a notepad. Let's see how I do working from memory.
Cut for spoilers and length )


May. 5th, 2008 01:38 pm
iesika: (Default)
Thursday before last, Mom, Brother, Sister, PBiL and I all went to the closing sale at a video rental place near my house where, we were told, the movies were 75% off. It turned out, once we got there and beat our way through the crowd, that the movies were actually selling for between 80 cents and a dollar each, including new releases and tons of movies that had never been taken out of their shrinkwrap. All together, we got 68 movies for under $50, and then my mom and PBiL went back the next day (separately) to buy gifts for people. By the time we got there, the store was nearly sold out, but I did manage to find a few gems. In addition, I bought a pile of DVDs I’d never seen or even heard of that looked good. Then, everything went all to hell with Cousin, and they were sort of shoved aside. I’ve started watching them, as of late last week, in between work and school and studying for exams (and Mariokart Wii, because Brother is an evil enabler).

So far, these are the ones I’ve watched, with something approaching a review:

Go rent He Was A Quiet Man. Sooo. Good.
iesika: (bookrat)
So, I just went to see Frank Miller's 300 and, yes yes, visually stunning and all that but really!

Where the hell was Themistocles? )

I don't think I'll be going to see any more "historical" movies, any time soon. Or any based on comics. Or any movies based on "historical" comics, for that matter. The next time some preview filled with flashy eye-candy makes me long for historical drama, I think I'll reach for my volume of Herodotus.


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