Friday, November 07, 2003

Movies/Secondhand Lions

yes I know it's been out for a while....

I don't get out to the movies very often, but after seeing a preview I wanted to go see it. I managed to con my wife into it. It is one of the best movies I have seen in ages. The bride enjoyed as mush as I did, which is rare with my movie pics.

I really like Robert Duvall, but he was in rare form this time. I did see just a little flash of Gus McRae in his character a few times. That made me enjoy it even more. It's worth it just to see the "fishing with shotguns" scene.

Michael Caine does a great job as straight man (I guess you could say that's what he's doing). I'm not sure, but I think this is the first time they've worked together since The Eagle has landed back in the seventies.

I did get to see some previews of a couple of upcoming movies that look pretty interesting...

I am looking forward to seeing Master and Commander when it comes out next week, I've read quite a few of Patrick O'Brian's books and I am really hoping that the movie will at least half as good.

The Alamo preview looked pretty good, but I think the folks who grew up watching Fess Parker ain't going to be happy with Billy Bob Thornton as Davy Crockett... hopefully it'll be better than some of the other "historical" movies that have been made in the last couple of years. I have an interest in this one partly because I got a letter from some company out in Texas last year wanting me to come out and work on the movie. I don't quite fit the "body type" they were looking for, but they said they needed people to train the local extras. That I could probably do... after brushing up on my Von Stueben a bit anyway.