Sorry. Couldn’t help myself. The following will explain. Friday night watched Owning Mahoney (Philip Seymour Hoffman, PSH) and Girl With a Pearl Earring, GWPE (Scarlett Johannson and Colin Firth, with very silly long hair). We had our own mega movie marathon at home.
I love PSH and he didn’t disappoint. This film could have been a lot more sensational, but it was very subtle and was pretty constant for the whole film. Minni Driver, as his girlfriend, I could take or leave.
Visually GWPE was stunning, as was Scarlett as usual. Colin was his normal self (I could take or leave him). Very well filmed, tho’ I found it hard to connect with the story and didn’t find it particularly heart breaking.
Which brings me to Collateral (Tom Cruise). FABULOUS. I’m not a huge Tom fan, but after Magnolia, he’s got a whole lot more kudos with me. Great soundtrack, gorgeous suit on Tom. Jamie Foxx was very credible. Great fight scene and Tom did a damn fine job. Worth seeing.
Tonight we’re off to see the Metallica doco. I’ve only heard good things about this so I’m looking forward to it.