I've been wanting to see Juno since I heard about it. The screenplay was written by Diablo Cody. Much is made about Cody being an ex-stripper. She was also a blogger. I stumbled across her blog a few years ago while blog-hopping and had no idea what to make of it. Along with her excellent writing were extremely graphic pictures of herself. She was a stripper in Minnesota at the time and her blog was quite an unusual mix. Anyway, Juno is a joyous movie about a young girl growing up. All of the characters are wonderful but the star, Ellen Page, is phenomenal. I really enjoyed this film and I'm glad I waited to see it at home, where I can back up and repeat scenes I didn't get or couldn't hear on the first pass. This is the kind of movie where the dialog shouldn't be missed.
Speaking of movies, I think the new Get Smart movie will suffer the same fate as the Bewitched movie. Some characters are too embedded in and too attached to the actor who played them. Elizabeth Montgomery IS Samantha Stevens and Don Adams IS Maxwell Smart. Ironically, Steve Carell is in both movies and he'll suffer comparison in both: To Adams in Get Smart and Paul Lynde in Bewitched. Hard for me to believe that Lynde has been dead for 26 years. I have such vivid memories of his quips and his great laugh.
Peter Marshall: The average American hot dog is 14% ... what?
Paul Lynde: Edible
As for tomorrow night's Game 7 between the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Hornets:
I offer one from the CrabAppleLane back deck this Sunday morning.
The catbird seat - May 18, 2008
109 days until football season ...
Quote of the Day
I don't want to give my baby to a couple who describes themselves as wholesome. I was looking for maybe a thirty-something graphic designer with a cool Asian girlfriend who kicks ass on the bass guitar, but I don't know, I don't wanna get too particular.
Juno MacGuff, Juno
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "Fox Searchlight’s Juno has now grossed over $143.1 million worldwide ($125M domestic), making the film the most successful independent movie since 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding (which grossed $241.4M domestically)."
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