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"Garden State" - good rec, Hobbitgrrl! *S* - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
September 12th, 2004
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"Garden State" - good rec, Hobbitgrrl! *S*
Intended to see "Vanity Fair" tonight, but I had the time wrong and saw Zach Braff's "Garden State" instead. You probably know Zach Braff from "Scrubs", and he not only stars in this, but wrote and directed it as well. He's very good, as is Natalie Portman, and so is Peter Sarsgaard, who plays the former classmate who now works as a gravedigger. Good movie about life, and living it, with tweaks at New Jersey and life in general.

Of course, everything in life relates back to LOTR, and this movie is no exception: Ian Holm plays Zach Braff's father. *S* And I felt like I was flashing back to GenCon when a character appears who works at Medieval Nights as a knight - and speaks Klingon. *L*! Speaking of which, as my mind wanders, I caught most of "Daddy Daycare", and enjoyed seeing Steve Zahn again (remember him as the lead in "Chain of Fools"?). He plays a sweet Trekkie who, amongst other things, realizes that the strange incomprehensible language one of the kids speaks is - yes - Klingon. *groans* Funniest geeky bit, though, is when he starts arguing with a little kid who insists on always wearing a Flash outfit. When he asks the kid who he's fighting against, the kid starts saying "Riddler? Joker?" etc. as Steve shakes his head and then tells him the correct villains for the Flash - *L*!.

Okay, it's late and I'm being silly. Goodnight!

p.s. I need some "WTF?" photos for an icon - you know pics of people looking disbelieving, or surprised, or shocked - preferably hobbit actors, of course. *G* If you've got any, I'd love to see 'em! *S* Thanks.

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From:ninquelosse
Date:September 12th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
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I saw 'Garden State' last night too! Very, very good. I like the quirky movies. There were so many things going on visually - and the characters were all beautifully done. They played trailers for 'I ♥Huckabee's' and 'The Life Aquatic' which will be on the quirky list too.

Then I saw 'Hero' and I can't really talk about it yet. I feel like my head's been dipped in a dyepot.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 12th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC)
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*L*! "The Life Aquatic" - *G*. Yes, that will be either very good or very awful - *LL*!

I can understand - Hero sounds beautiful. *S* Amazing how well it's done in terms of boxoffice, considering how little advertising I saw for it beforehand, isn't it?
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