December 17, 2002

Random bits

I went and saw a movie last night, which means I actually got OUT of the house to do something other than go to work. Yay for me. I saw Solaris, starring George Clooney, Jeremy Davies, as well as a couple other actors I'd never heard of before. It was nice. It was one of those relaxing movies, like "Jesus' Son", or some.. other... relaxing movie. It wasn't terribly mind-consuming. It touched on a few metaphysical issues, like what it is to be alive, or whatever - but didn't really bog the viewer down in them. I enjoyed the pace. Slow. I enjoyed the editing, alot, though. They didn't play into the stereotypical "whatever's on-screen is what you'll hear" method.

Anyhow, so before the splendid film, I went and grabbed myself a Grande Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks, along with a, what is it called?, cranberry surprise bar, or luscious cranberry ecstasy bar, or something like that. I found out the hard way that the topping wasn't delicious frosting, but, like a cheesecake-type cheese - YUK! - I am not a cheesecake person - too rich for my taste. The Peppermint Mocha was exactly what it claimed to be - a mocha - with more than a hint of peppermint in it... I'm all about the seasonal coffee beverages. The next one I'll be trying is the Gingerbread Latte... mmmm... I love Christmas!

What else? Oh, Far From Heaven is getting alot of acclaim nowadays, what with all the regional film critics associations dishing out their year's best lists. I couldn't be happier. That movie was really swell, and I'm really pleased that Todd Haynes finally made a watchable film. We all knew he had it in him!


posted by julie at December 17, 2002 10:00 AM


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