Intro for Aug 13, 2009
It was a choice between Goonies and The Boat That Rocked last night on the flight from Vancouver to Toronto. Actually, there was much more but The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Fast & Furious are more like last resorts, not choices.
Anyway, much as I love Chunk, spending two hours with Bill Nighy was too good an opportunity to turn down even after an upgrade to a fully flat capable pod seat. And while The Boat was probably at least 20 minutes too long, being a shameless anglophile, I love, love, loved it all. Might not be the most profound movie ever made but it was smiles the whole time, missed it when it was over, and the soundtrack is kick f-cking ass and it just looked like such fun to make, like the actors couldn’t wait to get to work every day, and that sort of enthusiasm is infectious through the screen.
It’s also the first time I’ve found Philip Seymour Hoffman mildly attractive. Yes. THAT Philip Seymour Hoffman. I’ve also now a raging crush on Tom Sturridge: so beautiful, so sweet, so YOUNG. Sigh. It’s back to that.
The Boat That Rocked will be released, finally, in North America on August 28. Rock ‘n’ Roll forever.
Thursday – am blogging all day from Toronto, here for Lara’s wedding, and thanks for all the mail re: Jacek. Appreciate your support, and your hate too. He managed to piss off some Twi-Hards. “Danigirl” says he’s an asshole and must have “moobs”.
Yours in gossip,