Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
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Between writing "thank you" notes

Taking a pause from writing "thank you" notes to all the Critters who've taken a stab at my current queue offering . . .

Saw American Wedding yesterday. Okay, I'm really not a fan of slapstick or scatological humor. I turned off Something About Mary and for the most part, Jim Carrey makes me roll my eyes and change channels. But I really like all of the American Pie movies, even this most recent incarnation which focused on one of my least favorite characters (Stifler). Somehow, the writers manage to walk the edge without crossing into "seriously not funny." Laughed right out loud many times in the theater, although I also spent the time in a nearly perpetual state of cringing--much like how I felt watching AP I and II, actually. There was one scene which did push into "more gross than funny" but one bad scene in three movies is pretty good. And, of course, Alyson Hannigan is quite the hottie.

Turner Classic Movies is doing marathons of various famous actor-types this weekend. Yesterday was Cary Grant. I adore Cary Grant, so we spent a lot of yesterday parked in front of the television. Matthew made his delicious Eggplant Parmesan and we saw in quick succession: I Was a Male War Bride, Notorious, Father Goose, and Operation Petticoat. Fell asleep during Arsenic and Old Lace but that's okay. We have it on DVD. Today is Jack Lemmon. It's a good passive entertainment sort of weekend.

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