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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Okay. Finally getting it together to start with the blogs again...

I saw Magnolia, finally, on your recommendation from eons ago. Did not love it as much as Boogie Nights. Liked it much better than Punch Drunk Love. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore were, as always, perfect. Love the scene where Tom Cruise comes to his father's bedside, and Hoffman, although completely out of focus and in the background, just dominates the scene.

What in the screaming blue hell was up with those frogs, though?

Okay. We also took the kids and went to see Miracle on Sunday. I loved every minute of it, as did the kids and Scott. Kurt Russell was terrific. But what was really phenomenal was the way that they captured the detail and the mood and the suspense and the excitement of the US/USSR hockey game, even though you know going in how it's going to turn out. My stepson said, later, that he really liked the way that you didn't know who any of the individual team members were so much, and how that really brought home the fact that that win was a team effort. I hadn't really noticed that as much, since, as a teenager I had my favorites on that team, and I was looking for them. But I do think he was right about that. Anyway - also did a great job of making me nostalgic for the late 70s/early 80s, while admitting and showing the many ways that that era just sucked. If you haven't, go see it. Now.

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