Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Over the weekend we saw the Oscar nominated animated and live action shorts and also the new Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor movie. WHEW! That was a lot of movie going!
On Saturday we saw the animated shorts and the live action shorts. Because of the way the theater was showing the films, we went to the animated shorts first, then ran and picked up some Chinese food (and Mrs. Fields cookies!), ran home like demons, ate, and drove back to the theater and saw the live action shorts.
We really enjoyed the animated shorts, which included the latest Wallace & Gromit, "A Matter of Loaf and Death". It was released last year on DVD, so we had already seen it but it was so fun to see it again on the big screen. All of the nominees were great fun - and one was especially clever called "Logorama", that had advertising logos everywhere, I mean everywhere. Even the characters were the characters from commercials - Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, the Michelin Man, etc. So clever. (And so very sad to see how much advertising we've allowed ourselves to be bombarded with daily.)
And then ... oh my gosh! Three of the live action shorts were really very heavy this time - child slavery, Chernobyl victims, a shooter at an elementary school. Good gravy! YIKES! And then of the remaining two, one was black humor and one was a light, humorous one.
Then on Sunday we saw "The Ghost Writer". The new Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor mystery suspense movie. SO GOOD!!! Two thumbs way up.