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23 January 2013

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Hey, what is wrong with Tina Fey? I think she is adorable.

I haven't been to a movie theater in over two years. Generally with books to movies, I prefer to read the book and leave it at that.

I will make the effort to see the new Star Trek movie when it comes out, however. I thought the first reboot was fantastic.

Ruthiella,
I too really, REALLY enjoyed the last new Star Trek. Enjoyed the whole thing but particularly loved Leonard Nimoy's appearance--I'm a big Nimoy fan.

Well, Tina Fey. Tina Fey is okay but I just don't find her to be God's gift to comedy the way everyone else does. And I just LOVE Paul Rudd, so I can't picture it. If you do see "Admission" let me know how it is--I liked the novel.

Actually, weirdly, I like books and movies separately for what they do well. I've seen a lot of stinker movies based on books, but I've also seen some good movies based on books (I thought they did a good job with "The Accidental Tourist," for example). And when there's a good book AND a good movie--"A River Runs Through It"--well, that's just the best of all worlds.

Ah, Baz Luhrmann. I was watching "Romeo + Juliet" the other night (it takes me back to high school, which just makes me feel old) and, even after all these years, I still can't decide if it works or not. Part of me says "yes"--it's Shakespeare, after all--and a part of me says "no"--I don't like DiCaprio*, the acting is terrible, and the music video editing is confusing. I haven't seen any of Luhrmann's other movies, but since "The Great Gatsby" is one of the most boring books I've ever read, I think he could spice up the story.

*Did you know he was the studio's first choice to play Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho"? Can you imagine? I think it would've been hilarious. Eventually, they decided they can't have the heartthrob from "Titanic" killing and raping women.

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