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I really like compiling my year-end lists, but I'm so far behind still! I gotta get going...

In the theatres in September I saw:

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, an excellent and compelling documentary. I do find it fascinating how so often funny people are totally damaged and sad inside. Definitely recommended.

Going The Distance is a rom-com with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long that I barely remember. I think I liked it ok! Man, I gotta write these posts quicker. Sigh.

I do remember that I liked Never Let Me Go quite a bit. I read the book a few years ago, and I think the movie did it justice. Great moody atmosphere, good performances, great overall creepiness. Good!



I continued my Bones-watching with Season 5. Fun stuff.



September is Fringe month in Vancouver, so my month was theatre-riffic!

TJ Dawe's latest, Lucky 9, was my total favourite. Is it a cliché to say that I laughed and I cried? 'Cause I did! So good.

Also quite good: Every Job I’ve Ever Had, Die Roten Punkte: Kunst Rock, 52 Pick-Up.

Decently fine: Raccoonery!, Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog (I was excited for the live-action version of this, and it was fun, but not as great as I was hoping...)

Not my cup of tea, although I'd always heard such great things about him: Jem Rolls: One Man Riot


I also saw Tear The Curtain!, a super-cool show at the Arts Club that blended theatre and film and was bezonkers. I'm not sure it added up to anything, but it was sure fun to watch.

Date: 2010-12-29 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarcasma.livejournal.com
The trailers for Going the Distance made me think I'd actually enjoy it (as opposed to making me want to rush the screen and sucker-punch its leading characters, like most rom-coms do) but then I got worried when I read something about how wussily and glibly it ended up solving the distance problem. Still, maybe a renter?

I saw a couple of Jem Rolls shows back in the day and although they were okay I certainly never got the hype. TJ, on the other hand... !!

Date: 2010-12-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vestra.livejournal.com
I just read Linda H's post about being super annoyed by the ending of Going The Distance---CJP and I just talked about it, and we both were just fine with the ending. I mean, rom-coms have happy endings, that's kind of the point. It was a while ago, but I certainly don't remember finding the ending too glib and easy. I thought the story was interesting, and there were some great supporting performances (Christina Applegate was hilarious!). Three months on, the whole movie's pretty fuzzy to me, but I for sure think it's worth a rent! It's miles better than your average rom-com.

This was my first time at a Jem Rolls show, and I mostly just thought it was shouty and boring. Huh.

Date: 2010-12-29 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I saw Lucky 9 three times (once with ListersGirl, once with my sister and her partner, and once with SFD) and I laughed and cried each time.

Date: 2010-12-29 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vestra.livejournal.com
Man, it was good, wasn't it? I always love his stuff, but this one was just so excellent--and way more emotional than his others, while still being hilarious. Well done.

Date: 2010-12-29 06:25 pm (UTC)
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I made my parents go, too. It was the jumping-off point for a lot of interesting conversations about types and so on.

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