Those with short attention spans rejoice! I’m low on time this week, so I’m keeping it snappy with a handful of snippets.
- 3rd Rock from the Sun (1990s)
Working through it all over again. As good as ever. Pluses: baby Joseph Joseph Joseph.
- movie: Kid (Disney schmaltz), 2000
Watchable, harmless couch fluff. Pluses: Bruce Willis being suave, and a funny fat kid.
- Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Funny and clever. Win. Have never liked Will Ferrell but he does a great job in this. Win. Also, movie has Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman. Win, win, win. Also, is about literature and baked goods. ALL THE WINS.
- Hope Springs (2012)
Entirely watchable, but don’t bother seeing it at the movies. Funny but cringey. Would be worthless without Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones (who plays his usual crusty old bugger with an intimacy problem).
- Easy A (2010)
I know, I’m so behind the rest of the world. Fun, with racy dialogue and a Mean Girls-ish flavour. Highlights: Emma Stone is nice to look at, and one of her adorably dotty parents is Stanley Tucci who even The Lovely Bones couldn’t stop me trusting.
- Body Melt (1993)
My partner – let’s call him the Ministry of Magic – had a birthday so watched this as a gift to him, cause he’s been talking about it for ages. Worth watching just to see various Blue Heelers cast members and Harold from Neighbours being younger, but still wobbly-jowled. Also, of course, for the bodies melting. Would make a great drinking game.