A long time ago (in a kingdom far, far away?) I mentioned my fascination with the format of an article in Premiere magazine, where Keanu Reeves was interviewed but also profiled by compiling quotes from his friends, colleagues, etc. The piece is now up online here.
I have seen one new movie in the theater, recently: Bride and Prejudice, which was delightfully, sinfully silly. I’ve also seen two new-to-me movies on DVD recently: the BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Both were absolutely fabulous. P&P had not only faithfulness to Austen’s story to recommend it but also Colin Firth, and its owner, .
Butch Cassidy was just lovely. The story was everything I expect from William Goldman, and the acting… oh, Paul Newman. I vote Paul Newman’s blue eyes for King. I now understand why he’s one of three living actors in the Premeire Top 10 (the other two are the much more arguable Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts). Also, I can see why the fact that he’s recently said he probably only has one more movie in him, and that it might be a long-awaited Newman-Redford reunion pic, is so exciting to so many. I need to see The Sting, pronto.
I’ve said more about all of these at my Web site. And now I’m really craving All the President’s Men.
P.S. Anyone in Lawrence have a real urge to see a preview of Sahara? They handed out those “free preview passes” at work, and so I have a hypothetical free four tickets to a viewing sometime in two weeks — I want to say it’s on a Thursday night, but if the movie interests you, let me know and I’ll find the exact dates. I’m iffy on wanting to see it — love Matthew McConaughey, worship William H. Macy, don’t even mind Steve Zahn, but… the Dirk Pitt franchise attempt isn’t exactly grabbing my attention.