The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Posted by Lissa on December 21, 2009
Or: Two entertainment reviews and a whine!
The Good: Straight No Chaser
Well, I’m sure many of my readers think that straight drinks with no chaser are inherently good, but actually I was speaking of the a capella group from Indiana University. They came to the Berklee Theater on Saturday night and rocked the house. The singing was great, the music and choreography was original — they hit everything from Jingle Bells to Amy Winehouse’s Rehab — and the showmanship was superb. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
The Bad: Inglourious Basterds
This movie was, I swear, Quentin Tarantino’s attempt at making Dr. Strangelove. The flick was just weird. It was viciously graphic in places — I can’t tell you exactly how, because I covered my eyes for some of it — and weirdly spaghetti-western in others (this could be due to the fact that he borrowed a bunch of music from his Kill Bill films). The plot was confusing and convoluted.
Spoiler alert! Highlight the next paragraph to read my complaint:
So . . . they kill Hitler by shooting him, then lighting the theater on fire, then blowing it up with explosives. A little overkill, anyone? And if Col. Landers was kind-of an undercover good guy, why the completely unnecessary snuff scene with Diane Krueger? And she’d left behind a shoe AND an autograph at the bar murder scene? SRSLY? And Shoshanna Dreyfus dying in her red dress was straight-up ridiculous, y’all.
So the answer, Shoothouse Barbie, is — no, you’re not the only one who saw it and didn’t like it, though I wouldn’t say I hated it with fiery passion. I’d say my reaction was more confused distaste and distilled WTF, over.
And The Ugly? That would be my hair this morning, until I showered. It was ugly because I couldn’t shower yesterday morning due to the icy freezing cold water coming out of my HOT faucet. For the second morning in a row. (It thawed out enough Saturday night for me to take a warmish shower; I wasn’t, like, smelly or anything.) Happily, everything seemed to be in order today. It saved me the trouble of throwing a hissy fit to the maintenance guys.
Happy Monday, everyone!