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7.3.2003

Time for something other than baseball: Movies.

First of all, I got High Fidelity from the library on Monday. I've watched all or part of it every day since. I watched a few years ago and didn't really like it, but now it's one of my favorite movies. There's a lot of truth in it and it's just really... good. Jack Black and Todd Louiso are perfect for their characters and John Cusak, who I'm usually not that big on, does great with the character/narrator combo. I found it interesting that Catherine Zeta Jones plays a women that Cusack pines for, much like America's Sweethearts and in the end Cusack finds out Jones isn't that great and he wants someone else. This post has been brought to you by the letters I M D and B.

Staying on the topic of Catherine Zeta Jones, I watched Chicago last night. Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Queen Latifah were great. Richard Gere was not. Granted, I've never been a fan of his. Save, maybe, The Mothman Prophecies. His voice didn't fit with the fresh sounds of the ladies and he looked his age when he was dancing, especially in his tap dance. I'm not sure who I would cast in this role, Matthew Broderick came to mind, but I think his career is pretty much over. I don't know. Overall it was a pretty good movie.

Suprise enjoyable movie of the year: Kangaroo Jack. I'm not sure why they marketed like they did. The movie is not about a talking kangaroo. In fact, there's only a talking kangaroo for a minute or two and it's a dream. If you need a good sit-back-and-relax movie, I'd recommend this one.

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