Re: King Kong
It does not bode well when I feel that the CG ape deserves a Golden Globe more than the human actors. (I know, King Kong has a human driving him behind the scenes. But you know what I mean.)
Jack Black - Anchorman has ruined him for me. I kept waiting for him to say "That's how I roll".
Adrien Brody - meh. I like him (thought he was awesome in The Jacket) but in this movie, meh.
Naomi Watts - Beautiful. Her eyes well up right on cue. And that's all I have to say about her, 'cause that's all they gave me.
Don't get me wrong. The movie is a visual triumph for Peter Jackson. Jaw-dropping, inventive, imaginative, epic, blargity blargh blargh, etc. This is a movie theater must see cause it ain't gonna cut it on your 36" tube (woah, whaa?). But I felt a little hollow about all the characters except for Kong... but maybe that's the point.
Up and comings:
Memoirs of a Geisha - I'm both excited and wary as is always true for movie renditions of much loved books (and it's not looking good).
Pride and Prejudice - Ditto (but it's already gotten good reviews)
Fun with Dick and Jane - Been interested in Carey ever since Truman Show and a fan since Eternal Sunshine, and it's nice to see him back in comedy.
Brokeback Mountain - I admit, I don't really want to see it, but I feel like I should. Maybe I'll just read the book it's from.