Note to Hockey Transfers: PLEASE STOP!! It is supposed to slow down this time of year. Why must you continue to torment me this season??? And yet another conference call this evening to deal with more appeals. Oh when will it end???
The Tudors Season One comes out on DVD today – the uncut, uncensored version that was aired in the US on Showtime. Looking forward to seeing even more of Charles Brandon. YUMMY. Sadly I must admit that I have caved and am officially now on Catherine’s side. She rocks. I made the mistake of watching the trailer for The Other Boleyn Girl(watch it if you dare). Yes I am a sucker for torture. I didn’t think it was humanly possible but, as pathetic as that novel was, the movie looks even worse – storyline-wise, that is. Natalie Portman will most likely be passable as Anne (a little short for Anne but I am not going squabble about a few inches if someone has the acting ability to carry it off). I thought Scarlett would do well as Mary but in this adaptation Mary is so pristine I just am not so sure about that casting choice anymore. And Eric Bana as Henry??? *raises eyebrow* OK he looks good…can’t complain there. But this is Henry VIII, the British Apollo (until the leg injury set him on the long, downward spiral). I’m still not too thrilled with JRM as Henry and now you want me to buy Eric Bana in the role? *is doubtful* That book, I just don’t get it. What do people like about it? It has been in the top ten bestsellers lists on frequent occasions. I loathed it. In fact, it is the only book in my entire life that I have ever refused to finish. People please don’t be sucked in by the hype. It is trash. TRASH. If you want something more acceptable, read the Tudor novels by Robin Maxwell or Margaret George or Jean Plaidy…anything but THIS. Oh who am I kidding? Of course I’ll still go watch it – terrible storyline and misrepresentation of history and all.
As for bad casting, there is even more dreadful news…they have cast the “female lead” for the Angels and Demons movie. Yes, you remember reading the book. Set in Rome, the strong-willed, self-confident, aggressive and beautiful, dark, haired Italian temptress Vittoria is the female counterpart who matches wits with the somewhat less remarkable professor Robert Langdon. So this femme fatale is going to be played by whom you ask? No, not Monica Bellucci, the appropriate choice, but the poster girl for meek, mild-mannered WASPs everywhere, Naomi Watts. She is a great actress but just not for this part as it is written in the novel. My guess is the movie will sadly but not surprisingly take some great liberties with her character. Maybe they will at least get the Camerlengo right with a nod to Adrien Brody or Joaquin (who would be almost ironic in the role *LOL*).
Let’s see now, we are about half way through the Heroes season. Ummmm at what point will they be giving Sylar a part???? At least the past couple of episodes, including last night’s gem, have been half decent. I may actually care about the remainder of the year but, oh wait, there is the writers’ strike…never mind. Seriously, Heroes hasn’t been half as interesting as last year nor can it compete with the two new series I have been watching, Moonlight and Journeyman. They are both quite addictive. I honestly can say Moonlight has turned into my favourite series. For the most part it is captivating and the stories are very creative. It does get a bit corny but the actors do a great job with the parts they are given and rise above the material when they are required to. I hate to say it but I’m starting to miss Lost. I wonder if it will even air this season thanks to the writers’ strike.