340 meters per second

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

&mdash Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Never too old to throw a tantrum.

It's snowing today. I'm going back to bed.

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C. and I watched Danny the Dog (AKA Unleashed) a few weeks ago an really, really liked it. Luc Besson developed the screenplay specifically for Jet Li, intending to present the actor with an opportunity to stretch his muscles a bit and move beyond the two-dimensional characters he's tended to play. It was a calculated risk but well worth it: Li delivers a more nuanced performance than we've ever seen from him and the films moves well beyond the typical martial-arts tropes.

Morgan Freeman is excellent (but when isn't he?) and Irish actor Kerry Condon is eminently watchable as the bubbly Victoria. Bob Hoskins, though... Bob Hoskins is an evil bastard, a really deliciously terrifying villain. Even if this wasn't a well-crafted, tightly-paced, engrossing character study with a couple of great fight scenes... it'd still be worth watching just for Hoskins.


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