Why won't Yahoo let me get my mail? Why?!! Why will it only link me to my mailbox occasionally? I don't understand! There appears to be no logic to when it will let me in and when it won't, and it's particularly annoying because I get the little prompts that tell me who has emailed me and I clicky on them all 'Yay! I want to hear what they have to say!' and then... no. No mail for me. Nasty nasty Yahoo and it's teasy ways!
Lack of 'The Fog'
So... even though it has Tommy in it and I'me very excited about Teh Torso on the big screen and all, I have found a myriad of excuses to not see The Fog. This, despite my great fondness for bad movies. Ahem. I figure fessing up online may prompt my conscience to kick my ass along and buy a ticket. Preferably tomorrow before it vanishes to DVD!
Walk the Line
In the meantime, I have seen Walk the Line and I loved it. Spoilers ahead... I wasn't sold on the little wee kids straight away but brotherly angst is a plus. It was all fine in retrospect, but I admit to relief when Joachim took over. Then I was a leettle worried that this was going to be another entire movie about male stupidity (yes, Brokeback Mountain, I am looking at you!) being validated as romantic. And, ok, it kind of was... but it totally won me over because June Carter didn't let him get away with anything. Reese just rocked in that role! Her performance was layered and interesting. She made June very real: a strong woman who was skilled at playing her comic public persona, and who was also tough and tender and genuine underneath. The chemistry between her and Johnny on stage/through music was really well established. The actors brought a lot to the 'live' scenes, which made the final moment convincing. During the song really was the only place left for him to propose to her!
But I would totally have rolled my eyes and been pissy about it if June hadn't been putting him in his place for the rest of the movie:
'Rule No. 1: Never propose to a girl on a bus.' (Best. Line. Ever.)
I also loved her 'get up off your knees you look ridiculous!' line, the fact that she didn't invite him in just because he'd walked all the way to her house, her throwing bottles at the boys on tour when they got wasted and screaming at them that she's not their nursemaid, and her grumbling about being stuck on tour with a bunch of blokes. That was so great! I whispered 'OMG--I *love* her!' halfway through the movie to the friend who accompanied me, and she nodded. I think we laughed louder than anyone else in the cinema at June's lines, but hey, how often do we get to watch a woman take no shit from the man she loves?! I just adored her setting her ageing parents on the drug runner too. Hee!
See now THAT is a love story I can enjoy.
I am planning pretty picspam for after I bore you all to tears with my essays on plot. *winks* Also radioreverie has a poll. If you consider me a friend and are on her f'list, please go be clicking a 'yes' response! *wheedles* And also? I really must write the Lois essay I promised. Must. Yes. After the other essays and the picspam and finishing PCB and... *facedesk* waaahh...