“Pirate Radio” Rocks!

Today the weather is gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Self is on something of a roll, movie-wise: the last two movies she’s seen — “Skin” on Friday (with simply great, great knockout performances by Alice Krige, Sam Neill, and Sophie Okonedo) and “Pirate Radio” today — have been just great. (Thank God, both these movies have rescued Fall from the awfulness of “The Box” and “2012.”)

Self went to see “Pirate Radio” by herself (as hubby simply could not bear to tear himself away from flat-screen HDTV — not, at any rate, for today’s football games) and loved every minute of it. She’d read some lukewarm reviews (mostly chiding the movie for a lack of plot — What? And self supposes movies like “2012”, currently # 1, with its bloated special effects, have plot???) Music was great, shots of Tom Wisdom were great (All he has to do is give that sardonic smile, dear blog readers: He hardly has any lines. But the smile’s enough!), Philip Seymour Hoffman was great, Bill Nighy absolutely charismatic, especially in dance sequence — he out-does Tom Cruise’s dancing-in-underwear scene in “Risky Business”!  Seriously! Self is giving the movie Four Stars!

In addition, self got to see the first previews of “Invictus,” with Matt Damon playing a South African soccer star!  He looked grrreat!  Not only that, his accent was truly South African-sounding!  Which just shows up the fact that Morgan Freeman apparently didn’t make any effort at all (to modify his accent —  and he plays Nelson Mandela!)

And there was also a preview of a romantic comedy featuring Amy Adams in Ireland (shades of “P.S. I Love You” — What is it with Americans’ seemingly endless fascination with Irishmen?) and Matthew Goode!

Yay!  Self’s day is complete!

Here are self’s Favorite Movies of 2009 (so far), in alphabetical order:

  1. Der Baader Meinhof Complex
  2. Inglourious Basterds
  3. Moon
  4. Pirate Radio
  5. Skin
  6. Star Trek
  7. The Hurt Locker
  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  9. This Is It
  10. Zombieland

Stay tuned.

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