Some Thoughts on “Knight and Day”

Hubby and self caught the third screening of “Knight and Day” at downtown Redwood City Century 20 yesterday.  The reason we couldn’t catch the first screening was that earlier we were at La Azteca (Main St., Redwood City) along with a crowd of other people, boo-ing because the World Cup referee had awarded Argentina a goal against Mexico when everyone could see, hubby and self included, that it was off-side.

So, after the wild and exhausting viewing experience, we retreated to the calm depths of the movie theater, which ended up being so full that the only place we could find was three rows from the front, which put a crick in self’s neck and might have contributed to the nasty fall self took later, as she was attempting to re-fill the bird feeder in the apple tree.

But that’s neither here nor there.

What self wants to do today is focus on Tom Cruise. Yes, that Church of Scientology Famous Person whose secrets are known to all the High Priests of the Church (if you can believe various housekeepers etc who have spilled their little tidbits to the likes of Us Magazine) Self will refrain from participating in the gossip frenzy (for Kanlaon must always take the high road, dear blog readers).  But self is here to tell ya that Tom Cruise can still act, and he can still put heart and soul into each line, and he is even still cute (though needs to lose a little weight around  the middle.  That scene where he’s supposedly on a beach in the Azores and walks up to Cameron Diaz wielding some fish he has just speared was shocking:  not because of the scene but because it revealed that the star has grown rather thick in the middle)

Then to Cameron Diaz:  This woman is amazingly cute!  She has legs that go on forever!  Moreover, she has the most amazing eyes and smile.  She made self sooo jealous by looking as good in tight jeans and heavy black boots as she does in yellow bridesmaid dress and heavy black boots.  On top of that, she is a great comedienne:  all the laughs in the movie (well, most of them, anyway) were hers.  Even the teen-aged girls sitting behind self were totally entranced by Ms. Diaz and kept laughing.  And laughing.  And laughing.  It’s a toss-up who is most endearing to audiences today:  Jen or Cameron.  Self likes Cameron better.  But Jen has bigger boobs.

Then to  Peter Sarsgaard, who also happens to be in this movie, though not in “cute” mode.  He is losing his hair!  Peter, you are too good-looking to have such a thing happen to you!  Can’t you afford a “weave” or something?  Though your sardonic delivery is still in top form.

Then to Paul Dano.  Hoooly transformation!  Paul Dano is so tall!  He has even the teensiest bit of sex appeal playing a Christ-like scientist who nevertheless has created the most wondrous creation since the nuclear bomb:  it’s an infinite energy source!  No, it’s a bomb!  It’s an infinite energy source!  No, it’s a bomb!

So, here are the best things about “Knight and Day,” in self’s humble opinion:

  • Cameron Diaz’s legs
  • Cameron Diaz’s smile
  • Cameron Diaz in red bikini
  • Tom Cruise’s smile
  • Paul Dano as Christ figure/scientist
  • Assassin on a train with a huge ugly realistic scar on the side of his neck
  • Peter Sarsgaard sardonic voice

Self has only one (or maybe two) questions:  Why is this movie called “Knight and Day”?  Towards the end of the movie, there is an explanation for the “Knight” part, but the movie ended and self was still waiting to have the “Day” explained.

Why was there a running-of-the-bulls scene in Sevilla?  Isn’t that supposed to happen in Pamplona?  And why did those black bulls look so much like self’s intrepid Gracie?

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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