Shaun Barry wrote: "(Why do I get the feeling Mr. Hague owns some Ferrell and Black films that he's just not admitting to?)"
|Posted: 22 December 2018 at 12:06am | IP Logged | 3
I'm pretty sure the only items in my collection with Black in them are the episode of Community he did and Peter Jackson's KING KONG. I do think every now and them about picking up HIGH FIDELITY in which all the characters properly find Black to be a jerk. I haven't done so yet and am not likely to in the near future.
I do however like the idea of keeping a shelf full of movies just to loathe and despise, so as to ramp up my wormwood, bitter vetch, and violent dislike of all humanity any time I feel like it. Good suggestion, Shaun. I may do that. :-)
I'll go ahead and add that overall I liked THE HOLIDAY just fine. One of the points in its favor is that Black isn't in most of it. We were pretty deep into the film and still hadn't seen him yet when I turned to my friend and said, "You're right. This is some of his best work." Then he had to go and actually show up unfortunately, but for a while there I was enjoying a Jack Black movie.
Kate Winslett is adorable and her ability to convey excitement and joy just at being in a big room is effective. I mean, think of it. Kate Winslett had been in some big rooms prior to shooting those scenes. Just recently, in fact. And yet she manages to convey the sheer fun and amazement her character is experiencing in a very entertaining way. After seeing THE HOLIDAY, I'm pretty sure I'd watch a film that was absolutely nothing but Winslett running around everywhere being happy.
The same is pretty much true of Cameron Diaz, who I realized while watching this film is like Kristen Chenowith if she were stretched out to normal size and then taken just a bit further.
I might (mind you, I say 'might') even revisit THE HOLIDAY at some point... with my finger on the skip-scene and fast-forward buttons.
HOLMES AND WATSON? No. I don't think so. If I need a Sherlock Holmes comedy, I'll watch Gene Wilder. Or Robert Downey Jr.
Edited by Brian Hague on 22 December 2018 at 12:18am