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Early last week I was able to catch an advance screening of the Jason Reitman directed new pregnancy comedy (popular new genre) JUNO, and I wanted to take time to formally recommend the film in web log format. With that said, I recommend the film.
Some might need a few minutes to adjust to the rapid pacing of dialog (Stars Hallow minus the quasi-snobbiness) but once you get into the groove, Juno is hilarious. Ellen Page showcases her comedic chops and speaks with a witty fluidity that you sometimes wish you had. And of course Michael Cera turns in a wonderfully understated performance as Paulie Bleeker. The whole cast is great really, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner, J.K. Simmons, and Allison Janney. As an indie cool kid targeted film (an unfortunate label; I hope it’s not over-championed by that crowd), the soundtrack features great songs from Kimya Dawson of Moldy Peaches fame (listen to “Anyone Else But You”).
Anyways, I’m not saying it’s the greatest movie ever or anything. I’m just saying that I enjoyed it very much and it’s quite nice and perhaps you should watch it. Go watch it. Thundercats are go.
this past weekend, i got my hair cut. interestingly, what i perceived as a drastic haircut has gone largely unacknowledged. this reminded me of a French movie that i once saw called, “La Moustache,” directed by Emmanuel Carrere. the following is an excerpt from the film’s English website:
“One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the mustache he’s worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife’s reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all insist he never had a mustache. Is Marc going mad? Is he the victim of some elaborate conspiracy? Or has something in the world’s order gone terrible awry?”
luckily, i have yet to spiral into an existential crisis.
update: it has been confirmed that the haircut is indeed acknowledged, just not noteworthy.