Kitty was feeling better on Sunday so we headed off to see "Grindhouse." It was an entertaining 3 hours, but nowhere as good as "Kill Bill" or "Pulp Fiction." I could see how some folks didn't like "Death Proof" because it was too wordy. Yeah. I can see that. It's classic Tarentino, but it was much more effective in films like "Reservoir Dogs." Besides, the movie was supposed to be a throwback to action films of the 70's. They weren't talkie like that. I also found it very annoying that they put in the faux "bad film" moments mostly during the action scenes, but not for the non-action parts. Either do it consistently or don't do it at all. The "missing reel" bits were very well timed, however, and added humor.
One of my favorite genres of films are large character dramas where several stories carry on separately and are eventually brought together in the end. I'm talking about movies like "Crash," "Babel," "Short Cuts," "Magnolia," etc. Yesterday I introduced Kitty to "Grand Canyon," which was nominated for Best Screenplay back in 1991. It's a very interesting look at the culture in LA during that time period. I hadn't seen the flick in many years. I still like it.
I'll post some pics from my Taos trip soon. I have a big meeting tomorrow that I need to prepare for. Take care, fuzzies!