Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Annoying stuff, amusing stuff

On the annoying side, lots of things didn't work properly or at all yesterday: I had computer problems both at work and at home (LJ Profile pages have been crashing my home browser! LJ Profile pages, yo!); a problem we thought we'd licked over a week ago turned out still to be a problem (and a confusing one, at that; it's something I almost never deal with on my job, but I'm having to deal with it because several people dropped the ball on it, grr, argh); and I just feel behind and unmotivated at my job right now. I need to catch up. I also want a vacation. Contradictory goals, I know, but I'll meet 'em. (Even if it's just a long weekend, ideally at the coast, but I'll soon do something non-worky on a workday. Mental health break.)

On the happy side, Hot Fuzz is a blast. I think it doesn't quite hit the heights I thought Shaun of the Dead hit, but I have a weakness for end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it stories that is, um, stronger than my weakness for action films. (Does that even make sense? I don't care, I like the sound of it.) Last night I took myself to a 10:00 p.m. showing with a good, receptive crowd. As I expected, it's well done (Wright and Pegg are such good pastiche artists), and I love that there are jokes on the soundtrack, from canny placement of songs to David Arnold music that is both exciting and sly (one of Arnold's skills). Reviewer Mike Russell said on Cort and Fatboy last night that Hot Fuzz plays especially well on second viewing, and I'm curious to have that second viewing. And the trailer for Knocked Up is cute. That could be fun. It's also the first time Katherine Heigl's made much of an impression on me...
Tags: film reviews, music, work

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