sicky stays at home for a night.

June 18, 2008 Candace Morris 7 Comments

oh souls,

my froat is on fire.

i am getting know it's official when you start to bail on social events. (sorry niki. sorry jess). so instead of hanging with my niki last night, i ate pho and watched two movies, the details of which i now plan to bore you.

1. Margot at the Wedding. I have been wanting to see this for ages, mainly because of the cast. The director and writer, Noah Baumbach, also has a resume to envy (writing for The Life Aquatic, and writing and directing The Squid and the Whale) so I really thought I would enjoy it. I did enjoy it - but in a distraction-from-my-sore-throat kind of way. But it's a sign when only Jack Black really stands out amidst such women as Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Jack Black was the only reason to see this film (and this also supports my theory that comedians make the best dramatic actors - hello...Steve Carell in Little Miss Sunshine).

2. Boogie Nights. My DVD cue at the library reflects my recent desire to catch up on my Paul Thomas Anderson. BN was the first to come (I STILL haven't seen There Will Be Blood)...and it was so morbidly fascinating and morally compromising! You feel you MUST look away, but golly, you can't! I should have know better (hello, a movie about the porn industry, and PTA's inability to really do anything in a semi-subtle way) but it was also superbly cast and stunningly acted. Despite him not appearing until 30 min after the film started, Philip Seymour Hoffman stole the entire show. When joelio almost choked up at the character's beratement of himself, it sealed the deal. Mark Whalberg is also one of our favorites, so he was not at all a disappointment. William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, John C. Riely, Don Cheadle, Burt always PTA does not disappoint with his cast...though he has got to be held responsible for my crazy dreams and general feeling of nausea upon waking from said dreams.

i found something as i was perusing Design*Sponge that made me want to share this with you.

doesn't this look just amazing?

what do you imagine doing here? i can think of nothing else but the tremendous desire to paint...and after that posture was hurting my back, i would lay on that bed and read. read. read.

hope you feel better than i,

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