Sunday, April 8, 2007

The New Bond?

Matt and I discovered the Times Square mall this weekend. In short, we dig it, although now Matt is convinced we must go back to ride the roller coaster inside. It's so much less crowded that the other malls, and it has some good stores. It was impulse buy day on Saturday (ask me about our new remote control helicopter), so we came home with a few new movies. The Rock for Matt, Four Weddings and a Funeral for me, Casino Royale for Matt, Joy Luck Club for me (which Matt thought I was kidding about) and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

So we are watching Casino Royale tonight. I have to say, Matt and I went back and forth on Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, and we have to say "two thumbs down" on that. Don't even get me started on the chronological errors in the movie (i.e., it's supposed to be early in the series, when he first gets his "00" or whatever, and there are cell phones? That kind of stuff drives me nuts in movies.), but the mere fact that he looks like Deiter from Saturday Night Live is just it for us. Seriously. Those pursed lips, that affected manner, and you just expect him to say "Touch my monkey. Love him! Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance!". Something about the way he poses just doesn't say "James Bond" to me.

And now that I've completely shown my age, I'll try to continue watching the movie. All things considered though, there are explosions, and he saunters around without a shirt, so it's kind of a win-win for both of us.



At April 9, 2007 at 2:20 AM , Anonymous donna said...

I liked Casino Royale ok, but... and here's where you and Matt may want to stop being my friends.... I normally hate James Bond movies. So I didn't mind the license they took with telling the story of his origin as a 00 in present day. I didn't in any way think it was a great movie, but I liked that there were very few stupid one liners and no ridiculous gadgets or gratuitous car chases. Although that scene at the end in Venice really tried my patience. Those are what usually make me hate James Bond movies. I actually fell asleep in the theater seeing one - not surprisingly, I can't remember which one that was.

But Joy Luck Club???? One of THE best chick movies ever made!

At April 13, 2007 at 11:02 AM , Blogger ANABELLE said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for dropping by my blog

I remember when i watched Joy Luck Club with my mom (when it was first shown ages ago) .. I was in tears when I left the theater. A bit embarassed, but believe me ... I can relate as I come from a 100% Chinese family. Anyway, the world is changing now, especially as I married a French and now living in Malaysia.

Enjoy your movie watching! Bought DVD's too and usually when you stick to one shop, they give you loyalty card. Which means buy 10 you get 1 free every time. They will stamp the card and then you get a free DVD when all stamps are full. Make sure also to stick to a store so that you can return DVDs in case they are "defective". Once in a while you might get a bad batch.

happy viewing!

At June 15, 2007 at 7:51 PM , Anonymous azlin said...

I started working in the office located in Berjaya Times Square. I get all sort of discounts as an employee. Love the 30% discount at Border's Starbucks.:)


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