September 27, 2003
September 21, 2003
Trailer Notes: I saw the trailer for In The Cut - apparently Meg Ryan has a dangerous sexual tryst with a cop played by Mark Ruffalo?! Who keeps casting this shambling, gnomish doofus opposite tall gazelle types? First Gwyneth Paltrow in View from the Top, and now Meg Ryan? Somebody pair him up with Janeane Garofalo, quick! (Digital Projection, Loews Boston Common)
September 18, 2003
Casting: Geoffrey Rush as a pelican was perfect. The voice of Bruce the Shark was Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage; Who was so brilliant to think of asking Willem Dafoe to be a voice in a fish movie? Ellen Degeneres was delightful all the way through. Allison Janney (as the starfish bought on eBay): "That was the shortest red light I've ever seen!" I think they're overusing John Ratzenberger (Hamm in Toy Story, P.T. Flea in A Bug's Life, the Yeti in Monsters, Inc, and now the Fish School). Jacques reminds me of Muppet Pepe the Prawn, okay?
Favorite animation choice: Giving the sharks eyes with whites, UNTIL Bruce smells blood, then the pupil fills the whole eyeball. Very creepy!
Favorite Bit Part: Lobsters with a Boston accent! (Somerville Theater)