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Watching Some Movies While Unpacking…

Last night I watched X2. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a really good action flick. My favorite scene was when Yuriko and Wolverine were fighting in the underground lab and…

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Wolverine takes the adamantium needle and pumps it into the post-racially beautiful Kelly Hu (portraying Yuriko) and it starts to leak out of her ocular orbits in a mercury-like cascade of death tears.

The Chinese cheekbones that Ms. Hu’s DNA codes for bore those silver streams in a haunting display of sorrow.

It was an outstanding achievement for the make up / special effects artist and it was a great display of director Brian Singer’s eye.

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Today as I’ve been trying to unpack the boxes of my stuff I’ve been watching Chicago. I love Catherine Zeta-Jones' voice. It’s very strong, almost masculine in its alto strength … I especially the way she delivers in “All That Jazz”..

No, I’m no one’s wife but
Oh! I love my life..and all that jazz

I also really liked the “Razzle-Dazzle” number, where the girls in red feathery outfits serve as the visual signal of razzle-dazzlement…

All that leads me to conclude is that the Rob Marshall, the director of “Chicago” has correctly realized the balance that produces a correct sythesis of stage and cinema. The spots in the stage performance where a song would have erupted, Marshall sets as act in a club that we, the audience, are privy to.

I just loved the format and the songs - well done and I’m glad it earned the Academy award.