A Series of Unfortunate Events — This was a paradox worthy of the appearance of Doctor Who’s reapers: Jim Carey in one of his rubbery face roles, yet not annoying. Who’d have thought? Nothing deep, but funny and suspenseful (well, a little) in the right places and totally fantastic set design. This turned out to be a most enjoyable film, though I still can’t figure out why a banker was left in charge of the welfare of three orphans. And is Lemony Snicket a real name? Roll on the (many) sequels.
I’ve been trying to remember what the DVD was that we watched last Friday night. And I can’t. Not at all. I think it was okay, nothing exceedingly good or bad, but I just can’t remember what it was.
Ah, I’ve been reminded that it was Garden State. A very amusing film, possibly filled with a few too many quick appearances from town weirdos who don’t really push the story along.