Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Mmmm... the worst pies in London....

Well, not really - they were pretty good actually. This was last Wednesday when I got the kids asleep and sat down for a bit of gory delicious Sweeney. However, I accidentally hit some button on the remote which messed up the sound and I couldn't figure it out, so I didn't end up watching very much of it. The dull stereo sound was just too depressing for such an experience.



So on Saturday night my lovely friend Hayley was visiting and we watched it with proper surround sound. Unfortunately the experience was still nowhere near as good as seeing it in the cinema... but that will have to wait until we build our dream house with a beautiful, insulated, specially-made theatre room. Still, it really is delicious, this film. I know I've raved about it before, but Johnny's "Mr Todd" is just beautiful. Really beautiful.


I enjoyed Helena Bonham Carter's performance a lot more this time, I think I paid a bit more attention to her so got the gist of her character a bit better. I love Sacha Baron Cohen too, but my gripe with him is that I struggled to understand him when he reverted to an English accent. He mumbled. I also particularly appreciated the funny bits - especially the song "By the Sea"; goodness that is so well done and so funny. I could watch it all day.


Now, for Depp fans, all that there is to do is wait for his next two appearances, in The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (Hmmm, I'm a little annoyed that IMDB's listed Johnny first in the credits there; he shouldn't be top billed when it's Heath Ledger's character...) and Public Enemies.

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In other news... I'm feeling the acting itch again, and, well, I'm really feeling the need for some extra cash to be flowing into this household, so once I get this bubba of mine a little more settled I'll be beginning the ring-around again to agents and casting people. Let's see if I can get myself something...

My 5-year-old daughter is starting Drama and Musical Theatre classes next week, and the 3-year-old will be starting Dance. Mwa ha ha... I'm going to be a big annoying Stage Mum....

3 comments:

HayleyB said...

Eeew!! Meat pies!! lol! I laughed when I saw the beginning words of your post, and the photo of the pies! Very inventive photo too by the way, tomato sauce dripped over, and cut in half, with the title of the movie on the TV in the background!! lol! Well done! I very much enjoyed that night hanging out with you and watching the movie! Thanks!

So you're going to be a stage mum? I think you would be the best kind of stage mum, with your kids' best interest in mind (quite unlike the typical stage mum!). Hope that the girls like their classes!!

Sumara said...

lol, thanks Hayley, I'm pleased that you enoyed my very staged photography. :)
It was great to have you over. The whole new-baby thing is rather isolating, as is Noel's crazy work schedule. So thanks to both of you for hanging out with us.

HayleyB said...

Yay, we are certainly happy to come and keep you company another time soon! :) Lots of fun!