[I woke up today thinking "that movie wasn't very good." The trailer I saw on tv for it was funnier. They did manage to convincingly portray a very dysfunctional family, which was more uncomfortable and sad than funny. They also didn't manage to resolve issues with two major characters, so I'm also trying to remember what happened.]
Standout performance was Alan Tudyk, the brilliant character actor from Plano, Texas, of all places. I'm dazzled - I've always thought he was British. Someone should let him coach Miss Johansen on accents.
I'm reading The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett, volume I of the Discworld series. Fan-bloody-tastic. Full of snort-yer-beverage-out-your-nose laughs on nearly every other page. Some of it's hilarious, and some of it's just dazzling for being, well, dazzling. Here's one I loved:
She snorted and stood up, tossing back her hair scornfully. It was red, flecked with gold. Erect, Liessa Wyrmbidder was entirely a magnificent sight. She was also almost naked, except for a couple of mere scraps of the lightest chain mail and riding boots of iridescent dragonhide. In one boot was thrust a riding crop, unusual in that it was as long as a spear and tipped with tiny steel barbs. "My power will be sufficient," she said coldly.
Anyway, fantastic characters, and I love that one of the über-badasses of the book is female. ROWR!