First the good news of the day: my TiVo channel lineup is accurate. I can now TiVo normally again.
I finished reading Running with Scissors yesterday. I have nothing positive to say about it. I have now decided I will not see the movie, which is sad because I hear Annette Bening is great in it, and I like her. But I want nothing more to do with Running with Scissors.
I watched Marie Antoinette today. I didn't love it like I wanted to, but didn't hate it either, like so many of the critics. The movie did a great job of depicting what life was like for the very young Queen of France, how ridiculous and miserable so much of it was. The ending rang a little hollow, mainly because all historical context was missing. I haven't taken world history in quite some time, so I needed a reminder of why the masses turned against the monarchy, primarily the queen. At the same time, policy and politics would have seemed out of place in this one-sided portrait of a young lady. I would not pay full price or choose to wait for the DVD. I expect a lot from movies, so if you go see movies solely for a good time, you should probably get your recommendations elsewhere. Wait for Jaime's review.
I started watching the Iranian movie Children of Heaven, but turned it off about five minutes in. The acting was pretty bad, and I didn't think I could take 90 minutes of it.
Grosse Pointe Blank with John Cusack is on TV. I think this movie is hilarious. I do love "death humor" and this movie is full of it.