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Because the 1st of November is All Hallows and we have that day free, and the next moron who tries to raise the "Help, I'm Catholic and oppressed" card they are getting bitchslapped. Among the things we did was: Skyfall and Hamlet, the latter featuring plenty of our soaps' stars. A production made all the more hilarious because my reaction to the casting of Hamlet (before I learned who it was) was "please don't let it be this guy" and of course it was. He turned out to be great, and my dislike of him is fairly irrational (he's just everywhere these days). The other reason the production was hilarious was that Claudius was vulnerable and bimboistic, while Gertrude was cut-throat and unapologetic, so the whole thing could be greatly improved by the cast being swapped there. Polonius rocked and the ambiguously gay duo, AKA Rosencratz and Guildenstern were fabulous.

Now, regarding Skyfall: I thought the issue is simple: if you're a Bond fan, you might not enjoy it a whole lot. If, however, you are meh about Bond, you will think, as I did, it was the best Bond ever. Very beautiful in terms of scenery, adorable in terms of Q (Q-tie, you can see what they did there!) and Bond flirting back at Javier Bardem - priceless.
  • ... even if they violated the British Code of Making Movies - WTF, people, did you just kill Judi Dench? WTF!!
  • Hee, Voldemort took over the ministry, following a moment of genuine badassery!
  • Moviemakers still can't seem to grasp the basic principles of sailing, but I have long since given up on that. In this particular case, at least, it's obvious they are running on engine and sails (which is sometimes done, when the wind is scarce), but still.
  • If I manage to be half as awesome as Judi Dench, I will die a happy and fulfilled person.

I genuinely enjoyed the movie, as I rarely enjoyed Bond movies. And now I must go to find the adaptation of Tempest in which Helen Mirren is Prospero.

Also, on the productivity front, we cleaned the apartment. It is superclean!


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