Ok, first the latest movies seen in the cinema.
Woody Allen’s “Matchpoint” – Passion Temptation Obsession
Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) – former tennis pro, finds himself employed in a well-to-do London tennis club as a tennis instructor. He meets Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), an upper class well-to-do young man.
Tom’s sister Chloe (Emily Mortimer) falls in love with Chris but Chris has his eyes on Tom’s fiancee, Nola (Scarlett Johansson). Both Chris and Nola know it’s wrong but what could be more right than love? Chris tries to juggle both women but at some point, he must choose between them… Murder rears its ugly head, it’s not pretty and it’s not an obvious Woody Allen flick, I loved it so much.
Another big thing was seeing all the familiar faces such as Paul Kaye as the estate agent, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, Rupert Penry-Jones, John Fortune, James Nesbitt, Ewen Bremner, etc, etc.
Duncan Tucker’s “Transamerica” – Life is more than the sum of its parts
This is in fact THE latest movie I’ve seen. A pre-operative, male-to-female transsexual, holds down two jobs and saves every penny so that she can pay for one last operation that will make her a woman at last.
One day she receives a strange out of the blue phone call from her son, jailed in New York. Her son, Toby (Kevin Zegers) is the product of a somewhat clumsy sexual encounter years ago when she was a man.
Bree (Felicity Huffman) flies from Los Angeles to New York in order to get the boy out of jail. At first she is reluctant to do so, but her therapist convinces her to face up to her past. The boy is handed over to her without a word of explanation for a dollar and Toby believes the woman to be some Christian missionary determined to convert reprobates to Jesus.
Bree sees no reason to clear up the misunderstanding. However, she finds out that the boy just wants to escape from her and hitchhike to Los Angeles. She persuades him to accompany her back to the west coast secretly planning to leave him at his stepfather’s along the way. Toby is happy to take her up on her offer.
Huffman, is an Oscar nominee for this role. I haven’t fucking seen Walk the Line yet damn it, but I just hope she wins it, she’s up against Reese Witherspoon who is heavily tipped. It’s humourous, witty, heartbreaking, sensitive and an interesting look at gender and identity. You must see this movie.
Nothing new – Alien, Constantine, Baseketball, Reality Bites, Ghostworld – fucking blame HMV’s promos :p
Alyssa wanted to watch Salem’s Lot again but I said “NO!”, come on girl 😉