My aunt just told me that my cousin will be marching in the Ft. Meade(e?) color guard in the procession for Reagan's funeral. That's pretty cool, and apparently is going to look great on his resume.
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We saw Prisoner of Azkaban
Friday night, and I'll try not to repeat everyone else's comments here, but...LOVED IT. I think it was a beautiful film and really, really well-done. I think Cuaron had a perfect vision for it, and it matched pretty well what I had in my head. austin360
summed up the few gripes I had with the film, but overall, I am totally in love with it. Definitely my new favorite of the three, and now of course, I am DYING to see Mike Newell's take on 'Goblet of Fire.' World Quidditch Cup! Mad-Eye Moody! Madame Olympus! The Yule Ball!
Gary Oldman was fantastic, just perfection. But then, he's always perfection. He inhabits a role the way almost no one else can. Whether he's Sid Vicious, Ludwig van Beethoven, Rosencrantz (Guildenstern?), or Sirius Black, he totally fills the role and I forget he's Gary Oldman. Except when I don't, but that's only because I think he is lovely and he has sexy thin lips and I adore him and would have his babies. Totally.
Also, I'll be the odd man out here and say that I also loved David Thewlis as Lupin. I think he's a wonderful actor, and I really liked him in this. I don't think he was
Lupin the way Gary Oldman was
Sirius, but I did like him very much. But then, I'm biased because I like David Thewlis a lot. And I am so going to re-read After the End
this week now.
Needed more Emma Thompson, though I thought they did a good job giving us the Trelawney 'flavor.'
In short: Will definitely see it as many times as possible. Loved the gorgeous scenery, the R/H moments, and all the actors and characters.
Now I am off to whore my resume to the cities of Dallas and Tulsa. Wish me luck!