|Title:||Thank You for Smoking|
|04.19.06||Alamo South Lamar||I wanted to see this again both because I liked it the first time and it would let me drive downtown in 4:00 traffic rather than 5:30 traffic. I'm glad i did... I dunno, it's a pretty solid comedy. I like everyone in it, love how the characters don't compromise themselves and how the movie doesn't compromise itself, and it goes down smooth. Plus this time around I got to notice the Alpaca brand cigarettes and all the Sam Elliot advertising going on in the background. Great casting too. Aside from Eckhardt playing to type, I also completely believe Bill Macy as a Vermontian, Maria Bello as a hard drinker, and Katie Holmes as a slut. Hah!|
|03.10.06||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
SXSW 2006 starts. I think, looking at the 9-day schedule stretching out before me, that my SXSW write-up will be nowhere near as in-depth as BNAT or AFF or FantasticFest... in fact it probably won't even be as in-depth as my noraml stuff... Deal.
This was really good. smart and funny. I loved how Aaron Eckhart doesn't change though... if Nic Cage played that part he would've grown a heart when he spent time with his kid and changed careers at the end because he was a better person or whatever. Instead, we get an actually good movie.