March 20, 2007

Skewered

Last night, we stopped at some friends of ours to drop off some cookies. We stood inside and chatted with them and their boys (5 and 3) for a few minutes and then opened the door to leave. The older boy dashed outside and the younger one shouted after him "Come back! We have a planet to save." I think that's my favorite line for the week.

We rented and watched "Casino Royale" this weekend, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I've never seen a James Bond movie before, but I've been wanting to see this one since I saw the previews for it months ago, and I wasn't disappointed. I've read a number of reviews (from both critics and regular folks) that complained about the length of the poker game, but it didn't seem at all long to me. I was actually surprised when it was over - what, already? And, not that I have any other Bonds to compare him to, but WOW did I think Daniel Craig was an awesome James Bond. I really hope they make another one with him. I especially loved this little exchange:

Dryden: How did he die?
James Bond: Your contact? Not well.
Dryden : Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. The second is...
James Bond: [Bond shoots Dryden] Yes... considerably.

and, when he returns to the poker table after nearly being poisoned:

James Bond: Sorry. That last round nearly killed me.

Bart, I think, was pretty pained, though, when that gorgeous Aston Martin flipped and crashed. Such is life. And movies.

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