I finally got around to watching the movie of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I enjoyed the book series, but for one reason or another, I just wasn't in a hurry to check out the movie version. Probably a good thing in this case, as I've forgotten most of the finer details of books, so I probably enjoyed the movie more than I would have otherwise. In truth, the reason I finally got down to watching it was less because of the book series and more because of the all-star cast, including a surprise Jane Lynch:
I also rented Gnomeo and Juliet, and was surprised that I actually liked it. I mean, I was surprised that I liked it enough to watch it again almost immediately, even though there wasn't any commentary track, which is usually the only reason I rewatch a movie these days. Of course, now I've been going around with Crocodile Rock permanently stuck in my head (when it isn't taken over by Equestria Girls). While I liked the movie overall, I'm annoyed that *spoilers* Tybalt came back during the Dance Party Ending. For one thing, it cheapened his death, and for another, he wasn't a character who particularly needed to come back. But on the other hand, I seem to remember the commentary on Monster House mentioning that they had to have a scene where all the people "eaten" by the house came back in order to keep the movie PG, so that could be the reason for it. Still doesn't mean I have to like it.
Morning Discussion #1160
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