wow, being the crazy movie junkie i am, i have no idea how i missed this thread.
btw, for the person posting about dicaprio's turn in 'romeo + juliet' 12 or so pages ago, don't worry, that's not chris rock in there, it's harold perrineau
, a respectable character actor, so it's ok. i *love* that movie. *acutal* teenagers playing the teenagers' roles.
last thing in the theater was '300', which i though was wonderful. even more beautiful than 'pan's labyrinth', though both are just incredible to watch. yes, it's violent and gory as all get-out, but it's done in a very stylized way that somehow makes it all rather beautiful. and yes, the story is fantastic, too.
latest stuff from netflix (HOW on EARTH did we live in a world where little red envelopes didn't show up routinely to bring new art to devour?) was 'stage beauty' - pretty good, better than expected actually - and 'the matador', which is utterly hilarious. imagine if james bond (funny, because pierce brosnan is playing the guy) finally had all his single-life womanizing loneliness catch up to him in late middle age. meanwhile, speaking of bond, i've really got to get around to 'layer cake'. according to netflix, it's been sitting in my house for a month because i haven't been in a shoot-em-up mood...