Monday, February 23, 2009

Book Club - "Stealing Horses"

The girls all got together for book club yesterday. We read ‘Out Stealing Horses’ which sounded good from all the articles I read but turned out to be mostly a disappointment. I did not feel that there was a lot of depth, I felt it very hard to read being as the book is about mortality and facing death (so basically it made me super depressed), I also felt like the book lacked any type of wave and that it was very flat with its plot, and the only redeeming quality I felt was that it was beautifully written.

Thank god that because book club fell on the same day as the Oscars the girls and I all decided to turn on the TV and talk about the book during the commercials. It was also suggested that we do a movie/fancy night theme for the article of food that we brought to share. Yummy.
Although I am not a fan of TV I do love movies and I like watching the Oscars to see what the best of the best was. I loved all the bubble guy purple on the red carpet this year especially Alicia Keys and Natalie Portman. Damn to Marissa Tomei, Anne Hathaway and to Sarah Jessica Parker. Marissa Tomei was stunning in Versace, and I will always love her for her role in ‘My Cousin Vinney’. Anne Hathaway is always stunningly gorgeous, I don’t think I have ever seen her looking sub par, she always looks like a queen. Sarah Jessica Parker looked so divine in the Dior gown she was wearing, like a fairy princess I loved this look for her, as I will always love her for her ‘Sex in the City’ days. Kate Winslet, I really want to love you I do, but you are such a damn drama queen, which makes her GREAT as an actress, loved Titanic, but horrible in real life. I just want to punch her every time she opens her annoying mouth. I also did not like her choice of dress AND I hated her hair, I realize you were going for old Hollywood but really, seriously, you should hire a new stylist, and if this was of your own choosing then please stop you need a stylist. I was really surprised by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, I realize that he never looks great but tonight he looked fat and like crap, what the hell is going on with that beanie, he looked like a retarded kid not like a grown man. Jessica Beil also had a completely unfortunate choice with her dress, which I feel did not fit her well at all and looked more like an expensive top sheet than a dress.

Unfortunately for me and many in my group we had not seen a lot of the winners for the movies this year, which made it hard to guess who was going to win. Movies that I must see tonight if not as soon as possible are ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Milk’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘The Reader’, ‘Rachel Getting Married’, ‘The Changeling’, ‘Wall-E’, ‘Smile Pinki’, ‘Revolutionary Road’, ‘Doubt’, and ‘The Duchess’. Thank god I am unemployed it may take me all week to watch these even if I watch them back to back which I may so I don’t feel so out of the loop.

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