8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

BTW, Flight Plan...

Skip it. Seriously - don't even watch it on cable. It's stupid.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 21st, 2006
The trailer actually made it look halfway decent, but the premise was too "Panic Room with passengers." And then I saw Jodi Foster on Jay Leno and she had the same hair style as my 50 year old grade school math teacher and only talked about how she plays board games with her kids.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 21st, 2006
I just saw a trailer for it last night when we rented HHGG on DVD (they cut parts from the theatrical release!) and was considering renting it...

That bad, huh?
Permalink KC 
January 21st, 2006
The trailers make it look really cool. But there's that "Oh! She lost her daughter! -- Oh, wait, did she ever really have a daughter? Oh, wait, she's getting awfully crazy, maybe she didn't have a daughter? Maybe she didn't design the airplane after all? What's real here!?!?" -- and I HATE movies that screw with your reality like that.

Then I heard a review that merely talked about what an acting challenge the role was -- to go from calm designer to crazy lady. So I gave the movie a miss.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 21st, 2006
Well, maybe the movie did suck, but I'd still bang Jodi Foster given the opportunity.
Permalink Bubba 
January 21st, 2006
Oh, I almost watched it anyway, just to see and hear Jodi Foster. I love that little lisp she has.

That was actually the other show-stopper. I had no interest watching Jodi Foster play a crazy character.

Now, in "Contact", she was wonderful. She was wonderful in "Silence of the Lambs", too, but I hate that movie.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 21st, 2006
Hello Clarice....

I'm having a friend for dinner..

I have that voice mastered.
Permalink KC 
January 21st, 2006
Jodie Foster is physically and intellectually gorgeous. Isn't she a lesbian though?
Permalink My wife may find this via search, so... 
January 21st, 2006
huh. "Red Eye" really sucked, too.

I wonder where the "female-protagonist-has-troubles-on-an-airplane psycological thriller" movie factory is...
Permalink arg! 
January 21st, 2006
" Jodie Foster is physically and intellectually gorgeous. Isn't she a lesbian though?"

Probably. I can't see it working any other way. She sends my gaydar spinning.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 21st, 2006
Oh, who cares, I don't want to have sex with her, I just want to watch her and listen to her. Neat lady.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 21st, 2006
>> I wonder where the "female-protagonist-has-troubles-on-an-airplane psycological thriller" movie factory is... <<

Typical Hollywood. A few years ago it was volcano movies.

As soon as one studio announces production of a film, the other studios wade through their piles of scripts and picks out a similar one.
Permalink example 
January 21st, 2006
"As soon as one studio announces production of a film, the other studios wade through their piles of scripts and picks out a similar one."

Especially if one of them is even remotely successful.
Permalink KC 
January 21st, 2006
Well, she did have a whole movie about being stuck in a closet, didn't she? It would also explain the horrible hair.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 21st, 2006
I liked Redeye, mostly because it didn't have the overly long, drawn-out fight to the death part.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 21st, 2006
Philo, what are you talking about? Redeye *did* have a horribly long drawn-out fight-to-the-death part!

I saw both and liked Flight Plan a whole lot more. The plot made (slightly) more sense and seemed (slightly) more realistic. That sounds a little silly in retrospect, but it's what I thought at the time. I guess Jodie Foster can carry almost anything.
Permalink Ryan 
January 21st, 2006
isn't jodie foster the same age as your 50 year old grade school math teacher?
Permalink _ 
January 22nd, 2006
"isn't jodie foster the same age as your 50 year old grade school math teacher?"

Given that she was born in 1962, I'd have to say 'No'.
Permalink Google is your friend 
January 22nd, 2006
"isn't jodie foster the same age as your 50 year old grade school math teacher?"

You know, we aren't all 17 eyeballing 15 year olds. Some of us find, uh, mature women of potential to be attractive. I'm in my 30s, and I'd quite eagerly tap Ms. Foster.
Permalink ,..., 
January 22nd, 2006
Oh, yeah she's still hot. But her haircut. It was this frosted, feathery mess. I mean, real middle-aged woman, chatty hair salon, why did you do that to your hair, well what do you expect she's one of your mother's friends bad.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 22nd, 2006

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