10-30 August 2009: Three week round-up

September 3 2009 at 9:56 pm (The list)

proposalSince I was on holiday for a couple of weeks, the only thing to report is that I watched The Proposal in which a Canadian literary editor’s visa expires and she persuades her long-suffering assistant to pretend to marry her so she can continue to live in New York. The perennially wholesome Sandra Bullock fails to convince as a powerbitch leaving Ryan Reynolds to carry the film almost by himself. There is some moderately entertaining fish-out-of-water stuff but it is largely a predictably dull comedy.

Rating: 2/5

Thankfully I also fed my slowly growing obsession with Stanley Kubrick by revisiting A Clockwork Orange (as well as watching the DVD extras) and being reminded how great it is, if only for Malcolm McDowell’s smug lopsided grin.

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