David and I met up for brunch with our dear friend Gillian at Mauro’s Cafe at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, CA yesterday and ran into a few very cool celebs in the process. Mary Lynn Rajskub, star of 24 who we know was lookin’ ravishing at the show’s wrap party on Friday night, was at Fred Segal as was Madonna‘s manager Guy Oseary (with new baby in tow). We also saw the girl from those 1-800-DENTIST commercials so, all in all, it was a great brunch. Unfortch, the rules of brunch are sacred so I didn’t feel comfortable snapping pics or approaching any of these celebs … needless to say, they all looked fab :)
We spent the rest of the day putzing around but went out to see A Nightmare on Elm Street last night. Because I am a huge fan of the original, I had high hopes for this remake. In the end, I didn’t love the film … but I didn’t really hate it either. It was just meh, I guess:
This film is a deffo retelling of the original Nightmare with a few scenes that pay homage to the original film. I have to say, I did love all the little nods to the original film but, unfortch, the new material wasn’t all that good at all. The one thing that I think hurts this film the most is the poor acting on the part of, well, everyone. A successful horror film works when the actors make you believe they are in fear for their lives … I never really bought from anyone that they were seriously terrorized. Jackie Earle Haley does his very best as the new Freddy Krueger but, alas, his is a pale imitation of Robert Englund‘s masterful original version. There is nothing fresh or new in this remake, nothing that makes it stand out. I can’t even say the special effects were an upgrade because I contend there were more believably scary scenes in the original film (with early 80′s techonology) than there were in this new film. Is it worth seeing if you’re in the mood for a fun, popcorn movie night out? Yes. Is it a must see, not at all. I’m glad I went but I really don’t need to ever see it again.
This morning, I participated in the New York Times A Moment in Time project where they asked folks all around the world to snap a photo at precisely 8AM PT (11AM ET) and submit it to the newspaper so that a composite mosaic could be put together of this one “moment in time”. Here is the photo I snapped and submitted:
I’m really curious to see what other photos were snapped and shared. I’ll do my best to pass along info from the Times when they start sharing the photos that were taken today.
Ahhh … it’s a lazy Sunday, y’all. I’m planning on doing nothing at all. I hope your day is a great one!