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Cloverfield [Jan. 22nd, 2008|10:32 am]
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Amy took me to see Cloverfield this weekend during our 5th Anniversary extravaganza, further cementing her status as Ultimate Wife. The movie was pretty good, I find myself thinking a lot about it, alternating between picking it apart for its minor flaws and wishing there was more monster in the monster movie.

It was sort of 9/11-meets-Dawson's-Creek, mostly disposable learning-disabled 25-somethings with impossible jobs and apartments, tussling with spider-dogs and wrestling with their feelings. The best part of the movie is Lizzy Caplan, who channels Zooey Deschanel for her portrayal of Marlena. It may be unoriginal but I always say the more Zooey there is out there the better.

I will give J.J. Abrams this: the first fifteen minutes had me flashing back pretty hard. Now that we know what New York looks like in flames in real life I suppose it is going to be much easier for filmmakers to simulate it realistically onscreen.

We need a sequel where we meet the monster's extended network of college friends, all of whom use NokiaTM brand cell phones exclusively.
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[User Picture]From: rstevens
2008-01-22 04:37 pm (UTC)

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"Ultimate" as in "best wife ever" or "Ultimate" as in the "last wife you'll ever need" ?
[User Picture]From: diablochicken
2008-01-22 05:09 pm (UTC)

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Both?
[User Picture]From: rstevens
2008-01-22 05:11 pm (UTC)

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Hooray for Zoidberg!
[User Picture]From: jefflowrey
2008-02-08 05:32 pm (UTC)

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So, the "last, best wife for Jon Rosenberg"?

In a kind of B5 tag-line kind of way.

Also, Zooey Dechanel.
[User Picture]From: roninspoon
2008-01-22 05:21 pm (UTC)

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The product placement was a little extraordinary wasn't it?
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