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September 21st, 2005 - ldhenson — LiveJournal
ldhenson
Apparently it was no fluke that I cried during last night's episode of House ("Autopsy"). I re-watched bits of it this morning while getting ready for work, and darn if I didn't tear up all over again. Color me surprised, because while I enjoy this show, it has never come close to making me cry before. Compelling story, first-rate acting, an excellent guest star...who could ask for more? If it weren't for "Three Stories," this one would be right at the top.

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I mentioned what a kickass movie Transporter 2 is in my last post, but here's a few more thoughts. The reason why I find the movie so striking is that I don't think I've ever seen another movie in which the absurd and the deadpan are balanced so neatly. The movie is played perfectly straight, yet simultaneously there isn't a single moment in which the moviemakers--from the stuntwork to the filming to the acting--don't fully acknowledge that they're being way over the top...the end result being that every time you laugh, you're laughing with them, and never at them. It's certainly not a comedy and it's not exactly a parody, but it's funny (and fun) in all the right ways. I don't know how they pulled it off so deftly, but they did, so kudos to them.

FX is playing the first Transporter tonight, yay! I've never seen it.
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