You-review-it Monday

June 2, 2008
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I wish I had more to report from the weekend, but I was under the weather and didn't get to take advantage of Indy's offerings.

If nothing else, I had hoped to get out to The Jazz Kitchen for Sunday night's performance by Jimmy Guilford and Everett Greene. But instead, I had time on the couch with a box of tissues and "National Treasure 2."

So was your weekend any livelier?

Did you make it out to Eric Clapton? Get to the IRT for opening weekend of "The Fantasticks" (find my review here)? Or just join the mad rush to "Sex in the City"?

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  • The only thing I did was see Sex & the City last night. I loved it! They didn't try to re-invent the wheel, they stayed with what worked in the show and I felt that was a wise decision. My friend who had only ever seen a couple of episodes really liked it, so even if you're not a fan or didn't watch the show, you can still enjoy the movie.
  • I was a only a semi-regular viewer of the show and loved the movie. Although the run time is long, it never felt too long. Half the fun was enjoying the audience (yes, predominantly female) who loved both the characters and the nods to the original series. Nicely done.
  • I had the rare pleasure (as a full-time working mother of two little boys) to see two movies. I took in Made of Honor with a friend and Indiana Jones with my husband. I maxed out my movie theater quota for the whole year in one week! Critics didn't give either much love, but I enjoyed them both. Neither was Oscar material, but I didn't expect that going in. Made was a fun Best Friend's Wedding-esque chick flick that showed off Patrick Demspey's smile...nice. Jones was action packed and a nice tip-of-the-fedora homage to our beloved prof/archeaologist/adventurer. Nothing earth-shaking with either, but a nice break from the chaos.
  • Lou, I am sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I hope you are at 100% again soon!

    I had a wonderful weekend:

    I went to the Indy Fringe Festival's fundraiser, which featured a high-energy performer from Canada, T.J. Dawe.

    I also got to sit in on the annual conference of the National New Play Network, which was held here in Indy this year.

    I will post my thoughts about both of these in my blog by the end of this week.

    I have already blogged about my experience of the Sex in the City movie - with no spoilers - but I will just add here that I, too, enjoyed the movie very much. Those ridiculous, lovable characters!

    Hope Baugh
    www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
  • Indiana Jones rocks! A cartoon movie with real people, lots of action, lots of clever dialog. Not an Oscar contender, but one that makes you walk out saying 'do you think he'll make another one? I was hoping that Sean Connery would make a cameo but alas, not in the way we saw him! Great escapism for the whole family!
    I'm looking forward to the new Bond, Star Trek and other sequels coming up. And checking out a couple of the new restaurants in town too.
  • Hey movie lovers,
    Look for an announcement here within the next few days on the next IBJ Night at the Movies.
    --Lou

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