(1) Sun Apr 03 2005 16:14 PST:
I got dragooned into seeing a movie today, but I got to pick the movie. I picked Melinda and Melinda, and... well, it was okay, but not great. Pros: Will Ferrell was funny, and the concept is good and very Socratic ("Oh, hi, Socrates, we were just discussing which is the worthier form of drama: comedy, or tragedy?"). Cons: It dragged a lot.
Two miscellaneous fun things: the movie features Wallace Shawn in full Grand Nagus Zek mode, and there's a scene where a guy wears a plastic mullet like the one Brendan has.
It's a cliché to say that Woody Allen doesn't make funny movies anymore, but I'd rather perpetuate a cliché than a base falsehood. At least he's started having good ideas again.