Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sweeney Todd!

This is the first movie I've been excited about in years. Tim Burton directing Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" with Johnny Depp as the Demon Barber of Fleet Street!!??!? Can you hiss "perfect" under your breath maniacally?

In case you're as familiar with the music from the stage version as I am, and you're thinking, "The only real Mrs. Lovett is Angela Lansbury! And Johnny Depp?? He's too young! Can he even sing??" check out the film's website. (And yes, he can sing. My God, can he sing!)

We never, ever go to movie theaters, and especially not jam-packed ones, but this is one film I have to see on a real theater screen, with a real theater sound system. Lucky for Ev, my son will be here for Christmas, and he'll love this as much as I will.

"It's Priest! Have a little Priest!"

"Is it good?"

"Oh, it's too good, at least!"

"Awfully fat."

"Only where it sat."

"Haven't you got Poet or something like that?"

"No, you see the trouble with Poet is, how do you know it's deceased? Try a little Priest."

I'm cackling with glee and excitement here.


Anonymous said...

too bad it sucks

Ev said...

Well hell! Does it suck as bad as your attitude, Mr/Ms Wet Blanket? Want to swing by the house and kick the cat too, Cranky Pants?

Kwach said...

I seldom agree with film critics, with the exception of my ex-husband (whose taste in movies is pretty much impeccable), and I never take unpunctuated advice (especially from anyone who posts anonymously), so I think I'll wait to pass judgement on the movie until after it opens. I'll be back to give my own opinion on it's suckage (or lack thereof) sometime after December 21st.

Feral Mom said...

hee hee. Cranky pants.

Suzanne said...

I can't wait for it, either. And at $12 for a film, I only go to ones that I really think will be worth seeing in a theater.

Linda said...


Hey goils, you inspire me. I mentioned you in my recent post about being naked in public.... am I dirty enough for ya now?