Leslie Nielsen, a Deadwood alumna, curling, singing Canadian beavers…. what more could you want? Add it to your Netflix queue now.
ANGUS ADDS: Don’t forget about this, our latest in-the-theaters movie. There was some dispute as to whether the, umm, overzealous use of voice-over was effective or not. (I was fur it, Sarah was agin it.) The way I see it, the charitable interpretation is that it was an interesting but not wholly successful attempt to make the movie as novel-like as possible. (Ms. Zacharek, you say “watch a book on tape” like it’s a bad thing….) The uncharitable interpretation is that it was the cinematic equivalent of a college paper that just consists of extensive block quotes from the secondary sources … you don’t really understand the subject and lack confidence in your ability to say anything interesting about it, so you just string together the words of people who do and hope it adds up to something in the end.* Being, or at least desiring to be, a charitable person, I opt for the former. Also, the movie’s extremely strong visuals left me generally favorably disposed to the whole enterprise, and more willing to give the benefit of the doubt. (I can’t help it! I’m a man, I’m visual by nature!)
* Not that I ever wrote a paper like that, of course.