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By Michelle
October 18, 2004 - 4:57 PM

Hello World!

In the new television season thus far, I've lasted for two episodes of Smallville and one episode of Boston Legal (and guess why I watched that). I tried watching Lost, but it just didn't happen for me. I meant to watch Veronica Mars but couldn't remember which night it was on, since they moved it from the pilot to the second episode...and if I can't keep these things straight, and I've written articles about UPN's schedule, who can blame other viewers for being confused. I gave the new CSI show its ten minutes but I have the same problem with it as I had with the previous CSI shows: lots of dead people, and no Mulder and Scully to make it worth my while to find out how they got that way.

So I returned to my own personal Alan Rickman Film Festival instead. First, because it's an election year, old favorite Bob Roberts. I remember that when I first saw that movie, I thought it was very entertaining but over-the-top in terms of political parody - none of those things could actually happen in America! Now I most heartily take back those sentiments. It's chilling how relevant and accurate parts of it seem now.

I found Quigley Down Under in a used DVD store for $6, so I had to get that (it's only a couple of bucks more than a rental) despite the Tom Selleck factor. And he was actually very entertaining in it, as was Rickman as a vicious Australian rancher trying to grab more and more land, though I will admit that the selling points for me were Rickman 1) with a moustache, 2) doing Russell Crowe's accent and 3) possibly wearing chaps. Then I watched Dark Harbor, in which Rickman does another American accent and plays a dark, brooding guy in a very screwed up marriage. He does dark and brooding better than anyone.

And since I'd seen so many of his more recent films in the past few months, we decided to have family movie nights and watch Robin Hood and Galaxy Quest. The first was just as bad as I remembered, with Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham being its only good point besides Kevin Costner's naked butt, but the latter was even better than the last time: I hadn't realized how much nostalgia I was feeling for original Trek and the ethos it created. Anyone reading this who has somehow not seen that movie, go and do so at once. And not just for Alan Rickman.

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