New Alan Rickman movies watched this week:
An Awfully Big Adventure - this just let us down and is sooo terrible it defies explanation. Really bad acting, an incest.
Bottle Shock - This was pretty good, particularly if you're a wine snob/connoisseur. Chris Pine and Bill Pullman do most of the heavy lifting, but Freddy Rodriguez and Alan Rickman have some fun too. Who knew wine turned brown?
Blow Dry - This was hysterical. Rickman and Natasha Richardson used to be married hair dressers who competed. Then she left him for Rachel Griffiths. Oh, and their son is Josh Hartnett (but even they wish he was James McAvoy). They compete again Bill Nighy, and have lots of crazy fun. Much funnier and sincere than it has any right to be.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - I'd seen this on Broadway in the last 5 years, so the movie version had a lot to live up to. With a slow start it eventually got there once you get used to Burton's visuals. And the singing, particularly Helena Bonham Carter's, picks up.