It's that time of year, you know. That time when the weather is lousy and nothing outside is worth wading in mud or freezing to death for. So I, who normally watch very few movies, am watching movies.
I wish I'd have skipped the one yesterday about a girl from Columbia smuggling drugs into the United States; it was totally depressing.
Two movies I've caught on TV recently were so similar that while I was watching the second one, I thought I was watching the one I'd already seen, there for awhile. And yet, they're both excellent portrayals of a man I used to enjoy greatly, on late-night TV. Hard to believe two such similar movies were made within a year of one another.
The movies? Capote and Infamous.
Just look at these guys; they both look like Capote, and what's more, they each get his personality and mannerisms down to a "T".
That's Phillip Seymour Hoffman
And that's Toby Jones.
Oh, here's the real Capote:
If I had to choose between the two movies, I think I enjoyed "Infamous" just a little more, but maybe that's simply because I saw it first, or perhaps because I liked Sandra Bullock's portrayal of Harper Lee best.
There you have it: My cabin-fevered movie reviews.