Anything else…but this would've been a good use of $5

We just rented the Woody Allen movie Anything Else. We normally hate Woody Allen movies, but it had Jason Biggs for her and Christina Ricci for me, so we figured we’d give it a shot.

We stopped it after the first 15 minutes. It was in that nasty area between boring and annoying, kind of like Nickelback or The Bachelor.

On the upside, I picked up the new Distillers and Muse CDs today for decent prices.

Mystic River

Frankly, I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. Granted, it’s a decent movie, with pretty good performances by some excellent actors, but I’ve seen better from each of them. Marcia Gay Harden was the only performance that I found stunning, and I think that’s only because she played such a sociopath in Case De Los Babys. If you want to be impressed by any of the three main actors, you could pick up their seminal prison performances: Penn in Dead Man Walking, Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption and Kevin Bacon in Murder In The First (though I prefer his turn in JFK; it’s a smaller role, but a well executed one and the movie is infinitely better).