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02 February 2008 @ 03:35 pm
"This man has been sent from the offices of University Challenge!"  
Thanks to my gift subscription to Netflix, I finally watched Starter for 10 yesterday. Slight but thoroughly cute. James McAvoy was adorable; I continue to fail to understand the appeal of Dominic Cooper. (You can pretty much tell who's supposed to be the "sexy" bad boy in any film by how little I am attracted to him.) Benedict Cumberbatch was hilarious.

Doctor Who alums (there's probably at least one in any British film, at least the ones that get US distribution): 2. Catherine Tate and Mark Gatiss.

...In Austen news: Sunday is Miss Austen Regrets on PBS, which I am interested in because no one seems to have heard too much about it. The good: Austen being snarky in the commercials, and drawing a clear distinction between life and novels. Olivia Williams. The bad: the title? Or what I'm worried the title indicates, which is a lot of "oh I never got married, my life is nothing, woes!" I hope they balance out the regret angle with something else.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on February 3rd, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Dominic Cooper's appeal
Perhaps he appeals to people who admire his acting ability. One doesn't need to find someone attractive to admire their talent. Don't confuse judgement of actors' ability with who you fancy!
tempestsarekind: free radicals and tanninstempestsarekind on February 4th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Re: Dominic Cooper's appeal
I never said he was a bad actor, did I? I said I didn't understand his appeal, a large part of which is the *type* of role he tends to play (the bad boy), not whether he is good at it (which he is). Perhaps you should not confuse my stating a personal opinion with my making an attack on yours.

And you needn't leave anonymous comments--I promise I don't bite.