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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Celebrating Gerard, er, Beowulf

This morning, I ordered the movie Beowulf and Grendel which is now available on dvd. Some of the reviews complained that the movie doesn't follow the epic tale closely enough, etc. I have read Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf, and sure, I would like to see the hero's journey, the symbolism that combined pagan and Christian traditions, the, the, oh hell -- I just want to see Gerard Butler as Beowulf.

As the Phantom of the Opera, he completely seduced me over to the darkside.

I've also seen him in Timeline (one of the few highpoints of the movie), and I understand he was good in Dear Frankie. I still need to watch the Lara Croft movie he's in, as well as catch him as "Dracula" in a UK version of that movie.


Is there anyone for whom you'd spend $20 at Amazon?


  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Jason Statham?

    Oh, those pics are a fine treat after battling intergalatic dust bunnies.

    Glad you got the bugs worked out.

  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Thanks for your help with the image bugs, btw, K.

    Jason Statham huh? Yep, I can see that. :) *muwhahaha*

  • At 2:38 PM, Blogger Rayne Forrest said…

    I've already spent so much more than $20 on that Butler fellow. He's a very expensive addiction.:) My wallet just flips open on its own.

    Great blog! I love the pictures of your dogs. Mine haven't shrunk too much yet. I've got a black Lab. He's almost as big as the previous coonhound.

    Happy blogging!

  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    I'm glad to known I'm not the only Butler fan around, Rayne. :)

    I begin to think that the women have bigger dogs than the men. Very interesting...LOL.

  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger CinD said…

    I regularly spend $20+ on my Gerry addiction. My friends/family are lucky: I always buy two copies - one for me and one to loan out. :)

    Hope you enjoy watching B&G.

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger WendyKate said…

    I love Gerry in Beowulf. Of course, I love him in anything! I've had the wonderful pleasure of seeing him in person this year and he is the best!

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Apparently I need to stand in line to drool over the man. LOL!

    And it seems if I'm to be a real Butler fan, I must start calling him "Gerry." :)

  • At 10:23 PM, Blogger Lillian Feisty said…

    Hmm. Okay. Anything with Jack Black. I know! But I think he's sexy. Funny sexy.

  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    You know, I've never actually seen Jack Black in anything, Lillian. But I've always liked funny. :)

  • At 8:26 AM, Blogger Monica Burns said…

    OMIGOD!!! It's out already!!! I'm off to Amazon and placing my order!!! I was on the dark side a long time ago, but Gerard is soooo totally awesome in Phantom that I wanted that wimpy hero to buy the farm! Bwwwhahahaha

    As for Timeline...LOVED that movie, the whole time travel deal. But admit that GB added wonderfully to the movie.

    Laura Croft?? You've GOT to see that if you like a kick-a$$ heroine and how the two of them interact. Not as much chemistry as Brad and A, but it's good!

    Off to get Beowulf Yippeee!!!

  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Lillian Feisty said…

    Well, Ellen. I have to say Nacho Libre is freaking hilarious. If you like that sort of thing. He's in this band called Tenacious D and they are funny. I mean funny. Also, School of Rock is funny. Heck, they're all funny. Oh, Orange County. I't has Tom Hank's son in it. Great cast, funny movie.

    Hmm. That gives you a start. : )

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Okay, Lara Croft, Nacho Libre and School of Rock -- must see movies. :) Thanks, ladies.

  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger Lillian Feisty said…

    Nacho Libre seems really out of place on that list, LOL.

  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Guess what? My family watched a commercial tonight with Jack Black in it -- turns out there are JB fans I was unaware of in the family. (He's GREAT. He's so FUNNY, Mom). LOL. (I had a misplaced modifier in there at first and it read: in the family I was unaware of. *snort* One family's enough, thank you.)


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