Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tin Man

I have enjoyed watching the SciFi Network's mini-series Tin Man. It's connection to the Wizard of Oz and clear and yet somewhat tenuous. It has been so long since I read the books by L. Frank Baum that I simply do not remember if Dorothy ever returned to OZ as this production clearly intimates. All of the original pieces are present, if slightly altered in their functionality and presence, and there were distinct similarities in plot to the original movie. That being said, no one dropped a house on anyone and the wicked witch was really something of a poser in the end. The flying monkeys were cool and having them stored in the witch's bosom was a neat visual effect.
Neal McDonough is an under rated actor who brings something interesting to whatever he is in, even if a vast majority of his work is in less than stellar productions (can anyone say Walking Tall).

It was worth watching and it is something that I will probably watch again.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Non Fru-Fru Food Snobery

I am sort of a reverse food snob but I don't take it to extremes.