If you like fairytales and fantasy — the way they should be — go see Stardust. I went last night, and it was great. The movie is based on a novel by Neil Gaiman. I like Neil Gaiman. He's very, very clever. One of my favorite books is a slightly (okay, more than slightly) irreverent book called Good Omens, which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett (another terribly clever writer).
So I had to go see Stardust. And since Gaiman helped produce it, it was unlikely that Hollywood would screw it up beyond all recognition. The movie was clever, didn't take itself too seriously and was an all-around satisfying movie experience.
I don't buy movies often, but this will be one I buy.
Robert DeNiro as a cross dressing pirate captain? Classic.
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