State of Play.

Finally got to see State of Play this evening and it was magic. Well deserving of its 7.5 on IMDB. Normally I can take or leave Russell Crowe, but in this he was incredibly watchable. Helen Mirren also aquitted herself well and, dare I say, seemed to be occasionally channeling Bill Nighy who was in the original 2003 BBC production. Both the movie and mini series are well worth seeing.

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  1. Damn… I hate Russel Crow. I think he’s such an ass and I can’t even look at him.

    But I totally love Helen Mirren. I didn’t know it was a TV series before. I don’t get the BBC. I might have to check this out now though.

  2. Leah, Helen is my girl crush. She is so incredibly classy. If you ever get the chance you must see her Prime Suspect series. Gritty watching, but worth it. She is magnificent.

    LB, you know apart from his dreadful hair *don’t* I think he was pretty watchable in this. As for Jason Bateman, it took as ages to realize who on earth it was. He is such a talent.

    Hey Astrid, it played here in like weekly sessions and I remember being absolutely glued on a Sunday night. Bill Nighy….augh. He is so old man sex on a stick. heh. 😛

  3. If you ever get the chance you must see her Prime Suspect series

    Oh, love that series. It’s how I first came across her years ago. I love how the Brits can do such intense, gritty stuff. Could never happen here in the US.

  4. “I love how the Brits can do such intense, gritty stuff.”

    Absolutely. I remember thinking this a long time ago, when I saw the movies A Taste of Honey, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and The Go-Between. And BBCA puts out infinitely more adventurous and enlightened stuff than American TV.

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