February 15th, 2009

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Movie Comment: _Hotel For Dogs_

_Hotel For Dogs_. But that's not speculative fiction, you say?

Well, given that the movie focuses on the existence (in LA or NY, the big city is never stated) of a large abandoned hotel that's full of valuable stuff, and not occupied by squatters, or stripped to the floor studs, or both, I'd say that's pretty speculative.

In addition, the resolution of the movie depends on the willingness of big city people to donate enough money to upgrade and support a Hotel For Dogs. Well, we're definitely in an alternate universe here.

And don't forget the Rube-Goldberg-esque inventions that enable the kids to care for many, many dogs.

But the movie featured lots of appealing canines of all breeds and sizes, several kids that weren't too overbearing, and of course had a happy ending for all concerned. A pronounced it a big thumbs-up. And that's all that matters!
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 23:13 dinner was delicious, and there was much wine. So I'm a little buzzy right now. #
  • 23:14 @egriffith I hope you caught 30 Rock, cause it was a damn good one. #
  • 23:15 I know something's happening, because everything's mooooving #
  • 10:19 recovering from wonderful Valentine's Day dinner last night, watching "Prince Caspian" with A and E #
  • 13:45 taking A to a movie #
  • 13:51 picking up girl scout cookies; getting a prescription; taking A to see "Hotel For Dogs" #
  • 14:54 Waiting for "hotel for dogs" to start #
  • 22:03 watching Friday's BSG, because it's supposed to be Nothing But Exposition and explain so much about what's been going on here... #
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