Monday, June 28, 2010

Light Reading


Looks like those "leaked" twenty pages from the Undercovers script were the real deal. They were quickly pulled from the site — fortunately for me, not quick enough. Retired, married spies are called back for one last job. Light and breezy stuff. The NBC Upfront preview did a pretty good job of covering all the bases, so there aren't a lot of surprises here. I did expect a lot more witty banter than I got. And Mrs. Bloom seems a bit... control-freakish/bitchy on paper. So far, I'd have to say this isn't as strong as the Alias pilot script, but I'm gonna reserve judgment until I see the final product.


Colin Farrell plays a fisherman who pulls up an unusual catch, a beautiful young woman, who just might be a mermaid (or a selkie) in this modern day fairytale. Pleasant enough. Often walks dangerously close to Hallmark Channel territory — not that there's anything wrong with that, but I think you know what I'm trying to say. The story hinges on the casting of the titular character. I'm not sure if Ondine had a theatrical released in the States, however, it's currently playing on IFC OnDemand.

And my pile gets a little smaller...

2 comments:

FLJ said...

Ondine has played for a couple weeks in the Laemmle's Playhouse 7, in Pasadena. No idea if anywhere else.

screamwriter said...

According to boxofficemojo.com, it was released this month in only 39 theaters. Worldwide gross is just under $600k so far. I hope this doesn't hamper Neil Jordan's more intriguing future projects: Heart Shaped Box and The Graveyard Book.

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