Adventures in Babysitting is awesome, unabashedly awesome. The cast is solid, including Bradley Whitford and Anthony Rapp, and, AND, the clearly-talented-but-seems-difficult-to-work-with Vincent D'Onofrio plays Thor. I know, right?
Soapdish will make a wonderful Broadway musical (call me Marc Shaiman, soon).
Her Oscar-nominated turn in Leaving Las Vegas could easily have won had she not faced Susan Sarandon on her fifth nomination. Sarandon won Best Actress for Dead Man Walking and Nicolas Cage Best Actor for LLV. Shue and Sean Penn won the consolation of those respective categories at the Independent Spirit Awards the night before the Oscars. It's not a bad runner-up (seems more respectable than a Golden Globe, although no one ever sees your speech). She picked up a handful of critics' awards as well. And she never made Drive Angry. Or Season of the Witch. Or Gone in 60 Seconds. Or Knowing. Jesus, Nic Cage makes some shitty movies.
And finally, her most challenging role to date, playing Elizabeth Shue in Hamlet 2. Aside from the song "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" she's pretty much the best part of the movie (just watch the trailer if you haven't seen it).
Happy birthday dude! Rock on! And when I hear from Marc Shaiman I'll see if we can get you a part in Soapdish: The Musical. Not one of the leads, but maybe Betsy Faye Sharon (the other character in the scene below).
|"And will you be having wine with dinner?"|