It rained, so my trip to HMB's pumpkin fest didn't happen. We went, instead, to the movies. "I ♥ Huckabee's". Dustin Hoffman, Lilly Tomlin, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg were all excellent. Jason Schwartzman wasn't. The director did a superb job of reeling in Tomlin and bringing Hoffman out so they were a matched pair. I can't say enough about Wahlberg's performance. Unfortunately they don't give Oscars for best character actor, otherwise he'd be right up there.
Come to think of it, why the heck don't they? Most of the best real acting is done by people in the character roles.
Got 2/3 of my Netflix backlog taken care of - "Temptress Moon" only lasted a few minutes before I realized I'd seen that particular Gong Lee film before, maybe under a different title. Life is too short to watch the same movie twice. Watched "The Verdict" - Paul Newman, Jack Warden, James Mason and an incredibly Lauren Bacallish Charlotte Rampling. Excellent acting, okay script, it rambled a little until they got to the trial. I didn't think the ending was done well - no defense summation, no waiting for the verdict, and I would not have been swayed by Newman's closing arguments - not the most powerfully-written script, and the directing and editing were shoddy work. Didn't deserve a Best Picture nomination.
Oh yeah, stay through the credits. About 3 minutes from the end of the credits they play a song which has interesting lyrics.