November 14, 2006

Romancing the Stone

What have I been doing instead of finishing my NaNoWriMo WIP? Numerous procrastinatory and one or two legitimate activities. Going on a DVD buying binge falls firmly into the former category. And what did I find at the bottom of a big box of movies I was rifling through at my favorite illegal DVD shop? The 2006 special edition release of Romancing the Stone. Call me maudlin, but I love this movie. It’s lost none of its luster with time. Michael Douglas is not my type at all, but he’s just plain sexy in a swaggering yet sheepishly sweet kind of way. And I’m such a sucker for a makeover. Any makeover will do (note to self–include a makeover in next MS). Watching Kathleen Turner transform from frowsy, scatterbrained writer to machete wielding, thigh-baring tigress will never get old.

Now if only Joan Wilder could write me out of my NaNo funk.