Off Pirating. Will post on monday a provocative discussion of the obligations of childcare. Or Tuesday. We'll see.
Oh, saw "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" tonight. Good film as a film. Had nothing whatsoever to do with history. Portrayed Elizabeth as an Elightenment thinker. *snort* Will also have feminists up in arms about blatant suggestion that even the strongest woman in the land needs a good, strong, male shoulder to cry on for comfort and every woman secretly yearns for the domestic life. *gag* That said, Kate Blanchett kicks ass, and Samatha Morton was FABULOUS as Mary Queen of Scots. Geoffrey Rush fell a bit flat, which is a shame as I usually adore him, but the extreme hotness of Clive Owen made up for it. OMG the tights. And boots. Oh yes.
The cinematography was at times amazing, at times so ott i laughed out loud. Ditto the costuming. In her famous speech to the troops at Tilbury they had her decked out is this metallic thing that made her look like a cross between Joan of Arc and a Star Trek alien (original series, when all the alien chicks were hawt). Actually, what it really reminded me of was the scene at the end of Dogma where Alanis Morissette is God and walks out of the church in the armor-plated tutu. You know that scene? Yeah. They even kept the hair. I was wetting myself.
There was a bit too much gore for me, but I know I'm more bothered by that than most people. I had to cover my ears because I can't stand the sound of horses screaming.
Conclusion: worth watching if you want to be entertained, but not if you want to learn anything about history.
Rating: 4 1/4 tortured Papists.