Pinocchio's relationships and developing conscience are touching, if perhaps a little overearnest
, and a few of the many chase-and-escape scenes feel arbitrary, making it tempting to skim over them.
Chesney Hawkes and Sarah Harding both twinkle under the spotlight, but the real stars of the show are the overearnest
Despite attempting to make the next Atonement, director James Kent, whose CV includes three episodes of EastEnders, has made an overearnest
drama best appreciated on the telly on a wet Sunday afternoon.
The slippery, multi-tentacled creatures seen in Gareth Edwards' "Monsters" have adapted to Earth's harshest environments, migrating from their Central American infected zone to other parts of the planet in "Monsters: Dark Continent." Not so much a sequel as another stultifying character drama set in a world overrun by aliens, this 10-yearslater spinoff switches directors and genres, as first-timer Tom Green helms a taxingly overearnest
war movie set in an unspecified Middle Eastern country, where American soldiers deal with insurgents while the menacing MTRs (as they're now called) lumber about in the background.
They had a brilliant name, they wrote brilliant songs, their wry and sardonic wit blew away their dreary, overearnest
1980s contemporaries, yet among football fans the Birkenhead-born band are best known for refusing to appear live on flagship music programme The Tube because their beloved Tranmere were playing at home that night.
He has the brooding rangy earnestness of Chapman's own poetic persona, though this is forged by contrast with the racy prose of the non-intellectual gallants and pages that people the bulk of the play and yield a comic surface that has even been called "chipmunkish." (61) In keeping with the light and playful surface of the play, the scholar-hero is also a figure of fun--an unworldly and overearnest
In footage from the era, Blessitt possesses all the gawky grace and comic overearnest
intensity of a Will Ferrell character.
Thiebaud set the score and Core followed, but in comparing the two, his paintings seem fresh and loose--almost abstract, as if they were representing some platonic cake or cream soup or candy apple rather than an actual one--and Core's project seems overearnest
, like an academic trying to make sure she hasn't missed an important detail.
His book is filled with the sort of music-worship that professional musicians tend to scorn as overearnest
Loose, lithe, and limber, Hemingway gets into the comedy groove and has a great time spoofing her overearnest
Corey solves some of these problems and trips over others in The World through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury, a sprightly if sometimes overearnest
attempt to read the venerable weekly magazine as a prism and prime shaper of the liberal intellectual consensus in the prosperous years after World War II.
It is a politics about nothing--or at least we feel at liberty to present it to ourselves as such--which offers us the chance to laugh at the Bill Clinton scandal follies and the comically overearnest
attempts of the Keystone Kop Republicans to bring the president to book, should we find such things funny.