December 13, 2005

The BMW ad with the waltzing cars was fun, though

TMFTML is absolutely right about Mickey's excuse, but I think I've got a pretty rock solid one: Ride With the Devil, Hulk, and two-thirds of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Amen. Brokeback looks like one of those medicinal movies that you're simply supposed to like -- the kind that gets all kinds of awards even though it bores mainstream audiences to death. I have no interest in this movie -- not due to my raging homophobia, but because it looks like a big, fat yawn. I am willing to be convinced otherwise -- it's a long time til this comes out on DVD.

I liked The Ice Storm, though.

It's a long slow, plotless, movie about unhappiness. So I liked it. And a major young actor breaks one of Hollywood's big taboos and plays a poor man. A poor man with no ambition to be rich. A true proletarian (albeit lumpen). And plays it convincingly. But it is a movie of the moment; without homophobia it would not have what plot it does have.

I with the other guy -- I'd just get too squeamish watching Heath and Jake unbutton each other's trousers. Yeeeech. I know. It's pathetic. But the truth.

Yes, blob, you are pathetic. It's at the top of Metacritic. I'm dying to see it.

Daniel, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was great. And what about Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman, Sense and Sensibility, and The Ice Storm?

Cowboys are "proletarians"??

All of this misses the point. I'm not going to see it because it is a chick movie.

I can sum up my refusal to see this movie in two words: No penetration.

Yes, cowboys, especially today, are landless agricultural workers. Lumpenproletariat (as I said), tending to identify politically with their oppressors, but working class all the same.

The gay sex scenes are a bit disturbing, it's true. And probably not just because it's two dudes, although I don't know, it's *blush* the first of that I've seen. The straight sex scenes, however, feature name-brand breasts; Dawson's Creek and the Princess Diaries reprazent [sp?].

If all chick movies featured this many naked breasts (4) I'd've seen the Princess Diaries twice.

Wait a second. Are you saying that ANNE HATHAWAY IS TOPLESS in this movie? Why haven't I heard anything about this before? Really?

Absolutely. I was shocked that it wasn't mentioned in every review.

Both Hathaway and Michelle Williams have (brief) nude scenes; sadly, Linda Cardellini does not.

Good movie, straightforward love story; it is a chick flick. And not nearly as good as The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. That's the cowboy movie folks should be talking about.

Except for the part of "Ride With the Devil" with me in it.

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