Monday, July 9, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|Bowl Cuts: They're Killer|
I didn't think I would like this one, and, lo and behold, I did not. Even when it first came out and I saw the previews, I knew it wasn't my kind of movie. Not that I can tell you what my kind of movie it is, exactly, but just that it usually involves humor, pathos (I love a good cry), and a real romance, not confusion and general indifference. In other words, "Juno" was much better, in my opinion.
That said, I went into it with an open mind. Kurt said it was great. My friends said it was great. I was prepared to be overwhelmed with it's greatness. Instead, about 1 hour into it, I asked Kurt "when is it going to get good?" to which he responded "It IS good." So much for that.
I did enjoy the second half of the movie much more than the first, though, and I thought the basic premise was interesting, if a bit typical: man stumbles across mass murder, takes the money, and is chased by a cold blooded killer, who is in turn chased by the police. All in all, though, I found it too understated and not compelling enough for my tastes. I just didn't care if the main character got caught and killed, or if the assassin man gets away, or how stoic Tommy Lee Jones could be in the face of everything (I hated the ending: what the hell did it have to do with the rest of the movie?!) Which isn't to say I wasn't intrigued at certain points, but it was only momentary, entirely based on plot minutia, and had nothing to do with the characters whatsoever.
As for the other nominees, a friend recently told me that he believed "There Will Be Blood" to be one of, if not THE, best American movie ever made. Which just makes me want to see it more than I do already, though my initial impetuous for seeing it is perhaps not suiting his praise: I LOVE Paul Dano, cause he rocks in "Little Miss Sunshine". I have a sinking feeling, however, that it won't be "my kind of movie" either...
Sunday, February 26, 2012
He Said: Boooring
Okay, so it seemed fitting that since we are doing a blog about the Oscar winning movies that we watch the Oscars and do a little blog of things we thought were interesting about the show, and at times this will seem a bit disjointed since it is just thoughts as the show goes on. As a reminder Billy Crystal was hosting after Eddie Murphy pulled out or was kicked out sort of at the last minute, and there were a bunch (nine) of movies nominated for best picture but we hadn't seen any of them and none of them seemed like blow me out of the water movies, although The Artist does seem like a really interesting movie.
Damnit! I was hoping to not have seen any of the nominees this year in any category, but I did see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. We feel they were all wrong with all their choices this year (not really just going with the title of the blog). After the first 4 awards, 2 of them did seem wrong though. No I haven't seen much of any of the nominees, but how does The Artist win for Costumes and Iron Lady for makeup? As much as a I hate Harry Potter, not sure how that didn't win for makeup, all they did is smack a bit of makeup on Meryl Streep and off you go, whereas Harry Potter was like major makeup. For the record Sacha Boren Cohen is still the funniest man outside of Hollywood, he knows how to have fun as seen on the red carpet, it was funny to see how pissed Ryan Seacrest was, although it was just hilarious in general that he was carrying around an urn with Kim Jong-il's ashes, I think Shannon even snickered over that one. Sandra Bullick dresses like an old lady, let's all clap for her German language skills!
As a side note, Morgan Freeman must be the oldest man with an earring, Hiliary Swank still looks like a man, Billy Crystal sucks this time around and he is getting too old for high definition tv, guess we won't see him back again. Not that I have anything against Billy Crystal, I think he is hilarious and awesome and I loved the first 8 times he hosted, but I think age is getting to him and his writers really let him down.
It would have been much better with the Muppet old men instead of Kermit and Miss Piggy, they could have been dissing Billy Crystal or the old Hollywood types, too bad, they had the chance and missed it.
Cirque du Soleil was amazing, even if they had a fall. How the hell do you flip someone with your feet? WOW!
Chris Rock, you're da bomb, hopefully he comes back next year as host and blows them all away, although I think someone really sarcastic like Don Rickles would be great.
How high of heels was Emma Stone wearing. Apparently she is 5'6” and Ben Stiller is 5'8” but she cleared his head by at least 4 or 6 inches! Shouldn't they have to consult with someone in charge of the show so they don't look so silly on tv? I'm talking to you Brian Grazer.
Christopher Plummer! Yay him and Canada! 82 and running up the stairs! I couldn't imagine my grandma moving around like that. P.S. he still does a great Jim impersonation.
Shannon finally got to see Sacha Boren Cohen as himself discussing what makes a great movie (she is always complaining about how he is never interviewed as himself but instead as one of his characters) and what does she say? “He's hot!.” Then they show Adam Sandler who looks very much the same but a lot more like Mr. Regimbald, and any of you from Paul Kane High School know who I'm talking about.
The penis length innuendo comparing movie length and penis length was just weird and seemed a bit awkward.
Time for the dead people part, I love this part for some reason and I always am surprised at some of the people that died this year that I never knew either died or died so recently. Although we were only surprised at Elizabeth Taylor, I forgot that she died and Shannon forgot that she died this past year.
The Artist cleaned up this year and was the best picture, a bit of a surprise, and I know I am really really looking forward to watching this one at some point in the future as it comes up on the list, I think I will have to wait until it comes up rather than watching before even though I would really like to see it sooner, but patience is a virtue, or something like that.
All in all, a really boring procession at the Oscars tonight and the best part would be Sacha Boren Cohen on the red carpet and Cirque du Soleil.
The best part of the Oscars was when I dumped a glass of water on your head.
Verdict: The Academy was partly wrong, totally boring, and we will wait and see how we feel about this year's best picture winner, The Artist, when it comes up on the random list.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
|"Look what I can do with my finger!"|