|"You're going to love these chicks dude. Just seriously, don't drop the nitrate."|
Monday, May 13, 2013
The most time-travely movie in the history of time-travely movies
Remember that part in Looper when JGL and Bruce Willy meet up for the first time and JGL's all like, "Yo, so what's the deal with time travel, bro? Like, ain't there paradoxes and sh*t?" And then Bruce Willy's smacks him and is like, "Hey dummy, do you have any damn clue how long it would take us to spend discussing the implications of time travel?? Now get outta here, I got some toddlers to pop." I really liked that exchange because it was pretty much Rian Johnson winking at the audience and saying, "Hey, listen, we know a bunch of this time travel sh*t probably won't make sense. We know. But that's not really the point of the movie." Well, that nonsensical conversation that Willis alludes to? Yeah, Primer is pretty much that movie.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Review: Pain & Gain - The Cinematic Equivalent of that Chaotic Trip to Vegas You Take to Vegas Every Now and Then so You Don't Kill Everyone You Know
|Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? Because guess what b*tch, IT'S A MOTHERF*CKING HAND!!!|
Monday, April 22, 2013
This is purely anecdotal speculation, but I think there is a subconscious tendency for many young indie filmmakers to confuse despair with profundity. That, in other words, if one presents a story seemingly rooted in moral ambiguity, anxious turmoil and conflicted and complex interpersonal relationships, that you have inherently presented the audience with complex theater. The notion of exploring deep thematic insights is inherent to the DNA of serious drama, so, as such, if we witness serious drama, we as an audience feel obligated to attempt to parse through the presented themes and extract whatever meaning we can from the narrative. Even if nothing’s there to extract. In other words, it’s ambiguity disguised as art. And of course, it’s bullsh*t.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|When will Tom Cruise win an Oscar for best runner? He's just so damn good at it.|
Googan Suggestion - Slim pickings this week dweebs. But see Oblivion. Tom Cruise demands validation.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
|"Y'know, maybe that whole "Gwnyeth-Paltrow-head-in-a-box-thing" WAS a bit over the top..."|
Sunday, April 14, 2013
|I think a Jackie Robinson/Indiana Jones super hero team would be swell|
Googan suggestion for the weekend - I'm still trying to get out and see The Place Beyond the Pines, but that's proving difficult with The Masters and some solid NBA match ups on Sunday. And as usual, Game of Thrones and Mad Men.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
In honor of the fantastic Mad Men returning this evening, here's a little something something to get you in that quintessential 60's scotch-swilling, suit-rocking, booty-slapping mood. Allen Toussaint's cover of Django Reinhardt's Blue Drag really captures that era of cool. This should pretty much play any time Don and Roger walk into a room.