WOW. “He’s Just Not That Into You” is LONG. When it was over, we were all on the same cycle.
Archive for February 3rd, 2009
“He’s Just Not That Into You” is 132 MINUTES LONG??!?!! That can’t possibly be true. Please tell me that isn’t true. I refuse to accept it.
@shawnlevy You should use a photo of Shawn Levy the film director.
I like that so many SXSW films already played at TIFF/Sundance — you can’t see every SXSW title anyway, and that helps narrow it down.
@craigbates Whatever a Harry Knowles article makes you feel, you should probably feel the opposite.
Harry Knowles talks about why he’s not talking about the Christian Bale thing, and in the process, talks about it. http://cnvg.us/bale2
Awesome: How Michael Phelps’ pot apology should have gone: http://tinyurl.com/dceqnc
@ranielle It’s just a one-page checklist of clichés, right?
If you should walk outside this Saturday or any other Saturday in the near future, look around, and discover that you are in the vicinity of Provo, Utah, you should make the most of your woeful situation by attending a performance by the Thrillionaires.
The Thrillionaires do long-form theatrical improvisation. It’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen, unless you’ve seen the Thrillionaires. They’ll get a couple suggestions from the audience, then create a 30-minute play in the style of Oscar Wilde; or a Broadway-style musical; or a puppet show; or a 1930s-type radio program. There is usually music. Sometimes things get dramatic for a bit. But mostly there is incredibly quick-witted, high-spirited comedy.
It’s hard to promote the Thrillionaires by telling you specific funny things they’ve done. Like most improv, it’s a “you had to be there” kind of thing. This recent rave review from a Provo newspaper I hadn’t heard of might give you an idea. Mostly, though, I can tell you that the people who have discovered the group keep coming back week after week to see what uniquely entertaining merriment they’ll come up with next.
The group’s founders are all friends of mine, and that’s what brought them to my attention. I’m telling you about them now because they’re in danger of losing their performance space. There are bills to be paid, after all, and the facility’s owners believe they might make a larger profit by hosting more mainstream, well-known theatrical events. The Thrillionaires have been steadily building an audience, but getting the word out is tough, especially when there are so many other entertainment options available.
So do yourself a favor and go see ‘em. They perform every Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts on Provo Center Street. Tickets are $7 online, $10 at the door. Heck, I’ll make you a guarantee: If you see a Thrillionaires show and don’t enjoy yourself, I will personally refund your money. I’m serious! Go! Laugh! Have fun!
This made me LOL in my pants: http://tinyurl.com/copjso