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@FatboyRoberts That is impress…

Friday, May 8th, 2009

@FatboyRoberts That is impressive. It took me much longer to dislike you. (OH NO I DI’NT!)

@bdgrabinski It’s useless to t…

Friday, May 8th, 2009

@bdgrabinski It’s useless to tell me LIMITS OF CONTROL is fantastic when I’ve seen it and therefore know it isn’t. Nice try!!! :-P

Two terrible movies today: “Li…

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Two terrible movies today: “Limits of Control” (more like LIMITS OF MY PATIENCE!) and “Next Day Air” (more like CRAP CRAP AIR!)

Friday movie roundup – May 8

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Hey, nerds! There’s a new “Star Trek” movie — and it’s not just for you! Regular people will like it too. It’s one of the best all-out entertaining movies so far this year.

Only one wide-release film dares challenge it, and it’s a comedy called “Next Day Air,” which wasn’t screened for critics in Portland. I’ll have a review later this weekend.

In limited release, there’s “Outrage” (review at Cinematical), an intriguing documentary about U.S. politicians who vote against gay rights yet who are secretly gay themselves — like Larry Craig, though the film “outs” several others, too. The film was made by Kirby Dick, who also made “Twist of Faith” (Catholic priest abuse cover-ups) and “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” (MPAA irregularities). Basically, if you’re a hypocrite, Kirby Dick will eventually find you and make a movie about you.

“Gigantic” is a self-consciously quirky indie comedy about quirky people doing quirky things. If you’ve never seen a single indie comedy before, you might enjoy this one.

Catching up with a couple older wide releases, “Fighting” is better than you’d think (though still not very good), while “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” is reprehensible and not funny.

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“Transjester”: dressing as the…

Friday, May 8th, 2009

“Transjester”: dressing as the opposite sex for comedy. “‘Tootsie’ is a transjester movie.” “Dame Edna is a transjester.”

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