@scottrenshaw Yeah, I’ll take care of that later today, once I’ve had time to “collect” my thoughts. (GET IT? Cuz “The Collector”??)
Archive for July, 2009
The bad thing about Rob Marshall directing PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 is that it means there’s going to be a PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4.
Judd Apatow has been involved as a writer or producer on about a million comedies over the last few years, enough to make us forget that he’s only actually directed two movies, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” “Funny People,” opening today, is the third, and it’s a more mature and ambitious film than the last two, with dramatic character arcs mixed in with the bawdy humor.
The other new releases, “Aliens in the Attic” and “The Collector,” were two of Hollywood’s Shameful Secrets®, not screened for critics before opening. I scampered out and saw them both first thing today, though, and I can report that “Aliens” is a harmless, somewhat mediocre family caper about kids defending their summer home from bumbling invading aliens, while “The Collector” is from the writers of the last few “Saw” movies and indeed feels like a rejected “Saw” rip-off. Reviews are forthcoming.
In limited release, you’ll find the pleasant “Adam” (review at Cinematical), about a man with Asperger, a mild form of autism; and “Tetro,” Francis Ford Coppola’s operatic tale of fraternal jealousy and strained family relations. It’s no “Godfather,” but then, what is? (Besides “The Godfather,” I mean.)
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ALIENS IN THE ATTIC: meh. THE COLLECTOR: bleh.
Dating show for amputees: “Less to Love” // #newrealityshows
OMG they replaced Rachelle Something with somebody else as a tertiary character in the eighth “Twilight” movie!! I’M GOING TO CUT MYSELF!!
NPR’s Neda Ulaby is a delight! She’ll let me know when the piece will air. I wonder if they’ll bleep out the 200 times I said “retard.”
In the booth at Portland’s NPR affiliate. It smells so liberal in here.
If you live near Provo, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be following @thrillionaires and attending their hilarious shows. I HAVE SPOKEN.
I assume the Deseret News will soon run a letter complaining that Obama & pals discussed their differences over BEER. Evil, evil beer.