Skateboards, Movies, and Homos?

March 6, 2008

I HATE Gus Van Sant. Let me get that out of the way first. Now sure he has been involved with many films I liked, such as Good Will Hunting. But My Private Idaho and Elephant are probably two of my least favorite movies of all time. Well he is directing the Harvey Milk biopic (wondering who is Harvey Milk?).  So I looked up the film because there is a lot of buzz about which celebrities are in it.  Currently Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, and James Franco are attached/filming.  But that is not the point of this post.  It turns out there is a Gus Van Sant movie coming out soon.  Paranoid Park.  Heres the plot line: A teenage skateboarder’s life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.  I watched the trailer and I want to see it.


Definitely, Maybe a Pedophile

February 23, 2008

This is an unaired Soup skit about Definitely, Maybe.  The movie is adorable, sweet, funny, and a great chick flick.  I rushed out to see it on Valentines day.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a spoof.  Particularlly a wildly inappropriate one.   Check it out!


I’m All for Naked Girls, but..

February 19, 2008

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Have you all seen the new Lindsay Lohan photos?

from People.com

In what is likely her greatest role to date, Lindsay Lohan plays Marilyn Monroe between the sheets – literally – in the new spring fashion issue of New York magazine.

Recreating Monroe’s legendary 1962 final photo shoot for Bert Stern with the veteran lensman himself, Lohan posed for the spread on Feb. 5 at the Hotel Bel-Air.

Here is a link to the photos. The photos are gross.  They are cheap, exploitative, and visually disturbing.  She is a drug addict slut and is likely to suffer a Marilyn Monroe fate.  So the accompanying articles references to Monroe (and Heath Ledger’s) untimely deaths make Lohan seem out of touch with reality (she talks about how that won’t happen to her).  The camera man, Stern, is famous for the originals and the sexy depth they showed.  These are cheap restagings that don’t deserve the media storm they are generating.  Additionally, couldn’t someone airbrush the 40,000 freckles off her body.

At least she isn’t rail thin anymore.  Now her extremely pale boobs are a reasonable size.


Meet The Browns

February 10, 2008

I never thought I would say this, but there is a Tyler Perry movie I am looking forward to.  “Meet the Browns” looks like solid family movie, and Angela Bassett is always an amazing actress.


Cloverfield Attacks Again

February 4, 2008

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Cloverfield, the much hyped monster movie, might be coming back. After a killer first weekend (followed by a big drop off) the creators of the film are looking to further cash in on the movie by making a sequel. REALLY? I mean I thought it was okay, as a one time thing. If the monster survived the end of this movie, how exactly would anyone even try to kill it next movie.

You can read my early review of Cloverfield here.


Speed Racer

February 4, 2008

At work I caught the Speed Racer trailer this weekend.  It looks awesome, its shot in HD entirely green screened and Emile Hirsch is Speed Racer.  Its shot to look anime-ish.  I think it will be a fun movie, although I am not a big Speed Racer fan so I don’t care about fidelity.


Son of Rambow

February 2, 2008

Had to share this gem with you, Son of Rambow.  We got the trailer for it on Rambo and I think it looks adorable/funny.