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The Darjeeling Limited

Comedy 2 Comments »

darjeeling.jpgI hate to get serious for a moment, but I went to see The Darjeeling Limited and there is really nothing funny to say about it so I have to get serious. I’m a big fan of Wes Anderson, but I don’t know how to place this movie in my Wes Anderson cosmology. I’m not the only one, check out A.O. Scott’s sort of endorsement:

“This shaggy-dog road trip, in which three semi-estranged brothers travel by rail across India, is unstintingly fussy, vain and self-regarding. But it is also a treasure: an odd, flawed, but nonetheless beautifully handmade object as apt to win affection as to provoke annoyance. You might say that it has sentimental value.”

Here are how I rank Wes Anderson’s movies:

Rushmore
Life Aquatic
The Royal Tennenbaums
The Darjeeling Limited
Bottle Rocket

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 68%

Tuesday Evening Quarterbacking

Football 1 Comment »

img_0962.JPGI spent Sunday watching football standing up squooshed in the corner of a bar. One thing I realized standing in a group of Eagles, Lions, Texans, Patriots and one Green Bay fan is that Patriots fans are really the most obnoxious fans in the world. This is of interest to me. I am from Philadelphia. I have a vested interest in knowing who the actual obnoxious fans are. Leave it to the Patriots fans. So what that the Pats are being punished for cheating? Or that the Pats took out J.P. Losman in the first play of the game? There is still no reason to restrain yourself from screaming nonstop as the Patriots score 5 unanswered TDs. They are enough to make anyone get satellite.

Better Morning – No Movies

Not a Movie Confession 1 Comment »

picture-1.pngOut of shame for Bye Bye, Love yesterday I got up at 7 AM today and ate breakfast, ran 3 miles, did laundry with James. I asked James how many people said hi to him when he was running and he said, ‘what?’ I don’t know why so many people say hi to me when I run. I guess I just look friendly.

Bye Bye, Love

Comedy No Comments »

byebyelove.jpgSometimes I get caught up in a movie in the morning so my 2 hours of morning time is still not enough to get to work on time. That’s why I try to only watch NY1 in the morning. This morning, Bye Bye, Love was really not a worthy excuse. The movie is about three divorced dads played by Paul Reiser, Randy Quaid, and Matthew Modine. They meet at McDonald’s every week for the exchange with their exes. It is hard to imagine that this entire movie was not paid for by McDonald’s. The baby throws up in the car, take it to McDonald’s! You don’t know what to cook for dinner, exchange recipes with the dads at McDonald’s! What else can McDonald’s do? Well check the minor story line of widower Walter who gets a job at McDonald’s to keep himself busy. He and his young boss Max find inter-generational friendship at…. McDonald’s!

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 15%

X-Men: The Last Stand

Action, Comic Book 2 Comments »

xmen.jpgX-Men: The Last Stand really is a terrible movie. One might think that it is terrible because Bryan Singer directed Superman Returns instead of directing the third X-Men movie, but Superman Returns is also a terrible movie. One thing that they both have in common is the actor James Marsden. In X-Men, Marsden plays the laser-eyed Cyclops. In Superman Returns, he plays Lois Lane’s husband. In both, he is a cuckold. Jean Gray really wants Wolverine. Lois Lane really loves Superman.

In fact, if you look over his career, if Marsden is in a movie and there are two leading men… Marsden is going to be thrown over. In The Notebook, his wife-to-be loves Ryan Gosling. Well, he really hasn’t been in too many other movies as a lead, but still it is strange. Marsden is a handsome guy. He is hotter than Ryan Gosling. Why does he never really get the girl?

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 57%

Clueless

Ding, Girl Movies, Romantic Comedy No Comments »

clueless.jpgI remember I saw Clueless when I was still a snob about movies and I was so surprised that I enjoyed it. The little inside joke about Billie Holiday being a woman really appealed to my sophisticated 17 year old palate. Of course, now I’ll watch anything and since Clueless was on tv, I watched it again. It was nice to see Paul Rudd when he was still adorable (pre-Forty Year Old Virgin). Clueless is a four ding movie by the way.

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 83%

Just My Luck

Dumbo's Magic Feather, Girl Movies, Romantic Comedy No Comments »

lindsaylohan.jpgPeople think Lindsay Lohan movies are terrible because of her off screen behavior (and she’s kind of a dumbass), but it is not so. She actually makes a great laundry day movie. I watched Just My Luck while doing laundry just the other day. Just My Luck is about a girl (Lohan) who has the best luck in the world and a guy (Chris Pine) who has the worst luck in the world. They kiss a bunch and swap luck and in the end they realize that they had their own luck all along or something like that. Basically, it is a Dumbo and the magic feather moment.

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 13%

Sexy Beast

Thriller 2 Comments »

sexybeast.jpgI am watching Sexy Beast and at the risk of sounding like my parents, I can’t understand a word these guys are saying. I am getting the general story based on context clues, but the dialog is lost on me. I hear it is a really good movie. Maybe next time I will try to eliminate all background noise, like the air conditioner, so I can really concentrate.

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Rotten tomatoes rating: 86%