Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Can't Remember the Last Time I Watched 3 Movies in One Day, None of Which Featured a Talking Animal

Movie Review of the Day #1:
Notes on a Scandal - Lesbian/Geriatric/Pediophilia Fatal Attraction. If none of that disgusts you, this may be just the flick for you. Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench - I would probably enjoy watching them watch grass grow, so for me it was a win-win. Very dramatic, very creepy. If you're wondering whether to shake off someone in your life that may be a stalker, this one will convince you that yes, IT IS TIME.

Movie Review of the Day #2:
Who is Cletis Tout? - Movie within a Movie. Crime Caper. HILARIOUS! Stars my childhood hearthrob Christian Slater and Mrs. Ellen Degeneres, Portia de Rossi. (Jude! She fires a gun.) Tim Allen plays a hitman - it's funny already, right?

This is the opening dialogue between 2 Mafia Thugs.

Thug 1 - Oh... what's the name of that Burt Reynolds picture with the banjo?

Thug 2 - Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah that one with that retarded kid. He was good, that guy.

Thug 1 - Yeah, he was good. "Deliverance." Coupla nights ago, me and Denise we popped that into the DVD. We're about an hour into this thing and I start thinking to myself "this story ain't very realistic." You're a lonely mountain man. They're destroying your home. They've taken your job. There is no place to set your still. You are angry- they've destroyed everything that validates your manhood. You're confused; your sexuality is in question. You decide you're going to hit for the other side. You want yourself some man meat- I can understand that- but wouldn't you wait for Burt Reynolds to come downriver?

Movie Review of the Day #3:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Brilliant! If I had been on some Nyquil or maybe something a little less legal, it would have been really amazing. Jim Carrey who I normally despise didn't annoy me at all and the always lovely Kate Winslett was all but insane and still fabulous and lovely and all things good. I like that she keeps her weight up. She's a real person.

It would be near impossible to give you a synopsis. Suffice it to say that it is about what happens when you try to forget the most important person in your life. It has the flashback/out-of-chronological-order thing of Pulp Fiction. Just go with it, don't try to figure it out. The end wraps up nicely.



  1. Loved Notes on a Scandal. And will definitely netflix Cletis Tout although the name is vaguely... ummm... disconcerting

  2. Portia with a gun....OMG, I'll have to rent that one!

    Hope you're feeling better today... condom suit hug.

  3. I've been wanting to see Notes on a Scandal for a long time, I will definitely get that soon..sounds great! Cletis Tout sounds really good too and I LOVED ESofSM...Kate..Kate.

    If you love comedy, you should have Dawn rent you Death at a Funeral and Waking Ned Devine--I have a soft spot for British and Irish movies and these are Fantastic!!

  4. Kim, I saw Waking Ned Devine in the theater. I was the only person there and laughed so hard I fell on the floor.
    On your suggestion I'm definitely getting Death at a Funeral - I share your soft spot.

  5. Those sound good, sound like netflix adds. Hope you are feeling better. *hugs*

  6. sweet! I'll check those first two out. Spotless Mind was a real tear jerker for me but indeed I was a mental mess at the time. You know, like yesterday.