“My dear young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.”—What every critic quibbling about Community sounds like to me.
I haven’t seen last night’s episode, but I almost cried at my desk reading this. Granted, that’s largely because Community is my favorite show since The Simpsons, but finding out the cast and crew were incredibly kind to a character actor who played a key role in two seminal films of my early adolescence (Sneakers and True Stories, whut whut) is just…oh, you’d think I saw a video of a monkey rescuing a wounded duck or something.
BAM is showing every classic Brian DePalma thriller, something I’d normally be ecstatic about because a) I really want to make Leila see one of my favorite DePalma movies - she already likes Carrie! - and b) Leila is incapable of attentively home-viewing any 20th century movie she hasn’t already seen unless it involves teenagers.
However, forces have conspired so that one if not both of us have plans Friday (Sisters), Monday (The Fury), Wednesday (Blow Out), and the following Wednesday (Dressed To Kill). You should totally see any if not all of these movies if you haven’t though, with Phantom Of The Paradise and Femme Fatale also recommended.
“I’m so, like, sick of movies and shit,” Smith tells the Denver audience. “All I want to do is talk, talk, talk.”
From the Kevin Smith interview in the LA Weekly. It’s like Bill Hicks’ bit about the kid who quits the soccer team in drug PSAs. Pot didn’t make Kevin Smith quit directing, he just smoked it, looked at his directing career and said “You know what, I really suck at this!”
The article is way more even handed that my zing and well worth reading if you’ve spent any serious time liking or disliking this jorted fellow.
M. Night is getting Will Smith dollars to make a sci-fi epic about a boy who has to save his dad when their spaceship crashes on our abandoned planet IN THE YEAR 3000. Seriously!
I’d almost be surprised the family Smith would make a film with M. Night in 2012, but this plot is TOTALLY Will’s thing (plus M. Night has yet to flop commercially with a big star, just Paul Giammati). All of his recent movies have him sad and alone in the world, whether due to poverty (The Pursuit Of Happyness), heartbreak (Seven Pounds), immortality (Hancock) or zombie apocalypse (I Am Legend). Now he’ll remake Wall-E in Jaden’s image with M. Night Shyamalan. LCD Soundsystem ain’t dead, because THIS IS HAPPENING.
Fittingly, I don’t think I’ve been so ironically excited for a movie since The Happening.
“27. Neil Young- Greendale
28. t.A.T.u.- 200 km/h In The Wrong Lane
29. Radiohead- Kid A
30. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”—I just revisited at my ballot for Stylus’ Top 50 Albums: 2000-2005 and decided that I’m going to make a new one, since I know at least 8 of these albums wouldn’t make my top 100 now, including the timeless debut by that dynamic duo above. Will Good Charlotte still sit pretty at #2 behind Conor Oberst’s pop-punk side-project? Stay tuned!