Dir. by David O. Russell, 2013
This is how I imagine Amy Adams looks at all times.
However, a remake of Red Dawn, post-Afghanistan-and-Iraq, is at least bearing the pair up for lunch money and giving them swirlies. I mean, a movie where Americans are talking about defending their homeland and the invaders (North Korean or Chinese, doesn’t matter) only see it as a “place” that will actually be taken seriously by many of my fellow citizens had to be someone’s idea of an overly elaborate joke.
At some point there’s too much money involved for it to be pure trolling.
So, remember Sean Young as Rachael in Blade Runner? My girlfriend decided on that as a costume last night. Trust me when I say it was fantastic.
(No, I’m not going to share the actual photo I took. This pic from the movie will have to do.)
So the line Obama dropped tonight? “I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President.”
Reminded me a lot of the big speech Michael Douglas made at a White House presser in The American President, which concludes with “My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I AM the President.” (It’s a reference/rebuke to Richard Dreyfus’ Republican senator, who’s the likely opponent in the fall, who ends his speeches with: “I’m Bob Rumson, and I’m running for President!”) So much so I wondered if someone slipped Aaron Sorkin a draft of the speech to re-write.
If you excise the stuff he goes on about Annette Benning’s Sydney Ellen Wade, just substitute Mitt Romney for Bob Rumson and it’s pretty much the tone Obama used tonight — talking about the divisions the GOP want to exploit, how they’re not offering solutions so much as selling you on some nostalgia. That said, hearing a fictional Democratic president talk about gun control and banning assault weapons really tells you it’s the 1990s, cos no one dares do that any more.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in the latest edition of Playboy’s “20 Questions” (link NSFW b/c it’s Playboy)
(500) Days of Summer, despite how annoying Zooey Deschanel was/is/can be on screen, was a textbook case of the Unreliable Narrator.
Bring it on.
YAIS to the casting, despite the old “has to be told by the point of the manager instead of ODB himself” POV.
Sonny Chiba as Hattori Hanzo in Kill Bill Vol. 1. Probably my favorite line in the movie.
Still can’t get over how awesome Inception is.
Script, special effects, and such aside, my favorite touch in that movie is using an Edith Piaf song (“Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”) as the “kick” tune for everyone to wake up because Marion Cotillard (Mal, Cobb’s dead wife) won an Oscar for playing Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
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