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Your mum – summa cum crazy graduate from the Institute of Snap!thology.
Bright Star – achingly beautiful
In The Loop – second the AV Club contention that it is our generation’s “Dr. Strangelove”.
Full Disclosure: I actually saw both these movies about a month ago and not over Christmas but nobody has mentioned either of these yet and they are fantastic and should be watched over and over again.
His fantasy also seems to be about being reaaaaally misogynistic as well. Or was that just me?
Tarkovskey, Dominik and Herzog – oh my! Be still my film nerd heart.
I don’t want to sound all book-snob-literature-is-a-higher-artform-no-adaptation-ever-lives-up-to-its-source-material because so not true, but seriously, Yate’s book is a zillion times better than Mendes’ movie. I wanted so badly to love the film because the book is utterly devestating and brilliant but the film fell flat for me.
Thank you! Finally the perfect visual depiction of my post-”Primer” brain.
I guess this whole thing is an Untouchables reference but still surprised no-one has pulled out a Connery reference yet. It’s a Christmas miracle!
She’s not emotionless, it’s just that her people are Nordic.
But seriously, I think January Jones does a fabulous job as Betty. Betty is a mess of (most of the time) repressed emotions and the way that Jones lets glimpses of the pain and frustration and sadness and bitterness and emptiness flit across her face or seep through into little piece of business is pretty awesome.
I haven’t really been following this because, well, ugh. Ever since Sommers started his insane mutterings about how the nation NEEDS “Hey Hey” back, I’ve been living in a perpetual state of ugh. “Hey Hey” was never the good timey wholesome pure hearted beacon of family entertainment that Sommers has retrospectively been trying to cast it as. It was crude, racist, sexist and homophobic 20 years ago and I guess nothing much has changed. I’m guessing because nothing could entice me to actually watch either of the specials. But anyway, where is the baying for blood a la the furore over The Chaser’s Make a Realistic Wish sketch? Is this the lesson we are actually taking away from this? Black humour doesn’t fly but blackface does? Oh man, I fear for the fate of Saffran’s new show.
Yes! Not that everything needs to be a reference to everything else (refer to my comment above … Self zing?) but I really really loved the Officer Jim from Magnolia delivery of his to camera piece about Leslie.
Totally concur. He was born ready (to be my favourite). Although, I do love how Andy is getting to develop into this Creed from The Office off the wall type with genius throwaway lines like having a rock fight with a crazy guy who was running 20 minutes late.
Alan Sepinwall (I like to whore around all the best Mad Men recaps) thinks that Dennis’ snub is because after stepping out of the waiting room (also, love all the liminal places – physical and metaphorical used in this episode) and into real life, he realises that he can’t/won’t live up to the promise he made to be a better man. I think it’s a little bit more than that. I think that what passed between them is that thing that sometimes happens when you are with strangers. Being with someone that knows zero about you and you will most likely never ever see again can be incredibly liberating and let you be completely open and honest like you can’t necessarily be with your nearest and dearest. I think seeing Don again when he never thought he would embarrasses Dennis. Not necessarily because he thinks he can’t live up to his words but because it reminds him of his earnestness which can be totally confronting and a little mortifying.
Uhmmmmm…. context! That was meant to be in reply to Becca’s comment.
You know, I’m not convinced that Betty squashed the caterpillar. She smirks as she closes her hand around the little grub but (unless it was just my shitty download) it’s not clear that she squishes the thing. SCHROEDINGER’S CATERPILLAR! I love that ambiguity because it lets you unpack from the scene everything that you wrote but also if she DOESN’T squash the catepillar but is just cocooning it then that also plays well against the fact that she is about the give birth to a new life/phase in her own life. Anyway, fan girl enthusiasm seconded. I really feel like the season stepped up a notch with this episode.
Oh surprise surprise…. the girl who gets herself an AGENT (wtf?) minutes after the video hits the internet works for a PR company and didn’t see the shooting at all.
It’s totally true. I think they revoked the citizenship of anyone who doesn’t love Chris Lilley. Also, does this mean we are now forgiven for Baz Luhrmann’s tourism commercials?
Putin is the creepy gift that never stops giving. Remember when he kissed that boy on his belly because he “reminded him of a kitten” or something equally as not-a-good-enough-explanation-for-kissing-a-young-boy’s-stomach?
Also, Putin is going to teach Sarcozy judo. For real.
I love love love Jon Ronson but I always get a little weirded out by his whiny little voice when I hear it. But then I think of this piece he did for The Guardian and everything is again right in the world. It is the best piece of writing ever. Unless you are Joel. Then it is but one of the many episodes of your childhood that will keep you in therapy for years.
I’ve never seen this video but I live in Australia and we only got the internet turned on yesterday or something.
I love the fact that she thinks it obviously the work of rascally children because an adult wouldn’t have the time to put lines around the word Jesus (but putting lovehearts over lower case i’s is a perfectly grown up past time?).
Also with Dill hanging around her house maybe she ought to check the Finch’s yard for her missing statue.
They’ve been given scripts to look through? I hope they remembered to include lots of pictures.
Maybe they’re using the phrase “inspirational to young girls” as creatively as the description that the movie will be full of “dancing and singing”.
And “celebrities” appearing in cameo roles.