I feel like we’re at the cusp of a schism in the JS fanhood: Those who believe accept only the first season as entertainment trash gospel, and those who accept the second (and presumably third) seasons. Or is this less like religion and more like canon?
Is Jersey Shore: Season 1 to Season 2 what Star Trek The Original Series is to TNG? I should stop talking now.
Is that Wesley Crusher?
Wait, does he really look like that? What kind of man has that facial hair willingly? He looks like a carnival barker in ways a real carnival barker would avoid.
I really hope that the two lines Jaimie Foxx have in the trailer are the only lines he has in the movie, not because I dislike Jaimie Foxx but because it would be genuinely funny!
I bet you they’re banking on the idea that he can recapture whatever it was that made such great returns on The Sixth Sense, Signs, and The Village.
They all made money!
That is your mom, and you call her every week to tell her how you are doing and make sure she is doing okay.
Mel Gibson’s mind operates using the exact same thing, only there’s another decision tree which goes DO YOU NEED TO GET PAID -> YES -> GO ACT.
Have you seen Tyson, the documentary about Mike Tyson by James Toback. There’s this amazing bit of footage in it where someone off-screen yells “PUT HIM IN A STRAITJACKET!” at Tyson, and Tyson goes nuts. He starts yelling back that the heckler is a homo, and that he (Mike) is going to suck his dick and fuck him in the ass because he, the heckler, is such a homo. It is equal parts ridiculous and terrifying.
Oh, here it is:
Everybody needs a project.
It does show a certain degree of self knowledge.
That makes it a financial failure but also makes it a way for Shyamalan to (potentially) rationalize its lack of success, which will just FUEL HIS DESIRE TO MAKE MORE MOVIES.
The weird thing is that as much as I hate Ke$ha, I know way more about her than a lot of other people. At dinner a month ago I tried to start a conversation about how sick I was of her and not a single one of my friends knew who she was, and these are informed people! I guess what I’m saying is that the line between stalking and actively being revolted by is thin for yours truly.
Do you ever wonder if there’s a shadow-Videogum populated by commentors who adore the work of Shyamalan and cannot stand Paul Rudd?
So what’s with the rifle prop? Does Mad Men take a Lee Harvey Oswald turn at some point?
HOLD ON HOLD ON. It’s really probably me worrying about race and class too much because it’s 4th of July weekend and I worry that patriotism is too closely tied to nationalism and racism to be okay anymore. I guess “big eyes” doesn’t really fit into any established race tropes regarding the Subcontinent anyway? But maybe it should?
I am genuinely concerned that is going to be construed as racist. Not the nickname, the eye-thing.
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Unbreakable was good! Right? Or am I misremembering it?
Well, one reason people think of marriage as misogynistic is because of how it has been traditionally perceived and framed. Women traditionally give up their surname, and were also expected to stop engaging in entire arenas of life (e.g. work).
It’s not like that quite so much anymore – most of my friends who are married are in relationships which afford both parties a lot of equality, but there is a strong historical undercurrent in which the roles of husband and wife are clearly defined, and in which the woman got the less-actualized end of the stick. So. There.
Maybe we should be looking at this from a different angle. Where will Mel Gibson be in six years? Where Jean Claude Van Damme is today?
What if he suffered from crippling depression and anxiety as a younger man, and this is the person he became once he got on a medication that worked for him?
There is no way Joe Francis wrote those words.
So what’s his game, then? Is Kenny Strasser conning his way onto local TV just because that’s the sort of thing he does? I’m not real clear on his motivations.