My question is, what does this mean for Gabe’s feelings on The Blues Brothers? I’m a little concerned.
Adam Brody’s writing career in this movie gives me hope for all my dreams of having a fake career. 1) Writing porn scripts? Is a thing? All right! 2) Staring at a computer periodically and moaning about your high school novel you never explain and yet everyone thinks sounds interesting, on account of how your shitty high school experience must have been very different from everyone else’s shitty one = success? 3) GINNIFER GOODWIN. I can do this too!
I’m kind of sorry I lobbied so long to get you to watch this, Gabe, but I know you’ll bounce back eventually.
“It’s like watching paint get kind of stressed out and argue with itself while it dries.”
Classic. Also, I need to dwell a little more on man-Ash and his man-(unironic; dude is gay) love for Michael. UNCOMFORTABLE, and only made more so by Michael’s grudgingly mortified thanks. You should develop that more, Bravo, though I know it’s hard when you only have so much time to fill with Mike Isabella listing synonyms for “angry” in regard to Robin’s existence.
Man, this made so much more sense when it was a reply to another comment.
Or in the ove(a)n.
What’s amazing about this is that on the seminal A&E “staged reality” show The Two Coreys, Corey Feldman appeared to be the much more functional and less your boyfriend Corey of the two. And by amazing I mean ugh what.
Brave vs. gross is a pretty weird and irrelevant false dichotomy, since one can be cowardly and truthful or gross and truthful or a brave gross not-getter of things. Rape is not just not brave and very gross, it is an act that denies the victim’s humanity and it is inexcusable. So yeah, I agree with tibmalian and Gabe and GOB Bluth.
Did you see Youth in Revolt at a film festival, or do you have a short range time machine? Inquiring monsters want to know!
That is pretty damn excellent.
Julie Klausner, you are the best recent Videogum expansion pack feature by far, and I mean that in a totally appreciative and not at all objectifying you in the manner of a video game way. This was awesome.
But to continue my reign of spelling terror: CourtEney Cox-Arquette, Jason SegEL. Es, people! Everywhere you don’t want to put them, there need to be some Es!
Hey, did you know that T.R. Knight is GAY?! It’s true! And totally relevant because of an offscreen scandal that happened three years ago! I feel wildly out of synch with my fellow monsters, but “lol gays/trannies/sluts” is far below what I expect from Videogum.
And not to go all Adjunct Professor of Shitty Vampire Media Studies from Sparkles R Us University on you, but it’s Stephenie Meyer. (The E is for “The Worst!”)
I used to sell flooring. Would I watch Martha’s dogsitter picks out carpet? I would not. But I would watch it a lot more than Everybody Loves The Harsh Realities of Golf, so even in this, boringness is relative.
I think the hideous UNCANNY VALLEY aspect alone probably qualifies this movie as a frontrunner in the Hunt. Ugh, ‘scuse me while I vomit the sky. (What?)
@beatricks, for all your nerdy yet incoherent tweets about beer, the San Francisco Giants, and Xena: Warrior Princess needs. Oh baby
Lots of Love. No, wait, the other thing.
I think he looks like Little Dick Whitman from Mad Men.
Maybe you could start jeteing and stop je-terrorizing me.
I used to be friends with somebody who went to the same fancy academy as Gwyneth (Spence, in NYC). I’m not sure if growing terrible human beings there is something they do on purpose or it’s just luck, but I’ve always imagined it along the lines of Gossip Girl’s Constance Billard, in which case there must be somebody actively trying for awfulness. Good job!
Having actually seen an in-person table read of the Futurama cast I am painfully aware of how much awesomer they are than Fox and will now throw up in rage for the fourth time since I’ve heard this news.
This is totally late but whatever, my message will be heard! In a forest of day-old blog posts with no one to read them. You missed my point, Matt. I am not accusing Gabe of hating on the movie because it is woman-friendly; I am calling him on failing to recognize that woman-friendliness at all beyond trivializing it and the cause of female representation in media. Which is maybe a tall order for the internet, but I wouldn’t have said anything if I didn’t think Videogum were usually more insightful/less offensive than this.
Oh no, a not-romantic comedy about women doing something goofy instead of sexy/horrifying! They’re not even dancing or doing gymnastics! And it features the triumphant return of Alia Shawkat to the screen and Ellen Page not being obnoxious and several SNL alum. And gross, it was written and directed by women. You’re right*, this is totally lame and it is absolutely appropriate to make fun of it with the title of a groundbreaking feminist work.
*You’re wrong and I am pretty irritated, even if it doesn’t look like the best movie ever.
The Passion of the Christ is an extremely horrible movie, but not so much because it’s bad at being what it’s supposed to be. It’s just that what it’s supposed to be is an extremely horrible thing, and should be shunned. I still regret putting any validating money towards its existence.
Aziz is coming up with Raaaaaaaandy’s material himself, right? Apatow always seems into letting funny people (snap alert) do their own thing, which is awesome but doesn’t necessarily assuage my doubts about the movie. I need to know who to give credit for the most baller death of all time.