Sunday, August 31, 2008

A person doesn't change just because you find out more.

The Third Man - 7.5/10. The movie skips along. It's a lot more fun to watch than I'd have suspected, the music and all. The problem, I guess, is that it makes a stab at being important but it just wants to be a thriller.

Box office poison.

Bringing Up Baby - I love Howard Hawks, I love Katherine Hepburn, I love Cary Grant, I hate this fucking movie. It's loud. It moves too fast and doesn't reward keeping up with it. It's a two-hour meditation on 'Who's On First?' Jesus Christ, it's annoying. 2/10.

The world 'll be shut of ya.

Sling Blade - 7.5/10. Bill Bob is a treasure. Some weak points mar an otherwise fine film.

To me,

my X-Men.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Smoking crack.

Sucking dick.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Everyone's wrong

but us.

Maus I and II.

Yo, the cats is Nazis and the mouses, they is the Jews, ha.

Don't do me no favors.

Born Into Brothels - 6/10. Surprisingly not moving.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Sweet Smell of Success - 8.5/10. Casually dark. You could drown in it. It's where 'In the Company of Men' gets its guts. I only like Tony Curtis in this role. Wonderful.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Then there are those of us who do it

because we think it's funny.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pre 9/11.

Post 9/11!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dear Transamerica,

You were very boring. 3/10.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


is attractive.


1 : a lawyer whose methods are petty, underhanded, or disreputable : shyster
2 : one given to quibbling over trifles


a person who is professionally unscrupulous especially in the practice of law or politics : pettifogger

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yeah, I'm not going to get a job.

I'm booked until September.

8/22 - 8pm Grand Illusion
8/23 - 6pm The Battle Of Algiers
8/25 - 2am Tokyo Godfathers
8/25 - 5pm Tex Avery, King Of Cartoons

8/22 - 10pm - The Third Man
8/24 - 12:45pm - Jezebel
8/25 - 8pm - Notorious
8/26 - 1:30 am - Indiscreet
8/27 - 10:15pm - Sweet Smell of Success
8/29 - 10pm - Mutiny on the Bounty
8/30 - 2:30pm - Bringing Up Baby
8/30 - 4:15 pm - The Philadelphia Story
8/30 - 8pm - Woman of the Year
8/31 - 2:15am - On Golden Pond
8/31 - 4:30pm - Adam's Rib

8/22 - 9:30pm - Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
8/24 - 8:30pm - Transamerica
8/26 - 7:05pm - Born Into Brothels
8/30 - 9pm - Sling Blade

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson.

"The most exciting part of the film for me was jumping off a damn bridge onto a moving train. It was exciting. My adrenaline was flowing like the Super Bowl, man. I was ready to do that."

Sunday, August 17, 2008


One who makes a show of knowledge.


1) lacking in qualities that seize the attention or strike the imagination : commonplace
2) tediously dull in speech or manner

The defecated reason was all,

and the heart nothing.

There is no other defense left for absurdity,

but obscurity.


are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them--they are the money of fools.

But Locke,

leaving this out of his calculations, was confident that a kind of intellectual atomism, with all things left to the emancipated personality and the prosy literal utilitarian education, would secure mankind against the violence of unreason. Men, however, hunger after faith, far more than an abstract right to judge all things upon the basis of their fallible senses; and if they are denied the faith of tradition, they will embrace the faith of a latter-day Ragnarok.

Penny apple red.

Pineapple Express - 6.5/10. I mean, whatever.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We came over to sit.

Lars and the Real Girl - 2/10. One of the new school, a direct descendant of 'The Squid and the Whale' (except I enjoyed that movie), where the movie attempts to take on a serious subject matter as it drowns in its quirkiness and disguises itself as a comedy while taking itself way too fucking seriously (re: The Savages, most things Mike White is a part of). One of the rare movies that offends me with how bad it is. Fuck. A 'Waking Ned Devine' for the mentally handicapped.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

To call things by their proper names.

re: Barry Lyndon

"Final thoughts: I wouldn’t call this the most entertaining Kubrick film or my favorite, but it is nonetheless a masterpiece of mood, scale and character work. Alcott’s photography is classic and cries out for a high-def disc, the leads are all immensely watchable and Kubrick’s use of classical music is once again used to great effect."

you're saying it sucks, right?

that's what you're saying, right?


Fandango - 5/10. A 'The Last Detail' for the college set. Five (four) guys go off for one last fandango afore they is to be drafted into the dangblast war, with Jim Morrison indian guide dream sequences. It's only notable for not being Kevin Costner's first movie. But it's a special beast. It was made to be shown as local CBS affiliate's Saturday afternoon feature. It exists for cutting to it halfway in and constantly only ever watching it in five minute stretches and somehow through a lifetime of five-minute stretches, you've watched the whole damn thing. It is a nothing of a movie but it is such a special nothing.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

If you ain't dead

then sing along.

Friday, August 8, 2008



Y'all ain't want to hear me.

Y'all just want to dance.

All right!


Thursday, August 7, 2008


Man on Wire - 8/10. Pleasing.

Fuck you,


Man, did you just fart?

That shit stinks!

Long night.

And shit

and shit.

It's enough

that it exists.


liking things.

The perpetual fear

of not being misunderstood.

Why are you sweating?

I was watching 'Cops.'

Stepbrothers - 2/10. Violently unfunny. A 'Family Guy'-level event.

Man is least himself

when he talks in his own person.

Nothing makes one so vain

as being told one is a sinner.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My closet.


is for pussies.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Who was not only dull

but the cause of dullness in others.

But one is but an insect,

and the other is a horse still.

A loose

sally of the mind.

Happier to be sometimes cheated

than not to trust.


Let not Censure term our fate our choice,
The stage but echoes back the public's voice;
The drama's laws the drama's patrons give,
For we that live to please must please to live.


of immediate pain.

I fancy mankind

may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connection, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made.

Gotta stick it out now.

Autumn Spring - 7.5/10 - Two old men trying to die decently.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

etiolate (trans. verb)

1: to bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight
2 a: to make pale b: to deprive of natural vigor : make feeble

He seemed excited

to have said this aloud.