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Jesus’s Son (guest)

MOVIE: Jesus’s Son

GUEST: Tuffgirly

NUTSHELL: A guy, a girl, drugs, the seventies. But it’s GOOD. Based on a brilliant collection of short stories.

GOOD THINGS: Jack Black, the acting is phenomenal, and did I mention Jack Black? I really liked the parkas. Plus now I’m in love with Billy Crudup.

BAD THINGS: C’mon, like I really want to watch someone shoot up.

FEATURES: Joaquin Phoenix’s brother Billy, Samantha Morton (no matter how much they paid me, they could not get me to dance like she did) Dennis Leary, Dennis Hopper, Holly Hunter. How could this movie not get an award? Did I mention Jack Black?

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS: The shooting up thing, and also some pretty heavy-handed religious imagery. We get it, we get it.

NOTABLE: Even though I am the number one hater of shooting up, I loved this movie more than I love my hot rollers. Need I say more? And the soundtrack.

BEST PART: Definitely the knife in the head thing.

BEST LINE: The travelling salesman had fed me pills that made the linings of my veins feel scraped out. My jaw ached. I knew every raindrop by its name. I sensed everything before it happened. I knew a certain Oldsmobile would stop for me even before it slowed, and by the sweet voices of the family inside it I knew we’d have an accident in the storm.

CROWNS: 6 out of 5

January 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

Ghost World (guest)

MOVIE: Ghost World

GUEST: Tuffgirly

NUTSHELL: Damaged teenagers, damaged old folks, damaged Steve Buscemi (no!), hilarity ensues. Okay, no it doesn’t, but it IS a really good movie. Also, it’s not as scary as the name would imply. Except for the numchucks guy

GOOD THINGS: A heroine who is not stick-thin, original blues recordings, white trash abs, I also am partial to comic books being made into movies, although not when it involves a superhero. Also, it made me slightly less depressed than Crumb did.

BAD THINGS: I am all for the thrift store dressing, but for God sake’s, Enid, try to match something with something else. Her attitude started to bug me after a while. Plus, who really wants to imagine having sex with Steve Buscemi? I mean, I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy, and I’m sure if he treated me bad enough, I’d make out with him, but STILL. Also, white trash abs.

FEATURES: White trash abs, the Horse Whisperer girl (or so I’m told), dorky record collectors

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS: White trash abs, wire hangers representing the female condition, Enid jerking Seymour’s chain (both figuratively and literally), Seymour’s freakouts

NOTABLE: The main character’s name, Enid Coleslaw, is an anagram of the writer’s name, Daniel Clowes. Wait, isn’t it?

BEST PART: The best part was the end, and I’m not going to say it because you should just go rent the damn thing.

BEST LINE: I can’t believe we finally made it!” “We graduated high school. How totally amazing.

CROWNS: 4 out of 5, and only because it made me slightly depressed and I squeamed at the white trash abs.

January 13, 2010 at 12:25 am Leave a comment