Monday, November 06, 2006

They Just Love to See her Take Them All

Well kids, it's been a while, so I thought I'd do another "over-simplified descriptions of movies I've seen" post. The bad thing is, that most of the movies I've seen have already been out on DVD for sometime now. But the good thing is, that you've probably already seen each movie, so I won't spoil them for you. The other difference is, that I may spend more time on at least one movie, because I'm still trying to digest it.

Bukowski: Born Into This - Bukowski is a bad person. No, wait. He gets all emotional when he reads a poem about one of the whores he went boozing with for a while, so Bukowski can be a good person. Finally, Bukowski is a damaged alcoholic, but his work speaks for itself.

Ladies in Lavender - Surprisingly, this movie is not about lesbians at all, but you can still learn lessons from it. Finding a young man on a beach after a storm and taking care of him is good. Falling in love with the young man when you are Judi Dench's age, is bad.

V for Vendetta - It is bad to be a totalitarian government that controls its people while telling them that it's for their own good. Apparently, it is good to be a guy wearing a creepy mask and controlling a young girl and telling her it's for her own good, as long as you topple said government at the same time. Natalie Portman as a hot bald chick, is good too.

House of D - At first I saw David Duchovny and that was good, but then I don't have any idea what happened because I was so happy to see David Duchovny. Then he left and I'm not sure what happened because I was anxious that David Duchovny wouldn't return. Then they showed him at the end and I have no idea what went on because I was so busy being happy and having my faith in mankind renewed. Oh yeah, I think Robin Williams may also have be in this, but I can't really remember.

Breakfast on Pluto - Cillian Murphy was very pretty and that was good. Then Cillian Murphy was hard to understand because he used a breathy, girly voice and had a strong brogue. Then Cillian Murphy got hurt and that was bad. Then things worked out for the best and that was good.


Me and You and Everyone We Know - Miranda July is quirky and so was this movie. Watching movies like this can be dangerous for me because I think they're real and it jives with the way I want the world to be, but isn't. In real life, the guy would have gotten a restraining order against Miranda July and his youngest son would have met a very different person in the park.

The lesson here, is persistence pays off and that's one lesson I've had a hard time learning. I'm sure you are all tired of hearing how terrified I am of rejection, but it is something I really need to work on. I would have no problem stalking a guy I liked at his workplace, (shut-up) but I would never be able to approach him, let alone hop in his car, let alone go back and talk to him after he asked me to get the hell out of his car. I could also not ask some big-wig gallery owner to call me and say, "Macaroni" into the phone. I liked this movie, because it was much like my life could be if I actually acted on some of the bizarre scenarios in my head.

12 comments:

Margaret said...

David Duchovny distracts me from all else too. He's yummy.

Anonymous said...

Be careful about stalking guys that could possibly carry a torch by self-immolation.

Churlita said...

I know and he even had kind of weird facial hair in this and I was still distracted.

Churlita said...

Yeah, that whole setting himself on fire is a bit worrisome...

Anonymous said...

I liked this more then Junebug though.

Ondine said...

Junebug sucked.

Churlita said...

Ondine and Dex,

Junebug was too slow for me and I didn't care about the characters at all.

Reel Fanatic said...

Junebug does not even come close to sucking, despite the previous comments ... And I thought Breakfast on Pluto was great too

Churlita said...

I didn't think Junebug sucked, I just thought it was disappointing. Me, You and Everyone We Know was better.

I liked Breakfast on Pluto too. It was definitely a Neil Jordan film

Anonymous said...

If you like Neil Jordan check out the remake of the Melville film Bob la Flambeur, The Good Theif, if you have not already...a more upbear version starring Nick Nolte... nowhere near original but good cast and not horrible. And Junebug stunk on ice.

Anonymous said...

Not be, if you excuse the expression, churlish about Junebug and I don't want to beat it into the ground but it was one of those films that was overhyped and heighten expectations only to diminished with some decent performances (not the OC guy however) and many lingering moments that may have been an attempt at depth but were just longuers that had to be endured. It was not as unwatchable as Hiroshima Mon Amour but it was definitely not worth all the buzz. On a different note has anyone followed the sad case of the woman from a couple Hal Hartley films that was killed? Depressing.

Churlita said...

Dex, It's all relative. I have to watch a lot of teen movies with my girls, so what sucks to most people can be a welcome reprieve to me. You mean, the whole story isn't about a nerdy misfit fighting the popular crowd? How wonderful!