My Baby Ate Your Dingo and other ramblings


In the house of Commora
February 26, 2009, 12:11 am
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gomorra_hautGommorah is a brilliant first hand account of present day life in mafia ruled Naples.  Gomorrah was written by an ex-mafia member, Roberto Saviano and exploits the activities of the Mafia in Italy.  Due to the success of the novel and film, Saviano has now been forced into police protection.The film entwines five different stories, each unique and corrupt.  What I liked most about this film other than its bleak honesty was that it left out all the typical Mafia film stereotypes (although it did include fashionable track suits).  It is a story about ordinary people doing unordinary things.  There was little “Hollywood” in this film, no big star such as Deniro or Pacino, no big director, just plan unadulterated crime hate and death.

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Best and Worst of 2008
January 10, 2009, 8:24 pm
Filed under: movie review, Uncategorized | Tags:

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2008 was a shitty year for films.  Its taken me a while to come up with a list mostly because the majority of worthy films have just come out.  The summer is usually packed with great Blockbusters but instead we were stuck with shitastic computer effects packed remakes and sequels (give it up Lucus).

So here… I present the Top Films of 2008, in no particular order:

1. Batman the Dark Knight:  

2. Revolutionary Road

3. The Reader

4. Doubt

5. Wall-e

6. A Christmas Tale

7. Defiance

8. I’ve Loved You So Long

9. The Wrestler

10. Tell No One

11. Rachel Getting Married

Top Worst Films of 2008, in no particular order:

1. Mama Mia

2. Zack and Miri Make a Porno

3. Pineapple Express                                  

heil hubbard!

heil hubbard!

 

 

4. Seven Pounds

5. Valkyrie

6. Australia

7. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 

8. The Incredible Hulk

9. Indiana Jones  Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

10. Savage Grace

And… Everything In Between:

Milk, Burn After Reading, Tropic Thunder, Iron Man, Slumdog Millionaire, Sex and the City, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Man on Wire, Surfwise, 4 months 3 weeks and 2 days, Chop Shop, Funny Games and American Teen.

Those I havent seen yet but hear are good:  JCVD, Let the Right One in, Wendy and Lucy, Che Pat 1 and 2, The Visitor, In Bruges, Ballast and Reprise.

 

 

 

 

Why is my name Mutt?  I dont know...why are we making another one of these?

Why is my name Mutt? I dont know...why are we making another one of these?



NUN’S! Just one more reason to become Agnostic.

 

dont come a knockin'

dont come a knockin'

 

 

For those you who dont know, I am heterosexually in love with Meryl Streep.  I will give her praise for ALMOST everything she is in.  I do have to draw the line at Mama Mia, sorry Meryl but I never want to see you grab your crotch every again.  She has of course, redeemed herself by playing the frightening Sister Aloysius in John Patrick Shanleys Doubt.  Streep steps into the role of a severe Catholic school principal magnificently and sports a killer Bronx accent (one to add to her many accent accomplishments).  Sister Aloyisus wages war on the progressive Father Flynn played by Phillip Seymor Hoffman. Father Flynn is suspected by Sister Aloyisus of having molested a young African American student names Donalad Miller.  Streep suspects him after the young Sister James confides with her.

 Meryl and Hoffman go face to face in a battle fiercer that a UFC Championship match.  The supporting cast includes the stunning Amy Adams playing the sweet and naive Sister James.  Viola Davis gives a stunning performance as Donald Millers mother.  Davis’ showdown with Streep is a highlight of the film and Davis outshines Streep.  Even me, a hardcore Streep fan has to admit Viola Davis’ performance is a step above Meryls (in that scene anyways)  Donald is a young, gay, African American at an all white school living during the 50’s.  His father beats him because of his sexual preferences. Viola Davis pleads Meryl to turn her head at the events that may or may not have happened for the sake of her son’s education.

Whether Father Flynn molested Donald or not is really left up to the viewer.  I feel that the two connected on an emotional level rather than a sexual level.  Flynn clearly is a homosexual in hiding and took pity on the young boy since he has had to deal with the same feelings of emptiness and confusion.  I can see how many would disagree with me and say that the boy was molested.

Streep has already won The Critics Choice Award for Best Actress and she will no doubt be nominated for her 15 Oscar, will she when?  We will find out when the gorgeous Hugh Jackman hosts the Oscars this winter.