Friday, October 14, 2005
Hands off daddy's stash!
Some random thoughts:
*What's happened to "Curb Your Enthusiasm?" The new season is as painful to watch as ever, but no longer funny. Just obnoxious. Hopefully we're talking a creative blip here, though I'm skeptical.
*Mike ("Office Space") Judge's new film sounds promising, and topical: (from the IMDB) Tentatively titled "The Idiocracy," it stars Luke Wilson as Joe Bowers, an "average American who is selected for a top-secret hibernation program that goes awry. Bowers wakes up and finds himself living among a society 10 centuries in the future, a civilization so dumbed-down that he is the most intelligent person alive." I think I've been to that place.
*I'm curious to see George Clooney's new movie about Edward R. Murrow. Hopefully it's an improvement over "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," which made the life of "Gong Show" impresario Chuck Barris somehow boring. (Could've used more Paul Williams, baby!) Plus, it had Drew Barrymore lisping her way through yet another role as a sickeningly adorable girlfriend. Did I mention my feelings about "cutesy" types?
*Snob though I may be, I've watched a few episodes of MTV's latest paean to superficiality, "My Super Sweet 16." Truly shameful entertainment, and a most appropriate addition to any radical Muslim's "Why I Hate America" list.
*Documentary lovers, pop culture junkies and those curious about the homegrown terrorist fad of the 70s should rent "Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst." Solid journalism, and even better filmmaking.