Thursday, September 13, 2007
She Hate Me
Sorry to blast on a Spike Lee film becuz I freakin LOVE his work, but this film sucked ass. This movie was horrible. I only decided to watch this film because Spike Lee directed it. After seeing it, I question why he was even attached to this production in the first place??
I can't believe he was co-writer of this script! Was this a desperate attempt to write a film against type. Was he sick of being labeled as the angry black militant filmmaker?? The plot was horrible, the characters were typecast, and they were ALL way too stereotypical. I thought this film's theme was about morality in ethics and in fact its the complete opposite. And what fug was that ending about???
Why would lesbians choose to have sex to conceive a child when in vitro fertilization is ready and available? The Fatima character (played by the beautifully talented Kerry Washington) is clearly confused about her sexuality first of all. She claims to no longer love the protagonist (played by Anthony Mackie), but she constantly works her way back into his life and uses this baby-making business plan as a way to see him and have contact with him again. Then she kisses him and makes love to him like she was dying for it when she does try for a baby. I just didn't get this film. What was this film's message? Why was this film even made? What a waste of celluloid. I think I like the old militant films that Spike Lee used to make. I miss those. Don't waste your time on this flick.
Spend your time on a better Anthony Mackie film like Brother to Brother, Half Nelson, or We Are Marshall. This movie is a stinker.
I'm startin to get sick of all these trailer recuts that have a gay theme goin on. I mean it's like beatin a dead horse at this point don't ya think? But I gotta admit, this one made me laugh out loud and its cut together pretty well.
My favorite part is at the end with the trailer credit and who is listed as the director. Funny shtuff!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
"I wake up. Turn off the alarm. Look outside so I know what to wear. I took a shower... with soap. Then I shave. Sometimes I cry for no reason. I wake up. I get dressed. I take my meds. I eat breakfast and I don't read the paper, it confuses me, which makes me mad. I wake up."
I know, I know this is just another excuse for us to rant and rave about our JGL but we can't help it! This is a kick ass movie! The Lookout is about poor Chris Pratt who finds himself in a devastating car accident that leaves him with a life long brain injury. He only remembers bits and pieces of moments at a time, and has to write down everything in order to commit it to memory.
Chris finds himself being taken advantage of when he is approached by Gary Spargo (played by Matthew Goode). Gary lets Chris in on a little secret---"wanna rob a bank?" Chris finds himself at caught between a rock and a hard place when he ponders whether he should go with the heist or let well enough alone.
Jeff Daniels and Isla Fisher also co-star in this wild ride crime thriller. The script is by seasoned screenwriter Scott Frank who wrote Minority Report and Out Of Sight. This is Frank's directorial debut in this film.
Ummm can I just say something??? Will someone give this kid an Oscar already? He is such an underrated actor!!! Let's get scrubs like Paul Walker off the screen and add more JGL to the movie theaters!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
"FALL INTO FALL" Media Mixer
Come join other individuals from New York's media, arts & entertainment world for this afterwork networking mixer.
SCENE Film & Media brings together professionals from New York's media, arts & entertainment industries for a night of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, networking and conversation.
116 Macdougal Street
New York, NY
Subway: A,C,E trains to West 4th St, or 6 train to Bleecker St.
SCENE Special Drinks: 7pm - 10pm
$3 Bud & Bud Lites | $4 Well Drinks | $5 Apple Martini's
Complimentary appetizers also provided
Get Entered to win an 1GB iPOD Shuffle or AMC Movie Tickets for Two!
(must be paid attendee to enter & present at event to win)
First 24 paid attendees (online only) will receive a bottle of NO QUESTIONS ASKED INIGMA Cabernet-Merlot.
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About SCENE Film & Media
SCENE Film & Media plans & promotes a series of public and private
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Submissions deadline (Oct 5th) approaching for the 10th Annual AAWIC
African American Women In Cinema 10th Annual Film Festival
November 9th - 11th, 2007, New York City.
Sponsored by: Oxygen
The Festival will feature the works of emerging and established African,
Latino and Asian women filmmakers from around the world. It is the
aspiration of the African American Women In Cinema Film Festival to give
talented women a path to fulfilling their dreams through exposure of
their talents, through peer interaction and through mentoring by
established professionals in the media and entertainment field.
For submission forms please visit www.aawic.org
Before Brokeback there was Idaho. This is the classic scene with Keanu Reeves (back when he could act) and River Phoenix (R.I.P) sitting in front of the campfire discussing their home lives. However, in this scene Mike (played by Phoenix) pours his heart out to Scott (Reeves) and admits that he is in love. According to IMDB this campfire speech was actually written by River Phoenix himself...
John Cameron Mitchell decides to go out of the box and direct a film about New Yorkers discovering their sexual awakenings. That's different right? No other filmmaker has ever gone to such depths to show a narrative about horny New Yorkers gettin it on with other horny New Yorkers? Well okay, maybe it HAS been done before, but Mitchell asked his cast members to have unsimulated sex on screen to make this not just another sappy-New York-sexually frustrated-commitmentphobia-type of flick. Shew!
Shortbus is a film about a place in the city aptly called....Shortbus! It's a sexy skin party where couples, singles, trannies, hipsters, queers, punks, preps, geeks, goths, and the like go to get their freak on! The main character Sofia ironically a sex therapist is pre-orgasmic...yikes!!! Yea, we never heard of the term pre-orgasmic before either...and thank God for that!!! Basically poor Sofia has never experience an orgasm before...double yikes!!! POOR BABY!!! Sofia finds herself on a quest and becomes sexually awakened thanks to a cute gay couple by the name of Jamie and James who are having their own sexual issues in their relationship. James wants Jamie to invite a threesome into their mix but James has an ulterior motive that could have critical ramifications.
Meanwhile Sofia is invited by James and Jamie to go to Shortbus and experience from others what it is like to have an orgasm since her husband Rob is doing a shitty job at it. Sofia meets Justin, (who plays himself) who is the hostess of the Shortbus parties. Justin Bonds is such a delight and brings so much such humor and luminance to the film. Apparently during auditioning and casting, any interested actors were to submit a 10-minute video of themselves describing an important sexual experience. The director received approximately 500 tapes. On the DVD they show the process of how these actors were chosen for the film. Get paid to get laid??? I'm in! To make the actors more comfortable, the director and the cameramen were stripped naked while filming the orgy scene. What a fun production to have worked on!!
Interestin stuff....now where is the REAL Shortbus around here??