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Monthly Archives: December 2007

juno = acting saves well-paced but overly stylized and overwrought script

Yeah, who’s the bitch now, Diablo!? No, seriously, she’s definitely got something unique going on, and I think her next script will tell. Will she go the way of Apatow, and perfect that “edgy, pop-culture referency yet grounded and realistic comedic tone”, or will she go the way of Tarantino, and wallow in that “extended [...]

Happy New Years!

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, the way I don’t believe in Truth or Dare (as in: I am no more or less likely to do something because I am dared to do so, or because it is January 1st). So it has nothing to do with December ending that I am considering joining [...]

“I Feel Pretty!”

Nothing’s more fun that going on the David’s Bridal website and making fun of the dresses you didn’t wear to yours, especially after you’ve just been to a wedding where the bride wore a dress that you didn’t wear to yours. This process is called “rationalization”. You should try it sometime. It makes you feel [...]

sexploitation

I agree with Amelia Hill. I too yearn for the good old days, when sexual exploitation could be freely expressed, without need of subterfuge and reappropriation, and relegated to the poor, disenfranchised, and otherwise disempowered females of our society. Then the rest of us could continue to conveniently ignore the implicit economic nature of sexual [...]

“just one more thing…”

The Dovid just made my day with this little tidbit: “The character of Columbo was created by Richard Levinson and William Link, who claimed that Columbo was partially inspired by the Crime and Punishment character, Porfiry Petrovich”. Here are The Dovid’s insights as to the connections: 1. The show always begins with the murder. You [...]