Thursday, October 15, 2009

Look At My Briefs -- 10/15/09

Here we are in the middle of October. It's beautiful up here in the Adirondacks this time of year so, naturally, I'm in a dark room writing another edition of brief comments on various subjects called Look At My Briefs.

Why does everything J.J. Abrams makes have to be called "Untitled J.J. Abrams Project" until approximately 24 hours before it hits theaters? Mr. Abrams, you're not working on some sort of death gel for the military or anything like that. I know you got used to secrecy while making Lost but really, this is a movie. Just give us the damn title.

I'm happy to see David Tennant getting a film role though I'm hoping this is some sort of elaborate ruse to lure him to a studio that will turn out to actually be a Doctor Who set and that they won't let him out until the next twelve episodes are completed.

I liked this movie better when it was called Undercover Brother. Wait, come to think of it, Undercover Brother wasn't that great and this has a high 80s Tomatometer rating. Based on that, I will now flip flop and say, "Finally, someone took Undercover Brother and did it right."

Why is House considered to be a genius? Hell, I could get the wrong diagnosis 15 times before finally lucking into the right one just as easily as he could.

This is an awesome idea. The audience for religious movies loves it when they're chock full of sex and violence.

Of the movies on this list, I've only seen Doubt and Towelhead but I can tell you that anyone who sees those two and interprets them as being pro-child sex is either a certifiably brain damaged idiot or is projecting his own seriously screwed up sex issues onto his criticism. This is similar to the people who've been calling Lolita (both the book and the Kubrick film) child pornography for the last half century and actually thought Nabokov wanted people to see Humbert as a sympathetic, romantic hero and not a narcissistic child molester. I'm assuming, based on his inability to properly judge the two films I saw, that his assertion that the other films are a clarion call for the acceptance of sex with children is also wrong. Law Abiding Citizen is coming out this Friday. I assume we'll see an article from Nolte saying it is a pro "kill some guy's entire family" movie.

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