Drive is not what I expected

You watch the trailers, you read the reviews and you think you know what you’re getting when you walk in the theater. Not so with Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. Case in point, when I went to see it over the weekend, there was a group of rowdy teenagers in the back, probably 15-17 years old. I thought for sure we were going to have problems with them, that I might have to see Drive again because a bunch of kids ruined it (I’m still mad at Sasha The Crying Baby for wrecking Iron Man). Not so with Drive. The opening scene is so tight and tense that those kids shut the hell up and remained quiet throughout the rest of the movie. Whatever they though they’d be seeing when they bought tickets, Drive turned out to be something different. I know it wasn’t what I was expecting. At all. Continue reading “Drive is not what I expected”

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Short notes and brief thoughts

Angelina: Sister-Wife No. 6

The Brange graced us mere mortals with their presence on the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday in support of Brad Pitt’s new movie, Tree of Life. If you pay any kind of attention to celebrity/gossip at all, you probably know that Angelina is Sister Wife No.6 in an alternate universe, and thanks to a tear in the space-time continuum (rent apart by her alien-beauty—she is one of a small group of intergalactic travelers stranded on earth, recognizable by their extreme otherworldly beauty), these two alternate realities sometimes “cross” and influence each other. Think of it as Style Sliding Doors. Lately, the Sister-Wife reality has been leaching into Angelina with a vengeance, but it appears that for Cannes Angelina was almost able to repair the damage done to the continuum and put the Sister-Wife back where she belongs. Almost. Because while the chocolate satin Versace gown is hardly the worst thing Angelina has ever worn (although it would be more appropriate at an award show and it seems too heavy/dark for the summer on the Riviera), that is total Sister-Wife hair. We really need to figure out how to sew the continuum back together for good so that we can save Angelina from the influence of the Sister-Wife doppelganger. Continue reading “Short notes and brief thoughts”