Thumbs up? Thumbs down? I feel like doing something original this issue.
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
Thumbs so far up it's insane!!!
Therapy has never been this cheap. I just got back from seeing the film and I don't really have the words to express my love for it. This article was all ready and done but I asked Leo, "Pretty please, let me write something about THE ROYAL TENEBAUMS, so that people can go see it when it's released." He said "Sure," and that's why you're reading this paragraph. This is the best film I've seen in years. GO SEE IT!!! It goes into wide release on Friday. Oh, how I love this film.
LORD OF THE RINGS
It was too big for its own good. It needed intimacy to work. Even though, that's just the beginning of its problems, I'm going to leave it. I love me my Peter Jackson way too much to publicly diss him up.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Thumbs down. WAY DOWN!
I love me my Owen Wilson, but that couldn't save this. I was really looking forward to it, but it's one of the worst films I've seen of late. Save your money (not that anyone else was excited about it like I was, were they?).
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Hedwig (pronounced Hedvig) rocks!!! ROCKS!!! One of the best films of 2001. Rent it, rent it, rent it! If John Cameron Mitchell doesn't get nominated for Best Actor, then things in the wurld is screwy.
Lots of disturbing fun. A documentary all about Star Trek fans. Features interviews with both the fans, and the stars. Really fun documentary.
Trek fans unite! Those with screws loose, and spare ammunition, go to where the Trek fans have united. Do what needs to be done.
ALMOST A FULL MOON by Hawksley Workman (Not a movie, but rather, a CD.)
Thumbs way the fuck up!!!
Hawksley's released a Christmas EP. It's fantastic. Pick it up. You'll listen to it after the fact too.
MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS FILMS:
A CHRISTMAS STORY
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER
Now go off and try to have a lovely holiday. If your family isn't much fun to be around, know that you're not alone. Just grin, bear it, and eat as many Christmas sweets as you can. Enjoy yer New Year's Eve, too.
If you'll excuse me, I have to go get my sister to wrap all these gifts I've bought.
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