Wednesday, October 19, 2005

flick fish

there are a couple of films up-&-coming that pique my interest in one way or another:

Stay, with Ewan McGregor & Naomi Watts (who i still remember most fondly as Jet) looks weird & disturbing & promising.

the Weather Man, with Nicholas Cage, looks like it's one of those that'll bring the best out of Cage's slightly OCD deadpan style. besides, it's got Michael Caine, & fast-food projectiles.

i didn't read Shopgirl when it came out, though i remember being interested, but i'll probably check out the film--it'll be interesting to see Steve Martin performing in his own story, & i've not yet not dug anything by Jason Schwartzman (ah, Rushmore) or Claire Danes (remember My So-Called Life?)

&, with surprisingly little fanfare, the Doom movie comes out this weekend. i have a weird respect for the Rock (how cool would he be as He-Man? all he needs is the blond pageboy wig.) & will probably see this in the long tradition of wow look at all the explosions. besides, i played Doom as a kid...

there was one more, dammit, but i can't recall it at this time. i think i caught a trailer while watching Jon Stewart ever-so-gently tear into Bill O'Reilly on the Daily Show last night. it was intense. lesser things seem to have escaped my mind.

p.s. Bill Nighy's playing Davey Jones in the new Pirates of the Caribbean.

p.p.s. did everyone here about UNICEF's Belgian tv spot? featuring the shock-&-awe annihilation of the Smurf village? yes? disturbing.

12 little fish:

Blogger anne swam up to say...

Thanks for making me eager - and I don't even know when all this will be released in France. Ah the waiting pains to come...

3:23 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I'm looking forward to seeing Stay. I'll probably see the Doom movie cuz it looks like a film rendering of the recent Doom 3 game which was quite fun. The movie looks like good, cheesy fun and I like the fact that they obviously are making it as a video game movie, not trying to make it into high art.

7:12 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

YAY John Stewart - that o'reilly guy pissed my fish off for like a whole week

I love the daily show

8:49 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

did you watch the vid, mysfit?

i dug that reporter piece, by the by...i'd post it if i knew how...do you know how?

carl: nothing like cheesy video game matinee glee.

sorry anne, don't mean to tempt you with That Which You Cannot Have...Yet.

9:36 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

what, no comments on the smurfs? are we too traumatized?

9:47 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

naw - tramatized was the picture of the peanuts orgy - this, well i want to see the whole thing...

as for the reporter thing - maybe, we'll see

12:19 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

peanuts orgy?
keep that far away from me.

i tried to find the full version...ifilm had it up but the link wasn't working...

2:44 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

seems to be working now...

watch the bombing of the smurfs here.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I love the smurfs riff in Donnie Darko...one of my favorite parts of the movie.

8:37 AM  
Blogger banzai cat swam up to say...

Yeah, saw the Smurf thing though never really got into 'em when I was a kid, hence non-traumatized feelings. Now the Peanuts orgy, just thinking about it is... eh.

...Why the hell am I thinking it was Calvin (Bill Watterson) who thought up the 'bomb-the-smurfs' idea?

"srfkkjke": the sound of one smurf's death rattle

3:57 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

darling - stil seems that clip is too short and missing stuff... hmmm, i wonder what THEY are trying to hide from us...

2:54 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i too noticed it wasn't the whole thing...i'll, er, keep the fish informed if i ever find it.

6:35 PM  

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