The Last Kiss

Why did I watch The Last Kiss? Maybe it was morbid curiosity, just like when I forced myself to watch Elizabethtown. Also, it’s a movie about the trials and tribs of turning 30, so maybe I thought there was tiny sliver of truth I could relate to. What the fuck was I thinking? This was boring shmoring, Zach Braff whining and plotzing through the movie, dealing with his girl troubles and kee-crazy friends. The characters had no depth, no personalities, and it was a wonder any of them had relationships. The one thing that freaked me out was that his friend was played by the same actor who played the crack addice who kidnapped and tortured David on Six Feet Under. No one should ever allow him to make other movies ever!

But still. Please. I always wonder when movies like this are filmed, doesn’t somebody say something? Like the gaffer or someone in catering let someone know what they are filming is awful?

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my love for wondershowzen is rekindled

Although when I originally saw it, I wasn’t pleased with the second season of Wonder Showzen. I just watched it on dvd and realized it is still good. I guess when you wait a whole week and get the whole show about “Horse Apples” and then a whole half hour of Chauncey asking people to make compelling tv (funny ideas for one skit, not 30 minutes). This stuff is more funny when you watch several episodes in a row. I hated the whole episode that happened during the segregatand the whole “bootlegged” show. But there were some gems- the Winorobot, and Trevor at the beauty pageant. I could go on and on. I’ve also noticed that the comedy world is incredibly incestuous and all appear on each other’s shows- like this, Arrested Devo, Reno 911, UCB.

So, in honor, here are some choice Wonder Showzen clips, from both seson one and two. Also, it’s not meant for anyone who doesn’t appreciate satire on racism.

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Don’t fuck with Sweeney Todd

SACHA BARON COHEN – COHEN’S SINGING DUMPED FROM SWEENEY TODD

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN’s singing has reportedly been cut from TIM BURTON’s forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie, because it’s so bad. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays SIGNOR ADOLFO PIRELLI – the arch-rival of JOHNNY DEPP’s SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street – in the big screen version of the hit musical. British newspaper The Sun reports Burton has given Cohen permission to rap his songs, because his singing voice isn’t good enough. A film insider says, “Pirelli is a notoriously demanding role with some difficult songs. “Any professional singer would struggle. So Sacha has been told to go for a rap style. It will be a bit like JIM BROADBENT’s performance in MOULIN ROUGE!. That won him a BAFTA. “Sacha is going to do a fantastic job but he couldn’t cut it with the singing. His voice was too low.”

This is some bullshit. I was already weary of the Tim Burton-remake of the musical. Sweeney Todd is very near and dear to my heart, and when you fuck with it, I take it personally. Uh, his part is that of an opera singer- and now you take away the singing? Second of all, the numbers with Pirelli are some of the best of the show. If he can’t sing it- fine someone who can! Borat already finished his fifteen minutes, stop trying to capitalize on that. Ugh.

weekend reading

James Purefoy on Gay Sex: Never Say Never: Okay, I won’t.

Most Dangerous Toys Ever

How Did I End Up On The Cover Of This Romance Novel?

Why Jay-Z should be president: I’m convinced. Little known fact about me: I am fascinated/have a small celeb crush on Jay-Z. I can’t explain it right now, I am still trying to figure it out.

Psychology of Gift Giving: for all you gentiles.