No, not THAT dirty. Just dirty movie secrets I keep- things that I generally don’t say out loud because I know it’ll make someone else angry. It’s much like Peter Griffin’s confession on Family Guy that he didn’t like The Godfather. Even if you really do think that The Godfather “insists upon itself” and you preferred The Money Pit, you’d be wise to not bring it up very often. There’s also the notion that it’s better to keep some things to yourself for fear of how you’ll be viewed among your peers. I’m hoping that there are at least a few people out there who agree with me on these. I also hope that half my readership doesn’t view me as some sort of angry ogre after finishing this article. So without further adieu, here are 10 Dirty Secrets That I Keep.
1. I like Kevin Smith, and I like his movies
This puts me in peril of losing a lot of credibility with a lot of people who take films very seriously. You know what? I don’t care. Clearly, his movies (other than maybe Clerks) aren’t beacons of cinematic accomplishment. But they make me laugh. I even liked Cop Out. Hell, I liked it quite a bit. His schtick about being an outsider who broke the system gets a little tiresome, but I’m not going to hold that against his films. And he seems to be a genuinely good human being (if you don’t mind the vulgarity and crass topics, which I clearly do not). Continue reading
Personalized plates of some famous movie characters, including a handful of this year’s Best Picture nominees.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope
Dicky Eklund, The Fighter
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I grew up in the 80’s. I spent way too much time playing Nintendo, with more time wasted on Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out than any other game. So when I settled in to watch The Fighter the other day, it was somewhat inevitable that the comparisons would flow freely inside my skull. Which Punch-Out characters correspond to the various characters in The Fighter, and why? You’ll note that nobody from Punch-Out corresponds to Charlene Fleming/Amy Adams. To be as succinct as I can be, there weren’t any Punch-Out characters that looked like that.
Little Mac was undersized, an Irish guy, and an underdog. For almost two full hours, David O. Russell might as well have put an arrow pointing at Micky Ward with some text floating around him that said “UNDERDOG!!!!”. The whole movie screams MICKY WARD WAS AN UNDERDOG! Even his own mom didn’t like him best.
Fun Fact: Mark Wahlberg is one more good acting performance away from forcing me to never mention Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ever again. Continue reading
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