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Wait, why did I watch this again? “8 Million Ways to Die”

April 16, 2013

 posterI’m not sure why I watched this movie, but hey, why does anyone do anything, right? Yeah, humanity is just one big unknowable riddle, but then, that’s also what makes us so amazing. We are unlike anything else in creation in our capacity for self-determination, and its forays into unpredictability. That having been said, there’s really no good reason to watch 8 Million Ways to Die. Maybe I was bored. I know wasn’t drunk. Whatever, I watched it. Wanna hear about it? Oh yes you do…
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Neglected gynecologists and the call girls who love them: “Chloe”

April 16, 2010

In Chloe, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried have a lesbian sex scene. Does this alone make it the awesomest movie of the year? Well, it’s only April, but there aren’t any Bond movies coming out, so yeah, probably. It’s a genuine, ­The L Word, soft-core, Skinamax-ready lesbian sex scene. No cutting away tastefully, no artfully-concealed body parts, real-live sex. In a movie. You know how rare that is? Rarer than it should be. And it’s two hot A-list actresses. What more could you want? Okay, maybe some green Orion Slave Girls and/or dinosaurs, but I don’t want to be greedy.
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Criminally Overlooked: “Spartan”

March 7, 2010

A couple of things work against David Mamet’s little-seen 2004 thriller Spartan, but the major one is getting people interested in a movie that stars Val Kilmer. Yes, that Val Kilmer. Of course, nobody has a problem with him exchanging sexually-charged banter with Tom Cruise in Top Gun, but outside the bathhouses and locker rooms of the US Navy, Kilmer’s had a decidedly checkered career. And by checkered I mean he’s done some bad movies and he’s done some atrocious movies. He also gained a reputation for being a Nobel-Award caliber asshole on set, and transformed from cruelly-handsome to Orky the land whale. But I urge you to put that aside—or at least remember this is also the guy who played Jim Morrison in The Doors–when considering Spartan, a nifty, suspenseful thriller whose prescience has only grown since it was released.
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