Friday, April 30, 2010

T-Minus one week...

until Iron Man 2. Don't worry, a full post on that will come later this week.

But for now, we have a few other things to talk about. Like, Sandra Bullock.

She hid a baby. Do you understand? She hid a B-A-B-Y. For months. In Hollywood. During Oscar season. When she was doing an interview every other day, about a movie in which she plays AN ADOPTIVE MOM. I mean, shit. At some point, you have to guess that she just wanted to turn, look at the camera and be like "Yeah, the Blind Side mom and I have a lot in common. Like the fact that we BOTH ADOPTED A KID." I mean, how do you keep that to yourself. I can't even keep quiet the fact that I picked up ringworm from the gym.

And even more unfathomable is the fact that no one else talked. Like, no one. No friends, no family, no hangers on, not even her piece of shit husband (btw...Jesse James: really, really great sense of timing). I mean, that is iron-clad. You know Tiger Woods is totally envious of Sandy's posse.

And, just in case you were wondering, Cultural just got Hit-Girled by Sandra Bullock.

Speaking of Hit Girl (Ben! Are we still fighting?)...last night I went to see her other movie. You know, the one where she is all grown up? It's called "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

For those of you who haven't been in a Barnes and Noble in the last two years...
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the first book in the three part Millennium Trilogy by Steig Larsson. The books are dark and suspenseful and the main character, Lisbeth Salander, will fuck you up.

Yes, she's a psychopath and yes, she lives in a world constructed on her own warped sense of morality, but she's a better role model than Heidi from the Hills. Seriously, if we're talking about long term social and spiritual damage, Heidi poses a MUCH bigger threat to young girls' minds and hearts than Lisbeth Salander.

As far as the movie is's great. It's actually an incredible faithful adaptation and Noomi Rapace is phenominal as Lisbeth. If you have any interest in it, I suggest reading the books and seeing this film now. Because David Fincher is re-making it. And no offense to Fincher, but Lisbeth Salander probably hates Fight Club. And his re-make will undoubtedly be "less than." Even Peter Travers (who never gets it right) understands:
"If you ignore The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...because it's in Swedish with English subtitles, you probably deserve the remake Hollywood will surely screw up."

(Warning: Both the book and the film are incredibly graphic).

The trailer is below. P.S. The trailer's not's a lot worse than the movie it's selling.

And speaking of things that are "Graphic" in the more literal and positive sense of the word...

I can't wait until Sunday. Because on Sunday, I will be seeing "The Secret of Kells."

No it's probably not for everyone, but if you have a soul and an appreciation for beauty, then it's right up your alley.

In all seriousness though, you rush to the theater to see any Pixar movie that comes out. Do the same for this. Yeah, it's animation and no, it's not Toy Story. But that's because it's smarter, more tender, and way more beautiful than that.


  1. how was 'the secret of krells'?

    ps. can we have an iron man 2 date plz?

  2. YES! I am going probably to the midnight show on Thursday if I can get tix. If not, then I am thinking a matinee on Friday...I'll get the tix Thursday either way (always always always by IN ADVANCE for blockbusters....)