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Alphabetical Movie – In the Bedroom

The challenge I have with In the Bedroom has nothing to do with the film itself.  The movie is excellent, though emotionally draining.  It is anchored with fantastic performances by Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek and Marisa Tomei.  When it was released, it was even considered a front runner for Best Picture.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s a serious movie – and a very good one. Therin lies the problem.

Because, you see, every time I see the name of the movie, all I do is think of The Village People.

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I’ve got some more new stuff online somewhere else!

New content by/with me over at!

I have a new Movie Dick article about Battleship.

Also, there’s a new Vilification Tennis Podcast up!  It has Molly Glover and Jade Cook and Salsa Sterling and me.  It also has Matt Allex and Nick Glover, even though they were supposed to keep their mouths shut.  We also debuted our new feature: Molly Hopes you get Dick Cancer with fabulous bumpers by The Dregs.

You can’t get enough of The Shat!

This morning, I have the completed show image for “The Complete Works of William Shatner (abridged)!”  This one features Windy Bowlsby as Kirk, Duck Washington as TJ Hooker and Tim Uren as the Priceline Negotiator!

I think that the rainbow effect gives it sort of a psychedelic “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” feel – which is appropriate for Shatner.  Also it looks a little bit like an unseen alien force speaking to them from above.

Shameless Self Promotion

Hey kids!  I just started producing a new podcast for Vilification Tennis!

The first episode went live this morning on the Vilification Tennis website.  Please listen and tell us what you think.

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.  As our first podcast, there are definitely kinks to work out but the overall result is very promising.  I’m looking forward to producing the next one.

Keep in mind, Vilification Tennis is a show that focuses on offensive and insult humor and the podcast is the same.  If that is not your kind of humor, don’t listen.

Alphabetical Movie – Hot Fuzz

What is the difference between movies like Hot Fuzz and Young Frankenstein and the Scary Movie franchise?  Aside from the fact that ten years from now, those two films will still be funny and the Scary Movie films still won’t?

I mean, the Scary Movie films come from what I would consider to be a great pedigree of screwball comedies like Airplane, Hot Shots and  Top Secret.  Yet they are – and I’m sorry if you like those movies – absolutely horrible.  They fail at satire, they fail at comedy, they fail at titilation.  Their only success is that they can be made so cheaply that they make money in spite of themselves.

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Alphabetical Movie – Home Fries

The reason I own Home Fries has nothing to do with how much I enjoy the film.  The first time I watched it, I enjoyed it a lot.  Subsequent viewings have not been so kind.

One thing about the film does hold up and it’s the reason I keep it around.  I own this film because of Catherine O’Hara.

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Don’t buy gas because…um….what?

I can do math.  That skill can be a problem when confronted with something like this:

 Don’t pump gas on April 15th, 2012

I’ll do it!  If running low, just get your gas the day before, on April 14th or the day after, on April 16th.

If all users did not go to the pump on April 15th, it would take…almost 3 billion out the oil companies pockets for just one day.

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