Monday, June 21, 2004

Terri R. thought I should post a little somethin' somethin' about the fantastically funny new movie "Dodgeball," which she and I both believe is not getting the good rep that it deserves! The audience we saw it with yesterday only laughed at the heavy-objects-thrown-at-crotch jokes, which of course are always surefire funny, but then there was nary a chuckle at all the truly funny stuff that FILLS this movie! It is hysterical! There's so much humor being hurled at you from the screen that sometimes it's hard to catch up--visuals, voice-overs, music, etc--I think I need to study this movie as closely as Madonna (Esther) studies the Kabbalah. AND to top it off, the reviews have been OK, but not nearly as enthusiastic as they should be...Ben Stiller did not write this movie, people! The first-time director did! He's a genius. The performances are great, the cast is top-notch, the jokes are funny without being truly mean-spirited or gross (except for one scene that's in the trailer where the fat girl crushes the skinny guy in a cheerleading tryout--THAT got huge guffaws from the audience), AND there's a guy who thinks he's a pirate. What more can you ask for? And I solemnly swear that Jason Bateman is the new comic master of our day. (I never thought I would write that sentence. But it is true, dammit, true!) Go see "Dodgeball" right now.

Also watched "Six Feet Under" last night. I thought it couldn't get any creepier (in a good way), but this episode had some truly creeeeeeeeeppy images that haunted my dreams. In a good way. Also it looks like Claire is going down the inevitable lesbian-experimentaion route which I think will be boring, but all too believable. She's, like, arty and you know, confused. I went to an all-women's college, I know of what I speak--there were more temporary-lesbians there than trees. And there were a lot of trees.

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