rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2116 posts
3/5/2006 9:50 pm

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3/24/2006 11:08 am


Sorry about that. It's just that I've been saving this pic for months, in hopes that Brokeback Mountain would win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It didn't, but I've released the pic anyway because it's one of my favorite things ever, and when will I have a more appropriate time? I'm not a gay cowboy, I don't know any gay cowboys, and I don't see myself writing about gay cowboys in the future.

A few words about the Oscars anyway... I was very happy that Phillip Seymour Hoffman won Best Actor. I've been an admirer of his acting for a long time. His characters always stand out, even when they're small parts. Everyone remembers Kenny - that little part he played in Boogie Nights, and as the assistant to the wealthy Lebowski in The Big Lebowski.

None of the films nominated for Best Film were worthy of the award in my opinion. But I am pleased to see independent films getting all this attention. Crash won Best Picture; it was produced by a little studio called Lion's Gate, remember them? They used to be owned by Harvey (Weinstein) and came with him to Disney. Then the religious right started bitching about the films that came out of Lion's Gate, and got Eisner to get rid of them.

Jon Stewart? Not so great. Didn't measure up to my expectations, which were admittedly high. He was far better than that annoying putz Billy Crystal ever was though. I'm wondering if Jon's lack of performance was partly due to the Academy's fear of controversy.

Did anyone notice, by the way, the overt whoring the Academy was doing for movie theaters? See, Hollywood is doing fine financially, despite steep declines at the box office. Hollywood has many additional revenue channels, including DVD, PPV, overseas releases. But Dipson's, Loew's, and all the other theater chains make their money on people driving to the cinema and paying US$10.00 for a ticket that gives them a seat that may or may not have gum on it. (Well, that $10.00 ticket and $5.00 Cokes.)

So, the theaters are pissed, and Hollywood has to pretend that the theaters are still crucially important, and suck some movie theater dick... which is especially nasty because they have to kneel on that sticky floor with the Ju Ju Bee and popcorn encrusted mosaic.

ediesedgewick 58F

3/6/2006 3:54 am

I was disappointed with Jon Stewart too--and so happy about Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

PS Yer special gay cowboy pic is, um, not showing up, BTW. Although I bet it's great! Thought I should be the first to tell you.

I know what you mean about nasty--I HATE it when the Ju Ju Bees stick to my knees.

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
3/6/2006 10:22 am

Hey the pic you posted was better than that there cowboy movie!

Finally Phillip gets the respect he deserves!!!

I slept thru it, the whole dayum thing. Obviously I didn't miss squat!


craptoast 40M

3/6/2006 6:07 pm

Again - which pictures did you see, and what did you think deserved noms?

MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
3/6/2006 9:48 pm

Hey, those gay cowboys don't have any pudding...

Of course they're whoring for the theaters. The theaters are what made Hollywood and now, they need help. The rate theaters pay to the studios to get movies, well, let's just say all the profit movie theaters make are from the popcorn and soda. They pay so much for the rights to show a movie, they make no money off your $10 admission. Theaters don't fill anymore, unless it's the new Star Wars film or Harry Potter. Most multiplexes don't even have a half full theater most of the time. Have I mentioned my best friend manages a multiplex? He and the staff barely make a living wage. Theaters are in trouble. And it's the fault of the studios. So, it's about time they came out for the theaters.

womanoirish 55F

3/8/2006 12:23 am

This is a test of the Emergency Porn Fantasy Network

Porn is Fantasy

This has been a test of the Emergency Porn Fantasy Network. If this had been an actual emergency, where men believe porn is real, little midgets in wetsuits would have come running out with a fire hose to spray you down. This ends the test of the Emergency Porn Fantasy Network.

I missed the Oscars as I do every year as they are more about a popularity contest than anything else. Luv the gay cowboy pic, though!

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
3/8/2006 4:01 am

It was a great movie!

Purry {=}


rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
3/8/2006 9:49 am

Oh, if I knew you were watching (ok, fine and if we were in the same time zone) I would have IMed you, lol. Same reactions here, except that I was deliriously happy about Crash. I will rhapsodize about that movie later, if the spirit moves me. Some comments:

1) I am a HUGE fan of PSH (well I mean, not in a bbw way huge, or at least not quite). But wanna know the roles that got me to worship at his altar? State & Main, and then, this is the biggie: his portrayal of Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. He was the Jiminy Cricket of that movie (which I loved so much - but you're too young to truly apprecate it).

2) Brokeback Mtn was a very interesting spin on Romeo and Juliet. Really enjoyed it, well done, but can we stop patting ourselves on our backs now for being so open minded in accepting a concept? But I gotta tell ya...Heath Ledger's performance STILL haunts me. As does Matt Dillon's for that matter. THAT was a tough category.

3) This is why I think we were disappointed in Jon Stewart: His appeal is his mind, not his presentation. The best Jon Stewart stuff is when he's the one running the whole show. Literally. So if someone would have said, "Jon, design the whole program exactly the way you want it" it would have been different. 80% would have been bitching and 15% of us would have been in heave. 5% would have been in the bathroom or getting snacks.

4) Favorite moment: Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin's tribute to Robert Altman. Gotta know his movies to appreciate it, but it was GREAT.

Okay, you can have your blog back now.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
3/9/2006 6:12 am

ediesedgewick - I think you're the Ju Ju Bee's knees!

[blog AnOddGirl] - thanks!

sexydisaster30 - and thank you for returning the fav.

craptoast - I regret I didn't see too many movies in the theater this year. What I mean by that comment is that the nominated movies I did see weren't of the same quality of movies nominated in past years - or even up to some movies that weren't even nominated.

MissAnnThrope - heh! Props to you for recognizing the awesome portent that is Trey Parker.

[blog silhouette] - I saw Freedomland last weekend too. I also thought it sucked; however, my date enjoyed the movie and didn't care to relieve my boredom. Until later....

womanoirish - from the viewer's perspective, I guess on some level you could say that. However, I maintain as fact that sometimes, some of the "actors" do enjoy the sex they're having in front of the camera. How can you possibly believe that a married couple doing an amateur porn with another couple they're friends with are faking 100% of their pleasure?

[blog PurryKitty2] - thank you!

[blog 1hotwahine] -
1. As I told you, I do indeed remember Lester Bangs, Creem magazine, and a time when Aerosmith wrote their own songs. I clearly remember being in grade two and discussing the Sex Pistols with a friend (not that I understood anything) and I also remember where I was when they announced Sid Vicious had died.

2. Word, bitch! Matt Dillon like a MF! Dude hasn't aged in 20 years has he? He lives, or at least he did ten yrs ago, in Larchmont, NY. College GF worked in an ice cream shop in the summer and said he'd come in all the time; said he'd always chat with them and seemed like just another guy.

I agree with you on points 3 & 4.

womanoirish 55F

3/13/2006 11:49 pm

Voodooguru, you do have a point about the amateur porn. When I wrote my post, I was thinking of professional porn, not amateur. Who knew that there were so many "kinds" of porn? Apparently, men do.

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
3/20/2006 10:38 am

I loved the movie Brokeback Mountain...felt like it was masterfully cast, the cinematography was magnificent and the story line was tastefully and brilliantly presented. ... and I cried at the end...

Just a little food for thought.............
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