And Since Self Seems To Be in the Mood For Discussing Movies —

Here’s something by Anthony Lane, The New Yorker movie critic, in the double issue of Aug. 12 & Aug. 19, 2013.  Self has probably missed any number of good reviews (which is how she describes reviews she agrees with, LOL) in the past few months.  The summer Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Laugh, But —

Don’t laugh, but self thinks “We’re the Millers” is her favorite movie of the summer.

And “Elysium” is pretty good, too.

You’re welcome.

Back to “We’re the Millers” —  You know how you sometimes replay scenes from movies in your head, and OK so the wee romance scene b/w Jen and Jason (She just cannot think of these two as anything but their real names) fell absolutely flat, like microwave popcorn that gets gooey instead of light and popp-y, you know what self means (She’s actually dying to say “You know what I mean” but she must stay IN CHARACTER!  That is to say, in 3rd PERSON!), but self can’t help it: to be absolutely honest, she could relate.

Haven’t you ever wanted to create a family, not with the people who are related to you, but with people who you’d like to get to know?  Well, that’s what “We’re the Millers” is about!

Caveat emptor:  Self must be one of the few dozen people in America who liked “The Lone Ranger.”  Armie Hammer always looks so fresh and — well, handsome (though The Man keeps pestering her about why he has a screen name that stands for BAKING SODA)

And OK, she’ll grant that some newspaper (She thinks it was in Minneapolis) reviewer, who called Jen “the worst stripper in the world,” might actually have a point — but the point, the point is that we are all so in awe of Jen for being 44, having her man grabbed by Angelina, and still managing to look that good.  Self loved Jen’s rendition of a stripper.  If she’d gone really down and funky, it would have been —  depressing.  Good that even when she was pole-dancing, she looked glamorous!  That way, we knew we were watching a comedy, not a dark, set-in-Seattle glimpse at the seedy underbelly of the American Dream (Get a hold of yourself, woman!)

Self would really like to know why Jen gets all the grief, when there have been so many other actresses who’ve done pole dancing?  Let’s see, Jamie Lee Curtis in that action movie with Ah-nuld —  never mind what it was called.  And Helen Mirren in that movie about calendar girls.  It ain’t easy!  Can you imagine Oprah . . . Lindsay . . . even Angelina . . .

Self is so distractible these days!  She doesn’t even know how she arrived here.

Emma Roberts is the niece of Julia Roberts, yes?  She is very, very pale, but also very pretty.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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