July 8th, 2006
I have this gift for writing like an airhead whenever I post on livejournal. So just ignore that fact and watch the movies.
I recently watched A Love Song for Bobby Long. It was pretty fucking awesome. I was looking for something to watch and I looked at the description and i thought it was going to be some piece of crap, but then I saw Scarlett Johansson's name and immediately began watching it. I love Scarlett, she's great (but not as great as natalie portman.) So the movie's about these two dudes, one's a retired (more like fired and then trampled on for being an asswipe) english college professor, played by the lovely john travolta, and his t.a. (he's pretty hot, but relatively unknown, at least to me, his name's gabriel macht,) who end up as drunks in New Orleans. Nine or ten years later this girl Pursy (scarlett) comes back to claim her mother's home, since her mother died and she missed the funeral. Oh yes, her mother was involved with these two guys, not like sleeping with both of them, just Bobby, but they all lived in the same house. And then it turns out that they they all end up living together even though they hate each other and blah blah blah. In then end, all things are resolved, someone dies, but it's sort of a happy ending. So if you enjoy closure, you'll enjoy this film. Closure, I sound like a life coach.
Oh man, I also really want to watch No Skin Of My Ass by Bruce LaBruce, I've heard it's like porn but I love LaBruce and his photography, he's fucking insane. And holy shit, I just finished reading the heart is deceitful above all things, and i've read so much stuff about the movie that i want to watch it no matter what. jt leroy (jeremy terminator) is this unknown, masochistic, androgynous, man-boy who has a strange attachment to his mother, he wrote this book (and i really hope to god that he's not laura albert!), and two other more: sarah, and harold's end. Yes, pretty fucking amazing. Asia Argento, the director, also acted in it, she was the mother (sarah) of jeremiah, which are the two main characters in the film. I can't wait til I get my hands on these two films.
This was a long time ago, but I REALLY liked this film called Quills, which was about the stay and death of the Marquis de Sade (he was crazy, but i kinda liked him, i mean he wrote sadistic pornographic books during Napoleon's reign, and that's pretty hardcore) in the insane asylum at Charenton. So the movie's not so much about him, it's more about how he affected these two characters in the film Joaquin Phoenix (whom i salivate after) and Kate Winslet. Kate's Sade's chambermaid, and he gives her whatever he writes, she smuggles it out and gives it to someone else so it can be published. Joaquin is the priest in charge but then when Kate gets involved, the main guy in charge of Charenton brings another guy to try and fix things, but we all know things don't work that way and things get messy, people die, and there's a sad end, which I really liked, not because it was sad, but I thought it was well done. Oh, and the Marquis is played by geoffrey rush, who creeps me the fuck out, even before i watched this movie. Before I had seen him as Javert in Les Miserables and he just creeps me out. And, oh god, he was trotsky in Frida. I just found out a second ago.
Well, this is the end to my ramble. Cause I have to go eat lunch.
Current Mood: relaxed
i loved quills too. i always see lovesong for bobby long at the video store but never get it. i think i will the next time i go. scarlets wonderful and it sounds good. i havent heard about the la bruce film but i will check it out.
just be careful with the labruce film cause it's like porn. literally.
I love that movie. it'll be one of my all time favorites!