Monthly Archives: March 2013

Lent: Part 27

A Dirty Shame (2004) – John Waters, even in this day and age, can still manage to shock people (and maybe teach them about a new sex act). Not me, of course, I’m a modern, sophisticated man, but other people might be offended, maybe.

Had I known about the Jesus-figure story line, I might have saved this for the last movie. Which reminds me, I need to pick a final film for this year. Suggestions?

Lent: Part 25

Warm Bodies (2013) – I’m actually glad I didn’t know anything about this movie going in. There are so many reasons I should have hated it with a fiery passion: zombie movie, romantic comedy, indie-hipster acoustic soundtrack reminiscent of every piece of crap from the ’00s… the list goes on. But somehow, it works. Somehow, this ends up being among the movies I’m glad I watched this Lent. I’m very confused.

One thing I was able to pin down: Rob Corddry, even with his dialogue limited to grunts and one or two words at a time, is a wonderful comedic actor.

Lent: Part 24

Someone I Touched (1975) – Seems to me the bigger deal about this movie, bigger even than the transmission of VD in this day and age, is the 49-year-old Cloris Leachman getting pregnant. Nobody even mentions it. And I’m not sure how far along she’s supposed to be by the end (she starts at 4 months), but she never shows. She keeps talking about feeling the baby move, but the woman remains as thin as a… um… woman who’s never even been pregnant.