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January 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Well this makes perfect sense …. I mean when you think historical figures that are perfect for the next great rom com or sweeping epic romantic drama who else comes to mind but Karl Marx. I mean at the mere mention of Karl Marx the eroticism just jumps off the page. You think the twilight mania was bad just wait till the ladies get ahold of this

A portrait of Karl Marx.

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that is one hot hunk of manwich right there …. you thought JT brought sexy back, but you have no idea…..

…. I can’t believe it took so long for someone to write this. And forget sonnets, love songs, works of art, or beaches at sunset nothing and I mean nothing gets the romantic juices flowing like 160 year old economic and political theory.  The potential new Viagra commercials practically write themselves. Whats next  a retelling of a christmas carol except with Stalin in the place of the Scrooge . Imagine Lenin uttering the “you had me at hello *tear*” line…..

So things aren’t looking so good in the print medium, but at least we can look to film for some quality entertainment

hold on just a second as I’m currently trying to stab myself in the eye with a pencil ……

So this pretty much makes the Geico caveman sitcom look like a brilliant idea. I mean in virtually every photo he’s ever taken Abraham Lincoln looks like

He’s seconds away from jumping up and kicking some vampire ass …… I mean look at the absolute Joie de Vivre and excitement radiating from ole honest Abe …. This guy is custom made to be an action hero. And with all the mass hysteria over vampires this will give Abe just the right exposure to prime to pump for the buddy comedy he’s shooting next with Jackie Chan ….where Lincoln is a disgruntled old cop who can’t get over the fact to Mary Todd left him for Karl Marx (as discussed above you can’t really blame her). Jackie Chan gets assigned to be Abe’s partner and teaches him to start living and loving life again all in the mist of them busting up an international drug ring led by some of the top cops in the department ….. I can smell the Oscar already.

I guess they got tired of making shit remakes of old movies so now its time to try to making shitty new movies with old characters….

Movie Review “City Of God” or “Cidade de Deus”

August 12, 2010 1 comment

I saw an incredible movie earlier this week called “City of God” or “Cidade de Deus”. I have to say that this is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. On the box there is a review from Roger Ebert that says “this is one of the best films you will ever see” and when I was renting it I saw that and was like w/e. But I have to say it is pretty much right on. My Portuguese is a little rusty…  so that meant subtitles, which normally for me is a total deal breaker … the only movie I remember tolerating subtitle for was “Hard Boiled” and really there is not a lot of meaningful dialog in that. I did not mind the subtitles at all which is a testimony to how good this movie is. Overall i’d describe the movie as a combination of “Kids” and “Goodfellas” in which the whole is at least equal to the sum of its parts … which is saying something.

The movie tells the story of my of a young boy, who is the narrator, as he grows up in an extremely violent ghetto in Rio De Janeiro called “The City of God”. It is really more the story of the ghetto “The City of God” than the boy but really the two are intertwined perfectly. Unlike many movies of this type, is movie did not come off as moralizing bullshit it’s just a story. The storyline for this movie is good but not spectacular … BUT it, like any GREAT film, tells the story so spectacularly that it really doesn’t matter too much what the story was. The cinematography is amazing and the whole look, feel, and style of the movie is prefect. It really gives you the feel of being there and being immersed in the events. Honestly I think even the fact that it is in portuguese and has subtitles works because it helps it keep its raw edge and it “fits” with the almost stream of conscious way the story is told….

ok I suck at doing movie reviews so just GO RENT IT yourself you won’t regret it. I will give one caveat while not being and action movie per se it is a movie about a very violent place focusing specifically on the violent events that occur there it is necessarily a quite violent movie (not extreme or gratuitous) so if you don’t like, or can’t at least tolerate, violent movies then “City of God” is not for you.

~Le Singe

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