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March 24, 2006

More Domenech Swipes

NRO is looking through past reviews like The New Republic did in l'affaire Glass.

I don't get this, really. Reviews are a pain in the ass to write -- obviously, my V for Vendetta needs a lot of editing and organization -- but for crying out loud, you just saw the movie. Don't you have something of your own to say about it?

I guess it gets difficult when you have to review crap films like Pay It Forward. I saw that too, but I'd never voluntarily write a review of it, the same way I don't immediately spring to write a 700 word review of the last Twinkies I ate. What the hell can you say about either, except they're mass-produced, sickly-sweet and ephemeral as a ghost's fart?

So I guess that's why you crib. I could not for the life of me manage to properly review some of the really empty crap I've seen. Not the bad stuff; it's fun to review something that's really bad. But the middle-of-the-road inoffensive pap movies like 10 Ways To Lose A Guy. What the hell do you say about a movie like that?

I think that's when reviewers start writing crap like "the stars have no chemistry" and other empty, vague criticisms. You have to find a more specific-sounding, analytical way to say "Eh, it just didn't grab me."

Pretty much the only thing you can say about any Kate Hudson movie, for that matter. (Well, except for Almost Famous, which a lot of people seem to like a lot, though I really don't get that. Oh-- and Skeleton Key was okay. They don't make enough voodoo movies anymore.)

But still. I don't know. Stealing lines for something as easy to write as a movie review seems, what's the word, pretty f'n' stupid to me.

Thanks to Allah.

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