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December 12, 2008

The Day the Earth Stood Still Yawned While Hollywood Preached

"Daft, pointless, and thankfully brief", "preachy and dull", "collection of cliches."

But you already knew that.

The "global warming action film" is in wide release today. Normally I'd be excited about a film wherein an alien destroys great chunks of humanity. But I have no desire to be lectured about the evils perpetrated upon poor, innocent Mother Earth. I can turn on Discovery, National Geographic, or CNN for that.

Oh, Also While I'm Thinking About It: It's impossible to escape chatter about the Golden Globes (or any of those award shows) here in L.A. so I did take a peek at the list. The only one that gets my full recommendation is In Bruges. It's really not what you expect, but believe me when I say that both Colin Farrel and Brendan Gleeson deserve "Best Actor (comedy or musical)" for this film. It's a shame they can only give out one award. Warning: this film was a comedy (I did end up laughing out loud) but it's a dark comedy.


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