Monday Movies: Nymphos!!!!
Movies watched this weekend:
- Shock Corridor — Brad asked if I’d seen this one, and feeling uninspired by my queue, I decided to put it right at the top. What an absolutely horrible movie — but fun to watch. This week’s subtitle comes from an undermotivated scene where the main character, who fakes insanity in order to solve a murder committed in a mental hospital and thereby win a Pulitzer, wanders into the woman’s ward. His assessment of the patients proves accurate, as they all gang up to sexually assault him. Another great moment: a character who otherwise has no lines suddenly proclaims, “I’m impotent, and I like it!”
- Crazy Heart — Jeff Bridges’ character was great, but I could detect no plot worthy of the name.
- Post Grad — the saga of an unemployed recent college grad played by the star of TV’s Gilmore Girls, this film basically made no sense at all. Michael Keaton put in a decent performance as the father, and the second-string QB from Friday Night Lights put in a nearly unwatchable performance as the platonic “just friend” who is passive-aggressively angling for more — and is bizarrely vindicated when his love leaves her dream job to follow him to law school. Along the way, there are like 50 abortive B-plots that are unceremoniously abandoned. And yet Carol Burnette did play a good grandma.
What did you watch, dear readers?
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