Tuesday, July 12, 2005

detroit has a skyline too

Today I went to see Crash. I wanted to make a "joke" about this, but I couldn't come up with anything good. I was going to pretend that I went into it blindly thinking that it was a biopic about Lawrence 'Crash' Davis, who was fictionalized for the classic baseball movie Bull Durham. Either that, or that I thought it was a redux of David Cronenberg's film of the same name. I never saw the Cronenberg movie, but I know for sure that it wasn't a redux. Actually, the only thing I know about the Cronenberg vehicle is that there was a shitload of really graphic sex scenes.

A little bit of incidental information about "Crash" Davis. The real Crash Davis was a shortstop/2nd baseman who played three partial seasons in the Major Leagues, and never hit more than a couple of homers. Costner's character spoke of going to "the show" for just a few games. He was a catcher who hit a boatload of home runs.

Enough aboat that

I was actually a bit miffed because there weren't any previews. None. There were a shitpot of Coca-cola commercials, but no previews. I'm not going to give a long movie review or anything like that. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. And if you haven't, you should. That is, if you like movies. I was recently handed brickbats for not giving a "spoiler warning" about a SFU episode, so I'll completely refrain from giving spoilers here. Save this: Jennifer Esposito is an attractive woman.

At some point in the near future, I'll see Batman Begins, but probably not until next week.

now playing:
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire -- Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs

1 comment:

doug said...

We saw Batman Begins last night - I really really recommended - it's dark, it's action packed, the story is good - it's so not a typical summer action flick. One thing though - don't take the kids - there were all these people who brought their damn kids to the movie! - when you see it, you'll know why I think the kids who were there (little kids - 5-10 yrs old) will probably be scarred for life.

Note: just because it says "Batman" and he is a comic book character, does not mean it's a kids movie. Sheesh!

Saw a preview for the horrific looking Dukes of Hazzard movie - the people who made that should all be arrested.