Yesterday, non-stop heavy rain was pouring down on New York making it very unfortunate to do outside activities. So not only I was left class with a bunch of homeworks, it was also gloomy outside. Then I went to the library to do the works but went sidetrack to check what movies are playing nearby. I found out that Lincoln Center would be having a free conversation with Sofia Coppola that afternoon on 7.30 PM. Then I found out that at BAM in Brooklyn, they would be playing Coppola’s new movie about Hollywood teenager burglary, The Bling Ring, at 7 PM.
I was torn. Should I see the filmmaker or her latest work?
Hear that? That’s Bette Davis calling out all the mediocre films released in 2013 so far (although later this line is parodied by Elizabeth Taylor in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”)
We’ve almost reached this year’s midpoint and I am happy to report that there are some terrific films to counterbalance these mediocre films. These are the films that either just don’t live up to the hype or ones that I should’ve known better in the first place. Either you agree or not, here they are, the lowest of the lowest:
“Because me and my brothers we like to celebrate and on the first of May we celebrate V-day.”
Just kidding today is my birthday (and Wes Anderson’s 44th birthday too) and I like to use this occasion to re-start this blog that I have abandoned for so long.
So stay tune and enjoy Tom Cruise’s famous “Respect the Cock, Tame the Cunt” scene in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia.