Landru, guide us!
I may have to go see it if that's the way the scene goes down. I can't imagine going through an abortion even from the male perspective, much less the female perspective.
Speaking of Seth Rogen movies, I love that he and James Franco are now terrorists according to North Korea and Kim Jong-Un.
Good point, GroveReb84. However, everybody else who'd written about the movie was calling it an "abortion comedy", so I left it alone and went looking for other things to talk about.
But the long conversation Donna and Nellie have about abortion is one of OBVIOUS CHILD's best scenes--certainly more straightforward and open about what it would be like to get one and recover from one than any even remotely similar conversation I've seen in American feature films. (Compared to something like KNOCKED UP, it's incredibly honest.)
And on a totally unrelated note, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is pretty good.
Surprised there was no mention of the abortion storyline.
That's a bit of a key part to the story I would think, or at least it's going to be a big part of why this film is talked about.
Personally, though I'm pro choice, the idea of abortion still upsets me, so I'm not sure if I'll be going to see this one.
must be a slow news week
That's a good question; those are the kinds of movies I could address or tackle (at least partially) in the weekly summer film journal, actually. Nothing springs immediately to mind except Kelly Reichardt's NIGHT MOVES (which may show up in Memphis) and Tsui Hark's YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE, which I saw at a film festival in the spring and then saw on DVD at a branch library. So it's out there, and if you don't mind tons of sub-Hollywood CGI, it's really weird and fun. But I'll ask G. Akers and see if he has a list of what's shown up and what hasn't.
Addison – Because Memphis lacks a full time serious arthouse cinema (The Studio in Midtown targets only mainstream Hollywood fare and The Ridgeway shows only prestige films more targeted to an older female white demographic - that’s the reality of the local market) we loose out on any heavy weight or foreign films (particularly during the summer) , what are the top 10 or 15 films without Memphis play dates that deserve to be shown here??
I've been a Joe R. Lansdale fan for a long time. I copy edited one of his short story collections for e-book release and I still speak to him on Twitter on occasion. I've been looking forward to this for a very long time.
That's about the size of it.
Oooh! Gotta see this! Sounds too good.
Though I have no desire to see this movie, the photo has convinced me that Zac Efron has better pecs than Chris Evans. Puts Vladimir Putin to shame, too. Very nice.
"Catch it now. You don't know when your next chance might be." That's ok. I'm good.
That would be a tragedy, indeed, to miss out on such an original and brave piece of filmmaking.
Culture and creativity are dead.
The previews for this movie made me sick at my stomach, so I won't be seeing it. Maybe if it were called "Him" and the computer voice was that of Ewan McGregor, I would like it.
But everyone knows a computer that talks should sound like Majel Barrett. Not Scarlett Johansson. Ick!
I was about to report the above comment for spam, but there's no link to anything. I think it's just an enthusiastic opinion about OK. Since the film is set there, well, I guess that's a valid response to the movie/review.
I LIVE IN OKLA AND I LOVE IT BEST PLACE IN THE USA .BEST PEOPLE BEST HOUSES
CHEAP TO BUT NICE FOR THE MONEY,I CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT IT, IT WOULD TAKE ALL DAY
So disappointed. I'll skip this one and treasure the memory of the Broadway performance.
In fits and starts. But in the end, not much.
But did you LIKE it?
naw, it doesn't affect us, we are bullet-proof.
What parent tells that to their child?!!!!!!!!!
PG-who gives a damn.
Any kid at any time, huh?
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