I Blame the Dutch mpoetess
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Here is my theory, and it explains so much:
Once upon a time, Alone In The Dark [see earlier entry] was an Oscar contender. It had plot, it had dialogue, it had breathtakingly beautiful visuals, an award-winning cast, and a climax guaranteed to leave neither a dry eye nor a dry seat in the house, and it did not have Tara Reid pronouncing Newfoundland weirdly. This was the movie that Christian Slater agreed to star in.

But then the Movie Fairy appeared in a ray of blue light, and told him he had a choice: he could have all that, or she could transfer every drop of coherence, intelligence, cinematography, pathos, and remote value to the universe, from his movie about evil CGI-created pseudo-velociraptors, to this little vaguely historically accurate film over here about the last great male-actor to play a female on the Shakespearean (well, Restoration) stage, which features pretty costumes naked people, English accents some of which are real, Claire Danes showing her boobie being awesome, Rupert Everett being the king -- in drag at one point -- and a bisexual male protagonist (sociological arguments about whether the word even existed at the time aside, he sleeps with men and women) and a main het relationship that's so filled with genderfuckery it might as well be slash (there's a love scene that arises out of her asking him what men do together, and him trying to explain -- and then demonstrate -- it in terms of who's the man and who's the woman), and no one had to get nailed to anything saying Newfoundland at all.

Christian Slater, because he loves me very much, told the Movie Fairy to give it all to Stage Beauty; he could handle starring in a worthless piece of crap if the world got to see Billy Crudup sprawled on a bed with a sheet pooled halfway down his ass. Chris, we salute you.

Yes, this entire post was basically an excuse to say I GOT SERENITY TICKETS WHEE!.

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2005-05-18 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mine will come to me in the mail because I AM SPESHUL I got them on ebay.


2005-05-18 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't get it. Why have I never heard of this movie? I want to see it! If only to wash away the bad taste left by Shakespeare in love.

Oh and Serenity Smerenity! Hmph!

*grumble* no screenings for theloa */grumble*


2005-05-18 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't get it. Why have I never heard of this movie? I want to see it! If only to wash away the bad taste left by Shakespeare in love.

It has a historically-inaccurate romance as well (I believe; the main characters existed in real life but were not a couple, I think), but it has the advantage of being fairly obscure history that doesn't require huge suspension of disbelief. Unless you're a Restoration historian, I guess.

Oh and Serenity Smerenity! Hmph!

*grumble* no screenings for theloa */grumble*

If it's any comfort, I paid twice what I should've for them...


2005-05-18 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay, you saw Stage Beauty! Isn't it great? I adore that film so much.

And yay for you getting some tickets yoo, of course. :)


2005-05-18 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's so very pretty. The people, the costumes, the acting, the humor. Yet not sanitised pretty. Fleshy pretty.


2005-05-18 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)



*does the dance of Firefly love with you*

Stage Beauty sounds wonderful - it'll come in my netflix in the next couple of days; thanks for the rec.


2005-05-18 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


Despite the fact that I have no dance.


2005-05-18 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Woo! Serenity! Go you!

Your movie fairytale was very moving. :)


2005-05-18 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think the movie fairy offered Denisoff/Hannigan The Godfather in exchange for doing Beyond the City Limits. Or possibly Schindler's List. (The movie fairy can time travel, obviously)


2005-05-18 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tickets, WHEEE!!!!


2005-05-18 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)


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2005-05-18 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooh, thanks for the film rec. *Goes to add Stage Beauty to Blockbuster queue*


2005-05-18 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Is good. You will like. Has nekkid butts.

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2005-05-18 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have wanted to see that movie for a while based on a review from some movie magazine, but I have just never gotten around to doing so. I must do so.

And whee! tickets. That is so awesome, congratulations.


2005-05-18 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you! *bounces* moviemoviemoviemovievacationmoviemovie


2005-05-18 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Stage Beauty is so good omg! The sex scene! GUH! *happies*


2005-05-18 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

That was the awesomest genderfucky sex scene evarrrr.



2005-05-25 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I thought you might like this. Just, yaknow, randomly.

So. Cute.

Re: Hee


2005-05-25 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Eeee! Socute!

Jayne's... doing things. In his pockets. With Vera his hands.


2005-05-25 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Have I told you I love you? Because I do.


2005-05-26 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

:-D I live in my own little world. But there are nekkid people here.

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