Friday, February 16, 2007

Scoop

We watched the first half hour or so of Scoop before putting it back in the Netflix envelope and putting it back into the mailbox at arms length like one would hold a dead mouse by the tail.

Are you getting it? This movie stunk!

You see, this is what I was talking about when I said that Woody Allen should hang up the acting hat and stick to writing and directing. He took two talented (and beautiful) actors, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansen, and made them seem like insipid bobble heads. Allen plays the neurotic shithead again. Doesn't this guy have friends with the balls to tell him that his schtick is getting old? It's actually embarrassing, like watching a comedian flounder on stage like a dead fish. Surely somebody with some influence on him sees this. This person must watch with dread, like a wife sitting helplessly in a jeering crowd as her husband, too tired to lift his gloves, takes a beating that drives him permanently to the mat.

I was blown away by Matchpoint, but had there been so much as a cameo by Allen, the movie would have been shit. Do you hear me, Woody? Hang it up. I've seen better actin' in tough actin' Tenactin.

I'm super busy juggling a couple projects. I'll make up for my lack of commenting on this or any other blog soon.

9 comments:

trinamick said...

I heard the critics rave about that movie, so that was enough for me. If they like it, I generally hate it.

Toni Anderson said...

I have never watched a movie with Woody Allen in it. Does that make me a bad person?

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Alan said...

Woody Allen--doing something embarrassing? Surely not!

Well, except if you count the time when he decided to leave his wife to sex up the adopted daughter they both raised--which you know he had to have done way before they announced it in the press, seeing as how they all lived under one roof since she was, like, 6 years old.

And yet, I saw Match Point as well (but not Scoop). I didn't think it had anything to teach me, except that sometimes, snarky arrogant people get away with heinous moral crimes. Well, gee Woody, you didn't have to make another movie to show me that.

Sadie Lou said...

Woody Allen movies are hit or miss with me. I never just like it or think it's OK, I either love it or hate it.
Thanks for the review. I wouldn't have rented it anyways...
Netflix ROCKS!!
If you wanna be Netflix buddies, let me know.
I love looking at people's rents.

The Zombieslayer said...

Thanks. I'll be sure to skip it then.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Yeah, I'll stay away from this.

Want to see Matchpoint

Dixie Belle said...

If you get The Departed, you definitely want to make sure your kids are in bed or not home when you watch it. The language and violence is extremely graphic.

mr. schprock said...

I'm a pretty big Woody Allen fan, but I've got to admit you're right: it stunk.

(pinches nose with fingers)

Hoo-wee!