Wednesday, November 26, 2008

20:08 (Cel Phone Switcheroo)

screenshots from the 20th minute and 8th second of movies.
I use a VLC but diff' players come up w/ slightly different shots. It's an inexact exercize.


Hey, how's London?
Poor Ewan MacGregor's Penis. It's only had four women. Which is why it's such easy prey for deviled Huge Jackman in Deception. Unfortunately, given the sex club plot device, Jackman's "foreplay" with MacGregor (his word, not mine... would that the movie would have taken him literally) and Michelle Williams' randy promises of a 'frenzy of f***ing and sucking' the movie is surprisingly sexless. Jackman and McGregor both actually penetrate women with their pants still on in the grand tradition of 80s movies. I've never actually understood the mechanics of that but I'm no anatomy expert. I guess Hollywood knows best.

For a short while (a very short while) the movie had me going since the actors, particularly Williams, are much better than their increasingly laughable material. The cinematography is also quite pleasant to look at, a clear case of putting lipstick on a pig or a Skinemax made-for-cable movie vying for the Cinematography Oscar.

Dante Spinotti can't help himself.


Have you seen it? If you haven't your better off imagining the whole movie in your head (Jackman, MacGregor, Williams, Charlotte Rampling and Maggie Q all belong to the same sex club. Go!) I'm guessing you won't squander the premise, the way Deception does. D

10 comments:

Actionman said...

The idea of Michelle Williams being involved in a sex club makes it tough to stand up straight. She's so beautiful.

Too bad the film sounds terrible...

But that Dante Spinotti...what a master of light he is...

abstew said...

i pretty much had forgotten that this film existed and it only come out in the earlier part of this year.
all have to say is that someone sure dropped the ball when they couldn't make a movie about a secret sex club with ewan mcgregor AND hugh jackman look even remotely interesting.
but i guess what film could live up to my own christian on drover fantasies anyway...

Guy said...

I missed this. But after seeing McGregor and Williams battle against an unsalvageable lack of chemistry (not to mention a truly insane script, but that's by the by) in "Incendiary," I can't face revisiting that awkward pairing.

Have you seen it, Nat? Truly the most confused cinematic reaction to the post-9/11 (or 7/7, in this thinly disguised case) mentality I've yet seen.

Williams is wonderful in it, but then she always is.

17 Year Old Blogger said...

Is this the movie you decided to watch after all those Facebook suggestions?

NATHANIEL R said...

ha ha. no

FilmExperienceLover said...

Hey Nathaniel...
Deception was bleh...
anyways...
I just saw the screening for the Reader and hands down it is one of the best movies of the year so far...I mean brilliant
Kate Winslet role is Oscar.period
oh and not supporting

NATHANIEL R said...

weird. I just got a text from someone else who saw it and they said "forget about the double dip for Winslet"

??????????????

Kamikaze Camel said...

Deception was such a mid-90s TV movie.

FilmExperienceLover said...

Lets see who you side with ;)

LaVerna said...

I was very disappointed in Deception.What a waste of such talent.