Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Propose...

... that one shouldn't scream whether one collides accidentally into naked Ryan Reynolds or naked Sandra Bullock. If you take questions of tastes in starring vehicles out of it, isn't this a win win whether you're stage right or left? My weekly column at Towleroad is up with a very brief rundown of: this week's new releases, Woody Allen's rare gay characters, remake news including The Bride of Frankenstein and Fame and Judd Apatow's penis and its resemblance to Sir Ben Kingsley. He said it not me. I apologize for him.

Regarding this weekend's releases: What are you planning to see?

12 comments:

Dom said...

Saw Whatever Works last night. I liked Scoop better. And that's saying something.

changetheworld360 said...

I'm probably going to stay at home. Films like The Proposal show that the summer movie season often leaves much to be desired. :(

Karen said...

I'd like to see The Proposal and Year One.

adelutza said...

I can't bring myself to go see The Proposal even if I feel I should be supportive for Sandra Bullock. ( not sure why, just because she's over 40 I guess ). Whatever Works is not yet playing here - I'm not starting again with the Midwest discussion - and I don't feel like driving two weekends in a row for a film ( 'cause I'm going to be driving next weekend to see Cheri). So I guess I'll see Summer Hours for a second time, because first time I didn't like it that much and after reading the reviews I think I missed something.

Chris Na Taraja said...

I think I might scream if I bumped in to Ryan Reynolds naked, but not for fear of being a la Diane Keaton (ei naked), but because i might enjoy it too much!!!

Derreck said...

I'm going to see The Proposal with a friend.

Both of us are surprised.

Dimi said...

For some reason, all my friends have dismissed Year One and have been adamant about not going to see it. However, I cannot understand this and will go alone if need be. Harold Ramis does no wrong in the comedy department in my book and (George) Michael Cera will never get old for me.

vince said...

Sandra's character is suppressing her sexual desires because she doesn't want to get emotionally vulnerable and ultimately hurt. I understand her reaction completely.

Wayne B. said...

If they're actually going to remake "Bride of Frankenstein" I hope they consider Judy Greer. For some reason I could picture her with that bouffant and crazy-eyes happening.

Am actually going to watch "The Graduate" and "West Side Story" for the first time ever. Looking forward to soaking in some classics.

Glenn said...

Ebert's review of Year One includes this funny line: "Harold Ramis is one of the nicest people I've met in the movie business, and I'm so sorry 'Year One' happened to him"

Ouch.

adri said...

I saw The Proposal. It was a lot funnier than I expected it to be, and I (almost) forgave it for having too many of my most hated current romantic conventions (although for Gods sake, please stop foisting Malin Ackerman on us).

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are just perfect together, It's pity they didn't have better material, but still, the material gets out of their way, and they are funny and talented together.

bowler said...

the Proposal made me want to move to Alaska, the scenery was fabulous