Watced this movie last nite, FUNNY!
Very glad you agree with me! Your observations are dead on. The F.B.I.chief (or whatever)-was brilliant. His face when he found out how they took the disk to the Russians was almost worth the whole rest of the movie. "The Russians?" blank puzzled look, then shrug- "whatever". HAHAHA. Brad Pitt made me snort on several occasions. Think he was great in that dipshit role, Francis McDormand(sp) just adorable with her mission to reinvent herself;and sigh-yes Malkovich was brilliant, as ever. Agree that was no bad performance whatsoever. Whole cast were both blatantly and subtly hilarious.
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
"Yes, this is Osbourne Cox, who the *fuck* are *you*?"
Yeah TL, I loved "Burn After Reading" too! I just saw it for the first time last week on DVD. I especially loved that the Coens worked in some Hunter S.Thompson verbiage, "For fucksake..." on several occasions.
Also, the way they capture the current sociological mythology that's gripping our society in this movie is brilliant! However small the part, I especially thought J.K. Simmons was hilarious as the C.I.A. Division Chief (or whatever his position was supposed to be). Malkovich was incredible too, as were all the other cast members (there wasn't a bad performance in this movie)!
While I'm on the subject, "Tropic Thunder" was my favorite movie of the year. Robert Downey Jr. should win an Academy Award for best supporting actor over Heath Ledger for his role in "Batman". While Ledger was the best part of the latest "Batman" franchise installment and his untimely passing tragic, I still feel Downey beat him hands down in this category. Also, how "Tropic Thunder" was ignored for Best Makeup, I can't even begin to imagine! In the same sentiment, how Ben Stiller missed out on, at least being nominated for best screenplay, is yet another mystery to me concerning this movie. In addition to these complaints about singular Academy Awards for this movie (or lack thereof), I never hear anything regarding Tom Cruise turning in his best performance in years as Les Grossman in this movie, including the delivery of one of the best lines of the script! The idea that a comedy isn't legitimate commentary of the human condition, including a well developed plot, characters, theme, etc. is pure bubblegum mentality nonsense, in typical American Idol genre of misinformation, which is spoon fed to our kids *Mrs. GRTUD nudges author* ... well you get the "picture". I'll see you all over at the "Currently Listening To..." thread.
"I know what dude I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!" - Kirk Lazarus
Though I don't agree with the violence in this movie, its by far got to be the most trippiest. Another great movie is AROUND THE FIRE, its about a kid that jumps on tour. Though it doesn't say witch tour hes on its definately a psycadelic tour. Phatmoye
saw it in Spain,and was the first time in the cinema for ages. Enjoyed it very much. Was lauging alot all by myself,cuz the Spanish guys didn't seem to understand it all. But was highly amused-no suprise though from Bros.Cohen
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
starring Adam Sandler made me laugh a lot. Check it out if you need a laugh.
not a happy ending, still thought is was good.
we rented "Shine A Light", the Rolling Stones film by Martin Scorsese. It was excellent. "Into The Wild" is still hard to even think about. I guess I've known so many who could have been that guy, including my brothers. Heck, it could have been me. The film "Salvador" which came out some years ago is an important movie and very watchable.
and the book by Jon Krakauer the movie "Into The Wild" is quite a trip. Liked it as much as the book. So if you haven't seen it and are looking for a DVD to see, check it out and get the Jiffy Pop poppin.