Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crime of Passion; About Time; Entourage


Noir of The Week reviews a film called Crime of Passion this week. The first paragraph marks the movie as a fascinating take on women's roles in the happy housewife suburbs of the Fifties.

"The subversion of the American dream is the theme in the superb proto feminist film Crime of Passion, from director Gerd Oswald (A Kiss Before Dying, Screaming Mimi). Released in 1957, Crime of Passion is a woman-centered noir--a film ahead of its time in its depiction of a career woman who sinks into housewife hell and is subsequently driven to commit murder."


CNN interviewed the hosts of the show "Mythbusters" about the conspiracy theorists who believe the Apollo Moon landing was faked, and the their extensive efforts debunking the claims of the Moon landing deniers.

However, buried towards the end of the interview is a gem of video of Buzz Aldrin, famously one of the first astronauts to walk on the Moon, being confronted by one of these moon landing skeptics several years ago. The man angrily calls Aldrin a "coward" and a "liar." Aldrin tells the man to get away from him, and when he refuses, Aldrin promptly punches him in the face.

MORE ENTOURAGE (from New York magazine)

"Over the weekend, poor Seth Rogen had his attractiveness impugned by the writers of Entourage when, in Sunday's episode, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) posited that Katherine Heigl would not date a person who looks like Rogen in real life. (As the piece points out Rogen has slimmed down considerably.) He responded, terrifically, on E!'s Daily 10 yesterday, and the good folks at Movieline were nice enough to transcribe it.

"Yeah, those guys are assholes. I actually ran into Matt … Kevin Dillon in a Starbucks. And he's like 'You know, I've got to kind of apologize because apparently the guy who created our show doesn't like you so much.' And I said 'Well, I have reason to believe because I think [showrunner] Doug Ellin is a moron from all I can understand so it makes sense he doesn't like me.' And I've kind of said some disparaging things about the show. Although in our defense, [producer] Mark Wahlberg called us misogynistic in an interview, so I think they kind of started that … It's on. Luckily I never have and never plan on watching Entourage."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Entourage: Two seasons and out.
Lapham on Russert: Russert couldn't carry his laptop.
David Gregory, Chuck Todd and Chris Matthews: Insider circle jerk.
Terry Butler