Monday, July 25, 2011

Larry David; Mariah Carey; Stephen King

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM-Let me say up front that anybody who co-created and wrote for Seinfeld is a genius to me. Truly. It's my favorite show of any kind of all time. That said I often find Curb Your Enthusiasm tiresome because it always relies on the same formula. Larry insults or otherwise pisses off somebody (sometimes inadvertently, sometimes not) and we're off to the races. Now there are at least twenty episodes I consider masterpieces. But sometimes--again because of the formula--the writers have to push too hard to get the ironies out of their situation. Until last night I thought the new season was pretty poor. The episode with the young girl who has her first period in Larry's house--way way over the top and not funny. Not offensive just not funny. The best moments are when Larry's confronts believable situations. And last night delivered big time. This was Larry at his best--Jews eating at the Palestinian chicken place; Susie Essman's teenage daughter turning out to be a real cunning bitch; and Larry as the "social assassin" having to tell people what other people were afraid to tell them. What a great episode.

Ed here: I've liked a few of Carey's songs over the years but mostly I've found her unwittingly hilarious. In many of her videos she tries to be sexy and thus provides a lot of laughs. I're either sexy or you ain't and she ain't. All her mugging is like soft-core run amuck. Plus her diva stuff would intimidate Napoleon. I saw a ten minute video of her with her posse and man she comes off like a plantation boss having a bad day with the slaves. PLUS SHE'S NUTS. This is only four minutes long but I believe could be used in a sanity hearing to put her away for good. :) YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!!!!!!

THE DARK TOWER-Universal Nixes Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' - No Ambitious Film Trilogy Or TV Series

Ed here: I love this saga and I was hoping this would be one of the few summer blockbusters that would be worth seeing. Here's luck to them finding another home.

By MIKE FLEMING | Monday July 18, 2011 @ 7:09pm EDT
Tags: Akiva Goldsman, Brian Grazer, Javier Bardem, Ron Howard, Stephen King, The Dark Tower, Universal Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: The moment has come for Universal Pictures to fish or cut bait on The Dark Tower, the ultra-ambitious adaptation of the Stephen King 7-novel series that was going to encompass a trilogy of feature films and two limited run TV series. The studio has said, No Thanks. Universal has passed on going forward with the project, dealing a huge blow in the plan for Ron Howard to direct Akiva Goldsman's script, with Brian Grazer, Goldsman and the author producing and Javier Bardem starring as gunslinger Roland Deschain. Now, the filmmakers will have to find a new backer of what might well be the most ambitious movie project since Bob Shaye allowed Peter Jackson to shoot three installments of The Lord of the Rings back to back.

1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

What's notable about CURB to me is that ultimately everyone else is just that little bit more crass than the Larry David character is.

As impressive as her technical range as a singer is, Carey bores me to sleep in her musical performances...four minutes was more than enough this way.