Thursday, June 09, 2005

Let's go to the movies (or HBO on-demand)

There is a theory out there that no music is "new" because so much has already been created. I am starting to think this applies to movies as well.

On Tuesday, after an awful day at work, I watched "The Girl Next Door." About twenty minutes into it, I was struck at how similar in tone and concept it was to "Risky Business." This movie deja vu also occurred after watching "The Garden State" and being reminded of "Beautiful Girls" (not just because they both starred Natalie Portman). I think this extends past traditional movie genres and more into a feeling that people sometimes have, which needs to be expressed creatively every ten years or so.

The Girl Next Door highlights:
Lots of hot nudity, Elisha Cuthbert (smokin) and an excellent performance by Timothy Olyphant of "Go" and "Deadwood" fame. Recommend viewing after three lemon drop martinis and three beers.

Dear LORD is it Friday, yet?


Blogger Natty G said...

I generally agree that Hollywood has a major originality problem right now. However, there are some truly original gems out there, if you look hard enough. Granted, they are mainly Charlie Kaufman, David Lynch, or Wes Anderson-faire, but they do exist (Eternal Sunshine, Mulholland Drive, Rushmore, etc.).

3:54 PM  
Blogger Tate Stevens said...

'The Girl Next Door" IS "Risky Business"....right down to the part where Tom Cruise sinks the car and runs down the street in a state of bewildered confusion.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Floyd said...

V, let's get serious - "lots of hot nudity" does not mean a few stupid scenes NOT featuring Elisha Cuthbert and then a movie full of cocktease.

7:08 PM  
Blogger V said...

Nat G: I totally agree, Kaufman is really good and don't even get me started on Wes or PT Anderson.
Tate: Word.
Flyod: I think our standards of "hot nudity" may differ...but point taken :)

7:25 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Nothing new here, Shakespeare and the Brady Bunch used up all the good plots.

11:25 AM  

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