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power2charm
(kook)
03/08/06 07:37 PM
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum  

Recent Highlights from the "other" messageboard.....

Thread Title: Are the Gay's disappointed
[abridged]

ricko in mesquite: I was prepared all week by the experts on TV and radio that Homo on the range was going to sweep the oscars.

Keynes31: My friend who's most involved with the gay community (a very political way of saying 'My very gayest friend') thought Capote was the movie that gay men were most proud of. Brokeback was kind of a 'chick flick' to him. Ergo, a lot of gay men would be proud of Phillip Seymour's win moreso than Brokeback taking best picture.

Ricko: My very gayest friend liked Brokeback.

It's still wierd when he gets 12 roses on valentines day from a dude and dances like a girl for 30 seconds. Just wierd I tell ya.


Keynes: I'm not even going to begin to touch that one, Ricko.

Not even to point out how weird of a scene it would be to see you hanging out with a gay dude on Valentine's Day. Nope, not I'm not even going to touch it. Nope, not going to point out how odd it is that you had time to make sure it was a dozen roses. Or the fact that you remained around for 30 seconds during this display.

No sir, I am not going anywhere near that statement.


Ricko: I told you it was wierd.

TMacsOneGoodEye: Reck doesn't have gay friends. At least none that he knows about.

The fact that he equated his gay friend to dancing around for 30 seconds like a homo proves it.

Most gay men don't do that. It's just the dumbasss stereotype your ignorant hillbilly redneck ass sees.

An average gay man hates a flaming homo the same way an average black man hates a thug nigga.


Ricko: Well maybe I shouldn't have promoted that gay man to head of my marketing department or offered Keys a look at a tech job this week.

I think it was Keys that lost his job. If you can help me win send a resume no need to put your race on it. Oh yeah! I shouldn't have hired that black bastard herb to run telemarketing. Damn, wake up! I thought I was hiring and promoting qualified hard workers.

My dad taught me right and he also told me not mix it up so much (he was a quiet man) but I didn't inherit that good sense. Probably my playground basketball background; I do wish I could grow up sometimes.

Come on over for a tour of my facilities and I'll put a sock in it for you.


KentATM: Rick just b/c a gay guy you know liked it doesnt mean all gay men do. thats like saying all women are suckers for REese Witherspoon movies.

Ricko: It takes a gay man to know that, you know.

KentATM: har har. rick will be here all week folks, try not to miss his cutting edge comedy act.

TMac: Git R Done, Reck! Git R done!

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I scored this for Ricko. He was feeling feisty today.

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Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy

Auntie Prism
(stardust savant)
01/25/11 03:14 PM
Close your eyes and think of England new [re: power2charm]  

My latest recovery of threads left to rot in Coffee Shop's comedic tundra:

In reply to:

Brokeback was kind of a 'chick flick' to him.


Brokeback was crushingly dull and lacked even the odd witty one-liner found in most 'chick flicks'. I might just (just, mind) have been able to appreciate the cinematography everyone raved about had there been an Elgar soundtrack (Elgar, apparently, the composer of incessant trees and rolling hills), or a commentary track by Sir David Attenborough describing the wildlife or the effects of climate change.

Since this thread is a thinly veiled appeal for gay film recommendations, I'll point you in the direction of some old favourites:

My Own Private Idaho: Keanu Reeves may be as wooden as ever, but River Phoenix puts in his best performance as a narcoleptic hustler. Phoenix's charm and élan could only have been surpassed if K himself had taken the lead role.

Maurice – James Ivory: An adaptation of E.M Forster's novel. Hugh Grant in the years before the stutter mushroomed to Porky Pig proportions.

Blue – Derek Jarman: It's probably cruel to suggest I prefer Jarman's films without the visuals, which is why this one is something of an odd one out. Blue has a tone of introspection often missing in homoflicks.

Honourable mention: Looking for Langston.

If searching for gay films of the other sort … look no further than The Dicks of Hazzard, the heartwarming spin on the '70s family favourite The Dukes of Hazzard. Bo and Luke get up to many of the freewheelin' tricks priggishly omitted in the original, though their carelessness comes at a cost when Bo falls foul of Sheriff Rosco's truncheon.



Quills
(kook)
01/25/11 04:46 PM
Re: Close your eyes and think of England new [re: Auntie Prism]  

In reply to:

had there been an Elgar soundtrack (Elgar, apparently, the composer of incessant trees and rolling hills), or a commentary track by Sir David Attenborough describing the wildlife or the effects of climate change.



Elgar would not suit this American movie.

Aaron Copland would be better.



I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.


Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
01/25/11 06:56 PM
Gregg Araki made something good? new [re: Auntie Prism]  

You don't rate Mysterious Skin? It's an absolutely beautiful film and also, along with the brilliant but hetero Brick, showed us all that Joseph Gordon Levitt was more than just that kid from that shitty sitcom about aliens with John Lithgow and Newman from Seinfeld in it.

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre

ghostlove
(stardust savant)
01/25/11 10:14 PM
Re: Gregg Araki made something good? new [re: Remade/Remodeled]  

Re/re, I'm afraid that your taste in comedy is limited for not seeing the genius of 3rd Rock From the Sun . I do agree that Gordon-Levitt has done pretty well in all the films that I've seen him in, though. I actually would say that he and Justin Timberlake are among the best American actors of their generation at this time.



Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
01/25/11 10:48 PM
Re: Gregg Araki made something good? new [re: ghostlove]  

Justin Timberlake????

Fuck off!

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre

ziggfried
(acolyte)
01/25/11 10:55 PM
Re: Gregg Araki made something good? new [re: Remade/Remodeled]  

What, you didn't dig his high-voiced, one-note performance in The Social Network?



Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
01/25/11 10:58 PM
Re: Gregg Araki made something good? new [re: ziggfried]  

I haven't seen it yet, I'm just talking about his laughably bad performance in Alpha Dog.

We already have one Hayden Christiansen, we really, really don't need another.

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre

EJ
(byroad singer)
01/26/11 07:48 AM
Voiced new [re: ziggfried]  

In reply to:


What, you didn't dig his high-voiced, one-note performance in The Social Network?


I found him better than I had expected in that film. But that may be due to the fact that I saw the German version in which his voice was dubbed by a professional actor.

TW GOD OF FOOTBALL


Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
01/26/11 06:35 PM
Scobias FTW new [re: Remade/Remodeled]  

I stayed well clear of Alpha Dog, but I did see Jumper in the theaters, and I would take Timberlake in a heartbeat. He may not be Phil Hoffman, but he's charming and affable enough; Christiansen just seems bored and sullen in everything I've seen him in.

What I can't figure out is why JT felt compelled to take a voice role in Yogi Bear.

I never did get around to seeing Brokeback, which I guess makes me a homophobe, although I prefer to chalk it up to a general antipathy towards Ang Lee. I took a film theory course back in the day taught by his frequent collaborator James Schamus, which was quite good, but even then I couldn't work up the enthusiasm for a then-current Crouching Tiger to attempt any serious ass-kissing (others were more than willing to accomodate in my stead).

If you'd like to appreciate the scenery without wading through all that Gyllenhallia, I strongly recommend Sweetgrass, which I'd put firmly in my 2010 best-of-the-best list.

R/R - I see you've been swayed by the AV Club's vociferous love for Mysterious Skin. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but damned if the New Cult Canon isn't the best thing to happen to that site in the last year.

And, lastly, I will note how strange it is to see Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, David Fincher, and Joel Coen nominated for Best Director at the same time. A lot can happen in ten years.

I don't walk it like I talk it cause I run it


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