Tuesday, June 05, 2007

What’s wrong with America today

Well, besides the whole “being mired against our will in an illegal, immoral, and unwinnable war, while the ship of state is helmed by a total asshole with the ego of Napoleon, William Shatner and Genghis Khan combined and the brain capacity of intestinal flora” thing …

There were, I think, seven (7) previews before the main attraction Sunday (Knocked Up — go see it!), all but one of which featured nothing but slapstick of the “pretty girl walks right smack into a flagpole and falls on her ass” variety. Two were vehicles for the two biggest half-empty used douchebags in the entertainment industry (namely, Jason Biggs and Dane Cook), and one was a criminal misuse of The Office’s John Krasinski, who apparently spends the entire movie being orbited, gnatlike, by a totally phoning-it-in, shoulda-never-quit-coke Robin Williams.

The chuckleheads next to us (RIGHT next to us, in a half-full theater, what the fuck is up with that? do you not recognize the convention of leaving a seat between you and the stranger who was there first?) got big laffs through all of these previews of fine masterworks of American cinema, yet were silent and slackjawed during the preview for
Superbad, written by Seth Rogen.




Blogger srah said...

Wait, Jason Biggs is still alive?

11:13 AM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Unfortunately for us all, yes. It would appear so.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Jo said...

I thought you might like to read what another blogger I regularly read wrote about those same trailers:


It's just funny to me that you both made a point of mentioning them. They must truly be horrible.

Also, I got to see an advanced screening of Superbad here in Austin a month or so ago. Despite being at least 20 years out of the target age group for the film, I laughed so hard I cried a few times. The free beer *might* have helped with that, but not much.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

Hey, thanks for the link! Loved her post. And I'm with you on Superbad (lucky!) -- I can't wait to see it, and I don't think they're entirely aiming at the over-30 crowd, eh. ;-)

11:06 AM  

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