Hey, Monday, Get Over Yourself and Movie Musings

November 18, 2013

Whaddup, you beautiful and bashful bitches.

I just read that John F. Kennedy spent his last Sunday on Earth by going to church then watching the Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers then watching “Tom Jones”.

I guess my first question or comment would be, I guess the President of the United States of America in 1963 got Sunday’s off? Fair enough. Slow news day back then I suppose.

Back to the movie, TOM JONES. Honestly, I have never heard of it and not only have I never heard of it, it won Best Picture at the Oscars. You know something went haywire that Academy voting season if a best picture movie has gone completely unknown to me.

Well… what is this movie?

Judging by the poster, I assume the young Albert Finney who looks like a young Robert Redford probably ran around England smooching girls and saying snarky lines about smooching girls that are probably seen as thoroughly offensive and misogynist nowadays. Kind of like “Alfie”, but a period piece.

This is what the IMDB summary says…

Tom Jones, abandoned as a baby in mysterious circumstances, is brought up by Squire Allworthy. Resented by Allworthy’s legitimate heir Blifil, Tom grows into an amiable rascal, fond of the fair sex. He loves Squire Western’s daughter Sophie, but when discovered by his tutors with a local girl Molly, he is banished by his benefactor. After numerous adventures he reaches London and embarks on an affair with the wealthy Lady Bellaston while Squire Western’s sister has arranged a marriage between Sophie and Blifil. Horrified, Sophie escapes to London, meeting up with her cousin Mrs. Fitspatrick who is also running away from her husband. Mr. Fitzpatrick follows them and suspects Tom of having seduced his runaway wife.

Did you follow any of that? That is needlessly complicated and seemingly about nothing. Must be a GREAT movie.

So, JFK watched a movie about a guy being a Lothario? Must’ve been boring for JFK as he himself was nailing broads for realz most likely better looking than Finney is in the movie.

Not a President, but certainly as important as a President if not more so in my life, NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White died the day after Christmas and he spent his last day on Earth with his family celebrating Christmas and they went to see the movie FAT ALBERT.

Not about a hefty Albert Finney, but the live-action re-imagining of Bill Cosby’s cartoon with Kenan & Kel.

Never saw this movie either.

Not sure what any of this means besides the last movie you watch maybe pretty fucking random all things considered.

Speaking of random movies…

I watched a good chunk of MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS on Saturday morning with Coco. I hadn’t seen any of that movie since I saw it in theaters way back when, but something I feel like people forget in the first half of the movie is what a giant dickhole Richard Dreyfuss aka Mr. Holland is before he writes that “opus”.

Mr. Holland shits on teachers, shits on his students until he realizes he shouldn’t shit on these kids and should help them, he shits on his own kid, he really shits on his own kid when he finds out the kid is deaf, and at some point like an hour plus into the movie he finally stops being a shit and starts writing that opus and tries to be a good dad.

And Glenne Headly is a thoroughly underrated or not mentioned enough talent.

She’s always working, she pops up in stuff all the time. She can do comedy, drama, crazy, innocent – definitely a fan. Specifically, always been a big fan of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS with her, Michael Caine, and Steve Martin.

Speaking of her always working, she’s great in her smaller role as Joseph Gordon Levitt’s mom in DON JON.


Steelers won.

Georges St-Pierre “won”, but really lost in everyone’s eyes who watched the fight who weren’t the two judges who scored it for him.

And, hopefully, I’m buying a house on Wednesday.


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