Monday, March 06, 2006

CRASH? Seriously?

Wow. Hated that movie. It was nothing but "A very special episode" of The Love Boat set in drydock (LA), complete with gapping plotholes and trite "coincidental" character interactions.

I thought Jon Stewart was going to be funny. He wasn't. It was a snore of a show.

18 Comments:

At 4:28 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Eddie said...

I don't care for award shows, find them a snore no matter who hosts. But the clips I've heard of Jon Stewart here and there sounded pretty funny. That's saying a lot because I'm not much of a fan of his.

 
At 4:35 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Alexandra said...

Haven't seen it, don't want to and, having watched a movie on the Big screen in months. There's just nothing that grabs me, well, maybe I could make an exception for... and time to leave the stage.

 
At 5:46 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger Grubber said...

You want a snore show, try the AFL Brownlow awards here.....3 hours of them actually reading out the votes, and I mean reading out the votes....3 points for round one...etc.....give me the Oscars any day...at least they have Jessica Alba looking fantastic! :)
cheers
Dave

 
At 11:32 PM, March 06, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

Well, I'm not surprised that the Oscar's were a snore, I usually don't watch it, I was only watching this year because of BrokeBack Mountain. What a shame.

 
At 5:12 PM, March 07, 2006, Anonymous Eddie said...

Don't take this wrong, but your last comment seems silly. How can it be a shame if your fav movie doesn't win an award you don't care about? What good is it if your fav movie DOES win an award you don't care about?

 
At 10:58 PM, March 07, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

Eddie, while I don't care about the Oscar's, I'd be a fool to ignore that "Brokeback" which I believe to be a better movie than "Crash" (in every way) DID NOT get an Oscar (for whatever reason) as it impacts me directly becaue I have a "queer" script I'm hoping to sell. While I may not care about the Oscar's, Hollywood most certainly does and had BBM won, then the hunt would have been on for the next great "gay" script. Now? Not so much.

Got it?

 
At 12:45 AM, March 08, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

BTW, I never said BBM was my "favorite" movie. Everyone ASSUMES that it is because I'm gay. In truth, I thought it dragged in a lot of places and I also thought Heath and Jake had precious little chemistry... the ONLY scene that I was enchanted by was when Heath was in the clset with his and Jake's shirts. however, I HATED "Crash". HATED.

 
At 4:33 PM, March 08, 2006, Anonymous Cecil said...

I thought Crash was well done. One of the only movie I saw last year that had be hooked before it came out and after.

I also thought Brokeback was a boring. It had all the right stuff, great acting, beautiful direction but not a good story. The worst part was the ending. I think we've seen that in 5 out of 10 gay themed movies. Average at best. And your "queer" script will sell if it’s good. Hollywood will be looking for gay themed scripts. There will be a bunch of rip-offs of Brokeback soon.

 
At 5:29 PM, March 08, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

Cecil, while they will be more open to gay themed scripts, there will NOT be the feeding frenzy there would have been had BBM won "best Picture". It's not right ut it's the way it's played in Hollywood.

 
At 6:00 PM, March 08, 2006, Anonymous Eddie said...

No beef here, Writergurl. What movie do you think opened the door for BBM? Always thought of you as a trailblazer, knocking down doors with fresh ideas and solid writing. The writergurl I envision doesn't need to rely on a gimmick.

 
At 6:09 PM, March 08, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

I don't thin BBM had a single movie that "opened" the door. It took 8 years for a well respected writer (McMurty) to get the damn thing made! I suppose if I were forced to pick one, I'd have to say "longtime Companion". It was a groundbreaking movie and was one of the first to deal with gay issues.

Gimmick? A lesbian storyline? Dude, that's no gimmick, it's part and parcel of my life.

 
At 7:33 PM, March 08, 2006, Anonymous Alexandra said...

Oh dear, Honey, I wished you'd told me there was a good discussion going on over here, I would have grabbed a martini and waded in.

First, Crash was okay, second, I haven't been to see BBM and have no intention of, no matter who filmed it. I don't need to see more scenery. And third. Hollyweird and gay content? It comes and goes depending what the fad of the week is.

I had to edit out all the lesbian content of my TV show to appease the bean counters and then? We're still politely talking but I won't hold my breath I'm blue enough already.

I think I'll stick to writing trashy throw-away novels. And keep my sanity in the bargain.

 
At 12:30 AM, March 09, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

Alex... LOL, yeah well, I thought you READ the comments! Sorry, next time I'll let ya know!

 
At 9:26 AM, March 09, 2006, Anonymous Alexandra said...

Oh I do, Sweetie, but not normally by the hour, I leave that for other things. ;-)

 
At 12:49 PM, March 09, 2006, Blogger Shawn said...

It is a shame BBM lost to a suck-ass movie like Crash. I'm with you, WG, I hated it. But I would have been happier if one of the other three—all superior to BBM and Crash—would have won instead.

That said, I think the door for gay-themed movies has opened up more, if only because BBM made money. No best picture, but it profited.

 
At 3:55 PM, March 09, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

Shawn,

Like I said, I think Hollywood will be on the look out for more gay movies, but, there isn't the mad scramble for another one, like there would have been had BBM won. Hopefully, BBM will continue to make money and Hollywood will continue to make "those kinds" of movies, but, hey, it's all a crap shoot anyways. I'd of liked a bit of "hunger" for my script but I'll take what I can get.

 
At 11:07 PM, March 10, 2006, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

BBM was on its way to clear 100 million, now I wonder if it'll drop like a stone (last weekend it made like 2 million to put it at 79 million).

Regardless, it made a lot so far and I don't think people will turn away "gay themed" scripts because it didn't win an Oscar. The movie made $$$$, that's what matters!

 
At 12:08 AM, March 11, 2006, Blogger writergurl said...

Patrick, I'm NOT saying that people will "turn away" gay themed scripts. I'm saying that there won't be the massive search for one because it didn't win as "Best Picture". BBM did win some Oscars, just not the one that make executives froth at the mouth.

I KNOW it made money, I'm not sitting her ein the dark, ya know. 79 mil from 14 mill is a damn fine return. 100 mil would have been sweeter, but hey, you gots to take what ya can.

 

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