Sunday, December 25, 2005

Movie marathon

E and I spent the last week at his family beach house between Santa Cruz and Monterey. It rained for most of the week so we had to spend most of the time playing inside. :-)
We also went to a lot of movies too.

The first was to see “Brokeback Mountain”. We really, really, really wanted to love “Brokeback Mountain”. Needless to say, we were very disappointed when we saw the film last weekend. We both had been married for 20 years before we met. After we first met, we both wanted to have a “fishing buddy” as portrayed in the film. Instead, we fell in love and decided to have a life together.

We didn’t identify and care enough for Jack and Ennis, the two lead characters. Their mumble and grunt line delivery was hard to understand. The understated time shifts were annoying and hard to follow. But most importantly, it was hard to believe these two guys had more than a f*ck-buddy relationship. The film showed very little intimacy, closeness or foreplay. We also found it to be unbelievable that their first sexual encounter was a wham-bam, fully clothed b*tt f*ck.

Much more enjoyable and politically relevant films we saw were “Good night, and Good Luck” and “Rent”. “Pride and Prejudice” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” were fun and entertaining films. The surprise film was Peter Jackson’s “King Kong”. It reminded me of seeing the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” for the first time, a classic movie done in a grand and swashbuckling style of old.

Happy first night of Hanukkah.

5 comments:

Moby said...

Merry Christmas guys. I haven't seen brokeback yet but King Kong was excellent.

dbfeb said...

Happy Hanukkah!

I know once I say this I may have to give up my Gay card but I really don't see what all the hype is over Brokeback Mountain and as someone said, would it have gotten so much Oscar talk if it were two "straight" actors taking the risk to play Gay characters. Ok I'm off my soap box. Enjoy the holiday and have a great New Years.

Houston said...

I've been waiting for your review of Brokeback Mountain. I'll probably see it this week-end. I've been very skeptical of the whole phenomenon myself. Thanks for giving me permission to not like.

Chappy Channukwanzamas, along with the appropriate wishes for the secular new year.

Aethlos said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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