Tuesday, November 08, 2005

11-08-2005

834) Convoy. The song Convoy will always be one of my favorites, if only for the line "eleven long-haired friends of Jesus In a chartreusse microbus." The movie, however, is a different story. It was kind of convoluted, like it starts out as a comical "truckers getting hassled by the man" sort of movie, and then it turns into a "convoys as social barometers" thing and you just sort of scratch your head like "the hell?" I guess this was at the point where Peckinpah was too crippled by his quest to build a snowman inside his left nostril to turn in anything spectacular. Oh well.

835) The Believer. Here's something I don't get: What's the deal with skinheads and those tiny suspenders? And why do they always just have them hanging loose instead of over their shoulders? What's the point of even wearing them?

835 down, 165 to go.

- Once you see the mugshots, the terrible reality of make-up and airbrushing sinks in...and yet it's still totally hot! Cheerleaders having sex, with each other, in a dirty bathroom stall! It's a total porno come to life! This stuff really happens! I have so got to get out more!

3 Comments:

Blogger Nico said...

Guess you didn't like The Believer? My feelings won't be hurt, you can tell the truth.

I do wonder about those suspender too though. That's kind of weird.

Re: The cheerleaders - Florida makes people do interesting things.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

no, i liked it. i just get hung up on weird things and when i went to write a comment that's the first thing that came to mind (curse those tiny suspenders!). also, who knew the guy from the notebook was such a good actor? even though i wasn't crazy about stay or united states of leland, he was really good in those, too. especially united states of leland. but especially stay. i was actually thinking about that while watching the believer. for about 30 minutes i was in love with the movie and then i figured out what the big secret was and i felt so cheated. i blame the tiny suspenders.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Nico said...

I lucked out and saw it before any of those other movies came out. We watched it and were all like "Whoah, who is this guy?" I've seen United States of Leland, but not Stay.

2:09 AM  

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