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Just saw this. I didn't think it was spectacular, but it was surprisingly good. I disagree with the assertion that it was a cruel movie, though. I thought it handled Theron's character faily sympathetically. It was fairly sympathetic towards everyone, really, even if people weren't always shown in their best light. Agree that the tone was similar to something like a less OTT, more dramatic Eastbound and Down. I'm still thinking about it and remembering aspects that really worked well, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for most recent movies.

Arnold Drummond, Process Server (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 24 March 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of want to watch this again the more I realize that it has some thematic overlap with Carl Wilson's Let's Talk About Love 33 1/3 book (which is fantastic, btw, for those who weren't already aware). I'm generally fascinated with overblown repulsion towards cultural objects which are somehow perceived as threats to one's identity and the ways in which that repulsion tends to distort one's perception of The Other.

One of my faverit moive ever!!!! XD (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised by how much people seemed to like this on here. Just watched it and while I do think CT was great and I liked the fact that it was dark throughout, I didn't think it was that great overall. Aside from Mavis, a lot of the characters didn't work for me and it was just missing something. I feel like it was very close to being excellent but somehow just missed the mark although I'm not sure exactly where or how just yet.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Sunday, 1 April 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

That was a fucking righteous speech.

Simon H., Saturday, 15 February 2014 06:39 (6 months ago) Permalink

If you never saw the SNL sketch from 2008, now's a really good time to watch it.

http://www.thewrap.com/ellen-page-gay-lesbian-snl-sketch-2008

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 15 February 2014 07:02 (6 months ago) Permalink

Now she can focus on making her first good film.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 February 2014 15:23 (6 months ago) Permalink

you went there? making that speech was more important and impressive than that, regardless of how good this imaginary film would be.

i lost my shoes on acid (jed_), Saturday, 15 February 2014 18:30 (6 months ago) Permalink

One of my lesbian friends posted on Facebook that she and her boo are "celebrating Valentine's Day Ellen Page style" and someone commented "You're pregnant?"

That's So (Eazy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 18:45 (6 months ago) Permalink

That was a fucking righteous speech.

yes

Nhex, Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:16 (6 months ago) Permalink

lol I had the same thought as Morbs.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

how sorry a track record does a celebrity have to have before their coming out is page 36 material?

The SNL sketch wasn't bad though... except no ending, cuz it's SNL.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:26 (6 months ago) Permalink

(I mean, it's been a great career move for a trivia answer like George Takei)

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:27 (6 months ago) Permalink

Her arm movements in this video are cracking me up

polyphonic, Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:31 (6 months ago) Permalink

Aw, that was so nice!

polyphonic, Saturday, 15 February 2014 21:35 (6 months ago) Permalink

except no ending, cuz it's SNL.

Actually, that one has a pretty sweet ending.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:12 (6 months ago) Permalink

but.. that would mean Dr. Morbius was disparaging something he hadn't seen!

Nhex, Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:21 (6 months ago) Permalink

(I mean, it's been a great career move for a trivia answer like George Takei)

― images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, February 15, 2014 3:27 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Dude had a plenty decent career in acting, voice acting and public service before coming out all of nine years ago. Do you ever just shut the fuck up?

Ian from Etobicoke (Phil D.), Saturday, 15 February 2014 23:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

idk, I'm kinda with morbs on this one

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 16 February 2014 01:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

oh, thought she came out like 7 years ago

I got the glares, the mutterings, the snarls (President Keyes), Sunday, 16 February 2014 03:23 (6 months ago) Permalink

idk, I'm kinda with morbs on this one

that's a shame. there nothing positive to be said about siding with morbs on this one. nothing.

i lost my shoes on acid (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

she can still be gay and not have been in a decent movie ffs

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:19 (6 months ago) Permalink

that was not the implication.

i lost my shoes on acid (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:24 (6 months ago) Permalink

I'm surprised Veg didn't like Whip It!.

...out of that weakness, out of that envy, out of that fear.. (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:30 (6 months ago) Permalink

it wasn't anywhere near as good as it thought it was

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:33 (6 months ago) Permalink

i dare say she's talented, she's probably in movies i would never see or care about and will continue to be in them. but the tenderness/intensity/nervousness of her speech here is more important than anything (possibly) she'll do professionally. i felt a lot of love for her and was moved by it.

i lost my shoes on acid (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:43 (6 months ago) Permalink

as a straight non-entity who's seen one movie in the theatre since inception, morbs' comment seemed pretty catty

probably a fitting welcome to the sisterhood tho i guess

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 February 2014 04:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

just watched the ellen page speech after having been aware of it 24 hrs. great job to her. think she is a great person for humanity. god bless.

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:48 (6 months ago) Permalink

you know use me as an example but whatever

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:48 (6 months ago) Permalink

like the kind of liberal guy who thinks the pope is great

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (6 months ago) Permalink

and can say "you know he's a jesuit"

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (6 months ago) Permalink

but

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (6 months ago) Permalink

look here's the thing

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:49 (6 months ago) Permalink

and i'm alec baldwin for wnyc

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

but i didn't know if i was gay or straight

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

and i married a lady

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

a WOMAN i mean b/c

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

"lady," what's that all about

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

but in high school ...

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:51 (6 months ago) Permalink

just as many guys i found attractive as girls

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:51 (6 months ago) Permalink

so it is great to hear ellen page, oscar nominee for juno (2007)

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:52 (6 months ago) Permalink

wasn't she one of barbara walters's most fascinating people of 2007?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:52 (6 months ago) Permalink

like was michael cera, similarly aged star of "superbad," which was probably a much bigger commercial hit, a baba wawa holiday go-to?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:53 (6 months ago) Permalink

no b/c "juno" was a jason reitman film and socially relevant, wtf

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:53 (6 months ago) Permalink

b/c jason bateman listens to the sonic youth cover of the carpenters' "superstar"?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

like ok whatever critics

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

much love to jk simmons tho

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

as papa juno

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:54 (6 months ago) Permalink

and her mom was who, alison janney? predictable much?

jaymc, Sunday, 16 February 2014 06:55 (6 months ago) Permalink


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