20 August 2006

Matchstick Men

It's Saturday, it's 2 pm, you're watching HBO.


This movie'd be nothing without Nick Cage and Alison Lohman. Had the studio given this flick to some schlock director instead of a name like Ridley Scott, we'd have ended up with forgettable garbage instead of something that's actually pretty good and really well done. It's still not a great movie (reasonably lighthearted Hollywood caper stuff), but the interaction between these two actors is so A-plus money amazing that it's a shame I woke up thinking about this rather than this. Cage and Lohman's father-daughter chemistry is the reason you should queue this; once you see it you too will be taken aback by the astonishing collision of nervous tics and excitable adolescence. It's truly the stuff of a four-star classic, my friends. Too bad the rest of the movie only gets ya chuckling and grinning -- no lasting or profound emotions will shuffle through your noggin this time. But, hey, it's not like fun's a bad thing.

And...cue end credits.

Wanna get a sandwich?

6 comments:

He manTooth said...
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He manTooth said...

Sorry about the deleted post above, my grammar is suck.

Not everyone one has complex feelings, dude. Your posts need more "fuckin'" and less "thinkin'."

He manTooth said...

Maybe I should just stop posting. Fuck.

Beta0 said...

"fun's not a bad thing" was directed at me for writing a pretentious post.

Matchstick Men is a good one -- recommended!

He manTooth said...
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He manTooth said...

Come for the pretension, stay for the "Spaceballs" links.