1.11.2008

BRR Goes To the Movies - "Oh My Head" Edition

Wow. What to say here? Should I comment on the "shocking" rumors that Queen Latifah might be (gasp!) a lesbian! Or how Katie Holmes has gone from a pretty terrible, dismissable actress in stuff like First Daughter and Dawson's Creek to being a pretty terrible, ubiquitous actress who is only still famous for being held hostage in the Fortress Of Scientology that is Tom Cruise's mansion? I bet James Van Derbeek is kicking himself for not taking Tom up on that romantic weekend in Acapulco right about now.

No, no those are too easy. We don't go for the cheap shots here at Big Red Robot. We're high-class, all tuxedos and monocles and capes and whatnot. We're the Grey Poupon of blogs.

No, instead let's rip into Diane Keaton, shall we? Actually, I have just one question regarding Ms. Keaton: what happened? Take a look at her IMDB resume' and man, wow, Diane Keaton should know better. I'm sure she's not hurting for money, so why not wait for good movies? Why the Because I Said So's and the Other Sister's? Why? Did you lose all sense of propriety in the 80's or what? Developed a bad Lee™ Press-On Nails addiction or something? Because this is not the same Diane Keaton who played every character in Streetcar Named Desire - including a great Brando - in Woody Allen's Sleeper. You can't tell me that's the same lady in Annie Hall, Interiors, Reds or the (first two) Godfather films. It's just not the same lady. This is a cyborg replacement or something. Fight the future, man.

And now, Mad Money. Wow. How terrible does this look? A train wreck, right? No Thanks is my final prognosis. What do you think?

6 comments:

Patti said...

I don't care to see it, either. But I can't help but love Diane. One of my favorites. She's just made a few bad choices ...

Glad you mentioned Reds. And her Woody movies...

And that subtle Tom Cruise thing was good, too. heh heh...

rose said...

diane keaton...
she is talented and likeable. but i'm holding out for the movie where she plays a character who wears something colorful, has a different hairstyle, and who, not once, gives the "flabergasted-what-the-heck-i'm-shocked-that-you just-suggested-i-do-that" pose.

Dylan said...

Rose - So you're saying you'd rather see her play a grown up Annie Hall than a flummoxed mom/grandma? Yeah, me too.

I don't know when the poster-girl for the post-Hippie, pre-Yuppie independent female decided she'd be better served playing the conservative matriarch, but I sure wish she'd wake up.

I like her, but the last movie I saw her in that was decent was The Family Stone, and I think the rest of the cast sort of carried that film. Wasn't Craig T. Nelson great in that?

b3n said...

No thanks with a big bucket of WHAT THE CRAP IS GOING ON HERE?! on top.

rose said...

i didn't see The Family Stone because i was still getting over Something's Gotta Give and Hanging Up.

Patti said...

Love Craig T. Nelson.