Friday, October 21, 2005


  • Sarah Hepola has a great piece in Slate on Cameron Crowe's oedipal issues. (While we're on the topic, have you listened to the Almost Famous commentary track? Cameron shares the track with his Mom... and it's really creepy. Worst moment: when Mom goes totally off topic and starts praising a line that Cameron wrote for Vanilla Sky. Now, she doesn't quote the entire line, but it's that horrible one that Cameron Diaz has to deliver... The one that begins with, er, her talking about swallowing Tom Cruise's, uh, Thetan-juice.)

  • More lists! In light of the IMDb's, gulp, 15th anniversary, its staff lists the Top 15 Movies Since 1990. The results? Uh... well... They're nerds. T2 is on 4 of the 9 lists. For God's sake, frickin' Stargate makes a list. (Hat tip to N for feeding my list addiction.)

  • Have you noticed I've been really good about keeping my urge to regurgitate Armondisms in control? Well, that's over. His take-down of Charlize and North Country is just too good to ignore. A morsel:
    Horribly condescending, they put working-class people in the dark ages of social progress, and only seen rising-up to salute Theron in an insulting I-Am-Spartacus ending. Sissy Spacek's quiet conviction in a couple of scenes results from a career with real moral authority such as Theron may never attain. Theron's insistence on playing vengeful, grandstanding masochists suggests she hasn't learned the real meaning of beauty.

  • Just so youse know: all the cool kids read The Pop View. Well, I don't know that for sure, but I encourage you--cool or not--to read that shit.

  • Topics that I wanted to bring up and then opted not to or wrote and deleted: Orlando Bloom's earnest-ass playlist at the iTunes Music Store, the good old days when Prince would write a chorus that went "Sexy Mother Fucker shakin' that ass, shakin' that ass," Richard Kelly's career prospects after seeing those pictures that Spencer linked to, Tom Delay's plastic surgery, and so on.


At 12:19 PM, Anonymous The Pop View said...

"...the cool kids..." Ha! That's a good one.

I know my traffic stats and I can assure you that they're not all reading my site, although it's very kind of you to say so.

Longtime readers may have noticed that I tend to be a charter member of The Uncool, but certainly everyone is welcome into the Big Tent that is The Pop View.


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