Monday, July 23, 2012

The Artist: A Review


Boyfriend and I watched The Artist this weekend. 

See Midnight in Paris experience. 















Hint: It's not.


Popcorn spoons. It needs to catch on.









And then the first ten minutes of Louie were silent as well (showing him going to Miami and frolicking on the beach) and I thought maybe I got sucked into a silent movie alternate dimension and I started tripping balls. But then he started talking and everything was okay again. 



We feel pretty strongly about that one.

18 comments:

  1. I liked the Artist. I didn't think The Artist was award worthy either, but then again, I didn't see it through the spectrum of your 1,001 distractions. I'm beginning to think that you two watching movies at home isn't a great idea because you're surrounded by alternative forms of self-entertainment so the movie doesn't get a fair viewing. Like right now, I'm "watching" a movie while writing this comment. That movie isn't getting four stars.

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  2. on second thought..."a witty, self-aware pastiche, full of clever audiovisual gags and cinephiliac allusions, with irresistible charm coursing through its nostalgic veins. The Artist is, "An absolute delight from start to finish. It`s beyound superb. An ingenious and deeply moving film filled with heart, humor and vision. A masterpiece of a film that returns to the heart and soul of the silent film, showing that body language and facial reactions were the way to emotion. This is a true work of art." [Rotten Tomato reviews]

    Not really. It was okay, not horrible. So they made a silent film in 2012. Hooray! I'm old, so I remember when the first talkie came out. [Lillian Gish. What a dame!] Hollywood jerked itself so long and hard about this film that eventually only dust came out of their collective c**ks. I use movies to keep Gia off my junk for an hour or so. This silent thing wasn't helping. We like lots of movies. Like....uh....hmmmm, uh..... Crap. It's Gia's fault, she's a hater!!! I like everything. Midnight in Paris! WOW! Terrific....I need a nap.

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    1. "cinephiliac" sounds like it could mean moviepenis to me. I don't remember any moviepenises in the film.

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    2. agreed. completely sounds like moviepenis.

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  3. I liked this also, but as Pickleope said, liked, not loved, and I agree that it's probably easier to enjoy when you're not distracted. I think the awards were just because it was like, ooh, look, they made a 1930s style movie in 2012. How avant garde!

    So if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go write a Jane Austen novel and win a SHITLOAD of awards.

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  4. Thanks for reminding me again that I shouldn't watch Midnight in Paris. Sometimes I forget. :)

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  5. Thanks for the head's up! I was wondering if we should watch it, but then I'd just have to draw the hubs and a bunch of ZZZZZZZs.

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  6. That's pretty much the test to see if we like a movie: "I have to pee. Don't pause it."

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  7. I haven't seen the movie, nor have I heard a thing about it. Although, after I saw a preview of it, I figure it was just a way to have a low budget film seem Oscar-worthy. "I have 40 bucks. How far will that get me?" Well, make a low budget film, label it as edgy and redefining, and grab a rake because you're going to be hauling in the dough.

    Though, I still want to see it.

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  8. I give you props just for renting it! I duck and hide when I see it like it can somehow see me and make me watch it or something.

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  9. Haven't seen either movie, but you have confirmed why :-D

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  10. Oh my! This made my day! :) I've been thinking of watching both "The Artist" and "Midnight in Paris", and now here you went and burst my cute little bubble!

    How could you? sigh...

    I think I might still fast forward through "The Artist" though..if only for cultural purposes and having a faint idea of what it's about. :)

    Thanks for yet another awesome blog post!

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  11. I love Midnight In Paris even more than I love The Artist. Maybe it's an age thing -- like I'm grown up and mature and some people aren't. tee hee

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. lmao!! Kudos to you for both watching a silent film. I could never...

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  13. I could never watch a silent movie. I would hang myself before the first commercial.

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  14. I just read about it on Wikipedia, so I don't feel I have to watch it, but have a slight desire to do so, because...that guy is hot! Whatever his name is, it's not important.

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  15. First, I love your boyfriend, next: yes to the popcorn spoons BUT what the what the?? Awards for that movie??

    YAWNER.

    Really. What do people see? Am I stupid or something???

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  16. Saved us too. We've been feeling guilty we haven't seen it, but dreading watching it... and I think you just saved us from both.

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