I don’t think that the actor who plays a real person has to looks exactly like them, but I do think it helps when they have superficially similar looks. Often if the performance is good and the script is done well, along with some good makeup and costuming then the audience can overlook that the actor doesn’t look… Read more
I also think that Javier Bardem is miscast. As good of an actor as he is, he sounds nothing like Desi (in the trailer) and only bears a passing resemblance. Read more
Kidman WAS so pretty. I think a part of the pushback is how distracting the work she’s had done is. Straight freaks me out every time I see her.
Ugh, I looooove how this highlights the fact that Chapelle isn’t even being original with his jokes. Can we start focusing on that? I feel like calling a comedian offensive excites them, whereas pointing out how unoriginal their jokes are might actually make them improve their material.
I thought the same thing. He’s going on about how he “won’t be summoned,” but then offers “an audience” with himself? Like stop breathing in your own exhaust fumes, buddy. The result is really not a good look.
It was especially weird to be “willing” to grant them “an audience” and then saying he won’t “be summoned.” Like, what part of allowing them “an audience” with him is any less pretentious?
I think you hit on something insanely important: Adapt or die. Comedians like Chappelle and Seinfeld seem stuck in a bygone era of comedy to me. When I think about the comedy that has stood out to me in the past ten years or so, it is often the more layered and meaty stuff that stands out (and is in direct opposition… Read more
None of the Netflix employees’ demands were about taking his special down or meeting with him. Dave just wants to feel important. Read more
How about a few word from someone that does push the envelop and really is That Fuuny.
I just saw Gadsby a few weeks ago doing her new show Body of Work, and it was funny as fuck. She’s an insanely talented comedian. The fact that an autistic woman can hold a theatre full of people in the palm of her hand, so emotionally engaged with her that she can make you laugh or cry, is pretty much testament to… Read more
I continue to be amazed at the inability of men in general, and male comedians in particular, to fathom that maybe, just maybe, they might not be the intended audience for a performance. Their whole lives, every piece of media they’ve consumed has been targeted at them by media producers catering to their desires, so… Read more
Can we please discuss the fact that Natalie is sexually harassed by the President, and then when the PM sees it he doesn't say anything and Natalie spends the rest of the movie apologizing for her own harassment?!? Crappy plot lines are one thing, but encouraging the idea that women are at fault for being harassed is… Read more
But they show him flying into the Marseilles airport at the end. But maybe I missed a scene after that where he goes to Portugal? Read more
My darling Lindy,