RIP (a couple weeks ago) to Bob Rafelson, who made one legit masterpiece (FIVE EASY PIECES), a couple unwatchable misfires, and a lot of other stuff over a thirty-plus-year career, yet still somehow manages to remain perpetually underrated.
MAN TROUBLE seems like his attempt at an old-school, zany screwball comedy. Barkin (freshly divorced) is an opera singer. Nicholson (married, unhappily, to a Japanese-American woman he calls “Iwo Jima” (yikes)) trains guard dogs for a living. Barkin hires Nicholson because there’s…
It’s as generic and uninteresting as a movie can be while also being kinda moderately watchable. Perfect for one of those rainy lethargic Sunday afternoons when there are no good games on TV and you’re half-assedly doing housework and reading the paper and not really motivated and don’t really want to commit to anything.
Also I’ve gotten told a couple times (SEVERAL years ago) that I look a little like Marton Csokas so I’d like to start a petition for somebody to make a movie where Marton Csokas plays a jolly laidback regular fun-loving dude who’s not creepy or evil at all.
Had a crap sleep last night. Tossed and turned, had disturbing dreams, kept hearing noises that weren’t there. At around 4:30 I jumped outta bed because I thought I was late for work. This morning my wife was like “you know what the problem was, don’t you? it was that HATCHING movie you watched last night.” I was like whoa I think you may be onto something.
This movie’s straight-up WILD. Miraculously, I managed to come into it pretty cold—I…
I’m the oldest person in my department at work which means that I’ll occasionally get hit with Old Guy Questions. just the other day one of the whippersnappers I work with said to me “jeez you’ve been married for almost twennnnnty yeeeeeears! that’s almost as long as I’ve been aliiiiiiive! what’s your secret?”
I always play the aw-shucks card when I get asked questions like that but as we all know the secret to a good, healthy marriage is knowing…