Annnnnnd, the rest of it is over here. Along with an exciting headshot, and my last name. (Also, people who believe that the fact that Seth Rogen is Canadian undermines my entire argument. Um, OK!) That's me: solving mysteries, right and left, for you.
You know, people of the UK, I often wonder why you put up with folks from the United States. Think of what you have given us, in terms of entertainment, over the last few years: Lily Allen, Sasha Baron Cohen, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig as James Bond - the list goes on. Yet what has America given you in return? Well, here's one answer: Observe & Report, which opened in cinemas - for the British, anyway - recently.
On behalf of my nation, I would like to apologise.
Observe & Report has already caused quite a stir, containing as it does a scene in which the hero, Ronnie (Seth Rogen) rapes an intoxicated and unconscious woman by the name of Brandi (Anna Faris). The scene is played for laughs: after a series of scenes in which it's shown that Brandi has eaten handfuls of anti-depressants, downed massive amounts of tequila, and is unable to walk, maintain consciousness, or form a coherent sentence, Rogen drags her into her house, and the movie cuts to a shot of Rogen humping Brandi's passed-out, vomit-spattered body. He stops for a moment. She mutters "Why'd you stop," without opening her eyes or moving. Cue audience laughter!The thing is, at the showing I attended (ah, research), that was the only point in the movie at which the audience laughed.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I have a piece up at the Guardian's Comment is Free! I know, right? NEATO. It begins:
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