Monday, April 30, 2012

In A Bad Mood Much?



Yep. That would be me. Or at least that's what I'm going to blame it on. Of course, it's very disheartening to think of myself as being in a permanent bad mood. And you'd think that would be enough to snap me out of it. Uhhhhh....NOPE!

Or maybe I'm just a BITCH. (Stop snickering!)

Honestly, though, NOTHING is quite right. From the time I get up in the morning until I finally close my eyes at night, I can find plenty to gripe about. My brother says I need to get laid. I say that I just need to be put in charge of everything... and I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

For instance...

Last night I rented The Descendants from Redbox. It's been forever since I watched a really good movie. I simply don't think they make good movies anymore. That's my chief complaint. But for now, I'm going to complain about The Descendants. Now I know the movie was up for an Academy Award or George Clooney was---or maybe both. Hell, I don't know. But there was a lot of media hype about this film and it was supposedly wonderful.

My take? It was okay. Nothing about it GRABBED me. I kept waiting to be grabbed and it never came.

Let's take it apart.

First, let's talk about Clooney. When I see a Clooney performance, I expect something very intense. Even when he's in a somewhat comedic role, I expect intensity. I don't expect a Syriana everytime, but I expect to be impacted somehow by his acting ability. I want to be grabbed. And I also want to grab--mainly his ass.

This time? It was a big fail for me on both ends of the grab. Who the EFF dressed him for this part? The pants made him look boney and as if he had NO ASS!!! The lack of color in his clothing was a big turn off for me. Okay. So you're thinking: "But Tess...that was the way it was supposed to be. He was a colorless-no-ass-kind-of-guy." Really? Yeah, yeah. I get that. But still...I watch Clooney to see Clooney--not just the story. And yep, if they had put him in a nice peach-colored Polo and a pair of tight-fitting jeans I would have been much more satisified. AND!!!!! Couldn't they let him take his shirt off at least once?

I mean, wasn't part of the storyline about his wife having an affair and how bad it was to do that to him? Sure he worked all of the time. But if I had to pay 35K a year for private schools I'd work all the damn time too! My point is this: Would it have hurt to display a little Clooney stuff? I mean, he's portraying a nice guy whose now dying wife was unfaithful to him and he just finds that out. As it was played it comes off as well...
colorless-no-ass-guys deserve to get cheated on.

And WTF did the whole trust and land sale thing have to do with anything? I kept thinking that the affair was somehow going to end up being a conspiracy--something I could get into--something that would grab me. NOPE. And it was nice to keep the land, but... MEH.

It definitely was way cool to see Beau Bridges and Michael Ontkean after all these years. Even if they didn't let Ontkean have a speaking part. And let me just say that the whole voting party with the cousins made no sense if they had no rights anyway. I did like the idea of the little girl possibly going camping with her dad on that pristine beach at some point, though.

All in all, I'd say the movie was a C. I never shed a tear. My heart never warmed up. I was never on the edge of my seat or so engrossed that I couldn't get up and go to the bathroom without putting the movie on pause. Yep, it was worth the buck-twenty-five I paid at Redbox. Definitely NOT worth a pay-per-view fee of four or five bucks and NO WAY IN HELL worth the price of a damn movie ticket!!!

I still love George Clooney. And I loved the dude who played Sid. My fave scene was when Grandpa belted Sid. LOL So give it a watch if you haven't. It's a rainy afternoon kind of movie. Meh.

That's it from me today. See you next Monday!!!


11 comments:

anny cook said...

Hmmmm. Maybe you should watch Sound of Music...romance, family, comedy, drama...

Tess MacKall said...

Sound of Music? Nahhhhh. Never liked that movie. Not really into musicals. I've seen too many movies. And have seen too many good ones. These days they just don't hit the mark.

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

The best way to get out of funk is ice cream lots and lots of ice cream...

Ray said...

Perhaps if you weren't such a Clooney fan you wouldn't have been so disappointed. Then again you might have saved your money.

Whips and chains,

Ray

anny cook said...

Hmmmm. Alright. How 'bout Charades? Or...an old Doris Day/Rock Hudson flick? I agree. The new stuff just doesn't do it for me.

Tess MacKall said...

I've been eating pnut m and ms, Abigail. LOL Indulging in a doughnut here and there, too. And that's depressing me even more. I threw a towel over the bathroom scales yesterday!

Tess MacKall said...

It's like this, Ray, I haven't been an over the top fan of any actor in a long time. I have a crush on Clooney and a crush on JDepp. But I will miss a movie they are in if I don't think it will appeal to me. Case in point? Clooney's movie about staring at damn goats. And JDepps Willie Wonka and Edward Scissorhands. Give me sex and intrigue, please! LOL

Tess MacKall said...

I like watching old movies, Anny. But there are some really great ones that aren't all that old, too. What about Terms of Endearment or Steel Magnolias? It just seems that lately there aren't any A plus movies made. Know what I mean?

Ray said...

Movies used to be about quality, now they are about box office receipts. It seems only the indie studios make good movies anymore. To me most blockbusters should be taken out on the block and busted.

Faith said...

I've not seen the movie, just the previews, but the previews haven't impressed me. I'll wait until the movie trickles down to the premium movie channels and then on down to our satellite pkg, lol.

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