Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
She just acts like a bit of a fool at the beginning and then her 'meaningful' look when she discovers the woman is a teacher is bafflingly patronising. Teachers, eh?
She *could* have maintained some dignity by adopting a sort of, "That's your opinion but I can't agree," line but instead she seems to want to challenge her own supporter over something her supporter has a point about.
"teacher, huh? typical liberal"
even with his poor people skills, Gordon Brown >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sarah Palin
to appearing in a reality TV series though, would he?
it's painful. Palin is so out of touch and out of place without her bubble of yes-man, media and honking Christian fundamentalist fanbase
stupid Gallagher/Mogwai wannabe
(I dunno if he's won any awards and can't be arsed looking. The crux of this post is "Bret Easton Ellis is shit". I haven't seen The Hurt Locker, so I won't be passing judgement, although I decided not to go and see it because it "looked shit".)
I don't need to read 15 pages of excruciating detail about suit trouser cuffs though.
I've said before that I think he should just stick to coming up with stories for movies.
Shit book, shit film.
three attempts I probably only made it 60 or 70 pages long.
Apparently it's a satire I just don't get. I just thought even if it is supposed to be a satire of some sort all these pages of incredibly detailed and boring grooming tips are still pages of incredibly detailed and boring grooming tips.
At least GQ has pictures.
It's meant to give you a strong insight into the character. Why not just skim read those sections if you're anxious to get on with the story?
Personally I thought it was a decent book but I'd have preferred a better ending. I like a good ending, though.
I'm pretty sure in the end I just gave my copy away to someone on holiday and bought some Henry Rollins and Edgar Allen Poe from a second hand bookshop in the nearest town.
At the end of the book I just felt like it dribbled away really. It might have been a dream or his fantasy but I didn't feel there was a great deal of evidence for that.
It's a satire on the 80s: yuppies/capitalism/phil collins was just like raping and killing women. DON'T YOU GET IT??? IT'S NOT SHIT, IT'S A SATIRE!!! HOORAY!
Christian Bale is great. And it has Chloe Sevigny in it.
not sure why so much credence is given to the Oscars anyway
I very much doubt three soldiers going running around downtown Baghdad on their own handing out beatdowns to insurgents is what the war is like
It's a thriller first and foremost (OK clearly you weren't thrilled but I think that's what it sells itself as).
People also said it was incredibly tense, but I found that things just happened really slowly trying to give the impression of tension
Loads of really baffling things happened - the sniper fight anyone? WTF?
And the characterisation - what any film like this lives on, was so half arsed
He's the renegade who doesn't play by the rules
He's one day out from retirement
He's the guy who gets kidnapped to facilitate a rescue
and had some frankly baffling plot turns but I thought it had a lot of tension in its brash, MTV styling and I simply enjoyed it as that sort of film.
Like I say, I don't think it was particularly special but it was definitely a cut above your average POS film.