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Pip

Lauren Bacall was tragically funny and don't be afraid for your soul. rumor is that she has none and can be a real witch (u know diva style slapping people and what not). if you are going to hell, she will meet you there.

Scout

Rich, that was awesome. I'm glad I'm not the only one disappointed with 'Crash' taking the big prize. I thought that movie was hack.

Butta

Solid Hoe Dancers

Dead and I'm giving you an urn with my ashes in it.

dw

Am I wrong or was one of the dancers from the "Pimp" spectacle Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quiñones from the 80s movie "Breakin"?

dede

Was I the only one who wanted to throw up when Reese Witherspoon not only won, beating out the truly immortal, powerful, and challenging performance by Felicity Huffman, but who then proceeded to give a sickeningly saccharine, self-congratulatory speech as if she was god's gift to hollywood. For doing what exactly? yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck

Jen

The Oscars were a complete snoozefest. No one making any sort of political commentay or anything (not that we wouldn't poke fun at that had it happened). But seriously - no peace signs, no thinly-veiled anti-Bush jokes... It's almost as if everyone were threatened into keeping things as bland as possible.

But on another note... how hot was Salma Hayek?

Randi

HEY dw....my boyfriend swears that Shabba-Do was on that stage. Ozone in the flesh. Oh, and did anyone else notice that although they changed "bitch" to "witch", they still said "Shit" in the next line? AKA "A whole lot of witches talking shit."

loca

THAT WAS OZONE!

Janie

agreed. "crash" was nothing special. RACE!

i looooooooooooved george clooney's facial expressions in reaction to what was going on. there should have been a clooney-cam all night just showing us his hilarious and beautiful grimaces and mock anger.

romcraw

does Lauren Bacall have Parkinson's? Or dyslexia? She nervouses me.

simone

I didn't like the pimp performance. I actually cringed watching those guys jump around and pretend to shoot each other and the girls shaking their ass. It just sends the most sterotypical message to hollywood and the rest of white america...[i.e. "there go those blacks with their ghetto mentality] UGH I was so embarrassed! Why can't we win awards for a wider range of personas and roles?!!

Melissa

OMG my boyfriend and I were cracking up at Bacall too!!!! So tragic ... and she was so bored

pesky808

OMG - Catherine Keener/three6mafia, hilarious!!!
I'm lovin' those two guys with the insanely huge bow ties.

I'm pretty disappointed that Reese Witherspoon won for Best Actress.

jeremyj

The Academy has a problem with homo cowboys winning, but not Scientologists (which is just slang for homos-in-the-closet)? I don't get it.
I would have rather that filthy jew's movie won.
Or that other movie About a Faggot.
Or that other movie--the one from the 50's. I can't believe that McCarthy had so much power that it was suppressed until this year.
He must have known Elia Kazan.

Carly

The interpretive pimp dance was worth all the other stuff I sat through to get to that. Though, did you notice they let a "shit" slip through the censors?

Otherwise: largely predictable.

Any thoughts on the "fashions"?

rod

You caught almost every moment where I had left the room to fill my drink. Granted. I drink a lot ...
My total fave moment (in a non-snark way) was the Altman riff by MS and LT.

Also, keep in mind that there were more tender moments between Naomi Watts and King Kong on screen then between the Brokeback Boys.

Man on Man action = bad.
Woman on Monkey action = good.

Melissa

Oh and Randi it's "witches jumping SHIP"

rebecca

being that i get sunburn and all, me getting all rah rah whenever black folk get the stage and own it in uptight white hollywood don't make a whole lotta sense. raw energy, infectious grooves, and genuine enthusiasm just seem...better than all this narcissistic self-consiousness. i cried last year when Jamie Foxx gave his acceptance speech and reached out the ghost of the no-nonsense woman who raised him and beat his ass. and everytime i hear "its hard out here for a pimp", i get teary and feel like we all got a chance. long live the next level!

Randi

Ummm. The original was "talking shit" I don't really see how pimps would want to jump ship. Or witches. That's like a Halloween/Pirate special.
Unless they edited it in a TBS-movie way to make up insults that don't make sense.

"Fart you!"

Rich

For the record, I always heard the original as "For the Cadillacs and gas money spent / We'll have a whole lotta bitches jumpin' ship." In fact, I *KNOW* that's what it is because during Hustle & Flow, when Shug is learning the song, DJay forcefully repeats that line after she sings the chorus for the first time (as if to say, "Don't fuck up, bottom bitch").

I think bitches/witches jump ship to more prosperous pimps?

Long live 3-6 Mafia....All those horrified faces...priceless....This will go down in history as the VERY best Oscar moment in long time...of all time.

Q

ok we agreed that it was hateable for the "pimp" mess BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SLO-MO interpretative dance /reenactment of the scenes in the "Crahs " soundtrack" THAT WAS HILARIOUS with the one chick standing ever so frozen while the police guy "molested" her right on stage...i spit food right at that moment

Greg

LOVED Salma Hayek introducing Bill Conti as Bill CUNTY--twice!

Zsa

Rich, dahlink, a few things . . .

Regarding Mr. Howard's lapel montrosity, the preferred usage is "brooch," not "broach," a misstep that reeks of your Jersey background -- likewise, your failure to acknowledge, much less recognize, the genius of the _Crash_ script.

As a gorgeous dyke, I submit that _Brokeback_, albeit gorgeously filmed, is standard Hollywood fare; why, it heavy-handedly approaches formula, fags notwithstanding.

And, petite dahlinks, Madame Bacall is 85 years old, give or take a few years. It seems likely that she suffers from Parkinson's (note my use of "suffers"). Perhaps you'd rather she'd SUFFERED a bout of flatulence on stage? Dahlinks, pahleeeezzzzz.

Finally, Rich, dear, your thoughts on the "Mafia" (giggle, gaffaw) could use a healthy dose of revisionist thinking: "I can't appreciate enough how Three 6 must have rattled nerves and turned stomachs all over the auditorium. They took us to an alternate reality for about eight minutes, and their alternate reality was a lot less bland than Hollywood's. Best Oscar moment. Nothing will ever top it, ever."

Rattle nerves? Turn stomachs? No, dahlink, call a spade a spade: the performance was a laugh-fest. The gentleman, so entirely out of "their" context, were a hoot, at their own expense. Yes, how embarrassing, how utterly embarrassing. Put another way, that blatant incongruity is akin to what urges me to sporadically visit your precious bloggy blog.

Yours in pomposity,
Zsa

duane

with regards to crash; I couldn't agree more!

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