I don't know how fortuitous things like this happen, but today I was sitting, lonely and sad, on my ugly couch, lamenting how fucked up the world is, how much I hate living in it, and how terrible this season of "Bad Girls Club" has turned out to be.
I was thinking about how even though I have health insurance I can't really afford the root canal my dentist claims I need, but that since going to the doctor is like going to the mechanic, you just have to "believe" everything your doctor tells you. Even when your psychiatrist tells you that the problem isn't the world, it's YOU because you need electro shock therapy, there's something in the back of your mind that wants to believe it is actually the world because FUCK THE WORLD.
And then I see this trailer for and I know that the only person in the world that I can be completely positive is aware of my feelings is Bobcat Goldthwait. This is the trailer for his new comedy "God Bless America" in which a man who has had enough teams up with a 16-year-old girl who has had enough and they shoot everyone who fucking deserves to die:
With all the major disappointments in recent years with horror films that try to take a political stance and fail miserably due to the incompetence of the filmmaker ("Red State," "Undocumented") it's good to see something that combines the anger of "Falling Down" with the social parody of "Idiocracy" in a way that expresses how terribly terribly unhappy most Americans are with the way media, corporations, and corrupt politics and religion have turned our nation into a fucking circus.
I will see this movie and I will do everything to promote other people seeing it because it isn't about Katherine Heigl and her insulting romances with men or about a football team that believes in themselves even though no one on the team can fucking read.
Hope it makes it out to Portland. Even if the film turns out to be nothing more than a 90 minute fantasy/wish fulfillment exercise, the trailer has more balls than most of the other films I've seen coming out this year.
Sounds like Heidi needs a hug. And better doctors.
While I strenuously avoid anything regarding the vile specter of modern popular culture, I still live and work with lots of people who gobble that shit up without an ounce of intellectual analysis or self-reflection.
One needs only listen to any particular hour of commercial radio (which, sadly I have to at work) to be assaulted by the soul-sucking mediocrity of Nickleback, The Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO and David Guetta. Creative anti-matter, all of them
So I understand how that disgust can build to the point where you just want to set people straight on what's good for them and what is garbage.. with extreme prejudice!!
Also, props to Heidi for pointing out that RED STATE is shit. I watched it again recently, this time with a few drinks under my belt to, hopefully, make me a lot more forgiving. But no, it's still an unfocused mess.
My friend showed me this the other day and I was like "This is amazing." I love the whole scene where that chick is like "You can have this car, my parents bought me the wrong one away." and the Frank is like "Yeah real fucking tragedy." Ugh the value people put on having nice things more than thinking of others and watching people who are not famous for anything except being rich. I hate how everybody loves these people who haven't really contributed to anything except being hot and having a daddy that got O.J. off. I'm excited for this movie and I would be interested in watching Bobcat's other movies. I always liked him in those cheesy 80's comedy movies. Don't judge me because I like Police Academy! I really liked him in the episode he did for "Tales For The Crypt" where he played a mild-mannered ventriloquist with a fucked up ventriloquist doll.
"I hurt" - Karen Cooper "Night Of The Living Dead"