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Looking at Women

Monday, August 27th, 2007 by firebird

There’s a scene from Shallow Hal (before the place where I walked out of a friend’s home because I found the movie so appalling I couldn’t sit through it) where Hal goes into a restaurant with an absurdly fat girl whom he sees as traditional heroin-chic skinny due to some magical maneovering earlier in the movie.  They […]

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Grey Matters

Saturday, August 25th, 2007 by firebird

I was amazed, astounded, and utterly delighted by this movie.  I had to let it sit for a few days for my rapture to subside so I could think coherently and make sure I could write effectively about it…and it wasn’t even perfect. The movie revolves around three characters: Grey and Sam, a sister and brother […]

Please, Save Me From the Jerk

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 by firebird

It was less than discriminating. But, in my defense, I’ve been sick. And I just wanted to rent something easy to take my mind off of it.
So one of the movies I got was The Wedding Crashers. Fairly typical romantic comedy bullshit about a couple of hard-partying guys who find the right […]

Women’s Dreams of Bliss?

Friday, July 20th, 2007 by firebird

On the ‘TV to Big Screen’ shelves at Blockbuster, I found a DVD claiming to be erotica written and directed by women, for women.  That’s a big claim, so I rented it to see how it lived up to its cover copy.  It was called Bliss, and was put out by the Oxygen Network, which […]

Women. Must. Deliver the Babies.

Thursday, July 5th, 2007 by firebird

It’s a tableau familiar from pioneer midwifing scenes in old Westerns - the men congregate in the hallway or outside and listen with concerned faces until the baby comes and then pound each other on the back as if they had done something.

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