Archive for May 27th, 2008

Sex and the City

CNN asks about “Sex and the City“: “can a pure chick flick become a hit?” and it later answers its own question with “yes, if it draws a diverse enough swath of female moviegoers”.

I won’t be going. In fact, I find anyone who goes to watch such shows brain damaged. Yeah, go ahead, hate me all you want. I just don’t find pleasure going to see four middle-aged women slutting around while looking miserable underneath that glossy exterior and expensive shoes.

What’s the point of that movie? I’ve been alone for years while in UK, without having a shoulder to cry on. There was nothing glorious about that life. It sucked. I’d go out with some so-called friends on weekends, would also buy expensive shoes and sexy clothes, but it all accounted for nothing despite my efforts. At the end I found true love through IRC. JBQ first told me that he loved me without having seeing me yet. 8 years later, we are still together, loving each other every day (except Mondays 😉 ).

So why would I want to go watch these poor souls trying to find true love with all the wrong means? Not that IRC is the way to go, but slutting around is not the way to go either. It’s for the same reason I don’t go watch horror, war and prison movies: why would I want to go and depress myself voluntarily? This makes no sense to me.

Update: Two pictures from that era, 10 years ago. It has the word “desperate” written all over these pictures. That was/is so not me.

How to know if you really liked a movie

I recognize the name and face of Robert Downey Jr. as an actor for almost 20 years now. I always hated the guy, since Day 1. In fact, he is one of these few people that I always felt that I have zero things in common, and if we were ever to meet up in real life we wouldn’t be able to talk about anything more than the weather. He is not only not my type, he’s worse than that: he seems to be the type of a person I can’t stand not even for some basic conversation. I always found him yucky.

A few years later, the news of his drug addiction and alcoholism was all over the media, making me dislike the guy even more. I did try to watch his movies and not be a hater, but I was always getting that shivering each time he had some screen time. Therefore, I was not that happy (along with many other Marvel enthusiasts actually) to hear that he got the role of the “Iron Man” a few years back.

Fast forward to last Sunday, when JBQ and I went to actually watch “Iron Man” in that new 2k digital projection cinema in San Bruno (off topic note: quality is not as good as our plasma TV). The movie was so good, and his performance so close to the comic, that I fell for him. I couldn’t believe it myself either that after the end of the movie I actually felt attracted to this jerk, Robert Downey Jr. I don’t know if it was his engineering talent as shown in the movie, or the sexy hot Iron Man suit, but I surely felt attracted to his likeness. First time ever to feel like that for either himself or his character.

Iron Man is hot

That’s how good that movie was. Even JBQ, who doesn’t like most Marvel movies, he loved this one. So go see it.