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July 22, 2004


Me-ow! +

Despite a NY Times puff piece on the cultural importance of a black woman headlining a major action film, reviewers agree that Catwoman is a stinker. It's hardly a surprise, and also pretty clear that our friends at the Post ("Kitty Litter") and the NY Daily News ("Bad Kitty") are right at this moment giggling to themselves over their own cleverness (Also widely used are phrases such as "littering the screen" "not the cat's meow", "not to get catty", etc.)

Even A.O. Scott admits that the movie made him "think back fondly on Garfield."

Sorry, Halle. You sure look cute in a leather pantsuit, but sometimes even throwing dignity to the wind isn't enough. In related news, MSNBC's Paige Newman asks "What happened to Halle Berry?" And in other related news, Amy's Robot asks, "What the hell happened to Sharon Stone?" -Emily

I'll tell you what happened to Sharon Stone: she had that aneurysm a few years back, and went completely mental. She has reportedly been saying things that make no sense but suggest that she believes she has turned over a new leaf, and is living her life with greater clarity, and not allowing the naysayers to bring her down. At least, I think that's probably what she means: what she actually said was "When my brain exploded, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I have such a better life now. I'm at the point in my life where if you don't want my peaches, don't shake my tree. I'm into Happy Town, and if you don't want to live in Happy Town, move, hit the friggin' bricks, baby."

If "Happy Town" means, as the Daily News says, "camping it up as if she's in a 'Columbo' episode" in a really crappy movie, then you go, girl. Hardly anyone else has hired her lately. -Amy

categories: Movies
posted by Emily at 10:01 AM | #