|Dax Shepard admires the, um, depth of Jessica Simpson’s acting talents in Employee of the Month.|
Don’t know much about this Dane Cook character (’cept that he played “The Waffler” in Mystery Men), and knew even less before catching his recent Vicious Circle special on On Demand. I’m happy to report, though, that said special was rather entertaining — he took a while to win me over, but had me laughing loudly enough toward the end that I was mildly nervous about morning-after pissy neighbors. Oh — just realized he was reasonably funny in Waiting … , too — I just may give Employee of the Month a shot. (There’s some blonde chick in it too, apparently.)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning appears to be one of those flicks that the studio doesn’t bother doing advance critics’ screenings for. What does that mean? Well, here’s a hint: Snakes on a Plane, Glitter, and When a Stranger Calls didn’t bother, either. You do the math.
This week’s Bijou offering is Vers le sud (Heading South), a French bit about three female middle-age-ish tourists (one of them Charlotte Rampling) who take a jaunt in 1980s Haiti, where they encounter poverty, danger, and sexual awakenings with eager young men. (The brochure just writes itself … )
Gotta go — would just like to apologize for absent-mindedly calling the conjunction “if” a preposition a few columns back — and for drawing attention to it now.
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