Posts tagged with “Liam Neeson”
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THE GREY (2012/In Theaters)
Do you like wolves? Plane crashes? Watching Liam Neeson struggle to survive? If so, then you will love The Grey. This is a fantastic movie about a group of men trapped in the Alaska wilderness who have to combat the cold, the snow, and intruding wolf packs. Directed by Joe Carnahan, this movie depicts a survival situation that no one would want to find themselves in. This movie is intense and emotional, especially the effective lead performance by Neeson (along with many others). It is loaded with great cinematography, great effects, and no CGI. The cast and crew worked outside in the freezing cold while making the movie and surrounded themselves with actual wolf packs. In fact, Neeson is under fire from PETA for eating wolf meat during the shooting. (Being a movie star, I don’t understand why he just didn’t go for filet mignon.) I am a huge fan of survival movies and this one is one of the best I’ve seen in a while. I compare it to Deliverance, Into the Wild, and Alive. Anyone will enjoy this film, and a lot already have, seeing that it won the box office on its opening weekend. See it and be prepared to be scared the next time you see a big dog on the street.
KINSEY (2004/DVD) OK, I am definitely not what you would call squeamish or uncomfortable when it comes to open discussions about sex, or the use of sexually graphic imagery to aid in dissecting the sex act like a couple of butterflies sharing the same stick pin, but somehow this dumb movie managed to really gross me out. It took me a while to figure out why, but here it is: The scenes showing Kinsey’s “crew” hanging out at a BBQ are, well, tacky. ONLY EIGHTH GRADERS rub up against their ladyfriends while chattin’ up their pals and gals about how they just “did it” and BOY, just can’t wait to DO IT again. Btw, did you hear me say “DO IT”? (HIGH FIVE!!)
Here’s the thing, though—these people were quite possibly exactly as portrayed in that scene, it would seem. Yes, Alfred Kinsey’s research on sex was revolutionary in its time—resulting in two controversial best sellers, 1948′s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and 1953′s Sexual Behavior in the Human Female—but, in retrospect, one wonders just how interested in this field of study would an impotent Kinsey have been? To me, this is a story about dudes that sure loved doin’ it, and just wanted to keep doin’ it ALL THE TIME. With each other’s wives, girlfriends, random “subjects of study,” etc. Being a male with a boner of my own, I gotta call shenanigans on this whole op. These dudes just wanted to get laid, a LOT, while somehow legitimizing their “scientific films” and boners. And boners NEVER lie. Read more »