There Will Be Blah



Running time: 158 minutes. I sure do hope you like looking at pretty pictures of barren landscape.

Suggestion: Stay home and re-watch Paul Thomas Anderson's punchy porn-biz masterpiece, Boogie Nights, or his even superior character-rich Magnolia. Hell, even Hard Eight, which he has semi-disowned (well, he won't refer to it as "Hard Eight," a studio-given title), and Punch-Drunk Love are both pretty damn interesting.

9 comments:

  1. you're not making me very excited about sitting here and watching my TWBB screener ...


    Honestly i haven't started it because its a little daunting trying to find a 3 hour window for it.

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  2. Knit a scarf while it plays. Or read a book. Or do your laundry. So many options to occupy your valuable time.

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  3. There will be Oscar.

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  4. Howard, if you see this and love it, this is one I'd be willing to take you down on in a smackdown.

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  5. well, i know what you mean... and i'd much rather watch Sweeny Todd over again, for fun's sake.

    I think it was incredibly well done. The acting was phenomenal and at least it's not all artifice and exposition liek 99% of the crap i'm subjected to the rest of the time i'm watching movies.


    Magnolia was a big miss or me and i still think Boogie Nights is dramatically under-rated. Overall it is an amazing film but is like reading Tolstoy, you know it's amazing but there's a reason I blog and read Carl Hiaasen while i'm reading it. haha

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  6. RBA, are you talking about There Will Be Blood or Sweeny Todd?

    Also, am I supposed to know who you are?

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  7. I was talkin bout TWBB & not supposed to know who I am unless you spend a lot of time in Northwest Arkansas.

    I have taken a hiatus from writing so I comment on random blogs.

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  8. Howard, I'll smack you down in private next time I see you because most artistic grievances I cannot air in public....

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