You love Wes Anderson’s Rushmore. Of course you do. A sequel will never EVER happen, but what if there was another movie pairing Herman Blume (Bill Murray) & Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams), but instead of them being Herman Blume & Rosemary Cross, they were FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt? What if I told you that this movie ALSO included hand jobs (but spankfully not ones given to or from Eleanor Roosevelt)? Well, that’s sorta what Roger Michell‘s Hyde Park On Hudson is, with some FDR cousin (Laura Linney) loving & royal visiting from those blokes from The King’s Speech (Bertie stuttered here by Samuel West & the not so mum Queen mum by Olivia Colman) tossed in. This movie is barely a movie, as the plot is basically whether or not the King of England will eat a hot dog or not, but this barely movie is totally watchable, cause Billy Murray as FDR getting mad action while not being able to use his legs is totally watchable. Doesn’t that sound totally watchable?
We don’t go into directorial debuts by actors with a roll of the eyes, we go in with eyes wide open (we actually do that with every movie now), cause who knows, maybe they’ve got talent… or maybe they should juss stick to their day job. Clint Eastwood remains the pacesetter. Even actors we can’t stand like George Clooney have proven more than capable. Even someone like Madonna, who isn’t much of an actress, gave it a shot, and while most loathed her Filth & Wisdom, we found it lithe & not so dumb! So why shouldn’t Mark Ruffalo give it a go? He knows acting, and always seems to pick good movies to be in (uh, Zodiac?), so why not????
Ruffalo’s Sympathy for Delicious may have an awful name, but it is not awful. It’s not exactly delicious either, but it certainly has a taste! It’s a good ole first try, and a promising sign of Ruff’s skill in the director’s chair, but ultimately its a mess of holy ideals, backed up by a band no one would want to rock out to. The script, about a overly bitter homeless wheelchair-bound man named ‘Delicious’ Dean O’Dwyer (oh, it’s HIS sympathy, eh?) who one day realizes he has the ability to heal others, is inspired, especially since it was written and lead performed by wheelchaired Christopher Thornton, but it aims a lil too high for a film that can’t fully back up its sermon. A priest (Ruffalo) and rock group (headed by a too-over the top Orlando Bloom, backed-up by a too Juliette Lewisish Juliette Lewis, and managed by a too greasy Laura Linney) both take advantage of his unwanted gift for their own ends, and if you’ve ever seen Tommy, you know this won’t exactly end heavenly. So Ruffles couldn’t make a delicious modern Tommy, but he tried and he didn’t fail, and for that, we can sorta take it
Noah Emmerich co-stars as a fellow ironsider, and besides Thorton and Ruffalo, he totally hits his marks. He’s so good at playing a sad sack in an ugly sweater, which should not be confused with ugly nutsacks in a sad sweater
The Wheel Deal: Larry David has never had luck when dealing with the handicap on Curb, and especially those in wheelchairs. here’s a memorable altercation with Mr Thorton over the Cobb salad
Verdictgo: Sum Merit But No Stinkin Badges
Delicious isn’t eggggzactly so in NY & LA theaters AND on VOD this Friday
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed, but Morgan aint…
I Am Not Your Negro Race Yourselves Official Site | Trailer & Mo PG-13 | 95 min The most important movie of 2016 (which is now getting a full release in 2017, so I guess that makes it the most important movie of 2017) is Raoul Peck‘s I Am Not Your Negro YESS!!! It’s true!!!! One can never […]
The Founder The Big Mac Daddy Official Site | Trailer & Mo PG-13 | 115 min As a kid my love for McDonald’s was beyond super-sized. As an adult, I haven’t abandoned the golden arches, but I certainly don’t eat there as much as I did as an ultra-happy Happy Meal youngin Anywho, I always remembered seeing this plaque in our […]
Hidden Figures Space Race-ist Official Site | Trailer & Mo PG | 127 min I am all for movies about equal rights, the space race, the American spirit, conquering adversity and unheard true stories that must be told. Hidden Figures needs to exist. It’s a PG movie that anyone and everyone can and should see. You + […]
Jackie To Live and Die With Dignity Official Site | Trailer & Mo R | 100 min I’ve missed Natalie Portman, and I feel like she hasn’t really done anything post-Black Swan, which somehow was 6/7 years ago. Yes, I know she was in Thor and in that dumb Ashcan Kruncher flick, and other stuff, but those were juss […]
Patriots Day Made America Great Again Official Site | Trailer & Mo R | 133 min In a time of great division, it takes a docudrama like Patriots Day to remind us how once united AND great America and Americans were The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was not all that long ago, but before you scream ‘too soon‘, […]
Lee Horsley as/in Matt Houston, alongside Barbara Edwards, Mary Lynne Gehr, Marianne Gravatte, Veronica Gamba, Heidi Sorenson, Trisha Long, Dona Speir, and Kymberly Herrin (one of the ZZ Top legs ladies!!!) in the episode ‘The Bikini Murders‘, which aired on February 3, 1984 I NEED THIS TO RE-AIR NOW!!!
apparently the top woman is Juliana Morgan, and the bottom one is Ellen Canton. they look like the same person to me. see the hand gestures, and the other things, that look incidental, and cause men to make their own hand gestures who knows? who cares? more like BOOB cares!
I’m never getting around to seeing Fences or Lion, so here’s… Dwelve Into These Twelve of 2016 1) Tower A real life tragic event gets Waking Lifed, and it’s not only scary and horrific, but hopeful AND inspiring! – 2) I Am Not Your Negro What it’s like to be an African-American in America (when you’re […]
I bought more CDs this year than I probably have in an entire decade! it’s TRUE!!!! I WILL NOT LET PHYSICAL MEDIA DIE!!! here’s what I listened to in 2016!! all certified thightastic! – you know my theory – see your favorite musicians in concert before you or they die… Live By Night! Raul Malo […]
you know the drill – 2016 was all Tronald Dump, and Gigi Hadon’t and bunch of other garbage szauce, but 2017 is gonna be different, and amazing, and awesome szauce. There may be some KKK, but don’t worry, everything will be A-OKKKK. How do we know? We juss do. Anywho, The Washington Post does a list thing, and […]
oh man, that TV stuff in 2016!!! 1. The People vs OJ Simpson (FX) left a PERManent 90s stain on my psyche (please note – I didn’t get a chance to watch the ESPN doc series on OJ yet): – 2. The Americans (FX) poor poor Martha Hanson – 3. Baskets (FX) Louie Anderson – BIGGEST comeback of the 21st Century!!! […]
TWS turns 12 today. one more year and it becomes a man if you missed anything in year 12, here ye blow… Smells Like Teen Dispirited The 2015 Thighsmans bless you Callahan!! Thighs Wide Movies 2015 The Welles Report Ohhhh Fuuudge! GibsiHana Auf […]