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What I Watched Last Night

I didn't sleep well last night. Here's what I kept flipping between.

1. The Devil's Advocate.

I love this movie.

KEANU: Why the law, dad?

PACINO: Because it puts us into everything.

I'm not terribly fond of Keanu Reeves' performance (has he ever been good except unknowingly perfect as Johnny Utah in Point Break?), but Al Pacino as John Milton, a.k.a., the devil, is mesmerizing. While the theology is confusing, Pacino's oration in the final scene ("I'm a fan of man! . . . God is an absentee landlord! Worship that? Never!") is spectacular.

2. Jerry Maguire.

I detest this movie. On about 50 different levels.

I can't even begin to get into that discussion here today, except to say that on top of my grievances is the undeniable perfection of Cameron Crowe's execution of this film. He nailed it, which makes me even crazier.

Let's just say Renee Zellweger's Dorothy Boyd pretty much sums it up: a hottie portrayed as an ordinary bore inspired by a memo about the noble possibilities of sports agentry that that superficial jerk of her attention spends the rest of the movie renouncing even as they cling to their sole client to make a living off of. Ugh. And Zellweger's acting consists of facial tics that almost always portray confusion.

Oh, don't get me started. That's just the beginning.

3. The Real World.

Look, I know that Trisha is a ridiculous throwback to ditzy sorority girl chic, but Parisa is a bitch.

And KellyAnne? Not a bright girl.

This show sets feminism back to . . . well, the Reagan era!

And the guys aren't much better. Even I will admit Cohutta's charms, but his Southern gentleman act just seems immature after awhile, and he is still a small-town boy with a small-town mind after all is said and done.

Dunbar and Isaac are duds, Shauvon is psycho, and I don't even know who the new chick is.

This is quite possibly the worst Real World ever in that nothing happens outside of Trisha and Parisa's catfights. No one else in the house seems to have anything going on, and nothing seems to happen outside of the house, which is usually key.

On the other hand, this week either Trisha or Parisa gets sent home after an incident . . . so I'll have to watch one more episode just to see what happens.

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Posted on November 19, 2007


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