Jul. 15th, 2012

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We saw a film yesterday at the LGBT film festival ("Damn! These Heels" has got to be the stupidest name for a film festival ever. But I digress...)

It was Cloudburst with Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker. It was wonderful for about the first 90% of the movie, then the motivations all fell apart in the last 15 minutes or so. Seriously, if you've see it -- can ANYONE explain what the motivations of Stella and Dot were, from right after the pub scene through to the end? I just can't imagine real people making the choices they did. And, of course, one of the lesbians {SPOILER!} has to die at the end. Why couldn't they go on and live a few more happy years together? Are we still not past the "homo must die" cliche in movies?

Dukakis was really good; she should've gotten an Oscar nomination for this performance, but the script really let her and Fricker down at the end.

Came home and watched John Carter on DVD. Surprisingly, since I don't like much of anything, I quite liked this film. Why did people hate it so much? It was no dumber than any of a dozen other superhero movies that make the fanboys swoon. It was significantly better than Prometheus, which some people are having religious experiences over.

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