Les Girls

on August 18, 2008 by Steve Simels
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Spent part of the weekend at my local Hell Octaplex, catching up on summer flicks both blockbuster and otherwise, and while there was alarmed to encounter the trailer for the forthcoming (September 12th) remake of the 1939 George Cukor chick flick classic The Women written and directed by Murphy Brown auteur Diane English.

But first -- STEVE'S MOVIE REVIEWS™!!!:

 

Tropic Thunder -- anybody who doesn't think this movie is hilarious is a retard!

 

 

Pineapple Express -- The Citizen Kane of really dumb stoner process server comedies. James Franco is hilarious, though.

 

 

Bottle Shock -- Alan Rickman as a supercilious Brit wine snob? Wow -- there's a stretch!

 

Okay, and before you start yelling at me, the "retard" in the above was meant as an ironic commentary on the current controversy over the use of the word in Tropic Thunder.

But I digress. In any case, here's the trailer in question.

What's the word I'm looking for...? Oh yes, that would be -- yipes!

Seriously, I realize that, especially in this election season, we are a deeply divided country with very little that we can agree upon.

That said, I'm sure all of us, regardless of our political affiliations or convictions, can come together behind the idea that casting Meg Ryan as Norma Shearer is a sure sign of the Apocalypse to come.

 

Tags: The Women, George Cukor, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Bottle Shock, Meg Ryan
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