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The King’s Rooster

January 6, 2011

It’s been a while since we did any movie reviews around here, and since I saw two good movies last weekend, here we go.

First, we had a THEG outing to The Ziegfeld to watch True Grit. Now True Grit is a Coen Brothers remake of the classic John Wayne vehicle from the book by Charles Portis (which I hear is pretty good). I’ve never read the book, and I don’t really remember the John Wayne version (although I think I set it to tape this weekend), but here’s its awesome trailer:

But we’re here to talk about the new version. So how was it? It was really good. The kid was awesome, and Jeff Bridges played Rooster Cogburn as The Dude, or perhaps The Dude as Rooster Cogburn. Either way, it worked. Go see it, and go see it — or anything for that matter — at The Ziegfeld.

Second, I also went to see The King’s Speech (without anonymous guy, but with my steady girl). Another excellent movie. How do you know how good it was? Because it was excellent even though it’s about some stammering British monarch who you don’t give a rat’s ass about and his speech teacher, who you also don’t give a rat’s ass about. But by the end you do give a rat’s ass!! Ah, the magic of Hollywood. And you also know it was good because it was excellent without any nudity or anything remotely sexy, although there is some pretty awesome vulgarity.

So go see The King’s Speech — it’s not Merchant/Ivory.

If they use that in the ad I want credit.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2011 5:55 pm

    Even Geoffrey Rush keeps his clothes on?

  2. January 6, 2011 7:00 pm

    Geoffrey Rush kicks fu-fu-fu-fucking ass.


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