Archive for September 10th, 2006

10
Sep
06

So Do You Want To See The Real Man Of Steel, Lois?

I just got back a little while ago from seeing the new movie Hollywoodland about the life and death of George Reeves, the first actor to play Superman in a television series.

He is played in the movie by Ben Affleck. I heard a theory this weekend that Affleck is only as good as the material that he is given.

I don’t know if that is true or not, but in this movie he gives a great performance. He gives this recounting of Reeve’s life a real fundamental sense of sadness.

Reeve’s life was forever linked to Superman. He was an actor who although he got his first role in Gone With The Wind, was always seen by the public as Superman.

He was apparently very unhappy about being typecast. Affleck gives him a sense that he felt that he was made for more than just playing Man Of Steel.

He got involved in an affair with the wife(Dianne Lane/Toni Mannix) of one of the studio executives(Bob Hoskins/Eddie Mannix) and she basically kept him instead of helping him to break out of the typecasting.

This storyline intertwines with the mystery over his death. Was it a suicide? Did her husband have him killed? Did his new girlfriend(Robin Tunney/Leonore Lemmon) kill him in an argument after he told her that he wasn’t going to marry her?

The movie wisely doesn’t try to spin it any particular way, instead presenting all the ways that it could have happened and letting you come to your own conclusions about what happened here.

Hollywoodland is essentially two movies. The first is Reeve’s life and death. The second is headline-chasing, bottomfeeding P.I. Louis Simo(Adrian Brody), trying to uncover what really happened here.

Brody give his usual great performance here. He first takes this case just to make money and grab a few headlines, then thinking Reeve’s was killed, then ultimately not knowing just what had happened. Most who have seen the film have come to the same conclusion. Me included.

So if your in the mood for a good Chinatown-style whodunit this weekend, go have a look at this one…..

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10
Sep
06

Apparently, My Old Girlfriend Was Right, Or Else I’m The Bad Lieutenant…

You scored as Lex Luthor. You’re Lex Luthor. You know you are a flawed person and so is everyone else and you put in 110% to try and be better. However, even though you try your best to help others in their time of need you often find yourself asking “What’s in it for me?” You may have your heart in the right place at first but eventually you find yourself trying to find the answer that will best suit your needs.

Clark Kent

100%

Lois Lane

100%

Lex Luthor

100%

Chloe Sullivan

80%

Lana Lang

50%

What Smallville Character Are You Most Like?
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Or:

You scored as Mr White. You are Mr White. A guy who’s cool beyond words, you won’t take shit from NO ONE & you always win the argument.

Mr White

79%

Joe Cabot

75%

Mr Pink

67%

Mr Brown

67%

Mr Blonde

67%

Nice Guy Eddie

67%

Mr Orange

58%

Mr Blue

58%

Which “Reservoir dog” are you?
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10
Sep
06

In this Case, His Parents Really Didn’t Love Him….

10
Sep
06

Now That’s A Ringing Endorsement, Huh……

10
Sep
06

And Then Bitsy Invaded Poland…..

That Poor Cat….
10
Sep
06

Luthor’s Lovely Lady Of The Week #14- Kelly Carlson…

In honor of my taking up watching Nip/Tuck, This week’s LLLOTW is N/T’s bombshell Kelly Carlson. She has had roles in the television series CSI, Everwood, & Nip/Tuck. Her movie roles include 3000 Miles To Graceland, Starship Troopers 2:Hero of The Federation, & Paparazzi. She has a new movie coming out with wrestler John Cena called The Marine.


She was named #43 on the Maxim Hot 100 List in 2005. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota like fellow LLLOTW Rachael Leigh Cook. I’m looking forward to seeing more of her on this season’s Nip/Tuck.