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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Bret Easton Ellis says Kathryn Bigelow was only nominated for a Best Director Oscar because "she's hot"   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 139
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2012-12-06 09:30:44 AM
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Looks like Bret's kid got their birthday wish. 
 
2012-12-06 10:22:20 AM
Meanwhile, Ellis's next film involves Lindsey Lohan and a porn star... Credibility score is currently at zero.
 
2012-12-06 10:22:34 AM
Bret Easton Ellis uses his twitter account almost exclusively to troll people. It isn't how I would choose to spend my time, but it seems to keep him amused.
 
2012-12-06 10:22:36 AM
Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?
 
2012-12-06 10:23:57 AM

MisterLoki: Bret Easton Ellis uses his twitter account almost exclusively to troll people. It isn't how I would choose to spend my time, but it seems to keep him amused.


That's what I figured. He doesn't seem to be invested in any competing films, so why would he care otherwise?
 
2012-12-06 10:24:08 AM
And if anyone knows about being overrated, it's Bret Easton Ellis.

Seriously, he hasn't put out anything of note in more than 20 years. Why would anyone give a tinker's fark about his opinions on anything?
 
2012-12-06 10:27:12 AM
To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.
 
2012-12-06 10:28:15 AM
I thought she got awards because she made pandering movies about loving the military and hollywood needs to seal up those 'real american' votes
 
2012-12-06 10:28:35 AM

MisterLoki: Bret Easton Ellis uses his twitter account almost exclusively to troll people.


So he's using twitter like he's used every other medium before?
 
2012-12-06 10:29:17 AM

Epicedion: Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?


he wrote a book called american psycho, which was adapted into a punk album, and rules of engagement, which was adapted into a sitcom starring david spade and brock samson
 
2012-12-06 10:30:08 AM

InmanRoshi: MisterLoki: Bret Easton Ellis uses his twitter account almost exclusively to troll people.

So he's using twitter like he's used every other medium before?


Good point.
 
2012-12-06 10:31:28 AM

Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.


Never saw Point Break or Strange Days?

moothemagiccow: he wrote a book called american psycho, which was adapted into a punk album, and rules of engagement, which was adapted into a sitcom starring david spade and brock samson


Oh, he's the dumbass that wrote American Psycho? It's kind of funny, but mostly crap.
 
2012-12-06 10:32:16 AM

Tommy Moo


To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated


She also did 'Point Break', which was 100% pure adrenaline.
 
2012-12-06 10:34:46 AM

Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.


I wouldn't say it was horrible. It was just "meh."

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I was left with a feeling of... that's it? That's the ending? What are we supposed to take from that? Some people like combat more than "real life?" Meh.
 
2012-12-06 10:35:04 AM

Epicedion: Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.

Never saw Point Break or Strange Days?

moothemagiccow: he wrote a book called american psycho, which was adapted into a punk album, and rules of engagement, which was adapted into a sitcom starring david spade and brock samson

Oh, he's the dumbass that wrote American Psycho? It's kind of funny, but mostly crap.


Yeah, once Bateman opened his locker to look at the bag full of disembodied vaginas early in the book, I figured that I was reading the literary equivalent of a Troma movie.
 
2012-12-06 10:35:07 AM
I dunno. Seeing some pictures of Bigelow you say, "Oh hell yes!" In others, you say, "Probably not." She can be stunning in some instances and borderline ugly in others.
 
2012-12-06 10:38:44 AM

Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.


I like it. A lot of people like it. I've seen negative reactions on Fark, mainly from former service men pointing out it's flaws. They probably have merit, but the movie is full of really good and suspenseful scenes. Some others blurt out the word vignettes like its supposed to be negative.

Watch it. Even if you don't like it, you're probably won't think of it as time wasted.
 
2012-12-06 10:40:21 AM

stoli n coke: And if anyone knows about being overrated, it's Bret Easton Ellis.

Seriously, he hasn't put out anything of note in more than 20 years. Why would anyone give a tinker's fark about his opinions on anything?


Lunar Park was really good.
 
2012-12-06 10:41:58 AM

Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.


She is a great director. I've been trying to think of a male counterpart to her and I can't think of anyone. Her movies are usually character driven and what characters. Her movies also usually have a high body count.

As people have mentioned, she's directed Point Break, Strange Days and The Hurt Locker. But, personally, my favorite of hers is Near Dark. Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen as part of a psychopathic, redneck family of vampires. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
 
2012-12-06 10:46:33 AM

Epicedion: Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?


He writes books. I'm guessing your next question is "What the hell are books?"
 
2012-12-06 10:50:37 AM

thecpt: Meanwhile, Ellis's next film involves Lindsey Lohan and a porn star... Credibility score is currently at zero.


I'd put it at less than zero.
 
2012-12-06 10:50:48 AM

mekki: As people have mentioned, she's directed Point Break, Strange Days and The Hurt Locker. But, personally, my favorite of hers is Near Dark. Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen as part of a psychopathic, redneck family of vampires. Do yourself a favor and check it out.


Agree wholeheartedly. I love Near Dark.
 
2012-12-06 10:51:07 AM
I liked the book American Psycho, but I have to say I enjoyed the film version more. Just one of those rare occasions.
 
2012-12-06 10:51:26 AM
Am I the only one who finds American Psycho the movie to be better than the book?

I couldn't get through that book. The endless descriptions of friggin' clothing drove me insane, and I couldn't concentrate on what was happening.
 
2012-12-06 10:51:42 AM

carrion_luggage: thecpt: Meanwhile, Ellis's next film involves Lindsey Lohan and a porn star... Credibility score is currently at zero.

I'd put it at less than zero.


lol good one.
 
2012-12-06 10:52:28 AM
Sweet thread.

Gonna get some Studmen in here, a smattering of white knights AND some netflix film critics.
 
2012-12-06 10:52:44 AM

mekki: Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.

She is a great director. I've been trying to think of a male counterpart to her and I can't think of anyone. Her movies are usually character driven and what characters. Her movies also usually have a high body count.

As people have mentioned, she's directed Point Break, Strange Days and The Hurt Locker. But, personally, my favorite of hers is Near Dark. Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen as part of a psychopathic, redneck family of vampires. Do yourself a favor and check it out.


Strange Days is an underrated film. Yeah, it's full of early 90's Y2K paranoia, but it's still a fun watch.

The opening scene is brilliantly shot.
 
2012-12-06 10:54:10 AM
I'm a sucker for cyberpunk. I still really have to see Near Dark.
 
2012-12-06 10:54:37 AM

Epicedion: Strange Days?


Such a great film. I still think of it as the best example of cyberpunk film. It even has all the tropes of a Willam Gibson novel: fringe technology, a cynical hustler protagonist, a strong, street-smart chick, both trying to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. Really worth a watch to anyone who hasn't seen it.
 
2012-12-06 10:55:51 AM

hp6sa: Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.

I wouldn't say it was horrible. It was just "meh."

(mild spoiler alert)
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I was left with a feeling of... that's it? That's the ending? What are we supposed to take from that? Some people like combat more than "real life?" Meh.


The way I saw it, The Hurt Locker is a drug flick disguising itself as a war movie. You have this addict who is willing to do anything, go down the deepest lows, even to the point of almost willing to die in order to get his fix, which is the adrenaline rush. The fact that he chose the rush over his son as the only thing he could really ever love completely with the movie ending with him heading back into the metaphoric drug den illustrates this.
 
2012-12-06 10:57:52 AM

devilEther: Epicedion: Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?

He writes books. I'm guessing your next question is "What the hell are books?"


The answer to that is "a group of typed pages bound together and not written by Bret Easton Ellis."

"American Psycho" was an awful book where he used extreme violent scenes to mask the otherwise painfully dull writing. It's one of the few times I thought a movie was much better than the book it was based on.

He never got over the "thinking he's hot shiat" phase that started when Less Than Zero came out.
 
2012-12-06 11:02:09 AM

stoli n coke: The answer to that is "a group of typed pages bound together and not written by Bret Easton Ellis."

 

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2012-12-06 11:16:23 AM

stoli n coke: devilEther: Epicedion: Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?

He writes books. I'm guessing your next question is "What the hell are books?"

The answer to that is "a group of typed pages bound together and not written by Bret Easton Ellis."

"American Psycho" was an awful book where he used extreme violent scenes to mask the otherwise painfully dull writing. It's one of the few times I thought a movie was much better than the book it was based on.

He never got over the "thinking he's hot shiat" phase that started when Less Than Zero came out.


The movie version of American Psycho is definitely way better.

No written description will ever top the actual sight of a naked chainsaw wielding psycho Christian Bale.... .
 
2012-12-06 11:16:52 AM

flux: Epicedion: Strange Days?

Such a great film. I still think of it as the best example of cyberpunk film. It even has all the tropes of a Willam Gibson novel: fringe technology, a cynical hustler protagonist, a strong, street-smart chick, both trying to keep sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. Really worth a watch to anyone who hasn't seen it.


I thought it fell apart a bit in the third act, but overall I really enjoyed it. It's been quite a long time since I've seen it, though.

And for the record I really liked "The Hurt Locker." It may have its faults but there is a pretty good level of intensity throughout most of that film.
 
2012-12-06 11:18:14 AM

stoli n coke: devilEther: Epicedion: Who the hell is Bret Easton Ellis?

He writes books. I'm guessing your next question is "What the hell are books?"

The answer to that is "a group of typed pages bound together and not written by Bret Easton Ellis."

"American Psycho" was an awful book where he used extreme violent scenes to mask the otherwise painfully dull writing. It's one of the few times I thought a movie was much better than the book it was based on.

He never got over the "thinking he's hot shiat" phase that started when Less Than Zero came out.


I agree with that assessment; not a fan
 
2012-12-06 11:20:34 AM
I hate his nihilism.
 
2012-12-06 11:22:42 AM
Ellis next film involves Lohan and a porn star? Was this Liz and Dick? or does Lindz just able to get work with porn stars now?
 
2012-12-06 11:23:22 AM

Cythraul: [img23.imageshack.us image 750x537]

Looks like Bret's kid got their birthday wish.


breast feeding? I love that girl, is she somehow connected to BEE. please say no.
 
2012-12-06 11:24:19 AM

Dog Welder: I thought it fell apart a bit in the third act, but overall I really enjoyed it. It's been quite a long time since I've seen it, though.


Well, as I said... all the tropes of a Gibson novel.
 
2012-12-06 11:26:03 AM

Tommy Moo: To be fair, I have heard that the Hurt Locker is actually quite horrible.

I haven't seen any of this woman's movies, so I can't say for sure if she's overrated, but let's not pretend that lauding platitudes on attractive women isn't a thing.


From what I gather, if you're a military person you'll feel the same way about The Hurt Locker as I feel whenever someone uses a computer in a movie*. Other than that, it's quite good.

*Which is to say, it's not realistic at all.
 
2012-12-06 11:26:09 AM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Cythraul: [img23.imageshack.us image 750x537]

Looks like Bret's kid got their birthday wish.

breast feeding? I love that girl, is she somehow connected to BEE. please say no.


Huh?

As far as I know, that image is from 'Liar, Liar,' where the attractive female in the law firm tells Jim Carrey that she just got promoted (or something along those lines), and then Jim replies with, 'That's just because you have big breasts.'

Maybe that's not the correct image?
 
2012-12-06 11:30:46 AM
Hard to tell if he's incorrect, really. But it's douchy and bitter sounding, which is all you need for twitter cred.
 
2012-12-06 11:32:11 AM

stoli n coke: He never got over the "thinking he's hot shiat" phase that started when Less Than Zero came out.


I read Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction after seeing the film adaptation of the latter, and I didn't really like them. I liked the latter film, but the characters in the books were just unbearably dispassionate. It's hard to care about characters that are incapable of caring about anything or anyone. That seems to be all he knows how to write: dispassionate people, doing things and not caring.
 
2012-12-06 11:34:02 AM

Cythraul: TrainingWheelsNeeded: Cythraul: [img23.imageshack.us image 750x537]

Looks like Bret's kid got their birthday wish.

breast feeding? I love that girl, is she somehow connected to BEE. please say no.

Huh?

As far as I know, that image is from 'Liar, Liar,' where the attractive female in the law firm tells Jim Carrey that she just got promoted (or something along those lines), and then Jim replies with, 'That's just because you have big breasts.'

Maybe that's not the correct image?


Yeah, you said "Bret's kid", i was wondering what that image had to do with Ellis' kid.
 
2012-12-06 11:35:51 AM

Orgasmatron138: I liked the book American Psycho, but I have to say I enjoyed the film version more. Just one of those rare occasions.


I agree with David Foster Wallace's assement that the movie did a much better job depicting the story as the slapstick cartoonish black comedy it should've been. The novel was just 2 dimensional cliche of mean spiritedness and grotesqueness just for the sake of grotesqueness. Like the weird 6 year old boy who realizes he can get a attention and squeels from girls by picking his nose and dangling a booger in front of their faces.
 
2012-12-06 11:37:15 AM
American Psycho is probably the greatest American novel ever written...

Yes, I mean that.
 
2012-12-06 11:38:31 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Hard to tell if he's incorrect, really. But it's douchy and bitter sounding, which is all you need for twitter cred.


douchy and bitter sounding
 
2012-12-06 11:39:26 AM

flux: stoli n coke: He never got over the "thinking he's hot shiat" phase that started when Less Than Zero came out.

I read Less Than Zero and The Rules of Attraction after seeing the film adaptation of the latter, and I didn't really like them. I liked the latter film, but the characters in the books were just unbearably dispassionate. It's hard to care about characters that are incapable of caring about anything or anyone. That seems to be all he knows how to write: dispassionate people, doing things and not caring.


Yep, that's always been my issue with his books. I don't need my protagonists to always wear unblemished white, but at least make them identifiable. I recognize nothing in his books with me or anyone I know. Reading page after page after page of characters who's only motive is having no motive just gets stale and tedious
 
2012-12-06 11:41:26 AM

StoPPeRmobile: HotWingConspiracy: Hard to tell if he's incorrect, really. But it's douchy and bitter sounding, which is all you need for twitter cred.

douchy and bitter sounding


Hey, this isn't twitter.
 
2012-12-06 11:42:26 AM

HotWingConspiracy: StoPPeRmobile: HotWingConspiracy: Hard to tell if he's incorrect, really. But it's douchy and bitter sounding, which is all you need for twitter cred.

douchy and bitter sounding

Hey, this isn't twitter.


lol
 
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