Okay, I admit it I really hated Titanic. Not the film. I like the film, specially Kate Winslet who is perhaps my favorite female actress for her roles in films like Little Children. But I digress. There was also this supposedly epic film I sat through with my then very pregnant wife to pass the time called The Aviator. And most recently J.Edgar.
They all annoyed the shit out of me. Or more specifically Leonardo (who names their kid that anyhow?) annoyed the shit out of me. Why does this little boy with the slicked back hair and the tendency to talk out of the side of his mouth take on larger than life characters that there is just no way he is ever going to be able to live up to? Go back to Growing Pains and The New Lassie, I say Mr. DiCaprio (yeah that can’t be his real name either).
I would never admit this to him, but I am going to have to give LD some props on Departed. It was the first time I realized he was a man of any proportion. Before I always pictured him as some under-sized boy. But that was a great film and he didn’t fuck it up.
But I still hate the man and the actor. He is no Robert Redford in my book.
My son loves the Great Gatsby. What kind of kid am I raising? A literary minded young man of import and consequence? I admire him greatly since at 16 I was mostly focussed on far lower minded pursuits. But I just received the most troubling email from Seamus, pointing out who is staring not only in the upcoming film of GG but also a new Quentin Tarantino film (let’s get one thing straight right now, the best film of all time is Pulp Fiction).
The email was entitled, “Pick Your Poison.” It included the following two clips.
So help me out here, and let me know how to respond?