As I mentioned on the twitter thing, if you are a fan of PSH and feeling down, watch the Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew Mcconaughey and Jared Leto (in particular, Leto, who is fucking sensational). It is really that good.
Not to mention, acting will be fine in America as long as Alan Arkin is still alive.
Matthew Mcconaughey is a national treasure.
That is all.
Alan Arkin. Alan Arkin!
It’s easy to criticize. John and Steve and Rosie and Lily. Thank you for all you give to us.
Arkin will be 80 in March. Not many decades left for him.
if you are a fan of PSH and feeling down
Because some dude I don’t know died? (And who would not have even known, much less cared, if I bit it? * ) No.
I’m sorry he died, particularly from a hot shot.
* Speakin’ of whichness, I’m tired of various Democrats trying to fund raise by sending me some BS letter purporting to be a surprise from somebody near and dear to them imploring me to wish them the politician happy birthday. While at the same time hitting me up for money. OK, that was cute the first 50 times, but after awhile what comes throw is that ‘Happy Birthday’ means ‘give me money’ and then when it’s my birthday, it’s all, ‘Who cares?’ To which one responds, fine be like that – so stop it with the birthday shit, man. Shit, you guys get paid and on TV to begin with.
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@max: zzyou have no concept of a global neighborhood. Fuck off and try to find some empathy, loser.
@max: An actor you really admire and who has made movies you loved is kind of more than just “some dude I don’t know”, especially when their death is sudden and young.
Not sure why you felt the need to leave this comment, honestly.
Alan Arkin and I are spending a night together this week with a 35th Anniversary screening of the In Laws.
wish I knew how to paste this. Fiona Apple, Across the Universe.
Jared Leto was pretty amazing in that movie. And Matthew Mcconaughey’s character was no angel, but he was so interesting to watch. But that’s actually what I like about movies — seeing imperfect humans deal with shit and and then watching how they change as they try to deal. So yeah, I give it a thumbs up.
Loved Dallas Buyers Club; one of my favorites.
Jared Leto was great; not sure I’d seen him before. Vulnerable and tough and looked fetching in drag.
Matthew McConaughey is someone to watch now. He’s grown past his good looks into a more interesting actor.
I’ll check it out, budhoney.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an artist who had already given so much, and from whom much more was eagerly awaited. If his movies matter to you, and they certainly do to John Cole, it’s only right to mourn his untimely death, as his fellow artists and his audience are doing.
McConaughey’s a good guy. A local. Got busted once doing bongs&bongo drums naked (he was in his own house). And he’s putting in some serious turns as an actor. Credit.
@ulee: “wish I knew how to paste this.” Here ya go, and cheers.
I’m having breakfast with Alan Arkin this Friday morning, as it happens, to do an interview related to his voicework as Schmendrick the Magician in the animated version of THE LAST UNICORN. Any questions you’d like me to ask him, John?
Max, I’ll assume your Philip Seymour Hoffman line was just a quip without a lot of thought of how it would sound. But when you combine it with a link to a “Quick, I need to find a replacement for a loved family pet” joke, you start to sound a little sociopathic.
Yeah, Cole – I am feeling deeply touched by PSH’s passing – he was one of those actors that I would watch in anything – because he was so damn good – just inhabited the role. So sad….I enjoyed his performances so much so that this loss feels oddly deep and personal. Seems like drugs and struggling souls too often find a mutually destructive common ground.
@Connor Cochran: The hell you are!!! Seriously?!? Please tell him that I was 11 years old and “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” was the first “grown-up movie” (meaning it wasn’t a cartoon or western) that I saw in a theater, and it was fucking awesome.
They could probably do a remake now, with Mooslims instead of Rooskis coming over in rowboats.
@Calming Influence: Thanks, Calming. I don’t follow new music or covers but this was good. Can’t help but like this person.
@max: You 18?
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@Calming Influence: Seconded here. My brother and I still chant “motor power boat.”
G just started watching Synecdoche, New York — he can’t watch it straight through because it’s too mind-bending.
van down by the rivercar in the field Cole would recommend Dallas Buyers Club for a spiritually uplifting experience!
Also too: I hope Harvey Keitel lives to be 100.