Then comes this. MSNBC and New York Magazine report that the Farrelly Brothers (whom I dig: "There's Soemthing About Mary," "Outside Providence" et al were amusing movies) are making a Three Stooges flick.
Great. Wonderful. Just what America needs now. Lord...
Starring? Yep. Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro. Jim Carrey. I'll leave it to you who's Larry, Moe or Curly (or Shemp? Curly Joe?). Yes, two of our best dramatic actors (and the USA don't have many as compared to England, etc.) are doing this. I expect it from Jim Carrey, who's an overrated tool, but hey Red State America (such that it is) loves him. Funny how he's tried to become a "serious" actor of late. Irony is that more genuine/pure comic moments have come in Farrelly films like "Me, Myself & Irene."
I'm anticipating with all the angst of an AIDS test result for an announcement that Tyler Perry's going to produce/direct some big budget flick with our best and biggest African American dramatic actors. They're even more hard up for work; studios are only gonna green light the dumbest shit for the broadest demos/least common denominator. Thusly, lok for more crap from all of Judd Aptow's crew as well. Oh joy.
The corollary to this orgy of dumb might very well be a nightmare of stupid. Et Voila--
Be afraid. Be very afraid. (that's from David Cronenberg's "The Fly" by the way).