Opening up the Low Res mail bag, we're taking a request from long time reader/admirer Mathan:
Are you loving Peter Stormare's VW commercials as much as I am? I'm completely captivated and entertained by them. They could quite possibly be the best thing on commercial TV.
Also what did you think about Jesus' Son and The Woodsman? Feel free to reply either in email or blog form.
Blog form, I think.
Love the Peter Stormare VW commercials. Love them. They're like the best parts of the Mentos ads, Uli the nihilist from Lebowski, and those Saturday Night Live skits with Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen where everyone is named "Nuni." They're so fantastic. "Unpimp your auto" is such an awesome catch phrase. Farfegnugen can go fuck itself, you know?
Also, Peter Stormare really has to come back to Prison Break at some point, doesn't he? I mean, it actually grossed me out to look at him most of the time, and his accent when trying to hit those Mafioso clichés was truly embarrassing. However, last we saw him? Before he got slashed? Remember how he saw Jesus in the rust stain in his cell? Tell me that's not thirteen episodes worth of hilarity just waiting to happen.
Okay, as for the rest: The Woodsman was a decent enough flick, I suppose. I gave it the ten word treatment back in June, and my words then were "quiet and sad." It looked to me like an actor's showcase for Kevin Bacon that never really panned out in the scheme of things. He did a very good job, and that scene with him and the girl on the park bench was insanely uncomfortable. But the truth is, I had to go rifling through my archives to remember what I thought about it, specifically, so it really didn't stick in my head.
Jesus' Son, on the other hand, was a phenomenal movie, and one I really should own. 2000 was such a great year for Billy Crudup. Almost Famous and Jesus' Son in the same year? I'd have nominated him for two Oscars, I honestly would have. There's so much to Jesus' Son, though. Samantha Morton is very good. Jack Black is hysterical. That whole scene in the hospital where everything becomes slapstick all of a sudden? Fantastic. It's like … what if Gus Van Sant made a movie without the sixty second pauses and homo undertones? Not that I object to the homo undertones in Van Sant, obviously. Everybody loved Good Will Hunting. But that's what Jesus' Son is like. I'd like to watch it right now, actually.
Good e-mail, Math!