Thursday, July 31, 2008

Swing and a Miss

I won't be seeing Swing Vote this weekend, or any other weekend for that matter. No imitation Capra-corn for me at full price thank you very much. But it does put me in a certain frame of mind thinking about Kevin Costner. Man what happened to 80's Kevin Costner. Probably the same thing that happened to 80's Harrison Ford. Those men don't exist anymore just pale imitations, shades of the fun, exciting, lively performances they once gave on a regular basis. Compare; Silverado, The Untouchables, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham (and we'll grandfather in early 90's Costner too for JFK) and compare that to 3000 Miles to Graceland, Dragonfly, Open Range, Upside of Anger, Rumor Has It and The Guardian.

Doesn't look too good does it?

Open question to anyone, should I see Mr. Brooks? The AV Club went on and on about it for being crazy and good-but-bad-but-good. Can anyone personally attest to this? Worth the rental?


neonspecs said...

oh man, Capra-corn should be candy!

El Gigante said...

Sweet and delicious and gets in your gums. But it doesn't compare to Kurowsawatchamacallit.

Joel Swedlove said...

i will vouch for Mr. Brooks

it definitely has it's moments of lameness, but overall it's a decent 2 hours...has some plot twists that shock you (and some that don't)

i'd put it on your queue, but i would not move it right to the top