So, Yeah, We Saw “Inception,” And Then We Went Out for Beers, And Then It Was Midnight, So This Is All You Get

The judges also would have accepted The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Usual Suspects, An American Werewolf in London, Citizen Kane, and Singin’ in the Rain.


Don’t tell me: it was ALL A DREAM!!!!!!!!!

WAIT NO! UGH. Thanks for saving me about two hours of my life I’ll never get back and about $50 (would have taken Jr, natch). This is why I don’t go to the movies!

Don’t forget Newhart.

@Benedick: @JNOV: How did you manage to miss reviews? That’s the only thing I know about the movie.

@Benedick: @JNOV: @SanFranLefty: I’m not listening, I’m not listening!

@SanFranLefty: A friend of ours from Fancy Pants School and in ElLay (he was one of the shirtless doods at the auction…might have been before you got there), anyway, he loved it. Mentioned Memento, which made me think, “Okay — even though I predicted the ending to that, it was sufficiently mind bending and visually stimulating.” I like mend bending and especially visually stimulating. Ink is kind of like that. There’s a wee bit of woo in it, but it’s a good flick.

ADD: Oh, and the very little girl in Ink is one of the best actresses I’ve ever seen. Incredibly good. Great lines.

Actually, I’ve only given away the first five minutes.

@JNOV: I liked Memento. Another semi-mindbending movie that I enjoyed despite not wanting to because I abhor the lead actress (and her fake Brit accent was bad) was Sliding Doors.

So, Soylent Green isn’t made of people?

What’s with the blue sky when the fucking dove flies up?

@SanFranLefty: YOU ARE MY TWIN! Same thing about Sliding Doors. Hated that I liked it…

@redmanlaw: It signifies oh shit we’re impossibly over budget and can we get Harrison to dub a voiceover?

Kathy Seldon is singing and talking for Lina Lamont!

ADD: Bendick, no need to tell me Debbie Reynolds didn’t actually sing her stuff either–I know, I know.

I watched Gidget last Friday night.

@flippin eck: You’ll have to work harder to decode the Singin’ reference — it’s two steps removed, and you’re one star off.

ADD: Technically I should have gone with Astaire, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s involved.

@flippin eck: She sang most of it. But do you know who dubbed the singing voice for the ballad at the end that Lina is pretending to sing till the curtain is opened and Debbie is revealed? Hmm?

That is Jean Hagan’s (who played Lina) real singing voice! Yes, folks; the dubbee of the dubber is really the dubber of the dubbee!

@nojo: Do I win?


Saying that it is all a dream is hardly even a spoiler for this movie. It is that good.

@Benedick: Everybody wins!

But bear in mind that we’re talking about the premise of the movie, not necessarily a Surprise Twist Ending that has everyone confounded. The case of Dreams v. Reality underlies the entire thing — from the start — so of course at any given moment you’re left to wonder which is which.

And if you’re not interested in the game, you can just enjoy the ride. It’s quite a show.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: I can see them in the editing room, finding the last possible frame to cut the final scene.

@nojo: A trunk full of Harry Warren songs?

Everybody wins! Because we’re special?

@Benedick: You’re all fucking little snowflakes melting on my goddam rug.

. . . and then Kate goes back in time to live with Wolverine and finds out they got no flush toilets or running water, cell service, wi-fi or even basic cable. Then there’s meeting Daisy the cow in the morning and picking at your roast that evening.

Thank FSM for Netflix. And the Wii disk!

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