Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Funnies & Arts

Bill O'Reilly Flaming Asshole Voodoo Doll




















 
As always, click to enlarge. For more Polly Jackson (a.k.a, Ima Wizer), Pat Oliphant, Tom Tomorrow, Tony Auth, Boondocks, Tom Toles, and Zippy the Pinghead, go here, here, here, here, here, and here...

Duplicity. D: Tony Gilroy. Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti. Industrial espionage as an attempted hybrid of John Le Carre and Ben Hecht. One-time spies and current lovers Owen and Roberts scheme to steal a secret cosmetic formula out from under the noses of rival CEOs Wilkinson and Giamatti. Despite Roberts' (who can do this kind of thing in her sleep) game effort and Giamatti's hilarious show-stealing performance, the film founders on a flat script that begs for better repartee. Moreover, the chemistry between a washed-out looking Owen and Roberts is off: She needs someone to run with, and he's a plodder to her thoroughbred. Plus, the twist at the end lacks credibility. On the other hand, the plot is appropriately complex, enough so to hold one's interest on a chilly, rainy Seattle afternoon. Overall, a nifty idea that could have and should have been better...

Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade today...

Sunday Gospel Time: Jesse Lee Brooks sings "Go Down, Moses" in the 1941 film Sullivan's Travels:

8 comments:

John Hayes said...

A wonderful collection of Sunday things-- great comix as usual. I think that clip may be my favorite scene from Sullivan's Travels. Brooks has a very moving voice, with great, great tone.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks for this, K. I'm with John, I think this is probably my favorite scene from that delightful, and unexpectedly moving film.

Sylvia K said...

Great funnies today! And, man, was I ready for a laugh! Haven't seen the film, but will definitely make a point to.

Ima Wizer said...

Thank you for the supreme compliment of hanging with my voodoo. I am TOO flattered! Really!!

Big Green Serpent said...

Great cartoon. I love the ingenuity of it all.

K. said...

Ima, top billing was an wasy call this week!

I haven't seen Sullivan's Travels in years, but I'm with everyone else here: It's going into my Netflix queue.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

I agree completely with your review of Duplicity. Although I said it a little less beautifully with "It was alright."

ZenYenta said...

Just catching up with my Sunday stuff - on Tuesday morning. I guess I won't rush to catch Duplicity, although catching for me usually means seeing them when they come out on DVD. Endings that lack credibility are a pet peeve of mine in movies. Too many of them these days. And I have a fairly low standard for credibility.

Thanks for all the Sunday goodies!