Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today's Cultural Pick is for the Ladies! / Plus, the Boys Consider the Weekend Box-Office

Today Liberty Hall offers two chances to catch "Lunafest," a traveling film festival featuring films "by, for, and about women." The short films hail from a variety of countries, with subjects ranging from women wrestling ("Grappling Girls") to "a playful animation about awkward moments and young romance" called "My First Crush" (

Chip: "I know you're all waiting for me to say something sexist and anti-feminist, but I think this is a great idea. However, I do wonder why guys don't have their own film festival, with short films about problems that are rampant in our lives, such as the near-impossibility of 'nice' guys like myself and Richard being able to screw the hot Quinton's waitresses that we love so well."

Richard: "As pretentious as some of these short films likely are, I'm totally in favor of anything that gets women to 'bond' over something besides Sex and the City: The Movie or Bride Wars."


The only thing Americans love more at the movies than a jive-talking black granny (played by a man) is the adventures of costumed crusaders! Yes, Watchmen, a graphic-novel beloved by fanboys around the world, has finally hit the big-screen and ended Tyler Perry's reign of hilarity. The opening has left many geeks in a state of bliss the likes of which they haven't seen since...last year's Dark Knight release...and won't see again week's series finale of Battlestar Galactica.

Are the boys impressed?

Richard: "Dude, superheroes are totally the new werewolves! I'm thinking of turning Harry Lupus into some sort of costumed, crimefighting lycanthrope to expand my readership (which currently consists of three)."

Chip: "As best as I was able to gather, the film is about a tall blue man who walks around naked on Mars a lot. It's good but, when all is said and done, I preferred Paul Blart: Mall Cop."

1 comment:

Dr. C said...

A werewolf superhero, hm?

That's almost never been done. . .