I know I said I wouldn’t geek out too much about Cannes this year, but, just wanted to post some pics of my boy (or should I say, old man) Woody Allen, who premiered his 41st motion picture over the weekend at the festival. Forty-one movies!? Wow, even if half of them suck ass, that is some batting record, man…
Entitled “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”, Allen’s latest stars Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Gemma Jones and “Slumdog Millionaire” hottie, Freida Pinto. And like several of the Woodman’s recent flicks, this one was shot in London, so, here’s hoping it’s more like “Match Point” than his God-awful “Cassandra’s Dream”. Urgh…that movie suuuuucked!
Another interesting thing I read today is that Allen’s movies always screen out of competition at Cannes at his request. Cool, huh? I mean, say what you will about the dude, that is a very non-Hollywood thing to do…so, rock on Woody!
2 responses to “Woody Allen @ Cannes (2010)”
half of woody allen’s films suck ass?????? Casandra’s dream suuuuucked!????? WTF are you talkin’ about? what’s a good film for you? steven seegal? chuck norris? the california governator???? do I ask to many questions??
Whoa, hold up, son…nobody loves the Woody like I do. “Hannah and her Sisters”, “Annie Hall”, “Husbands and Wives”, “Manhattan Murder Mystery” and “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” are some of my favorite movies of all time!
Unfortunately, lately, for every “Vicky Christina Barcelona” you get a “Whatever Works” and for every “Match Point” an “Anything Else” or “Melinda and Melinda”. I took a good long look at Mr. Allen’s filmography just now and while I don’t think it’s fair to say that half of his movies suck ass, I must say his truly great films are few and far between lately.
But the man has made 41 freaking movies, so, he’s entitled to a few clunkers. 🙂 And as far as Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal go, I pride myself on never having seen any of their films. Although I will totally see “Machete”, which features a cameo by Seagal…so, there goes my record.
Anyway, thanks for your comments…and if really liked “Cassandra’s Dream” you should check out Allen’s far-superior earlier effort “Crimes and Misdemeanors”. A much better movie!