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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Why I shouldn't watch TV, exhibit 342

Has anyone else seen ads for the movie "The Astronaut Farmer"? Doesn't the title alone piss you off beyond all comprehension?
I mean, if naming films is an art, whoever named this one is the guy who paints those precious scenes for local motels. I mean, could you be less imaginative in naming a movie? Hell, even old B-movies had more class than this - back in the day, if they had a movie about giant ants, they didn't call it "Giant Ants," they called it "Them!"
And don't you wish we lived in a world where, if someone went into a film producer's office and pitched a movie called "The Astronaut Farmer," he'd get his ass kicked?
Remember a while back, when I said "The Good Shepard" was quite possibly the worst film title ever? Well, looks like we have a new winner. Have fun in space, Billy Bob!
By the way, I'm just going to go ahead and give the "Halle Berry's career memorial award" (awarded each year to the actor or actress who goes from winning/being nominated for an Oscar to doing complete crap) to Virginia Madsen. Congratulations, Virginia! You went from the critically-popular-yet-highly-overrated "Sideways" to utter drek like "Firewall" and "The Astronaut Farmer." Old Halle "Catwoman" Berry couldn't have done better herself.
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