This week we've got a newer offering in the form of that infamous prime time girly show known as the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show".
Indeed these scantily clad models parade the runway. The lingerie features every sort of fantasy known...well man. Er, make that "male".
It's a bit of a hoot but we're not fooled. We know risque when we see it, even during prime time.
And a review of "40 Year Old Virgin", a movie almost not as ridiculous as its title might sound.
It had its moments.
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”Joke” Suicide Attempt
This is weird. But I figure there’s some weirdos out there in la-la land. But we have a fellow threatening suicide from a rooftop, complete with a concerned crowd. Only it all turns out to be a joke!
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”40 Year Old Virgin”-REVIEW
DISCLAIMER: Movie Reviews
I never see a first-run movie so any movie reviews I do are likely older ones. But if you’re looking to rent a DVD for the weekend, or just want a new perspective on a movie you remember fondly, or not-so-fondly, read on.
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We’ll begin with this comment made by a commenter who’d just seen a sneak preview of this film,from IMDB.com:
Just came out of a sneak preview for this film. It had me laughing every 30 secs. The ending was so funny that tears were rolling down my face and it had me wishing I hadn't bought that large coke. There are definitely some lulls, but, overall, highly entertaining. The movie lets Steve Carell have a chance to shine after stealing the spotlight from both Jim Carrey in "Bruce Almighty" and Will Ferrell "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgendy" in their movies. Paul Rudd is hilarious as always. I love that he can be so funny in these broad comedies and continues to work in indie dramas (like P.S.). I think that Seth Rogen should be getting more work, because he so freaking talented and engaging. Leslie Mann also had some incredibly funny moments. I highly recommend it for those who just want to laugh like a maniac. However, if you're easily offended, don't see this movie. If you're a rabid feminist, don't see this movie. And, please, not matter what, even if you think you're one of those "hip" parents, don't take your kids to this movie. Sure, you should let your teens go see this movie, just don't watch it with them. It would make for some incredibly awkward moments.
In a manner of speaking, I myself am a virgin. Quit snorting. For I’ve never written a movie review before in my life. This is mostly because I don’t watch movies.
Then Comcast made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Indeed my home in the swamps of Delaware is now equipped with, get this, TELEPHONES serviced by mighty Comcast. Of course I had to avail myself of the latest and greatest, a Digital Video Recorder, which might more normally be recognized as TIVO. In addition, there was offered a bevy of free movie channels so naturally I had to sign on.
Thus I’ve never heard of Steve Carell nor have ever seen him in any other movie.
The commenter above remarks several times that the movie “40 Year Old Virgin” is uproariously funny but my reaction is different.
Come on. This is a movie with a built-in joke, from beginning to end. Sure there’s a snort or two but I guarantee that any viewer who should begin this film will stay glued to their seat for what we know is going to happen, EVENTUALLY. For the poor fellow, who really IS a 40 year old virgin, is going to lose his claim to fame at some point during the movie, right? Well, gotta stay to see this.
Instead of laughing my head off at the obvious joke, I spent the entire movie time trying to figure out what makes this main character tick. To my surprise, that question was answered by the end of the film and it was, again to my surprise for a Hollywood offering, a very thought-provoking ending.
Carell’s character is, as the title indicates, a 40 year old virgin. Right there is a premise that’s a bit hard, excuse my language, to believe. But the movie marches on so the viewer either accepts the premise as remotely possible or quits viewing completely.
Three manly-men co-workers of Carell’s somehow discover his state of virginity and they proceed to do what any man in this situation simply has to do, and that’s to somehow get this boy laid.
Carell’s character is not at all ugly, nerdy, fat, sloppy and doesn’t look like he farts loudly in public. He’s not a guy that one would consider a hopeless case is what I’m saying here.
In fact, Carell manages to find plenty of women once spurred on a bit by his caring male colleagues, and these women were all willing to relieve Carell of his virginity status right handily. And yet, Carell’s character refuses to partake.
I watched and wondered why.
It certainly wasn’t because Carell was a homosexual or that the poor man didn’t suffer Viagara type priapism on a regular basis. In one scene we see the poor virgin as he awakes in the morning. He walks down the hall to the bathroom and very plainly outlined in the sunlight and jutting forth proudly is that body item that men often find at full attention in the mornings.
The character sits on the toilet, yes he SITS on the toilet so hey, I think he’s taking, er, a constitutional, right? All of sudden he is covered with a yellow liquid. Which the viewer must assume came from that priapism we saw earlier and this scene was obviously inserted just so we know the guy can get it up I must imagine.
Even with all the golden opportunities, including an actual romance between Carell’s character and a single mother, Carell chooses NOT to engage in carnal knowledge.
At this point I am wondering why this guy wouldn’t make love to a lady that he obviously loves. They even made a deal to do the deed after twenty dates but once the twentieth date rolled around it was still a no go.
Throughout the movie there were sub-plots. Carell’s character was an avid collector of super hero memorabilia while his lady love sold these exact items on Ebay. Carell’s male colleagues were undergoing a lot of sexual angst their own selves as they wrestled with past and current loves and too pondered their friend’s reluctance to have sex.
Towards the movie’s end we finally see the lady love and Carell get married and the viewer is then pretty sure that this fellow will soon lose his virginity for surely he won’t hold back on his wedding night?
But of course he didn’t hold back on his wedding night and the scene is a bit amusing. It’s all wildly unbelievable but this movie is full of wildly unbelievable scenes.
It turned out that Carell’s character rather liked sex judging by his new bride’s total dishevelment after two hours (as indicated by artfully inserted screen text) in the bridal bed with her new groom. Heh. We’re supposed to laugh at this.
The movie ends very oddly. Carell’s character, plus his work colleagues, engage in some sort of fantasy sing-song scene, all meant to illustrate Carell’s joy at being relieved of his burden and to let us know, in case we already didn’t, that the fellow rather enjoyed sex.
It seemed to this viewer that Carell couldn’t have intimacy with a woman, or more accurately didn’t WANT to be intimate with a woman, until he was MARRIED.
What a concept. I suppose this is an attempt to embrace some sort of moral by the movie’s producers and kudos to them. Somewhere within the film the main character also managed to convince his lady love’s teenage daughter that she didn’t have to jump into sex with her boyfriend at so young an age either.
I’d say it’s worth the watch. There are some laughs in the film and hey, a viewer will stay glued if for nothing else, just to see this guy finally get laid. Sure, it’s prurient but I mean that in a good way.
”Victoria’s Secret” Fashion Show Review
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Site
Okay, so the picture montage below was taken from my own television but hey, I got a DVR and filmed the show. Give me time, I’ll get better at this.
First I must ask, what in the hell is the purpose of having a prime time show featuring sexy women wearing lingerie? Hey, I enjoyed it but than again, I did specifically watch it just so I could write about it. I’m not at all sure I’d have watched it for any other reason and I consider myself a bit of a fashion show aficionado.
First, goodness, I could never actually wear any of that stuff but then I’m an old lady. Still I’m not sure many young women would wear that clothing in that, hey, I can only imagine a sexy young thing entering the boudoir wearing a bikini type of thing with two huge pair of wings affixed to her back.
But I could be wrong.
For these outfits as presented by Victoria Secret designers represented every sort of sexual fantasy as I can only imagine a male might see it.
Like airline stewardesses? Yup, had all sorts of lingerie outfits fashioned after this, complete with a jaunty hat and strategically placed airline pins.
How about a sexy nurse? Indeed, we had a few of these.
Some of those lingerie concoctions bordered on dangerous and flirted a bit with pedophilia. A few featured childish props such as a doll baby or a cherished blanket. We also had plenty of bouncing boobs and crotch shots. Heck, even the featured singer, Justin Timberlake, grabbed his own crotch a few times.
This show is nothing more than a bawdy way to display sexy women in sexy outfits for men to ogle. I am not fooled.
Not that there’s anything wrong with this. But let’s call it what it is because I watch the Style Network’s fashion shows with a weird eagerness and this particular fashion show held no interest beyond bemusement to my female self.
The fashion models were, every one of them, beautiful and with perfect bodies. Which is at it should be for the content. They all strutted the runway with impossibly high heels. One poor model lost a shoe completely during her strut down the runway but the lady kept on walking, her other foot still arched as if still wearing that platform shoe.
I must mention that some of the props used for the outfit were very suggestive. We had lingerie-clad models sexily sipping on soda straws or licking other objects with their mouth. Sheesh. How damn obvious can you get?
This is all not to say that “Victoria’s Secret” fashion show is without its creativity. In fact, the outfits as presented were done so very creatively and the viewer was treated to some behind-the-scenes moments and one segment had us meeting the poor beleaguered models up close and human like.
It’s not a wasted hour is what I’m saying here. But it’s a show for guys to ogle girls and nothing more so let’s not kid ourselves.
I wonder if this is where we want to go during prime time. Maybe this sort of thing should be on the select cable channels or hey, rent a DVD and ogle away.
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