All-Star Jam: What Is Possibly the Most Disappointing Aspect of Oliver Stone’s Upcoming Film, Savages? Posted by Mr. Moderator Jul 072012 Watch the trailer and tell me if you don’t share the same concern I do. Any other concerns you might have are welcome in this All-Star Jam. 24 Responses to “All-Star Jam: What Is Possibly the Most Disappointing Aspect of Oliver Stone’s Upcoming Film, Savages?” Deek Langoustine says: 07/07/2012 at 9:15 am That looks like a dictionary definition of lame, if that film was a horse you would have to shoot it! 0 High Five Deek Langoustine says: 07/07/2012 at 9:17 am It’s impossible to identify one “most” dissapointing aspect from all the others Jimbo 0 High Five chickenfrank says: 07/07/2012 at 9:40 am It’s lack of cover versions of Journey, Styx, and Whitesnake songs? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/07/2012 at 9:41 am No, this gnawing sense of disappointment is specifically centered around my fascination with the films of Oliver Stone. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 07/07/2012 at 9:42 am No Christina Ricci? 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 07/07/2012 at 9:53 am I’ve really only genuinely liked about four of Stone’s films, and found a couple of others entertaining because of everything bad about Stone: visually hyperbolic, self-righteous and preachy…generally as subtle as a bull in a head shop. This one, it feels like the self-righteousness isn’t there. Is that it; He isn’t invested enough to push it into being entertaining in spite of itself? 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/07/2012 at 10:13 am Great thought, Bobby. That may now take second place on my list of possible disappointments. Not the number 1 concern I have, however. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/07/2012 at 10:14 am Ha! 0 High Five Deek Langoustine says: 07/07/2012 at 11:24 am Maybe we should have a bad film review. Films so bad that you have to see them eg. Cocktail, anything with Hugh Grant etc. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 07/07/2012 at 11:27 am Yuck, yuck and triple yuck. This just provides more anti-immigration and anti-Latino fuel for the fire in this political season that already seems too long and het-up. Geez, there’s probably some free health care for drug dealers thrown in just to make things fun. 0 High Five chickenfrank says: 07/07/2012 at 11:42 am Then it has to be that since it is a current day movie, Oliver doesn’t get to dig into his huge trunk of bad 1960s-1970s wigs to accurately reflect the times. 0 High Five funoka says: 07/07/2012 at 11:43 am It looks like there is a real Pulp Fiction vibe going on, but it’s getting good reviews. Cut Copy is on the soundtrack, which is OK by me, and there is evidently a remake by Jeff Lynne of Do Ya. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/07/2012 at 12:45 pm DING DING DING! No wigs, no glue-on facial hair, from what I can tell. He actually hired Benicio Del Toro, an actor capable of making the commitment to growing his hair out and grow a mustache. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 07/07/2012 at 12:50 pm Hugh Grant provides some entertainment. 0 High Five Bobby Bittman says: 07/07/2012 at 1:41 pm Oh, I think I spotted a few wigs in that trailer! 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/07/2012 at 11:12 pm I’ve gotta say, the Falsetto vs Low Harmony poll is running closer than I expected. 0 High Five BigSteve says: 07/08/2012 at 9:45 am Poll pince nez: Technically I believe Difford’s vocal lines are not harmonies. He sings in unison, an octave below Tilbrook. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/08/2012 at 11:44 am Ooh, that may be a first! 0 High Five k. says: 07/09/2012 at 12:23 pm A little late to this one, but it looks like Stone is back making those hard, immoral crime thrillers without so much political nonsense. Hopefully it comes in closer to “U Turn” than “Natural Born Killers”. 0 High Five alexmagic says: 07/10/2012 at 12:12 pm I can now confirm that there IS a wig in the movie. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/10/2012 at 1:16 pm How about mustaches and sideburns with glue drippings visible on an actor’s face? 0 High Five alexmagic says: 07/10/2012 at 4:05 pm No. As you say, Del Toro actaully brings his own moustache to the party. One key wig aside, the closest you get to prime JFK-era fake Stone hair in this one is Travolta’s spray-on buzzcut, which never even has the decency to drip down his face in the California sun.. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/11/2012 at 12:29 pm Philly-area Townspeeps, I heard that early ’90s rockabilly impressario Red Burns died. I never really knew the guy or much about the scene he seemed to have organized, but that’s a shame. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 07/11/2012 at 1:44 pm Nice piece by Wreckless Eric on his blog, about Lol Coxhill, a legendary UK underground musician I’ve long heard about but had not yet caught up with before he died. http://thedysfunctionalworldof.blogspot.com/2012/07/lol-coxhill.html 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.