Friday, June 27, 2008

Hit me with your best shot

Angelina Jolie is packing heat, and she's going to show James McAvoy how to load a phallic pistol and shoot his wad. What's not to like?

That's the opening of Peter Travers' review of the new Angelina Jolie flick, Wanted, and it's a big part of why he's one of my favorite movie critics. You should check out the rest of his take on it. It sounds like Wanted has elements of La Femme Nikita, only in this case, la femme is la James McAvoy. I think I'll see it today. Mmmm, McAvoy.

ADDED: I did catch Wanted this afternoon. See it! Just ignore the chasmic plot holes, strap yourself in, and enjoy the wild, violent, funny ride while in the capable hands of the charming and beautiful James McAvoy. Thank me (and Peter Travers) later.

8 comments:

maddie said...

OH HELL YES. I will be seeing this over the weekend.

I don't know what it is, but that little Scottish man does it for me.

Did you see McAvoy's interview with Jon Stewart this past week? It was AWESOME.

Michael said...

He definitely has a quality, Maddie. And, no, I didn't see that interview! I'll have to see if it's in the Daily Show archives.

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

I will probably see this for Mr. McAvoy. Hot.

But Ms. Jolie seems to have been in one of her annoying non-pregnant, anorexic periods while filming this movie.

Michael said...

Aw, she's just slight!

jason said...

Goodness, but he's pretty in that picture!

Michael said...

Isn't he, though? I could die.

Chips O'Toole said...

but look at that poster again. What's up with her arm? that forearm si waaaaay to long. and her thumb? a little alongated, methingks? ugh!

or does this play into your phallic symbollism?

Michael said...

Chips, I agree the poster is freaky, but her arms are really, really thin. I know she's supposed to be an icon of beauty or something, but she's GAUNT in this. Like cachexia gaunt.