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Ruby Sparks and The Case of The Unintelligible Scribblings

Behold ~ my favorite piece of movie swag thus far this year.

Movie swag -- It isn't just for clutter anymore!

Nothing beats useful movie swag. When the notebook first arrived I thought, 'What a thematically appropriate gift and how perfect for the movie blogger. I can't wait to take notes on her about her own movie.' But then Magic Mike broke her hymen and strangely the invite to her own screening never came. Now even Total Recall has had its way with this formerly pristine book and I still haven't seen Ruby Sparks (!) despite really wanting to. 

Last night I saw The Odd Life of Timothy Green and its plot, like Ruby Sparks's own, involves a real human life springing from fantasized words on the page. If my own notes, scribbled in the dark of movie theaters, ever took human shape, the inky actressy monstrosity that emerged would not be pretty. She would sport bizarre squiggly features which occassionally reshaped themselves into rectangular recreations of movie frames. The ink monster would be weirdly silent but for Tourettes-like outbursts wherein she would shout out only half-remembered movie quotes or long unintelligible sounds (I cannot read these notes). Once every half hour or so she would achieve a moment of lucidity and, without so much as a 'spoiler alert,' she'd calmly reveal a major plot point of a movie she'd just seen.


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[Last night I saw The Odd Life of Timothy Green]

Please tell me that's the worst movie of the year.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter4rtful

I remember seeing the trailer for The Odd Life of Timothy Green for the first time and waiting for it to turn into a preview for an Orphan-style horror movie. Seriously, that is one unsettling trailer. I can't even imagine what it must be like in feature-length form.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz N.

Oh my God, you had to sit through that film? I feel so bad for you. It looks so so so atrocious.

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

"But then Magic Mike broke her hymen and strangely the invite to her own screening never came."


August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

Ah, I root for Joel Edgerton. He's the reason I want the Timothy movie not to be terrible.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo

Paolo: I know! I root for him and Jennifer Garner so much that the Timothy Green trailer (which has been playing for what, a year now?) is like a small death each time.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

I saw Hope Springs and it took me by surprise. FIrst, it is not a comedy. It has some funny moments in a serious themed flick. I mean it was heartbreaking! Streep never looked worse(ultra frumpy matron) but acted so authentically. Jones broke out of his acting shell and was dynamite. Carrel was fine, but uneventful. At least he showed dramatic chops. This was a well written film with a natural feel to it.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean777

Is Timothy Green supposed to be Jesus? I don't know why, but I am getting a big don't-make-me-put-my-church-clothes-on vibe from the trailer.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

I haven't seen Ruby Soarks yet either, but friends have and keep talking about it. It seems to really hit a chord and spark off ideas and the imagination.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteradri
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