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Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Dave!Must... not... kill. Must... contain... overwhelming... rage.

There will be no blog entry today. I have returned from Seattle and am so freakin' pissed that I would probably punch my fingers through the keyboard on my PowerBook if I were to even attempt to explain the crap I've had to put up with.

It's all I can do to keep from screaming my head off...

Dave Fuck

So instead I will talk about My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which was a pleasant surprise for me. I was going to wait for the DVD rental, but it was the only movie playing in the theater next to my hotel that looked even remotely interesting...


Luke Wilson plays Matt Saunders, an architect who's unlucky in love until he meets Jenny Johnson (played by Uma Thurman), a quirky woman with an amazing secret: she's the hero "G-Girl" who flies around New York as its super-powered protector. But when things don't turn out as planned, Matt breaks off the relationship and ends up with an ex set on revenge.

While the film doesn't work on all levels, the compelling cast and occasional humorous moment makes me glad I saw it. Eddie Izzard? Anna Faris? Rainn Wilson? WANDA SYKES?!? I am so there. But the real star is Luke Wilson, who manages to play this kind of sympathetic role with an ease and humility that makes the movie work despite some serious flaws in pacing... even when Uma goes overboard psycho.

In the end, I'm very glad that the super-hero genre has managed to cross over into comedy in a way that actually works. Somehow I don't think this will hold true for Tim Allen's upcoming Zoom! (because it sure as heck didn't for the ridiculous Sky High).

Anyway, hopefully tomorrow I'll be calm enough to blog again.

But I doubt it.

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  1. RW says:

    You need to find that flemenco outfit for your davetoon. I’m tellin’ ya. Look back at your entries my friend – your life has not been the same since we went to Emilio’s. I’m just sayin…

  2. Dave2 says:

    The next time I guest-host on your blog, there’s my entry. 🙂

  3. Wow. Just…wow.

    I hope whoever/whatever happened to you has the good grace to never come into your presence again because I totally need you to blog so I can keep my sanity.

    Also, had I known his Izzardness was in the movie I would have been camped out opening night.

  4. apricoco says:

    Wow… You seemed to have had a day like mine. It was awful. Truly. I feel for you.

  5. SJ says:

    T’ai Chi Ch’üan.

  6. jodi says:

    well, now we really MUST know what Seattle did to you!

  7. doctawife says:

    Well, if you can move from rage to posting about a middle of the road comedy, I would say that your coping skills are working quite nicely.

    Unless, of course, you actually did kill someone in a rage. Then I would just be afraid of you.


  8. Mooselet says:

    For someone who wasn’t going to blog, I have to say that your non-blog post is a hell of a lot better than other real-blog posts I have seen.

    I think you may need a vacation.

  9. adena says:

    Forget Vacation.

    You need a panic room.

  10. Chanakin says:

    so I guess this would be a bad time to bring up Elizabeth Hurley’s marriage plans…

    Hello Kitty Pop-Tarts are on the way.

  11. @nnette says:

    Wouldn’t have anything to do with EMAIL would it? Heh. Anyway – I created a gmail account, hopefully this will work – otherwise perhaps it isn’t my email client but on your end… or our email clients just don’t get along …

    I did get your last two (I think) emails to me – the one about you resending once you get back to work and the one asking me if I got any of your emails…

    I did – but now YOU are the one not getting MY replies. Oiy.

    An idea – upload the files to your server and email me the link – if you do not get a reply from me, leave the link in my comments and then I will leave you an ok in your comments.

    I don’t know what else to do!

    Also, email me at … that should work…


  12. Göran says:

    Sorry to hear about the overdose of shittyness!

    To add to the drama: your syndication won´t show up on my bloglines feed anymore. Have you abandoned me? 🙂

  13. EDDIE says:

    Peace, she supposed, was contingent upon a certain disposition of the soul, a disposition to receive the gift that only detachment from self made possible.

  14. Laurence says:

    When I am mad with rage (si, si, it happens), my friends ask me : “Is it important in 50 years ? If the answer is “no”, calm down !” Ok, ok, this question does never, NEVER help me. But, maybe it is different for you…
    But, now, maybe I could think of Luke Wilson… I love him… 😀

  15. Arwen says:

    We saw this the other night and thought it was really cute. I love the Wilsons and I think this part was made for him. His ability to be bumbling, sincere, loving, and honest played out really well. And Uma, well, she can play neurotic really well.

  16. Jon says:

    I, too, wound up seeing My Super Ex Girlfriend recently, and was pleasantly surprised by it. I always seem to like movies that Ivan Reitman directs.

    And whatever you’re pissed off about, I’m sure you’re wholly justified. People suck.

  17. delmer says:

    Eddie Izzard was a nice surprise. I almost didn’t recognize him as he was dressed in man clothes.

  18. Jeff says:

    Yeah, me too with the RSS thing. Last week it dumped about 10 of your old posts from May on me, and then stopped feeding. Weird. I resubscribed again today.

  19. jali says:

    I wish you a roaring wet dream starring…


    Elizabeth Hurley.

    Will that help at all?

  20. Kyra says:

    I must confess, I’m completely curious as to what occured to make you that angry. of course, on the other hand with my impending flight tomorrow across country to get back home… perhaps it’s best I don’t know. Oh heck, I wanna know! 😉

    Sorry you had such a rough time.

  21. ms. sizzle says:

    wanda sykes is freaking hilarious. she’s the reason to see many a doubtful film. hmmm, maybe i will go to the movies today…

  22. poor tim allen. I don’t think he’s ever been in any “comedy” that was actually funny. lol

  23. Avitable says:

    Hey – I liked Sky High! I even own it on DVD!

  24. Bre says:

    I thought it was hilarious! But anything with Eddie Izzard makes me giggle!

  25. Troy says:

    Dave: What you need is to book a flight to Dyersville in on August 11th. For the reason why check this out.

  26. Eve says:

    Dag, it sucks you’re so upset, but way to channel that negative energy into a fine movie review!! I’m glad you enjoyed Super Ex, I did too. But I also liked Sky High though. Why didn’t you like it? It’s not like the enemy was water.

  27. Scarlett says:

    Hey sorry to hear you had such a horrible experience in Seattle. I sure hope you plan to fill in the details when your anger levels drop back down.

    This is my first trip to your blog and I like it a lot!!! Just added that movie to my Netflix.

  28. Kevin says:

    Don’t forget that Uma looks HOT in that poster. Too bad most of the previews don’t show her the same way.

  29. Wayne Hall says:

    I thought Sky High rocked. But then again I have two kids. That don’t run around hotels like wild drunken teenage apes.

  30. MAAS says:

    Sound’s thrilling.

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