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Catch Me If You Can

weather: cloudy
outside: 3°C
mood: okay
music: Liu Fang - Melody From a Bamboo House (Pipa)
Titanic and Catch Me If You Can remind me that I keep meaning to rent What's Eating Gilbert Grape, because I need to see Arnie Grape.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a brilliant actor, no question about it... the biggest turnoff about him, for me, is the teeny-bopper fan girls with the collective, pooled IQ of a lima bean. And I feel bad because it's not even his fault. I just have this unfounded fear that if I admit to liking him or his acting, my brain will spontaneously evaporate and hiss out my ears like the steam out of a whistling tea kettle.

*runs to duct tape earmuffs to the side of my head*

It's unfortunate that he keeps getting these Pretty Boy Hero roles that show very little of what he's capable of. Frank Abagnale Jr. was a little less spoon-gagging than Jack Dawson though. Even so, CMIYC was made much lighter than I expected. That was probably done to appeal to the Leo Girlios. Which is very unfortunate, IMHO.

Like, HEY SPIELBERG, IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED IF YOU HELPED ENCOURAGE THE GIRLIOS TO GROW THEIR OWN BRAINS.

Ah, forget it.

And, what's this? Christopher Walken doing a normal human being? Not something psychotic with sharp teeth and bad breath? Now, that's very different... =)

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xinit
Dec. 29th, 2002 08:58 am (UTC)
You're not using Titanic as an example of good acting, are you? Did you like CMIYC or not? Maybe he doesn't suck in Gangs of New York?

Saw a couple minutes of a 1993 film (same year as Gilbert Grape) by the name of This Boy's Life with DiCaprio and DeNiro. It was an interesting piece of Ellen Barkin and DeNiro in the 20 minutes I saw this morning before leaving for work, and Leo was okay as well. Judging from reviews, apparently the movie wasn't all that great, but I can't tell from only 20 minutes... I'd have kept watching had I been able to.

I'm sure you'd have trouble with the DeNiro / DiCaprio pairing though, since DeNiro and Dicaprio look so similar ;)

bride
Dec. 29th, 2002 12:33 pm (UTC)
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No. Titanic::Jack_Dawson was too easy a role for him to really call it "good acting".

CMIYC::Abagnale_Jr was okay... there were a few really good sequences, but it still wasn't particularly wow-ing. The movie itself was interesting.

I dunno if we'll get to see Gangs of New York... W's head might explode with too much Leo. =)

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