Sunday, November 18, 2012

Movie Review: Lincoln: The Motherf*cker with The Hat

Don't f*ck with a Kentucky rail splitter.
I don't know if you really need to know anything about this movie other than that Tony Kushner, writer of the multi-Tony winning and Emmy winning Angels in America, wrote the screenplay.  And if you are looking for a good way to escape from your relatives who will make you feel inferior on Thanksgiving Day for a good 2+ hours and be entertained every moment, directed by Steven Spielberg,  Lincoln is the ticket!

Well, okay if you need to know more stuff here it is -  Daniel Day Lewis: perfectly cast as the humorous and strangely high-pitched president.  Plus there has never been a more Lincoln-looking motherfucker on the planet. Sally Field: perfectly cast as the semi-insane Mary Todd Lincoln. She also should get an award for Lincoln-lookin'. Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, could get another Oscar for his The Fugitive-like role as a trash talkin' country boy. A lavish production about the last few months of the Civil War, when Lincoln was pushing for the 13th Amendment (ending slavery in the whole of the US), this story features many fine beards, sideburns, and mustaches, as well as a lot of that straight-hair-that-sticks-out-to-the-side-and-somehow-nobody-comments-on-it look.

The audience was entirely full.  Nice to see when they could be watching vampires who act like zombies instead.  It was also almost all adults and a few up and coming youngin'  history buffs. The only thing I didn't like about the movie was the ass-hat with the phone in the 3rd row who strangely couldn't live without checking his e-mail every half-hour.  The usual thing I don't like about every movie I see lately.  Checking to see if a homey of yours has died (the only reason to interrupt this movie)??…News flash!  He will still be dead after the movie.  Just like our 16th president.

Posted by: GMan

Side note: Kind of an over the top/fun performance by James Spader as Tennessee lawyer W.N. Bilbo, whom we'd never heard of, but in these modern times he could be considered a "palm greaser." Nice to see James again in rare form after his semi-debacle run on The Office.

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