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Roadie, about a washed-up one, for the Blue Oyster Cult yet, and starring Ron Eldard and Bobby Cannavale, sure could have used some, as I don't quite come out and say in my review for MSN Movies.
Posted at 03:34 PM in Housekeeping, Movies | Permalink
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Those are two of the dullest TV actors I can think of, and yet they just will not go away. And Jill Hennessey, too. I'd love to know exactly how many dozens of actors turn down a script before it gets to that lot.
Stephen Bowie |
January 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
OMG -- LOIS SMITH!!!!!
David Ehrenstein |
January 08, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Cannavale is sufficiently excellent in "Win/Win" that I'm inclined to cut him some slack; I've also heard good things about his stage work. However, he has spread himself a bit thin with the TV stuff, and in this particular film he plays so aggressively to type it's, as the saying goes, not even funny.
Glenn Kenny |
January 08, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Reminds me I should track down Alan Rudolph's film of the same name one of these days.
I've not seen Cannavale on TV (or stage, for that matter), but though he does get typecast playing bad guys or scumbags (as much as I liked THE MERRY GENTLEMAN, Michael Keaton's sole film as director, it definitely would have been more interesting had Cannavale played the detective instead of the abusive husband), but when he's allowed to step outside of that box, I think he can be quite good; not just WIN WIN, but also THE STATION AGENT, which he stole from everybody else, and also in a small role in ROMANCE & CIGARETTES.
January 08, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Cannavale is a fine stage actor, superb in THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT last season, and in MAURITIUS in 2007. He tends to be in movies and TV shows I skip but he (and everyone else) made me laugh in THE OTHER GUYS.
Robert Cashill |
January 08, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I'll take your word for it on the stage work, but in every single TV or film performance I've seen Cannavale has sunk into the stock permatanned Italian-American lounge lizard stereotype and remained mired there. (See image above.) He has a preening-for-the-camera quality that constantly makes me want to kick him in his arrogant nads. Never thought I'd say "bring back Chazz Palminteri," but here we are.
Now don't get me started on that sadsack Ron Eldard or I'll morph into John Simon right here at my keyboard, god help me.
Stephen Bowie |
January 08, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I really enjoyed Cannavale's comedic work in both The Station Agent and Win Win. In fact, I'd rate The Station Agent as one of my favorite films of the last decade. I'm not sure what performances you're referring to, but if its in either of those two films then rest assured that I won't be sharing a drink with you anytime soon. Geez, loosen up a bit.
Jack Laughing |
January 08, 2012 at 11:57 PM
The Station Agent < My Ass
Tom Block |
January 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Sorry, I'd like to apologize for that post. I don't like McCarthy's stuff but that doesn't give me license to be an ass.
Tom Block |
January 09, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Has no one here heard of SAXONDALE?
January 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
The Steve Coogan series? Personally I much preferred it to Alan Partridge or Tony Ferrino.
January 11, 2012 at 04:36 AM
I've had a crush on Jill Hennessy for ages.
Gordon Cameron |
January 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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