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March 15, 2012

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AdenDreamsOf

I thought it was a strange and foreboding sign that I've only seen posters and commercials for 'Casa De Mi Padre' in the past week (basically seven days before the film's release). The possible sign I took this as is that the distributors of the film aren't too confident that it will make much money and that a big promotional campaign wouldn't be worth the time and funds.

I would be impressed if this film was worse than the last Bernal and Luna outing, 'Rudo y Cursi'.

Stephen Whitty

A movie that said it was satirizing telenovelas, turned out to really be some sort of "Grindhouse" homage to movies that never were, and REALLY stunk up the screening room. Couldn't agree more, Glenn. Although that Xtina theme song was pretty great.

Joel Bocko

I don't have anything to say about Casa De Mi Padre (interesting though to post this the week that John Carter is getting all these "biggest disaster in years" notices and there seems to be a mini-backlash building among critics and commentators).

But, if you take requests, I'd be interested to see a posting - and particular the ensuing discussion - on this "commercials = sellout?" discussion going on around the Anderson Hyundai ads. Granted, on the surface it appears to be the cinematic/cultural equivalent of the Republican presidential campaign, trivial, embarrassing, yet fascinating on some gut level (sort of like the famous quote about the Kramer portrait on Seinfeld) yet I think if tackled properly, there's actually a core of really interesting questions here. Can a commercial be art? What is art? Is there such a thing as "artistic integrity"? What determines and defines an auteur's vision? And so forth.

My appetite was whetted by Richard Brody's posts on the subject, but the New Yorker is having some issues with processing comments - some of the responses on his first post I can't even see a week later. So I'd be interested to read, and hopefully add to, the SCR writer's and readers' thoughts on the subject.

Chris O.

Apparently, he and Adam McKay should've stuck to their every-other-year collaborations, as those are rather enjoyable.

remote spy

In the care of friendship, in care of deeper, more warm affection let in honest heart, let more calm in the simple life, let blessing in greeting, the network can better meet you, I just want to know you say it.

Fernando

Yeah, Glenn, we all just want to KNOW you say it!

keylogger Mac

A movie that said it was satirizing telenovelas, turned out to really be some sort of "Grindhouse" homage to movies that never were, and REALLY stunk up the screening room. Couldn't agree more, Glenn. Although that Xtina theme song was pretty great.

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