Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coming Distractions April 21st, 2009

Don't let the spring sun intimidate you. Life's only so long, and there are a lot of movies still left to watch.

The Wrestler
How About You
My Own Worst Enemy
the last word

Most of us just get older. However, for some, time seems to have more transformative properties. Of course, sometimes other (ahem: self-afflicted) factors can also effect the natural aging properties of the human body. We've all noticed Mickey Rourke's facial metamorphosis. If you've forgotten what a pretty boy he used to be, you can relive his prior incarnation in Diner (1982). He's even pretty as Bukowski's drunken alter-ego Chinaski in Barfly.

Hollywood changes people. The Nicole Kidman of Stepford Wives or Australia can't really be the same person as the star of BMX Bandits (1983) or Dead Calm (1989), can she?

Change isn't all about hair dye and plastic surgery. Anthony Michael Hall just grew up, and his face filled out.
Sixteen Candles (1984) vs. Dead Zone (2002)

Speaking of filling out, we can always mention Orson Welles or Marlon Brando (who reportedly wore no pants during the filming of The Score just so he could not be shot from the waist down.)

Pants? Or Cleverly framed underwear?

-Burlington, let's grow old together, gracefully.
Waterfront Video

1 comment:

Undead Molly said...

Jenna Jameson is aging badly. Mainly because she's fighting the inevitable with cosmetic surgery. She used to be legitimately pretty, not just "pretty for a porn star". But she looked downright grotesque in Zombie Strippers (pre-zombification).