Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Octogenarians are Funny...Who Knew?

I recently stumbled upon a series YouTube movie reviews by and elderly twosome who refer to themselves as ReelGeezers. If you haven't already, check it out because it's pretty much the funniest thing I've seen and I'm feverishly trying to find any information that will tell me whether it's a joke. They are Marcia and Lorenzo, supposedly two aging industry insiders (a producer and a screenwriter, respectively). Apparently, they're also Academy members, which kind of makes their segment about the Academy Awards, where they reveal who they think deserves to win and who doesn't, in pretty bad taste. At any rate, in addition to being very funny in the way that they disagree with each other (and forget names and the like), there are actually some honest, insightful observations embedded in there. For instance, in their review of Superbad, Marcia comments that she found a lot of the language offensive and hostile towards women, but she doesn't completely write the movie off, nor does she fail to mention how much she enjoyed Jonah Hill's penile illustrations. She also points out how far we've come that a movie today is able to frankly portray menstruation. Days gone by, I guess. Lorenzo found Superbad to be an honest depiction of teenage male sexuality. Though he hated the penis drawings...go figure. Check it out.

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