Friday, January 25, 2008

KSK Celebrity Super Bowl Pick: Bill Murray


The celebrity Super Bowl pick is a time-honored tradition, one we at KSK are super fucking excited to be a part of, as we have in the past. For the next two weeks, stars from the world of entertainment, politics, and more will drop by to make their picks for the big game in the Pink Taco! Up next, comedy legend and now serious actor Bill Murray!

Bill Murray: I guess…

(sighs)

(stares out window)

(looks up ruefully)

(sighs)

(looks at shoes)

(gives hangdog look)

(taps foot)

(sighs)

(gives rueful look)

(slumps shoulders)

(stares at watch)

(gives half snicker)

(sighs)

(exhales deeply)

(stares vacantly)

(sighs)

(sighs again)

Patriots… by… 10.

(falls asleep with eyes open)


Richard Roeper: Oh, my God. I LOVED this pick. This may be Bill Murray’s most masterful pick yet. It’s so understated. So minimalistic. So many actors try and communicate with words, or with non-verbal cues, or with movement of the facial muscles. But Bill communicates so much simply doing nothing at all, you know? Nothing is telegraphed. I could project any emotion onto him I please. He could be indifferent, or uncaring, or apathetic, or blasé, or bored, or disinterested, or detached, or listless. Just such a rich character.

This kind of performance is just so rare today. Too many people now try and "act" or "move". I also liked the fact that the pick had no story structure of any kind. No dramatic momentum at all. We’re always demanding things like “a plot” or “cohesion” or “conflict resolution”. But it’s nice to finally see someone not cave to such mainstream sensibilities. It’s a stunning, stunning piece of work. Oscar caliber, absolutely.

45 comments:

Leaking Geek said...

Don't blog angry!

/Plunges truck over cliff

Christmas Ape said...

(whispers something inaudible to Scarlett at the end of film)

Big Daddy Drew said...

Don't tell me what he said! It's so much more meaningful when you don't know what's going on!

J said...

I consider myself a total film-snob douche, but "Broken Flowers" was about as interesting Stephen Hawking reading a phone book. Jim Jarmusch can choke on a dick wrapped in a pink envelope.

85 said...

You know what was awesome? Fucking Ghostbusters.

SlideShow Bob said...

is this the reason why Ebert was just admitted into a hospital?

(Five One Eight) said...

So...'Larger Than Life' > 'Lost in Translation'?

Phony Gwynn said...

Was it wrong to be really, really turned on by the naked girl in Broken Flowers?

I mean, she had such a cute ass.

smurphette said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who thought that movie was lame. At least you boys could look at Scarlett Johansson the whole time. They provided no such consolation for the ladies.

And Ghostbusters owned. So did Stripes.

Grimey said...

Jim Jarmusch is a fucking hack

Otto Man said...

And three hours of "Stripes" quotes from Bambi begins in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ....

Big Daddy Drew said...

So...'Larger Than Life' > 'Lost in Translation'?

Yes, that is EXACTLY what I was saying.

QWIJIBO said...

AND THAT'S A FACT, JACK!!!1!

J said...

I want my girlfriend to dump my ass just so I can say "you can't leave, all the plants are gonna die!"

Captain Caveman said...

Was it wrong to be really, really turned on by the naked girl in Broken Flowers?

You mean Alexis Dziena? She was 21 when that was filmed, so you're in the clear. She also lives in New York and can be seen in that new piece of shit with McConaughey and Goldie Hawn's daughter.

(I may or may not have IMDb stalked her since 10 minutes after the movie ended.)

Pemulis said...

Human sacrifice, bambi commenting in moderation, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!

Grimey said...

Lost in Translation made me want to visit Japan. Broken Flowers made me want to punch Jim Jarmusch in the face.

Seriously, how do you fuck up a black samurai movie? (Answer: have a twenty-minute scene where Forrest Whitaker drives around the city listening to Wu-Tang Clan)

Phony Gwynn said...

I can always count on you, CC.

So, nude Alexis Dziena, or opening shot of Lost in Translation of ScarJo's ass in tight pink panties?

Discuss.

J said...

So, nude Alexis Dziena, or opening shot of Lost in Translation of ScarJo's ass in tight pink panties?

Former. ScarJo will go crazy and leave you no choice but to shoot her in the face.

Francois Leroux Speedskater said...

Eli Manning is a Cinderella story...tears in his eyes, I guess...

QWIJIBO said...

Call me old fashioned, but I'd rather go for Zuul. I'll be her keymaster anytime.

Grimey said...

ScarJo will go crazy and leave you no choice but to shoot her in the face.

That's only if you are actually gay

Christmas Ape said...

Jarmusch isn't all bad. Coffee and Cigarettes was pretty entertaining and I didn't want to kill Roberto Benigni in Down By Law. That alone is a pretty towering achievement.

Otto Man said...

Seriously, how do you fuck up a black samurai movie?

I think I'm the only person in the world who liked "Ghost Dog."

Louie: Jesus, Vinny. You just iced a woman, you know that?

Vinny: You know what you are, Louie? You're a fuckin' male chauvinist pig.

Louie: What do you mean, I'm a male chauvinist pig? You just shot a broad.

Vinny: A cop. I just shot a cop. They wanna be equal? I made her equal.

J said...

@grimey: is that why he passed up Kiera Knightley for the Indian chick?

At least watching that got me laid.

denvergodfather said...

What no love for Scrooged?

Ben said...

When I was in Stockholm this summer, Bill Murray got arrested for driving a golf cart drunk around the city. So he isn't totally dead yet.

Upstate Underdog said...

No mention yet of Ernie "Big Ern" McCracken ? Yeah, I remember when Bill Murray was funny.

miamidiesel said...

@otto man: The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day, when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

You are not alone in believing that Ghost Dog was fucking awesome.

Jim said...

@otto man: Really? Because the only people I've heard from who didn't like the movie are in this thread.

Pearline: Can't you understand what he's saying?

Ghost Dog: No, I don't understand him. I don't speak French, only English. I never understand a word he says.

Pearline: And that's your best friend?

Ghost Dog: Yeah.

Jim said...

... But it's good to see I'm not the only one who disliked "Lost in Translation."

Steve said...

ahhaha hilarious. I bought CaddyShack last night for $6.50 at Target. God I loved that movie. Girlfriend didn't watch the whole thing though, so we're gonna have to break up.

From the other side of town said...

BDD: Anybody who takes a gratuitous bitchslap at Richard "I am a hipster" Roeper is aces in my book.

Rant_Casey said...

You made a cuckold of me.
Many times over.

dickey simpkins said...

Only an idiot would put him and Mariotti in the same newspaper, making the only commuter-friendly paper virtually useless to me. Long live the conservative agenda of the Tribune!

QWIJIBO said...

Ghost Dog made me want to visit Jersey City

MicroscopicElvis said...

Mystery Train was the only Jarmusch movie I liked.

All right Dudley....make yours...like mine.

smurphette said...

"Were you in the shit?"
"Yeah, I was in the shit."

larry b said...

You know what would make Lost In Translation even more thought-provoking and deep? If it didn't have sound. Or images.

Otto Man said...

Alright, glad to know I'm not alone on "Ghost Dog."

"Did you just say he contacts you through a bird? Did I just hear you say that?"

Chamomiles Davis said...

@Ape: Coffee and Cigarettes was one of the few movies in my life where I actually turned off the DVD player before it was over. I had high expectations and it left me disappointed. (Kind of like my first visit to a rub-and-tug.)

Joshua said...

so i saw bill murray two weeks ago, in the middle of kansas. he looked near death. yet he is only 57. but he still sticks it to 20 year old girls... dr. peter venkman lives!

dick_gozinia said...
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dick_gozinia said...

@ chamomiles davis & christmas ape

Davis right. Ape wrong.

Coffee and Cigarettes is the worst movie I've seen in 15 years. I watched the whole thing waiting for any of the following; interesting scenes, humor, dialogue that captured my interest, a plot, boobs, a point, something to remotely interconnect those pointless non-nude scenes, jim jarmusch to die, boobs.

You know what I got? 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. Suck a bag of dicks, Jarmusch.

Tech N9ne's Tribute to Falco said...

@Gozinia & BDD

Ahem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLYiTqLybo

(+porno & actual violence [KSKifikation])