And one... and two... and three... and four... Explosion... explosion... explosion... You're doing good...
Eat Pray Love may be an excruciating-looking movie (I have to see it tonight; please feel sorry for me), but what I do like about it is its concise yet descriptive three-word title. More movies should employ this. Specifically, more Julia Roberts movies should employ this, so I've gone back through her most famous films and renamed them with three short phrases that really reflect the movies' most vital components.
"It's a man's world, but it don't mean nothing without a woman or a nerd." I'm paraphrasing James Brown, but the men were certainly on top this weekend as approximately 500 biceps rippled across theater screens to the tune of $35 million, putting The Expendables at the top of the box-office, over Julia Roberts' return to form Eat Pray Love and Edgar Wright's hardcore geekfest Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Looks like that call to arms worked, huh? This means there will now almost definitely be an Expendables 2, which director/star Sylvester Stallone wants to shake up the cast for. (If Mr. Stallone is looking for some casting ideas, we've raided our VHS libraries to come up with a few suggestions.)
Eat Pray Love is a movie based on a very popular memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert that I have never read for two simple reasons: it sounded awful, and the only people I know who unironically enjoyed it are Oprah (whom I don't know personally) and women who also enjoyed In Her Shoes and The Time Traveler's Wife. Naturally, I avoided it like the plague. So imagine my delight when I had to sit down and watch the movie version of it. Just one question -- is the woman this awful in the book? Because this character was excruciating enough to watch for over two hours, I can't even imagine what reading an entire book about her would be like.