December 27, 2007

Movie Reviews in the Form of Haikus (hey that rhymed!)

Are you too time-crunched to read lengthy movie reviews? Do you agree that the problem with instant gratification is that it's not quick enough? Do you like the idea of poetry but need some utilitarian function added in order to legitimize it? Then look no further! To paraphrase the Reese's Cups commercial: "'Hey, you got poetry in my movie review!' 'You got movie review in my poetry!'"



Dog-lovers beware:
avoid film I am Legend--
too canine-tragic.

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Sweet is Enchanted,
stars the next Julie Andrews
smiles for miles.

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Watch Burt Lancaster
age decades in The Leopard;
it feels like real-time.

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Don't look, Hannah's nude!
Made you look but fine message;
it made quite a Splash.

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The Lives of Others
shows love where you least expect:
East German Commie.

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Charlie Wilson's War:
historically dubious
yet cinematic.

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Men without huts in
The Flowers of St. Francis
oddly compelling.

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