Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Happy Birthday, Rosario Dawson!


I used to hate Rosario Dawson. I don't know why, I could never put my finger on it. She just kinda skeeved me out. Maybe it was the taint of her Larry Clark origins (even if it was Clark's best film to date) and that worn out story about being discovered on the stoop of her building and her poverty struggle and blah blah blah. But then she started becoming this Princess of Geek Culture, with her admissions of comic book fandom - she started her own comic! - and then I saw her in the one-two punch of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (in which she had a small but memorable role) and, of course, QT's half of Grindhouse, Death Proof, in which, well... that's all she wrote - I love her now. She turns 28 today.


tony libido said...

personally, I think BULLY is a way better movie. Tightly focused, really gripping. It could also have something to do with a naked Brad Renfro. . .

VMars was pre-empted here in LA due to nonstop local coverage of the fires. Which was a hard thing to cope with. Will watch online later.

Jason Adams said...

That sucks, re: VM. I mean, don't y'all have fires every day of the week? VM's only got like what two episode left? Priorities! ;-)

I was sort of underwhelmed by last night's episode. There was goodness to be had (RUDD! Hands were held! Stupid grins!) but I'm really feeling the lack of a long-arching mystery right now. It just felt like they had all this extra time to fill, and it felt slow, and VM never feels slow. Your head should be spinning at the end of an episode.

I haven't seen Bully since it came out, and all I do remember is naked Renfro. Maybe I should knock it up on the queue and see it again?

Unknown said...

Meh, Bully wasn't that great. I think its attraction to some is that it has more of a traditional plot progression than say KIDS which felt more like a skeezy documentary (and has my agreement about being CLark's best film to date).

And here I thought I was the only person to watch a Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.

J.D. said...

... Maybe because you realize now how frickin; hot she is, straight or gay?! [drools]

Joe R. said...

I agree about the "extra time" feeling about last night's VM, but I still enjoyed it. I thought Paul Rudd's storyline was sweet and well-crafted, Mac and Max action was adorkable, and Deputy Leo came back. All good things.

Oh, and Rosario really is pretty great in her limited role in Recognizing Your Saints. She, as well as Channing Tatum's allergy to wearing a shirt, are the best parts of that flick.