Monday, March 31, 2008

Not Quite S.A.B. II

Junior's birthday is today and we had celebrated his party yesterday. So, today he wanted to go see Superhero Movie, which was funny as hell in some spots and in the end, completely forgettable.

I would call it a "Group Twinkie." It is enjoyable when viewed with a big audience, some of the jokes are enhanced with a real life laugh-track and I had forgotten half of the movie by the time we got to the parking lot. The outtakes of the Tom Cruise-YouTube spoof were funnier than the ones left in the flick. Becky, you'll appreciate those more than anyone. Rent it just for the outtakes, if nothing else.

At any rate, the co-star of the flick created another "Not Quite Separated At Birth." So here we go and please try to follow my convoluted logic...

Here is Kate Bosworth, right?

Here is Reese Witherspoon, okay?

Easy enough. Now comes the stumper...

Here is Sara Paxton from "Superhero Movie." Now, is she "Sara Bosworth?" Or is she "Sara Witherspoon?" We need some answers here, people! Get M.I.T. up and running on it!

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Blogger Gifted Typist said...

She's Sara Can't Act.
Saw the flick yesterday. Giggled a lot, but poor Sara can't act.

Tue Apr 01, 08:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger angel said...

ta for the heads up on the movie... i'll wait for the dvd.
as for the separated at birth- i think there's more bosworth than witherspoon in there...

Tue Apr 01, 01:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger angel said...

ooh, and happily birfdaze kid!!!

Tue Apr 01, 01:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


She didn't impress me with her acting skills, but I can't judge her on this type of film. Everyone plays it over the top and badly on purpose, in the spirit of the spoof.


Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Tue Apr 01, 05:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BeckEye said...

Is that the one with either Drake or Josh in it?

Kate Bosworth reminds me of someone but I can never think of who. It's not Reese though.

Wed Apr 02, 08:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Drake, because my first instinct was "where's my damn remote, so I can change the channel?"

All I know about Kate is that she's the next Gretchen Mol. She got all these magazine covers and hype...then nothing really happened.

Still, the both of them had some of the most fantastic publicists in the history of the movie industry.

Wed Apr 02, 11:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

It's finally happened, just like Al Pacino (great soothsayer that he is) predicted - Simone!

Wed Apr 02, 05:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger chelene said...

I've never heard of her but she looks like a Witherspoon/Bosworth love child.

Wed Apr 02, 06:48:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous bookfraud said...

that's really, really scaring me.

there's never going to be another gretchen mol. not kate bosworth, nobody. she's sui generis as far as busted publicity.

Wed Apr 02, 07:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


An excellent reference and observation!


I never heard of her either and every time the film lagged or got to silly, I kept focusing how she resembles either actress when filmed from certain angles.


Gretchen was unique, they cut Kate off at two covers I think and no one wants to make that mistake again without a corresponding financial payoff.

Wed Apr 02, 08:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Beth said...

What about Sara Bosspoon?

Thu Apr 03, 04:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Gifted Typist said...

But Leslie Neilson was brilliant in this movie and the the Auntie (Ritchie Cunninghams mum) was great too. And the villian. All good even in the over-the-top genre.

But, yes you are right, I shouldn't take it so hard.

Thu Apr 03, 07:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Is that a prank call name? Because the IMDB and Google say that you're giving me an April Fool two days day late ; )


Leslie to me was a little flat, but he's be doing this since Police Squad back in '82 and he can certainly mail it in if he feels like it. Marion Ross is boss. Note her turn as Drew Carey's mom and on SpongeBob Squarepants.

Thu Apr 03, 08:30:00 AM PDT  
Blogger is that so wrong? said...

Jeez.... part of me recalls the blog post commemmorating WPJr's birthday last year. How time flies.

Thu Apr 03, 10:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


It's going a little too fast, as of late.

Thu Apr 03, 04:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Quin Browne said...

premiere magazine had a great cover of reese once...

you had to look at it, but, she was dressed as 'litte miss muffet'... and she was there... reese,

with her spoon.

very clever.

Sat Apr 05, 07:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


I bailed out on Premiere back in '97 and that's too bad, I really would have dug that cover.

Reese doesn't fear spiders and the rest of the country caught on to her, later than out here. She owned San Francisco after Freeway played a local art house theater and was held over by popularity, for a couple of weeks. If you've seen that modernization of Lewis Carroll's most famous work, you would pity the spider.

Sat Apr 05, 10:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

Is it politically incorrect to say that all blonde lollipop actresses look the same to me?

Sun Apr 06, 07:04:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


I can tell these three apart because of the movies that they've been in. But I can't tell any of the ones on "The Hills" or "Laguna Beach" apart. Every type on TV looks alike to me.

Sun Apr 06, 03:37:00 PM PDT  

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