Monday, Film4 9pm in a rocket-rigged suit, genius inventor and global weapons dealer robert Downey Jr (above) wages war on terror, cracking wise
through the comical crash-bash action.
Satisfying though it is that the narrative moves along more smoothly than in Araki's earlier teensploitation pics, the hoopla about quasi-Scientological cults and psychic powers is just something for the characters to do in between hopping into bed with each other, discussing sex and cracking wise
. Despite the apocalyptic ending, the mood here is one of sunny cheerfulness, offering a joyous tribute to the easy sensuality of youth that doesn't feel at all lascivious coming from a 50-year-old director.
Lucille is the socially omnivorous one of the group, dressed like a peacock in a newly bought fur coat, with an eye on every man who walks by and cracking wise
whenever she can with lines like "You don't buy a mink because you need it.
Today, a high-profile candidate's greatest media advantage involves hanging with the Stewarts--whipping up a souffle with Martha, say, or cracking wise
with Jon--representative of the best no-equal-time-required showcase that money can't buy.
These days she's divorced and working a day shift at a cafeteria, but she still lives for the few gigs she gets as a standup comedian, cracking wise
a la Phyllis Diller about oafish husbands, bad sex, that time of the month, etc.
cigar night," where surgeons puff away on the hospital roof, cracking wise
about the occasional explosions in the distance.
HOLLYWOOD Relentless optimism and cracking wise
underlined the Producers Guild of America's Celebration of Diversity at the Beverly Wilshire on May 9.