March away from The Ides of March!

I caught the new George Clooney film, “The Ides of March” last night. It seemed like it might be an intriguing political thriller.

How was it? Well the first third them across as very predictable and uninteresting. Then the second third had some great twists and turns and really caught my attention. Then the film ended. That’s right, it’s one of those movies where you’re thinking, “This is great, I can’t wait to see what happens next!” and it turns out the movie is over. It’s like Star Wars ending after Ben Kenobi gets killed and the Millennium Falcon flees the Death Star. There’s no payoff.

It’s a bit ironic, because there’s a scene in “The Ides of March” where a male character is making love to woman, but is so caught up watching the political news on television, that he loses his erection. In a way, this character is a perfect metaphor for the movie. He stands before us sheepishly and apologetically looking at his flaccid shriveled penis. He flashes a buffoonish grin in an attempt to explain his inability to complete the task at hand. Can you see him? Does he appear before you? Yes, yes he does.

Hey, wait a second, you’re just standing in front of a mirror!

2 Responses to “March away from The Ides of March!”


  1. John Saleeby

    Is George Clooney the “Bumbling Lovable Screw up” Clooney in this Movie or is he the “Glamorous Sophisticated Playboy” Clooney? I think in his next Movie he should introduce the “Bumbling Sophisticated Screwboy” Clooney or the “Glamorous Lovable Play Up” Clooney. What is a “Screwboy” or a “Play Up”? Come on, ya big Knuckle Hole! It’s the Twenty First Century , we need to come up with some new stuff! Quit being an Ass Head!

  2. Wil

    There’s plenty of screwboys in Thailand.

    Or so I’ve been told.