A NEW SONG FOR THE WORLD
Popeye stands as a worthy entry in the director’s [Robert Altman] filmography for its charm, its gently countercultural spirit, and its performance by Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl, the role—as so many critics noted—she was born to play. Remarkably faithful to the look, rhythm, and spirit of E. C. Segar’s Thimble Theater comic strips, in which the character originally appeared, Popeye, like its antecedents Dick Tracy and Sin City, stands as a testament to the challenges—and rewards—of translating a comic kit and caboodle to film.
I love this article about Popeye, a movie (and soundtrack!) I’ve loved my entire life, and whose reputation as a flop-failure-embarrassment has always baffled me, because it is so goddamn endearing a movie.
I saw Guardians of the Galaxy at the drive-in and it was perfect.
I have a big ol’ 90s crush on Matt Mahaffey.