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September 28, 2012 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Someone named Casey Couture wants to tell youall about his 50 favorite movies. Perhaps you've heard of some of them?
posted by hermitosis (56 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I had to immediately go listen to something else to verify if my audio system was clipping or if it was his. His audio system is clipping.
posted by idiopath at 12:00 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I had to immediately go listen to something else.
posted by hamandcheese at 12:01 PM on September 28, 2012 [23 favorites]


I counted 1472 uses of the word "love".
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:04 PM on September 28, 2012


You're forgetting "absolutely".
posted by kmz at 12:05 PM on September 28, 2012


I'm a diva, you guys.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 12:06 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pedantically, according to the YouTube title her name is Casey Coutures.
posted by humboldt32 at 12:08 PM on September 28, 2012


Well *I* thought it was amusing.
posted by The Whelk at 12:09 PM on September 28, 2012


He has a fascinating ability to reduce a movie to less than the sum of its parts. For example, Gia is all "about how she contracted HIV, and her journey to contracting HIV... I definitely recommend it if you're looking to pursue a career in modeling."

Pedantically, according to the YouTube title her name is Casey Coutures.

No, he just dropped the apostrophe.
posted by hermitosis at 12:10 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sideways: "Basically about alcohol and relationships." Nailed it.
posted by me3dia at 12:10 PM on September 28, 2012


"Almost Famous" is "about the 50's or the 60's in the music scene".
posted by davebush at 12:10 PM on September 28, 2012


Dude, blink, look away, something. There's more than thirty seconds of this? Wow.

also,
well, great, looks like he's speaking to an audience that doesn't find him as unfamiliar as I do and he presents himself well so - but seriously, blink some, do yourself a favor
posted by From Bklyn at 12:11 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pedantically, according to the YouTube title her name is Casey Coutures.

(Bold mine.)

Not cool.
posted by kmz at 12:11 PM on September 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yeah,i've seen some of those, like Cacey I'm something of a cinemaphile though.

What a mix. Right from Little Miss Sunshine to Sophie's Choice. He deconstructs films to their essential elements so concisely.

"I absolutely love,love,love this one it is called The Sorrow and the Pity, it is about France"
posted by Ad hominem at 12:16 PM on September 28, 2012


Ha, I totally laughed at this one, about The Virgin Suicides: "This is basically a story about sisters and what happens to them. I'm not going to reveal it, but it says it in the title." *points to the box*
posted by kmz at 12:16 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


"This is basically a story about sisters and what happens to them. I'm not going to reveal it, but it says it in the title." *points to the box*

Wait till you get to Silkwood.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:17 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I also really wanted to get into having scissorhands when I grew up
posted by The Whelk at 12:19 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


So every movie is about "stuff like that"... ok then, I only need to watch one.

And... (there's always an "and", isn't there)... I just want to say it was that other movie that made ME want to have scissor hands.
posted by HuronBob at 12:19 PM on September 28, 2012


His honest reaction to Edward Scisorhands is great too. "this is one of the reasons I wanted to get into having Scisorhands growing up"

Who didn't think about how cool it would be to have scissorhands but I want to know what the other reasons are.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:20 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I think it was "George Scissorhands", Eddie's brother (not to be confused with Moe Scissorhands, the one with the funny haircut)
posted by HuronBob at 12:22 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


"I love Sandra Oh, because I love Grey's Anatomy, and she's also Canadian..."

I'm not being snide when I say that I love everything about how YouTube-appropriate this is.
posted by xingcat at 12:23 PM on September 28, 2012


The best part: The edit before the dvd box hits the ground. It provides a taut narrative.
posted by hot_monster at 12:25 PM on September 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


The best part: The over and over again, jarring, make my eyes twitch edit......

there, fixed that for you.

I'm thinking he had to run into the living room between each movie to get the next one...
posted by HuronBob at 12:29 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


In conclusion: I absolutely love this.
posted by kmz at 12:29 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I kinda want this donut scented candle he reviews. When did they invent donut scented candles?
posted by Ad hominem at 12:31 PM on September 28, 2012


During his review of 9 1/2 Weeks: "This is a very adult film, though. It's rated XXX, so make sure that a parent is with you when you're watching this."

I think he's trying to be responsible about advising young people, but I'm not sure he's thought through that advice all the way.
posted by camcgee at 12:39 PM on September 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


Wait? Meg Ryan had her lips done? How did I not know this?
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 12:39 PM on September 28, 2012


When did they invent donut scented candles?

I don't know when but, like boys "like that" awesomely being getting pseudofamous on youtube for being themselves, donut scented candles are a sign that, despite my fondness for fantasizing about the past and future, I'm glad I live now.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:41 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't think I'm a diva. I shouldn't be watching this.
posted by cmoj at 12:43 PM on September 28, 2012


I don't know when but, like boys "like that" awesomely being getting pseudofamous on youtube for being themselves, donut scented candles are a sign that, despite my fondness for fantasizing about the past and future, I'm glad I live now.

Yes, yes. One million times, yes. There are YouTube videos of boys applying makeup and cisgendered girls talking about how they feel they've always been male and gay kids talking about romance and wanting their favorite boy band members to be in love with each other, and I think...yes. All the work done in the decades before to get just a little bit past the self-hatred boys "like that" (i.e., "like me") felt has been worth it.
posted by xingcat at 12:46 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Casey says Silence of the Lambs is "basically about a hannibal"? Is there some slang meaning of "hannibal" is or did he mispronounce "cannibal"?
posted by fuse theorem at 12:57 PM on September 28, 2012


Casey says Silence of the Lambs is "basically about a hannibal"? Is there some slang meaning of "hannibal" is or did he mispronounce "cannibal"?

Um, obviously I didn't read the title of the post...

Wait? Meg Ryan had her lips done? How did I not know this?

Her lips in the remake of "The Women" (2008) were truly scary.
posted by fuse theorem at 1:02 PM on September 28, 2012


"This one's called The Hours. It's about three lesbians and their journey to lesbianism."
posted by cowboy_sally at 1:05 PM on September 28, 2012


I think it is less to do with her lips than the fact that I think Meg Ryan made a conscious decision to change her image around the time she did Hurleyburley. She did stuff like In the Cut after that. I think she was traumatised by You've Got Mail, and it forced her to rethink her career path the same way that after being involved with the fire bombing of dresden James Steward made much darker movies.

Her lips certainly did change though.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:15 PM on September 28, 2012


Casey says Silence of the Lambs is "basically about a hannibal"? Is there some slang meaning of "hannibal" is or did he mispronounce "cannibal"?

That movie has totally ruined the name Hannibal forever. Hannibal used to be a bad-ass name; a name for the kind of guy who might spend a couple of decades stomping around Italy scaring the bejesus out of the most powerful empire the world had ever seen. And now? Now it's a name for creepy cannibal psychopaths.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 1:39 PM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't think I'm a diva. I shouldn't be watching this.

Just watch it with your parents. And stuff like that.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:46 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Sandra Oh thing made me laugh until I cried.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:51 PM on September 28, 2012


I think Casey is the movie reviewer we deserve. They should let him write all the blurbs in the cable TV channel guide.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:56 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why is this a FPP?
posted by QueerAngel28 at 1:58 PM on September 28, 2012


I heard not a word the young person said because I was caught in the spell of those eyebrows. How much work goes into making works of art like those? More than I have ever spent on anything in my whole life, I'm sure.
posted by winna at 2:01 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


"basically about a Hannibal, and it's also about a guy named Buffalo Bill, and the whole surrounding of it. It also has Jodie Foster in it, and she is amazing."

I want this dude to narrate my whole life. I am DEEPLY curious about what he would find to be the most noteworthy parts of each of my days.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:08 PM on September 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


"It evolves around..."

"This one's called Almost Famous. This is a great film about the sixties or the fifties..."

Is this just LOLPHENOMENALDUMMIES, or what?
posted by Sys Rq at 2:11 PM on September 28, 2012


Made it 1:36 seconds before I reached for the Metafilter brand Eye Bleach.

Which, evidently this young person used on his entire face to remove even the merest hint that he had pores or any type of elasticity in his face.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 2:31 PM on September 28, 2012


Hannibal used to be a bad-ass name; a name for the kind of guy who might spend a couple of decades stomping around Italy.....

Or the guy in charge of the A-Team, which was even MORE bad-ass than the elephant guy!
posted by HuronBob at 2:33 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, he's not dumb. He's not funny in a "what a dumbass" kind of way. More in a "Never thought of it that way but completely right" kind of way. He just thinks about things from a different angle. He isn't being completely serious either, throw the movies over his shoulder like a diva? That is totally tounge in cheek.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:34 PM on September 28, 2012


Mickey Rourke IS The Rustler
posted by fullerine at 2:48 PM on September 28, 2012


He's not funny in a "what a dumbass" kind of way.

Half right.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:58 PM on September 28, 2012


I think he's a lot funnier than people here are giving him credit for.
posted by MoonOrb at 3:01 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Why is this a FPP?

Why do you think it shouldn't be?
posted by hermitosis at 3:38 PM on September 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think he's a lot funnier than people here are giving him credit for.

It just seems like your bog-standard vloggy random-dude's-top-whatever-whatevers video. There are millions of those on YouTube. In this one, the random dude happens to be kind of femmy and kind of unintelligent.

Is that it? Is there something we're all missing?
posted by Sys Rq at 4:42 PM on September 28, 2012


kmz, I haven't been following Casey Couture, but Casey's currently very active Facebook profile has "male" selected in the "gender identity" section. Is that a typo? Or am I out of date? My perception of Casey, from what I know of Casey's YouTube makeup reviews (which are really fun) is as someone who identifies as a gay man.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:39 PM on September 28, 2012


I heard not a word the young person said because I was caught in the spell of those eyebrows. How much work goes into making works of art like those?

How much is not looking exactly like Mariska Hargitay worth to you?
posted by 445supermag at 6:15 PM on September 28, 2012


So I was the only one cracking the fuck up over this? Trying to explain why something is funny is the worst, but I definitely think it is tongue in cheek.
posted by moons in june at 8:26 PM on September 28, 2012


How much is not looking exactly like Mariska Hargitay worth to you?

I am confused she seems like an attractive person also with comely eyebrows so it seems that looking like her would be a worthy goal if I weren't happy with my unkempt eyebrows that stagger like twin drunken brown caterpillars all over my forehead.
posted by winna at 8:49 PM on September 28, 2012


Is that it? Is there something we're all missing?

Only some of you. I mean, some people seem to get a real kick out of it (I was nearly helpless with laughter at times) and maybe others just won't?

As someone who loves writing and talking about film, this kid's discriptions of movies are so off-the-wall and reductive and even sort of blithely disrespectful, but at the same time so earnest and well-intended that you are sort of hustled into accepting it all at face value. It's almost impossible to tell when he's trying to be funny because it's all so ridiculous.

Girl, Interrupted is basically a story about a girl whose life is, like, interrupted and stuff. And it's PHENOMENAL. What more do you need to know?
posted by hermitosis at 9:59 PM on September 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


Basically my feelings evolved around how I was coveting his eyebrows and stuff like that. Loved!
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 9:49 PM on September 29, 2012


kmz, I haven't been following Casey Couture, but Casey's currently very active Facebook profile has "male" selected in the "gender identity" section. Is that a typo? Or am I out of date? My perception of Casey, from what I know of Casey's YouTube makeup reviews (which are really fun) is as someone who identifies as a gay man.

Yes, that was my point? The user I responded to incorrectly used a feminine pronoun.
posted by kmz at 7:26 AM on October 1, 2012


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