Not really feelin' it blog-style today. I saw History of Violence last night. I thought it was great. I managed somehow to look away or squint my eyes during every single super gory part. I don't like super-violent movies (like Sin City), but the violence in this movie comes in quick bursts, not relentlessly throughout the movie. Some performances were fantastic (Viggo, a couple of the smaller supporting parts) and some were pretty crappy (Maria Bello, out of her league as an actress and William Hurt, scenery-chewing with a super affected Philly accent). I love how Cronenburg's movies have this B movie feel that you just don't see anymore. Most movies these days, even piece of shit movies, have this slickness to them, but Cronenburg's stuff always looks like you're watching it late at night on Channel 40 (back when that was the kind of thing you would see late at night in Sac on 40, 31, and 58).
There's a couple of pretty graphic sex scenes (always a plus!) and there's a part where you see Aragorn's ass pretty clearly. I'm not that into him so whatever, but I was distracted by this weird lump that looked like a vestigial tail. So you read it here first, Aragorn has a vestigial tail.