Editor’s note: This column contains explicit language
My brother Matt: A caring and sensitive censor or East German Commie? You decide.
I have a penchant for using the word fuck far more than I should. It’s hard for me to stop because I feel it’s truly the most flexible word in the English language. It can hit you like a sledgehammer: “FUCK YOU!!” It can be used in a whisper: “Fuuuuuuck.” It can be used to describe something great: “That’s FUCKING awesome!” It can even be used to eulogize someone: “That guy was fucking great.”
Now, you should know my brother is the editor-in-chief of The Movie Brothers as well as the main content provider. I give him all the credit in the world because generally all I do is write but he not only does that, he also finds all those awesome youtube links for trailers and vids, makes those nice layouts, created a facebook and Twitter page, and finds links to other blog rolls to increase viewership. He really is the main brain behind all of this. I’ll also throw in that he’s a hell of a writer and my best friend. There, that love fest is over. Now, let’s get down to business.
I use, and might overuse according to Matt, curse words throughout my reviews as well as colorful sexual phrases. For example, when telling all of you not to see “Prince of Persia,” I referred to Jake Gyllenhall as the guy who got “buttfucked in Brokeback Mountain.” Now, I am by no means homophobic. I work in the entertainment business. But, I do think the word buttfucker is funny in the most sophomoric way. Matt deemed it too offensive for all of your sensitive eyes and used the word “catcher in Brokeback Mountain.” You’d laugh your ass off if you could hear the phone conversation between us while I described the merits of using the word buttfucker. There are many such instances where Matt dulls down my colorful verbage and vocabulary and I’ve always wondered what the readers thought.