so sony is getting sued by the city of philadelphia for grapfitti ads. Heh.
New Avengers 14 Spider Woman, you darn traitor. Heh
Loveless # 3 Me likey this civil war comic.
Memoirs of a Geisha, going to see this afternoon
Fog Of War, Great Documentary The Philip Glass Sountrack is awesome!
Mario Kart DS! Metroid Prime Pinball DS! Crazy Taxi Dreamcast. FUN!
Battlestar Galactica season 2. yeah.
Beer of the moment. Smirnoff Grape.
Y the Last Man. This is one messed up story.
The New Yorker current issue.
My kitty cat araby,
my new sweater.
Arise Chicken! Arise.
Land of the Dead. Gory fun.
Archive for December, 2005
so sony is getting sued by the city of philadelphia for grapfitti ads. Heh.
o.k. 2005 is almost done. heres my top 6 movies of the year and also my bottom five.
#1 Serenity. My favorite Sci-fi Film possibly ever. That’s a pretty shiny accomplishment.
# 2 Batman Begins This is sure to change our superhero films for the better.
# 3 Kung Fu Hustle Stephen CHow is a genius and hopefully we here in America will get more of his zaniness soon.
# 4 Hustle and Flow, Terrance Howard is brilliant,
# 5 and 6 Good night Good Luck, and Broken Flowers, Amen to David Straithan and amen to Bill Murray’s fine acting this year.
Worst Five of 05.
#1 High Tension, This may be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. Ever.
2: Be Cool, yeah sorry even Travolta and Uma couldn’t save this one
3 Fantastic Four, Not so fantastic.
4 Elektra, Uhoh bennifer # 2 ruins another marvel characther, Two marvel movies in the bottom five even worse,
5: Miss Congenialty 2. Well Shatner is in this and for that i Give it a star and a half. Thank god he was in it.
So not that you care but I highly recommend the top six and please for your sanity as a lover of film don’t watch High Tension.
the people who let you talk about nothing, the people who write you a letter for no apparent reason, the ones who stick by you no matter what, the ones who let you cry and the ones who cry to you, the ones who understand, and the ones who wish for your happiness. We all have friends. Some we don’t think of as often as others, some we don’t even realise that they are there. But it’s human to have comrades and it’s extremley foolish to think you can do without it. It’s extremely foolish to ignore it and it’s even worse to pretend they aren’t important to you. I feel amazed at every conversation i play with each of you in my head. Words become more important and their true meanings keep me up sometimes, wondering where we really are in life and living. Hold hands guys and gals, lets take this journey together.
It’s our world if we want it bad enough.
merry christmas, happy kwanza, hanukah, whatever you are celebrating. I hope all my friends have a wonderful day today wherever you are. I’ll be thinking about each one of you. Promise. Just watched the warriors. Thats a pretty cool movie. anyway. happy holidays. Lots of love, inside outside and mostly in your heart.
This week at the funny book store Penny Arcade 25 Cent edition. A nice quarter sampler of this daily strip about video gamers and their silliness. I enjoyed these very much and if you play games you most likely will as well. 25 cents for fifty strips notbad at all .
Infinite Crisis # 3 O.k. Im done with this book. Im selling all my issues on ebay right now. Boring. Too many storylines. I’m afraid the Dc Universe is truly headed down a crappy road.
Acme Novelty Libary # 16 Chris Ware”s first new Libary in four years is a huge new hardcover. It’s really quite the graphic designers comic, every panel laid out and thought through. If you like Ware you’ll love this and if you hate Ware you’ll hate this. How’s that for spoiler free review?
Please Go out and buy this dvd. I was busy yesterday. I took Jessica to the airport. worked for 8 hours. watched four hours of football. went drinking with friends. went to perkins till 3am. Still found time to watch all the special features and this movie again. I want you to go buy this. it’s 17.99 at beAst buy, and you can get it for 8$ if your also picking up battlestar galactica. I want you to go buy this so i can have more of this. This movie puts star wars to shame. It’s budget 30 million. Star Wars 180 something. Come on people! Sure the cover art is horrendus and the trailer was bad, but if ever marketing didn’t reflect a movies quality this is it. I want more Nathon Fillion, More Adam Baldwin as Jayne, and more Gina Torres. God people wake up and support the only true Sci-fi picture made this year. It’s fun, it’s big and it’s messy.
what more could you want?
panera gift card Yummy
AQUA TEEN HUnger Force VOL 4!
Paints and Canvases
cool nintendo belt buckle! and more!
today i bought serenity(my favorite movie of the year) and battlestar galactica vol 2.
It’s going to be a good christmas. Bowl Season starts tonight!
so yes i watch too many movies. but i like them alot. Syriana is the type of movie that is really good but may have been better if it had a little less going for it. Theres a lot of storylines going on and I’m afraid some common viewers of film may get lost. I love the interweaving of the different storylines, and overall the film is very effective. It won’t make you proud of the U.S. but it shows that we are not completely at fault for the middle east crisis. But we are defintely at fault. Alexander Siddig gets my top props for his wonderful potrayal of the good prince we label as a terrorist simply because he is doing business with the chinese. He doesn’t get too much screen time but the moments he has with Matt Damon are intense thought provoking pieces. Overall ill give Syriana an A for effort and a high B for entertainment.
I’m taking care of people’s cats this christmas. They all have cable. That’s very dangerous.
so we hopped on the bus and went out to see King Kong yesterday. Got to say my expectations were not high and i was utterly blown away. The movie is very good. It’s three hours of fun, good acting and most of all atmosphere. New York City looks great and feels great, the boat scenes are eerie and Kong himself is a marvel. There was this gorilla that me and jessica used to go see at the Memphis zoo. He would sit and watch you and you could tell he knew you were there and that he ws thinking about how to kill you or at least how to get out of his cage. They captured so much of that gorilla in Kong. It was very good and surprisingly very very fun.
we snuck into The lion witch and wardrobe afterwards and it brought back the childhood memories of reading the books very very well. Jessica commented as we were leaving that neither of these two movies could have been made a few years ago and she’s right. Their beautifully done, the Cgi is not a distraction as it has been in some films such as the phantom crap menace. They are creating digital characthers that breathe. It gives me hope for the movies.
And the spectacle.
Do you think it’s possible that punk or indie more precisely is dead? When the first post hardcore bands showed up they brought an air of original instact action to the table and lately it just seems like theres plenty of bands that are copies of the norm. Where is the unusual sounds of a nuzzle, the energy of early texas is the reason, or the new dance motions that the faint unleashed on us? they are covered up by copycats and bands happy to play a sound that is safe and secure. Sure every band has been influenced by the ones before them but it seems like the whole punk/indy scene is in danger of becoming as stagnant as pop music right now. When sites like pitchfork who used to report true underground sounds, now report the same thing as maxim, where are we to go to find out what the new sounds are. There has got to be creativity going on through out this country but whose house show can you find it at? What are the new genres that are developing to replace the synth, the emo, the hardcore as the next musical progression? i remember around 99 when so many ‘punk’ kids started becoming ‘ravers’ and i could see the trendy people right away. I felt a changing of the gaurd going on, but yet now the club kids are back in the shadows and the indy kids are all the rage. I kind of feel like the dance scene has benefited from this and the indy world is lost in a sea of megalabels, and publications more concerned with ad money than covering noteworthy bands no one has ever heard of. that was the point right? of sites like lostatsea, pitchfork and insound right? to let us hear new sounds. well now every band they cover can just as easily be read about in any newstand. whose sticking up for the little guy anymore? Who is the little guy and what in the world are you listening to? What is going to takeover and eventaully have me complaing about the same thing about them years from now. It’s bound to happen, it comes with being good, and being successful,
I just wish it didn’t leave such a bad taste in my mouth.