Archive for August, 2008

August 18, 2008

Why Dazed And Confused is my favorite movie ever.

Yes, it’s funny even after the 40th time seeing it. Yes, it’s got some of the best lines I’ve heard in any comedy. Yes, it’s got great music. Yes, it’s got some great actors in one of their first roles. Yes, it is about historically accurate as any period movie can be. But, there’s a deeper reason I watched it over and over during high school, and this scene illuminates it.

August 13, 2008

I didn’t know church could be this awesome!


August 7, 2008

My very own Dark Knight post.

The Dark Knight has reached the #1 slot on the IMDB Top 250. That means people are voting for it to be the best movie ever made. It’s #7 on the all time American gross list, all though it’s only #58 when adjusted for inflation. I paid $7.75 for a matinee damnit, haha.

I think it’s an above average action movie with an excellent performance. Let me say I have never been one for comic books and superheroes and the like, with the large exception of Buffy. I think Batman as a character is fairly uninteresting, and Christian Bale does little to change this. I watch a movie like this for the villains. I wanted more of the Joker. It is true, as I’ve read, that he was written and acted to be one of the most complex, interesting villains I’ve ever seen. I tried as hard as I could to see Heath Ledger, not the Joker, and I couldn’t. I also found Aaron Eckhart excellent as Two-Face, and am hoping that’s not the last we see of him. The action scenes, especially the bit with the bazooka, were exciting and suspenseful. I think the dark atmosphere of the movie is appealing, and save for the first Batman movie with Jack Nicholson, the other Batman movies should largely be forgotten if they continue down this route. I should add that I found Batman Begins to be very over-rated, quite boring in fact. Dark Knight lived up to the hype much more. But is it the best movie ever made? No. I think an excellent performance by an actor who died has led to a hyperventilating hyperbole by some people about the movie as a whole. I can more see an argument that it is the best superhero action movie. But only because Heath Ledger as the Joker and the writing of said character’s dialogue pushes the movie to that kind of excellence.

August 6, 2008

Anderson Cooper is awesome.

As my last post indicated, I watch a lot of CNN. Of the three 24-hour news networks, I like the people they have on the best. But, I think Anderson Cooper is the best of them all. He seems pretty sans bullshit, seems to mostly speak his mind as best he can on something like CNN, and he goes “on the field” rather than sitting behind a desk all the time. As we all may know, he discovered the problems during Hurricane Katrina at the Superdome in New Orleans before the government did. Anyway, he was on as a guest co-host on Regis and Kelly, and he ripped the Lohans, and thus celebreality culture, a new asshole. I love how Kelly Ripa tries to make excuses for them. Hilarious.

August 4, 2008

I hate this woman.

She is so fucking annoying. Who cares if she likes sports? What century is she in, plenty of women like sports. How many girls can do what? Catch a football thrown from three feet away? And what relevance does it have to Nutrisystem? Who is this commercial supposed to appeal to? Women? Men? She needs to shut up. I watch too much CNN.

August 2, 2008

I’ll buy a guitar…

If someone can teach me how to play the beginning to “Fruit Tree” by Nick Drake. Just up until when he sings.

August 2, 2008

Why I Love The Daily Show

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