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A few movies I’ve seen.

September 13, 2007

I know that I have to do a proper update about my move to Portland, my trip to mpls, pentwater, indianapolis, the 2500 mile road trip, my possible trip to Antarctica, etc., etc., etc.; but instead, I’ll talk about a few movies I’ve seen recently.

Superbad – Great. WAY better than Knocked Up. Seriously though, Superbad was really funny. I highly recommend.

King of Kong – An amazing documentary about Donkey Kong world records. It was fantastic. I love Steve Wiebe. That guy rules. I’d like to meet him.

Dirty Sanchez The Movie – Imagine Jackass from Wales (the country, not the mammals). And Imagine it WAY crazier. You have Dirty Sanchez. The movie was filled with puke, tattooed penises, cannibalism, and random hilarity.

Anyone else have any movie recommendations? I plan on watching Fido, Sunshine, & Paprika within the next week or so. Everywhere like such as.

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Knocked Up?

June 24, 2007

Man, that movie was not very good. Why the hell does everyone think it’s so damn funny? It isn’t. I was kinda bored. Sure, I laughed a few times, but over all….C grade….maybe. I heard several people say that it was the “funniest movie of the year”….C’mon people, recommend a FUNNY movie to me. Geez. What a waste.

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

May 31, 2007

I just got back from the most amazing film experience of my life. It was so incredibly awesome. I took Nick and Gabe to the Riverview for this. There were kids and adults dressed up as Indy characters (pictures coming soon). I can’t even begin to explain how awesome this was. I laughed the entire time (partially from the funny bits, but also from the amazing work that went into it). So, just click on these links for more info.

The Indy Experience

Ultimate Indy Flick

The Ten

April 30, 2007

I saw The Ten last night as part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Fest, and it was amazing. I laughed so hard that my sides litterally hurt. I don’t want to give away anything funny, but the basic idea is that there are ten short stories that weave together throughout the movie. Each story is based on one of the ten commandments. Go see this movie when it opens August 3rd. You won’t regret it.

As an aside, the director, David Wain, was supposed to be there to talk about the movie, but for some reason he couldn’t make it. That was the one let down of the night.

A quick update.

April 7, 2007

Here are a few things:

1) I saw the new Ninja Turtle movie this week. It’s not so good. I mean, the fight scenes are pretty fun to watch, but I had lots of problems with the movie as a whole. First off, not nearly enough Don, who is my second favorite turtle after Raph. Secondly, the soundtrack is unlistenable. It’s all this Rapcore bullshit and breakbeat techno. I couldn’t handle it. The song that runs over the credits is equally as laughable as Ninja Rap by Vanilla Ice, but it doesn’t have the charm of being written by Vanilla Ice. Thirdly, turdly, the dialog is just filled to the brim with horrible puns and cliches. I mean, “Hey, next time, I’m drivin'” made me wanna throw up. Lastly, I do like that they tried to do something new and not put Shredder in it, but the plot of this one was bad. Why have they not put Krang in a TMNT movie yet? I figured this one would the the perfect one, since it was all CG. Oh well.

2) I saw Cattle Decapitation, The Daughters, & The Locust last night. Cattle Decapitation, whose albums I kinda dig, got pretty dull after the first three of four minutes, ’cause all of their songs sound the same. Have the Daughters gotten a new singer fince their first album? Cause this new dude (or just the old dude nowadays) sucks….a lot. He’s terrible. They would have been better without a singer. However, I did like how the singer continued to spit into his underwear. The Locust was just amazing. If you have not seen them, get on that. They are amazing musicians and will fry your face off. Seriously.

3) For those of you who do not know, I’m moving to Portland, OR. …in two months. It’s going to be crazy and nutty, and I can’t wait. So, if you live out there and wanna give me some advice, do so quickly. If you live around here in Minneapolis and wanna hang out before I take off, do so quickly.

4) This week’s episode of Lost was pretty fantastic.

5) I just read the Ultimate Spider Man Clone Saga and it was wonderful. Much better than that turd from back in the 90s.

6) I’m currently reading Children of Men by P. D. James, which was then turned into one of my favorite movies of all time. The book, so far, isn’t very good…but I’m only about a third of the way in. I’ll be posting something in my “Books I’ve read in 2007” section when I finish. By the way, I’m pretty psyched that I’m keeping up with my average of two books per month. In fact, I’m ahead. I’m usually a slow reader, so I’m proud of myself.

The Future of Food.

March 7, 2007

I just saw The Future of Food. It’s a documentary about what’s happening to our food with genetic engineering, and it’s fuckin’ terrifying. It would be nice if everyone could see this movie….so get on that.

Burden of Dreams

February 23, 2007

I recently watched Burden of Dreams. This is an amazing documentary about the making of a movie. It’s very much like Lost in La Mancha in that it’s about a failed movie making experience. This one is totally amazing in its craziness. Herzog (the director of Grizzly Man) didn’t want to use any special effects of “actors” as his extras, so when the script called for a group of natives to pull a 300 ton steamboat over a mountain, he tried to do just that. And people fuckin’ died! And during another scene were the steamboat is supposed to head down some rapids, it crashes into a huge rock cliff and all these people are injured….it’s just totally insane to watch. I highly recommend it.

Sunshine

January 19, 2007

This movie is going to be amazing. Seriously.

BORAT!

June 21, 2006

Holy shit, the Borat trailer is online. I can’t fuckin’ wait. Sorry for all the swearing, I’m just really excited.

United 93

June 18, 2006

Then I went to see United 93 at the Riverview Theater. I’m not sure how many of you agree with me, but I think that most of the events told to us about 911 are totally bullshit. So I went into this movie thinking of it as a fictional film. Just like Terminator or Back to the Future.

The movie itself was pretty decent. I liked the absense of a big loud soundtrack, the lack of big stars, and the pacing of the film. It even put a little blame on Bush and his team.

I hated all the forshadowing. People using their cell phones before take off. The co-pilot stepping out of the plane before take off to watch the man fill it with JET FUEL. They really let you know that there was jet fuel in this thing. I mean, how else are you going to believe that jet fuel made the twin towers fall, right?

Also, the terrorists (many of whom were not even on the fucking plane that “crashed“) were set up as totally evil and crazy. People cheered when they got killed.

During the scene when the passengers overpowered the hijackers, people cheered like mad. It was a moving scene, but I just couldn’t help myself. I yelled at the top of my lungs, “Fucking Bullshit!” Many people got pretty upset with me.

The real reason this movies was made (besides money) was just to solidify this crappy story. I’m really glad that I saw it, but it made me really angry that there are so many people that don’t question it.