Monday, July 23, 2007

How wuz Eurth mayd?

The Gospel according to LOL Cats!
Click on the picture to read the transcript.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's Coming!

The State is coming soon FINALLY on DVD!

The State

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Movies watched over the weekend

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)
I liked the first Fantastic Four movie, though it's no Spider Man, it's still good in it's own right as a summer popcorn movie. This one had a couple tiny twists I didn't see coming though it was pretty fun throughout. 'B'

Closely Watched Trains (1966)
A simple young man with family history of laziness get a job that doesn't require much on his part, yet he achieves much in one simple act that will be remembered after he is gone. That almost didn't happen since he almost took his life for feeling inadequate. The young women in Germany controlled Czechoslovakia are very beautiful in this film as well. This simple black and white film with interesting characters and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film stays with you after you watch it. 'B'

The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
What a visually beautiful film! Especially knowing that it was shot 70 years ago. This is without seeing it on dvd or in High-Definition where it probably looks stunning as a remastered print. It's also very fun. There is an innocence and confidence in these characters you don't see anymore that are the values I would like to see a little more in people and characters these days. 'B+'

Gray Matters (2007)
Heather Graham, who is not getting much respect in Hollywood since after Boogie Nights. She plays Gray, a sister that finds out she is gay and falling in love with her brothers wife. Ok this movie is very unrealistic and was panned by critics, but I thought the story was cute and the strong cast did well. I didn't take it serious at all, and decided to just be entertained by a cast that I enjoy immensely. Apart from Graham, there is Tom Cavanagh, Molly Shannon (whom all been on Scrubs), Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming, and Sissy Spacek. I believe this film comes across as somewhat a personal piece for first time writer/director Sue Kramer. Though there are better coming out movies, this one is light and humorous with it's personal discovery. 'B'

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Would you shop where you dumped your garbage 25 years ago?

A Portland development company is hoping that you will in Oregon City. There could be a Best Buy, Target, Staples, and Bed Bath & Beyond. New crap all over your old crap that you forgot about back in the day. One thing is for sure, that place sure smelled!

Penis Protectors

There is an article on the front page on today's Salem Statesman Journal about these concrete posts at an intersection in companion city Keizer that protect pedestrians from traffic that some citizens called "an unnerving resemblance to male genitalia."

These hypocrites are sure using their imagination to visualize something they can find to get offended about, which is nothing. From the picture they look quite boring, but with this attention it will become an unofficial landmark. Down the road at the new Target they got something similar, big red balls protecting once again the pedestrians from drivers. Maybe I should make a beef about that, but it's July and I missed April 1st.

Photo courtesy of Statesman Journal.

*UPDATE* According to a KATU poll only 5% find them offensive. See it is not news. Ha.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Zero Hour vs. Airplane!

Zero Hour (1957) just came out on dvd recently and is the template or master print of what the popular and funny film Airplane! has become. Here is an interesting side by side comparison of dialog from both movies.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Tanya Andersen Sues RIAA and SafeNet (f/k/a MediaSentry) for Malicious Prosecution