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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Odds and Ends

I know I've been terrible at updating this blog regularly but I find myself generally busy of late and typically devoid of much inspiration. I just moved into my new accommodations for the year and they are a definite upgrade. At long last my band has found housing under one roof. Let the creative juices flow 24/7! "What band?" you may ask. This band:

Kid Omega: The Myspace
Kid Omega: The Page
Kid Omega: The Blog

That was some shameless self promotion, no? Hey, I've got to put something here. Plus, I'm really psyched about this year music-wise. Check out our pages if you want.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Moving Pictures

Due to the nature of my summer work, as well as the terrible weather of late in these parts, I've been watching an awful lot of movies recently. So, for anyone who happens upon this blog, here are quick reviews of some of these films (and no, I haven't yet seen The Dark Knight, though I should at long last be seeing it tomorrow).

The Onion Movie

This film lacks any real plot, but that's okay. For anyone who has been on The Onion website and checked out their fake news programs, essentially this film is an hour and twenty minutes of these fake news reports served back-to-back-to-back. There are some good laughs here, but also a fair share of misses. The inclusion of Broken Lizard's Erik Stolhanske (most easily recognizable as Rabbit from Super Troopers) doesn't really do anything to buoy the film. I came into this film with high expectations, but wound up feeling a bit let down in the end. 6/10

The Darjeeling Limited

This is a delightfully weird film. Watching three brothers dealing with many issues--both individual and collective--trying to coexist on a trip halfway around the world is highly entertaining. This film isn't exactly an upper, yet I came out of it in an inordinately good mood, probably because it helped reaffirm the fact that my life could definitely be more of a mess. It's basically the Royal Tenenbaums with less depressing scenery. 8/10

License to Wed

I knew that this was going to be bad, but I watched it against my better judgment anyway, more out of morbid curiosity than anything else, with the irrational hopes that it would not sour my taste for the medium of moving pictures forever. I made it through twenty minutes of this dribble before I could take no more and had to stop. All I have to say is: the inclusion of demonic robotic faux-infants are a recipe for disaster (and casting Wanda Sykes is an automatic strike against a film in my book). Why John Krasinski, why? 1/10