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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Perceived Beauty

I would really like to start doing movie reviews in time for the movie debut... but i feel like i a) don't have the time with all the other stuff i am doing, b) i watched the movie too far in advance and i forget when the movie actually comes out, or c) i am just too damn lazy. Usually, it's C (at least lately).

Here is some "Entertainment Catch-Up":

Burn After Reading - As far Coen Brothers movies go, i have to watch them twice to see if i really like them. I have now scene this movie twice. If you are looking for an uplifting movie. This one isn't going to be for you. Basically, it's a bleak commentary on love, marriage, relationships, and self-image set to an espionage soundtrack. The commercials and trailers make it seem like a laugh out loud comedy, and it is at some points, but for the most part it is a subtle humor. Not as funny as The Big Lebowski, not as dire as No Country for Old Men. And i wouldn't say as good as either as well. But, all in all, i think this is another great movie for the Coens, you just have to know what you are getting into before you go. If nothing else, the poster is a Saul Bass look-a-like and is fantastic.

Babylon AD - Sci-Fi Vin Diesel movie. I really don't need to say more than that. If you happen to like this kind of movie then go see it... Otherwise...

The Rocker - I thought it was funnier the second time around. I still feel it's tuned more toward high school kids. I still think Teddy Geiger is a bad actor, and Rainn Wilson is always good for a laugh, but Jason Sudeikis steals the show.

On DVD:

The Savages - More bleak. It was about a brother and a sister that had an awful relationship with their dad. But when he is stricken with dementia they are forced to put him in a home. The experience eventually makes them better people. The movie made me bummed out, and inevitably solidified my plan for being dead at age 50, so myself and others don't have to go through all of the terrible stuff. Laura Linney is really cute, and the acting all around was great though. Cute poster design... that has nothing to do with the movie.

Other:

- Mad Men is pretty awesome.

- i have been listening to the Harry Potter books on tape... and it's messing me up. I love them so much it gives me something more to look forward to during the week (i only listen to them at work). I listen to them so much, that i was to start using the words of the book in ever day speech... but then i would just be crazy... so i won't... for now.

- tell me this poster isn't awesome. (and something you could see in my portfolio.

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