OK. You gotta see this. I was doubtful when the video came up and it was from Lily’s POV, the last thing I wanted was a “day in the life of” type music clip but trust me it’s a silly, funny, creative and audacious 3 minutes and 31 seconds that fits the song perfectly. Bear with it until the first chorus when Lily makes all the world her personal iPhone app. I especially love the pedestrian bridge scene.
June 21, 2009
June 19, 2009
The trailers for UP did absolutely nothing for me. The visual look of the film was cartoonish and the characters were ugly and old and the ten year old in me was yawning. I went to see it anyway. In 3D no less.
The less said about 3D the better.
I was not blown away. Nor was I lifted away or any other weather/balooning metaphor you might think of. I did however really, really, REALLY like it. I went in expecting one kind of movie and got several different movies that were more or less nothing like what I was expecting. From the first 20 minutes, which is a brilliant betrayal of the audience by the way, the movie kept me guessing and then the second act happened and I wasn’t sure what the fuck the movie wanted to say anymore. That elderly people are just young people in old person skin? That we’re all susceptible to the poison of our passions? Or was it as Miley Cyrus said, “it ain’t about what’s waiting on the otherside. It’s the climb?”
UP was typically chamring and heart warming but the thing that really changes the Pixar playing field is… UP is FUNNY. Deliriously so.
I want a talking DOUG keychain right now! but I, I gotta be strong… just keep pushing on…
The Hangover is like a greatest hits of male bonding comedy gags delivered with a keen sense of timing by some undeniably likable characters. It will not reformat your comedy hard drives but it will take your discs for a spin.
I thought the Mike Tyson bits and the effeminate Asian man fell incredibly flat, but anything and everything with Zach Galifanakis was amazeballs. Also the impromptu fourth wall shattering Tiger Song was a risk that worked. I wish more of the movie pushed the limits but I should be content with the laughs I got. Some theater-goers apparently got no laughs at all and were seen begging for them outside the theater following their screening of Year One.
June 10, 2009
I’m the LAMPREY on the side of NEW YORK CITY’s tasty FRESH WATER TROUT. Been too busy sucking away its lifeforce for my own nefarious purposes to bring the love back to the Inu. F is for Film “season 2″ is a monster that devours time like a black hole but it’s going to be killer stuff. Sharper, snazzier, and now featuring real live girls. While we’ve yet to hit on anything as cracked as a balloon sandwich tutorial, there is a dance sequence and muppet madness which is truly mad. Sorry for the lateness of the zombies. I haven’t had time (or made time) to polish the next two chapters which are basically written. too busy watching Twilight for the 7th time. This will be explained.