Yay! I’m in the official This Is Infamous comic, Brian “Calmixx” McKevitt’s joyfully demented weekly strip about life at Infamous. I know it’s me because my name is on the shirt!
It’s no secret that I liked the original Twilight film for its fumbling beauty, goofy earnestness and Bella’s dad’s practical expressions of fatherly love.
i.e. Snow tires.
I was willing to give City of Bones a shot but within moments I knew it was a coldly calculated misfire. Rather than taint the pool with my outsider perspective, I let the fangirls out to play. I have to tell you, I was this close to doing this one in nerd girl drag but I didn’t want to detract from the stars of the show.
I dug this movie. I had pretty low expectations going in but I thought it delivered in all ways a movie titled “Kick-Ass” should and honestly, the original had some problems. Like, irredeemably stupid female characters that the sequel, in its wisdom, brushed aside. Not sure this is worthy of a repeat watch but it was fun while it lasted. I liked the focus on Chloë Grace-Moretz’ Hit Girl. Mainly, because I like Chloë Grace-Moretz as an actress. It is odd to say it of a girl, but I sort of find her rakishly charming.
This episode threatened to get political on my face, so I took a detour into Ponyville to wash away the bad. Trouble is… I’m one rainbow colored hair extension away from Bronydom! So even as I’m making fun of dudes preaching the gospel of Twilight Sparkle, that is totally how I sound when one of my friends asks me what it’s about.
I normally am not one to judge a book by its cover but RIPD had one ugly ass cover, metaphorically speaking, since it’s a movie. I promised myself I would remain Hollywood serious with WDYTOTM but it only took 7 episodes before I was performing a slow jam. I think I’m incapable at any sort of normalcy and the loon in me eventually just takes over.
This is the first time someone commented on WDYTOTM with a legit beef and I tried my best to respond with civility. I realize that I walk a fine line of celebrating weirdness and ridiculing it. That’s sort of my thing. Still I took offense at the idea that what I do is “find clips and comment on them” or that I’m “only in 20% of the video.” Both statements are true but they belittle the massive amounts of work that go into prepping and shaping the narrative of the show.
It wouldn’t be fun if it didn’t ruffle a few feathers, I suppose.
Man, it’s been a while since I spoke Japanese like that… felt good. If you couldn’t tell, I was trying to nail the disaffected charm (or lack there of) from a typical NHK newscast. I thought it’d be funny since the subject matter is so very ridiculous and chock full of fanwank. I actually prefer the title Wolverine: Samurai. I think they should’ve used that worldwide. The middle part of this video is a haiku in name only.
This was the sixth episode of WDYTOTM that we made for This Is Infamous. I watched a lot of movies this summer and while almost all of them were entertaining enough, this was the only jaw-dropper. The sense of scale on display was, in and of itself, art. I’ve decided that we’re soaked through with CG and fantasy worlds such that we can’t even recognize when we’re seeing something that came out of our imaginations fully formed. If you missed this in the theater, don’t drag your feet on watching it at home. I sometimes highlight negatives when I put together WDYTOTM but not this time. This is just a victory lap for the best film of the summer.
This was the fifth episode of WDYTOTM that we made for This Is Infamous. My aww-ing is meant to pay homage to the great Alison Brie as Annie Edison on Community. I was watching a lot of that when we shot this. The kid crushing on Helena Bonham Carter gets me right in the feels.
Playing catchup here. This was the fourth episode of WDYTOTM we did for This Is Infamous. I hate the idea that there are some movies you have to remove your brain to enjoy. So I used this platform to poke fun at the idea of all these orphaned brains lost, scared and alone waiting outside the theaters for their selfish, abusive guardian bodies to pick them up after they’ve finished staring blankly at a flashing screen for two hours. Movies aren’t just the story or the logical consistency of their moving parts, they are also what you see and hear and I’m not talking just eye candy big budget beauty shots, I mean composition and the combination of light and sound. you need your brain to enjoy that too. Anyway, I never actually saw White House Down and I think my brain is grateful to me.
This is the third episode of What Did You Think Of That Movie? Shawn and I made for This Is Infamous. Amazingly, we’ve yet to miss a week. I was actually on my way to see World War Z, when zombie explosion fatigue set in, and I inexplicably blurted out that I wanted one ticket for The Bling Ring instead. I cannot tell a lie. I loves me some Sofia Coppola. Oddly enough, it sort of was about zombies of a different breed. Instead of brains, they mindlessly feasted on celebrity. I can’t say I loved it but I had more to think about afterward than I have as of late. For that brief respite from summer blockbusters I thank you, Sofia.