January 25, 2007

I want to

These are things I want to do but polite society, taboo, and general unrest may occur because of them. I will therefore not do them. But I still want to...

Sing if I want to when I am listening to Music on the ipod. Anywhere I am.
Scream in el tunnels
scream in general, where ever I am, if I get frustrated enough
Punch things (desks, walls, punching bags)
Break Glass (probably not by hitting it with my body: much more along the lines of throwing bottles or dropping dishes)

Play air guitar in public when I have metal on the ipod
Dance around the room when I am bored
hug people I don't know if they look like they could use it
smoke cigarettes just to piss people off
PLan an elaborate prank on someone.
Give other people one of my ear buds if the music playing on my ipod is so good I want to share, or if I think the person looks like they would also enjoy what I am listening to...

I am sure there are more... but I am not sure what they are...

January 23, 2007

79th Oscars (with Addendum)

And the Nominees are...

I really hope that Best Animated Feature does NOT go to Cars. Monster House and Happy Feet were far superior in story and completly on the level as far a graphics, style, and voice acting. Cars does not have the compeling story that any other Pixar movie has. There was no surprise or suspense and only the tinniest flutter of joy when everything happened exactly the way I new it would in the first 10 minutes. I really hope Ratatouille is better (BRAD BIRD IS THE MAN!)

I would like to see Mark Wahlberg pick up Best Supporting Actor. He was great and so was The Departed.

Achievment in Art Direction is Pan's Labyrinth. If it doesn't win, I wouldn't be too mad about The Prestige picking it up.

Achievment in Cinematography has to go to Children of Men. That shit blew me away... (see post below)

Music should go to Pan's Labyrinth, too. Great. But I LOVE Thomas Newman. LOVe LOVE LOVE him.

I guess Visual Effects to Pirates? Even though both Superman Returns and Poseidon were shit movies I guess the visual effects were alright.

Everything else... well I am just going to have to think for a while. I have been writing this post whilst reading the list for the first time... so I am trying to process and think as I go, and I am going to need to keep thinking before I say anything else.

p.s. I love picking Oscar awards and if you like it too, then send me an email with your picks:)

If I have to open one more generic webpage (read: MSN, Yahoo) and the first thing to pop up is "Did Dreamgirls get snubbed?" I am going to vomit all over the place and then I am going to pick that shit up and mail it to the aformentioned websites. Fuck Dreamgirls. Whatever. Maybe you liked it... maybe you like musicals... whatever... It wasn't Best Picture. It should NOT have been nominated for that category. Fuck anyone who thinks differently... cause you are wrong on this one. That shit got 8 nominations! Thank GOD it didn't get nominated for Best Picture because if that movie won the year after Crash.. I would have ABSOLUTELY no faith in the Academy.

January 22, 2007


Lamb of God is playing in Nashville! Fucking IAN HUGHES called me at work to tell me. I haven't been able to do anything since then. I just keep staring at the ticketmaster shit and ... I just can't do anything... I mean I can't think... well I can think but only if it involves Lamb of God and .... see... just lost train of thought.... I think I am going to pace the reception area for a while... 'cause I really just want to SCREEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!


Well I watched all of the Bears/Saints game on Sunday and it was AWESOME! I can't believe I move to chicago and the Bears are going to the SuperBowl! WOHOOO! I watched the Colts/Patriots game from the Colts catch up; in other words, when the score went to 21-21. Casey watched too! GOOOOOOO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw Letters from Iwo Jima this weekend and I just love how wonderfully slow and diliberate Eastwood is as a director. I forgot I was watching a movie about WWII and when the first bombs fell I was so shocked. It was gorgeously filmed, as I find most of his movies to be. I think it gets ***1/2.

last week was The Good German and I don't know if I talked about it... It was alright. It seemed to be a film that had many interesting elements but, in the end, not really a compeling story. It was neat that they shot it with the old cameras and the shadow-play was beautiful. Cate is always lovely to watch, as is Clooney but there was just some pizzaz or spark that was ultimately missing. If I rated it some other way before... this is what I think now: **1/2

Children of Men, which Jesse pointed out I hadn't talked about, was A-Fucking-Mazing! **** (4 stars) all the way! Beware of Spoilers:

How fucking unbelievable when the camera went total docu-drama style and there was blood on the lens and it was panning with Clive Owen and shit was blowing up and ....! GOD! I mean I really felt my heart racing. What a joy to be so overwhelmed! Great. This movie is great. Stellar performances from everyone but I would especially like to Big Up Julianne Moore who had been making some terrible movies of late. This is a step in the right direction for her, even though she was once again playing a women who lost a child?!? What happend to the days of Fucking stoners to have a child and flinging oneself at canvas? Clive Owen is one of my favorite working actors, and he was, as usual, unbelievably tangible. He was a way of breathing into characters so that I totally believe him.

Next week: Well we will see what the Oscars dig up but, with the nomms coming tomorrow, there are bound to be some re-releases. I would Like to see Little Children and The Queen and Casey really wants to see The Last King of Scottland, so that is a possiblity as well...

I recieved word that some people finally got to see Pan's Labyrinth! I will Champion that film til I die. If you get a chance.. go.
It's playing at the Bijou downtown Chattanooga and at Opry Mills and the Bellcourt in Nashville. Lots of places in Chicago (but most of you aren't here:( ) SEE IT!