Friday, October 19, 2007


This was so far my favorite movie of the year. There were so many things about it that did not suck. Although it was a musical, the characters did not break into song just for the hell of it. The songs were meaningful, emotional, and fit a purpose for the scene. Glen Hansard played “the guy”, a vacuum salesmen, and Marketa Irglova played “the girl”, a…well…girl. No I didn’t forget their names. They didn’t have names. Actually, the fact that the two main characters were not given names is kind of cool because it really doesn’t matter. Who remembers names? Not me. However, I remember stories (when I’m sober) and everyone has a story. The story of “the guy” and “girl” occurs over the course of a week as they meet and bond through the music they write, perform, and record. At times I forgot I was watching a movie. It felt more like I was eavesdropping on someone’s life. After seeing the movie I immediately went home and downloaded the soundtrack. Watching the movie made me feel like I was a witness to the character’s creative process and listening to the soundtrack made me feel like I was hearing the finished product. Did I mention how much I liked this movie?

I'd definitely see this movie more the Once. Rock me!

Friday, July 27, 2007

"The Simpsons Movie"

I heard that most of the writers over the last 18 seasons of The Simpsons were brought back for the movie. They should pay them to stick around for season 19. Unlike the last several years of the show about America's favorite yellow people (they're drawn that way you racist!) this movie was funny. It has the funniest nude gag I've seen since Borat and enough great lines to make me want to go back and see it again. Plus, the Spiderpig song got stuck in my head and is slowly making me go insane. That actually might not be a good point. Forget you read that last part. Look...a clown!

Bottom line: Homer make Jay laugh.
Limerick: There once was a swine named Spiderpig
He belonged to a Simpson whose brain was not big
He pooped in a can
Homer went on the lam
Then I laughed till I choked on the coke I swigged
Overall Rating: Rockin' good flick!