I just finished watching Kanye West’s 34 minute music video called Runaway. It features nine songs from his upcoming album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” and the video lives up to the title of the album. This is what happens, in a nutshell: a phoenix falls to Earth, becomes Kanye’s girlfriend (or kidnap victim, it’s […]Read More Malick + Bay = …Kanye…?
captain’s edit: Post number 100! Let’s make a cake! This is the end of Jackass, of Wild Boyz, of Viva La Bam. There will be no more piss and shit and blood and sweat for your viewing pleasure. On the bright side, it’s the best sendoff these shows could ever get because there’s a little […]Read More jackass3D!
There is something about these movies that absolutely scares the shit out of me. To wit: I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more likely to cry during a movie than scream. I didn’t scream during the first one, but it was a well metered thriller that kept its high levels of suspense until the […]Read More paranormal activity 2
The first two times I saw this movie, I had a high level of disdain for it (chronicled here and here). But the last dozen times I’ve seen it in toto or in pieces, I’ve come to realize that I was kind of dead wrong on all accounts except for the first half of my […]Read More 9x9x9: The Dark Knight–If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
I was in 3rd grade when this film came out and my mom took me to see it in theaters. It was PG-13, it was Adam Sandler, it seemed acceptable. A few others in my classroom saw it, too, and we were the lucky ones. The upper echelon of cool to third graders. Since then, […]Read More 9x9x9: Billy Madison–you gotta get your ass out there and find that fucking dog.
I had no previous affiliations with Star Trek before this movie. To be honest, my mental image of the show and the movies was that it was stodgy and overly thoughtful vis a vis trying to be a cultural voice of reason over a sci-fi show. And that’s fine. M*A*S*H* worked great like that, too. […]Read More 9x9x9: Star Trek 2009–wictor wictor 9,2 (access denied)
I don’t remember what sparked my desire to see this movie–it might’ve been that it was Richard Pryor’s final appear in a film though he’s only in it for about 30 seconds. I do remember that it was really hard to find because of Robert Blake and his murder trial. At least that’s […]Read More 9x9x9: Lost Highway–Dick Laurent is Dead
I wasn’t entirely sure what this movie was when I went into it. I had read about it being a gay love story, but I was unsure by the time I went in because I had read about it when it first came out months ago and the picture that stuck most in my mind […]Read More A Single Man
I saw Where the Wild Things Are at 6 PM on opening Friday. Since that day, I’ve discussed with people what exactly the symbolism and the lack of plot exactly mean. Most people just seem to write it off, seemingly not expecting an art film and just wanting to be entertained goddammit. But there’s so […]Read More Where the Wild Things are
Note: I originally wrote this for the Lumberjack (HSU’s newspaper), but they decided to be cunts and went with a Burn After Reading review from the Associated Press. What a bunch of assholes. Then again, if I had realized that Burn After Reading came out that week, I probably would’ve reviewed it instead. I thought […]Read More Gonzo