Sunday, February 15, 2009

I Might Be Fourteen Years Old

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Went to see The International today. Stylistically, it's in the same vein as The French Connection. The movie to which I'd most compare it, weirdly enough, is Dreamgirls. No, Clive Owen doesn't sing. Dreamgirls suffered because the big Jennifer Hudson song in the middle was so good that the rest of the movie seemed anti-climactic. Similarly, The International has an all-time shootout in the middle of it. Just fantastic. However, there is still too much movie after that. Plus, while the movie is tense from the very first shot, the fact that it's tense all the way through with no break sort of means it's not tense at all. So, worth watching the Guggenheim shoot-out. The rest? Just okay.
    • Also saw Hancock, the Will Smith superhero movie, on DVD. The first half is really good. Then there's kind of a weird twist and the movie goes off in an unexpected direction. It's still way better than I thought it would be, but they did it a bit of a disservice with how they marketed it.
    • I don't think I've written much about the new 90210 and how much I like it since it started. But this past week's episode was awesome with a super awesome ending! You had Ethan showing up to catch Annie in the act of faking her anguish, super creepy and obsessed Silver, Navid insinuating that Adrianna potentially had poop on her face, and the final quote of "Right back atcha!" Even awesomer than usual.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • There is no better combination of flavors than chocolate, peanut butter, and banana.
  • Random Funniest News Article of the Week:
    • I was reading the Style section of the Post on Friday and saw what looked to be an interesting article on a production of Chicago opening in Karachi, Pakistan. Then I saw the name of the director and laughed about it for hours. Here is the Reuters article so you can get it for yourself in the original context.

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