Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Little QT

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • On the second season of Spaced, there's a running plot line about how bad Episode I was. It culminates in a great joke where Simon Pegg burns his Star Wars gear in a spoof of the final scene in Episode VI. In an argument over it, he comes out with the line, "Jar-Jar Binks makes the Ewoks look like f***ing Shaft." If that's not a great line, I don't know what is.
    • Lakers killing Magic. Ho-hum.
    • This has nothing to do with anything other than David Carradine's death, but I didn't particularly like Kill Bill: Vol. 2. Not Carradine's fault, he was good in it. It was just boring and the burying alive scene has been in other movies.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • The man gives a great speech. It's great to hear how the president can walk the fine line between supporting the two-state solution and talking so strongly about Israel. It's nice to not feel like I'm smarter than my country's leader.
    • I'm not surprising anyone, but there are people who would openly say that Obama shouldn't talk to the Muslim world because "they" were the ones who attacked us on 9/11. I just can't get over that.
    • Although, I do hate the whites for when they bombed Oklahoma City.
  • Your List Sucks!: Top 5 Tarantino Movies
    • 5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 -- The action was great, but I just couldn't get into this whole saga. I know other people like it more.
    • 4. Death Proof -- I really, really liked this tribute to stunt movies that made up the second half of Grindhouse. It's short, to the point, and gritty.
    • 3. Reservoir Dogs -- How many movies rip off this film? If it weren't for the fact that I dislike Michael Madsen as much as I do, this might be higher.
    • 2. Jackie Brown -- So underrated. The acting is superb, as are the Elmore Leonard plot and dialogue (with Tarantino's help).
    • 1. Pulp Fiction -- Obviously.

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