Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I watched Kick-Ass tonight and really enjoyed it. It picked up quite nicely as the movie went along. It fit into a trend I've noticed lately. People often complain that are no new ideas. For every Inception, there are a hundred movies like A-Team or Sex And The City 2 or Iron Man 2, etc. Kick-Ass, original as it is (or as it can be, seeing how it's based on a comic) is an homage to older superhero books, movies, and TV shows. Another fairly original movie (also based on a comic), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is an homage to video games. One of the better TV shows, Community, is a mish-mash of pop culture references. Even a lot of the more "original" things out there are pointing back to older source material. Are there no new ideas? Are we only interested in celebrating nostalgia and not really pushing boundaries of creativity?

Speaking of nostalgia, stay tuned for some tomorrow night, though I won't be as tied to the old as others may be on the day after 9/01/10.

In the meantime, here is one of the great songs of the last 25 years. It replaced Ray Parker, Jr's ripoff song, "Ghostbusters", at the #1 spot on the Hot 100 on September 1, 1984.

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