Tuesday, September 29, 2009

If I only could, I'd make a deal with God

Title is from the song 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush {covered by Placebo}

The Day So Far

Woke up, had breakfast, watched a movie.

I'm starting my second week tutoring the kids. This starts the beginning of Megan is going to be firm with these kids, as well.

News/Stuff About Celebrities and Movies/Music/TV Shows/etc.
Movie You Should Be Excited About:
'Daybreakers'


Now, I said earlier that I wanted no more vampire movies/books/etc. for awhile at least, since we're in a deluge of vampire things, but holy shit this movie looks awesome! It's FINALLY doing something I've been wanting to see forever; what would happen if everyone were a vampire or what would happen if the humans began to die off? They kind of tiptoed over this in the movie 'Blade', when Deacon Frost made the plan of turning everyone in the world into a vampire, not really taking into account what would happen to their food supply.

From IMDB.com: "In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind."

Starring: Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke.


Most Recent Movie I've Seen in Theatres:
'The Informant!', starring Matt Damon, Joel McHale, Scott Bakula, Tony Hale and Melanie Lynskey and directed by Steven Soderbergh. It started out well, but kind of...went off into nothing. Damon was very good, and it was a nice change seeing him as an all-American schlub, for lack of a better word, who was more reminiscent of Ned Flanders than of Jason Bourne. The problem I think was that the movie was just very convuluted and it felt like it stopped making sense halfway through. I need to see it again to make sure I fully get it, but for right now, these are my thoughts on it.

Grade: C

Most Recent Movie(s)/TV Show(s) I've Seen At Home:
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'Stranger Than Fiction', starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Tony Hale and Dustin Hoffman. When this movie first came out, I didn't really rush to see it, since I'm not the biggest fan of Will Ferrell. He's pretty hilarious, but after awhile, his constant screaming {see 'Anchorman', 'Step Brothers', trailers for 'Kicking and Screaming' for what I'm talking about} gets old and really irritating. When I finally did see the movie, I was blown away by his acting. He really made me care for his character, and to my surprise, I cried a little. His and everyone else's performances in the film are spot-on. This is one of my favourite movies ever.

Grade: A

Miscellany
Funny Picture(s) I've Found:

New Star Trek + 'The Princess Bride' = FANTASTIC

The Song Currently Stuck In My Head:
'Running Up That Hill' by Placebo. A cover of a Kate Bush song, this is actually as good if not better than the original. Though, non-fans of Placebo may disagree with me.

Jackie Earle Haley:

He kind of looks like his character Big Dave from 'Losin' It' {see above}, but older, in the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' trailer. You know, before he gets horribly burned and dead.

Hot Guy Of the Day
Dominic Monaghan.

Quote of the Day
-Patton Oswalt: "I'd make a Roman Polanski joke, but I'm still hoping for a role in KNIFE IN THE WATER 2: LET'S GET KNIFEY."

Anything Else I Can Think Of
A Video You Need to See:
I totally forgot how creepy these videos are until now.

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Hey, free soup!"

Who doesn't like free soup? Title is from 'Firefly'.

The Day So Far
Woke up, showered, had breakfast, talked to Dad about money issues {so many of them}, and did laundry. I will soon be starting on my Math assignments, and will hopefully get as much done as I can before tomorrow, when they're, you know, due.

News/Stuff About Celebrities and Movies/Music/TV Shows/etc.
Movie You Should Be Excited About:
'Legion'


From IMDB.com: "After a terrifying biblical apocalypse descends upon the world, a group of strangers stranded in a remote truck stop diner in the Southwest unwittingly become humanity's last line of defense when they discover the diner's young waitress is pregnant with the messiah."

Okay, so admittedly, in the harsh light of day, this looks less than stellar, but it will probably be a pretty kick ass action movie. And I love anything with supernatural elements in it, and it's got Lucas Black, Paul Bettany and Doug Jones in it, so that will be nice at least :)

Actor News:
Patrick Wilson is joining the cast of 'The A-Team', playing a CIA operative in the film, which also stars Bradley Cooper as Faceman Peck, Sharlto Copely as Howlin' Mad Murodock, Liam Neeson as Hannibal and Quinton Jackson as B.A.. I've never actually seen an episode of 'The A-Team', since it started in 1983, and went off the air the year I was born {1987}, but there's a lot of good actors in it, and so I will probably be seeing the movie.

Most Recent Movie I've Seen in Theatres:

Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neill Blomkamp, which is based on his short film 'Alive in Joburg'. Sharlto Copely, in his first film role ever, stars as Wikus Van De Merwe, an MNU operative {Multi-National United} who is called on to help with the eviction of millions of aliens, nicknamed Prawns from District 9, a slum shantytown on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. Wikus is exposed to something, which has devastating consequences.

This is one of the best alien/sci-fi movies I've seen in a very long time. Sharlto blew me away with his acting. I could not believe this was his first film role ever. He had a small role in 'Alive in Joburg' as a sniper, but that was it. He apparently "stumbled" into the lead role in this. It has some of the best special effects I've ever seen, but when it's handled by Weta Workshop, those responsible for 'Lord of the Rings', 'The Frighteners' and 'King Kong', why are we surprised?

The ending is simply amazing as well. I obviously won't spoil what happens, but it made me cry. Also, another emotion I felt during the movie was disgust. Anything that has fingernails falling off of a person and their teeth coming out just squicks the hell out of me, no matter what it is. But especially when it's torture.

Grade: A

Miscellany
Funny Picture(s) I've Found:

Adams and Franklin. What better duo can you ask for? This is even funnier to me now that I've seen and {finally} finished 'John Adams'.

Answer = Either heroin or a big heaping glass of 'Who the Fuck Cares?'.

The Song Currently Stuck In My Head:
'It's Not the End of the World' by the Lostprophets. It's their new single off of the album, and I fucking love it. I can't wait for them to put out the album.

Jackie Earle Haley:
Finally, the trailer for 'Nightmare on Elm Street' is up:



I personally am very excited for this movie to come out. And I'm not even a fan of the original film.

Hot Guy Of the Day
Misha Collins. Dear. God.


Quote of the Day
-Zoe: "Preacher, don't the Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killing?"
-Book: "Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps."

Anything Else I Can Think Of
Band You Should Be Listening To:
The Lostprophets. I've liked this band since 10th grade {about 2003}, and while they've gone through many changes {look at their first album and compare it to their most recent one, and you'll see what I mean}, I've been a fan through it all. I actually got to meet them back in 2006, and they were some of the loveliest guys ever.

And here's their new single:




A Video You Need to See:
Lewis Black gives it to doctors:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"I didn't know there was a South Korea."

Korea has two regions. Title is from 'The IT Crowd'.

The Day So Far

I left Bekah's from where I spent the night, and then came home. I had some breakfast and watched the second season of 'The IT Crowd' with Mom.

News/Stuff About Celebrities and Movies/Music/TV Shows/etc.
Movie You Should Be Excited About:
'Glorious 39'


A conspiracy movie taking place just before the outbreak of WWII in England? With these actors? {David Tennant, Bill Nighy, Romola Garai, Charlie Cox, Jeremy Northam, Julie Christie and Christopher Lee} I am SO there!

Movie News:
The teaser trailer for the remake of 'Nightmare on Elm Street' will be made available on MySpace "early next week", according to this article on shocktillyoudrop.com. It will also be on the prints for 'Zombieland' which opens in theatres on October 2nd. This is good news for Jackie Earle Haley fans {like myself and my podcast mates} who couldn't get to Comic Con over the summer to see the teaser trailer offered there.

Most Recent Movie(s)/TV Show(s) I've Seen At Home:

Seasons 1 and 2 of 'The IT Crowd'. Starring Katherine Parkinson as Jen, Richard Ayoade as Moss and Chris O'Dowd as Roy. It's quickly become one of my favourite television shows, and one of my favourite British television shows as well. The writing is hilarious, and it plays well to any geeks watching. And if you're watching the show, you've got some geekiness in you. Don't deny it! There was a pilot episode for an American version filmed with Joel McHale as Roy, Jessica St.Clair as Jen and Richard Ayoade as Moss. Like the American pilot filmed for 'Red Dwarf', another brilliant British TV show, it didn't get off the ground and thank God for that. I love Joel McHale and would love to see his take on Roy/see him in more things, but there's some things you just shouldn't mess with.

Grade: A+

Miscellany
Funny Picture(s) I've Found:

This is way too true. Especially the blue bit. I'm usually able to figure it out within the first ten minutes of seeing the person, and then can go back to enjoying the movie. And I apologise to everyone who has ever/will ever see a movie with me, because I will always go, "Oh! That's so-and-so. He/She was in this TV show we saw two years ago. Don't you remember?"

Where did he get that apple?

The Song Currently Stuck In My Head:
'Hysteria' by Muse.

Jackie Earle Haley:

Cheeky.

Hot Guy Of the Day
Gale Harold. I really should start watching 'Queer as Folk' so I can see this guy more. Also, I've heard the show is good, so...yeah XD It also has Hal Sparks on it, and if that's not a further motivation to see it, then I don't know what is.



Quote of the Day
-Roy: "I tell you what, if I did have tits, I wouldn't mind letting someone have a go at them for a ride in a helicopter."

Anything Else I Can Think Of
I Want:
Behind me {I'm on the left}, is the last 1/3 of a six pound milkshake {about 1 1/2 gallons}. At the diner we went to last night in Annapolis, it was boasted on the menu that if you could get through this in an hour, you would get your picture on the website and a t-shirt. You would also probably get a diabetic coma for your trouble, and an enormous amount of cholesterol.

But goddamn if it doesn't look delicious. I really want to try drinking it now, but I feel I'm heavy enough and don't need something like this.

A Video You Need to See:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"America is depending on me, Mr. President! And by America, I mean the world."

America is the world? Hmm, makes sense. Title is from 'The Amazing Screw-On Head'.

The Day So Far
I walked to the bank, and have a super bad blister on the back of my heel. I'm going out later tonight and so will probably be wearing sandals instead of regular shoes. I hope it doesn't get too cold out.

Ahhh, but I love autumn. I can't wait until the leaves start changing.

News/Stuff About Celebrities and Movies/Music/TV Shows/etc.
Most Recent Movie(s)/TV Show(s) I've Seen At Home:


'The Pursuit of Happyness', directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Will Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Thandie Newton and Kurt Fuller. It's about a man named Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, who wins a position in a coveted internship for a position as a stock broker in a company in San Fransico. He has to stay in the program for six months, while at the same time, selling bone density scanners in order to make money {which he is having trouble doing}. It was a good movie. Will Smith, and especially his son Jaden, were fabulous, though I can't see watching this movie over and over again.

Grade: B

Miscellany
Funny Picture(s) I've Found:


The Song Currently Stuck In My Head:
'Lonely Ghosts' by O+S. Once again, Joss Whedon brings amazing music to the table, even if he didn't have a hand in writing the song.

Jackie Earle Haley:

Best self portrait ever.


Hot Guy Of the Day
Fran Kranz.
Quote of the Day
-Douglas: "You there, computer man. Fix my pants!"

Anything Else I Can Think Of
A Video You Need to See:
I wish I were as cool as this guy. And I mean that with all sincerity. How many people can say they started a dance party?