Sunday, July 31, 2011

Waffle Sandwich

Had a fried chicken sandwich with waffle for bread yesterday. I guess fucking California is okay for sum things.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Tree Grows In Waco

The Tree of Life is a fascinating cinematic failure. It's boring, compelling, frustrating, and moving. And waaaayyyy too long. One critic defended it by saying it's like life. I might do that, too...if I wuz inclined to defend life. Still, I gotta admire a film in which the dominant reoccurring image is one human being lovingly touching another.

But there's no way that I can recommend this film. Or life.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Why We Fight To See Comic Book Movies

I wuz pleasantly surprised, but "Captain America: The First Avenger" kinda kicked ass. They did something really crazy with this superhero flick and wrote a decent script. Chris Evans is still kickin' ass after fine turns as the Human Torch in the "Fantastic Four" flicks and the heroic everyman with a phone in "Cellular." And Tommy Lee Jones...hey, dude, both my grandparents are dead, so will you be my new grandpa? I would've made the Red Skull's skull a darker shade of red and, as my buddy Scott pointed out, it looked a bit too much like The Mask. But all in all, this were a rousing, old fashioned adventure flick...with the best post-credit teaser so far in these films leading up to "The Avengers." There's a nice wink to the comic book fans regarding the Avengers' rallying cry in that teaser...oh, and, just sayin': it makes "The Dark Knight Rises" look like BULLSHIT!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Harry Potter and the Fine Finish

It's the end of Harry Potter as we know it, and I feel fine. Some non-spoiley thoughts after a viewing of the last movie:

- I liked how Harry called LV "Tom" near the end.

- LV's glee at one point wuz freakin' awesome. More could have been done with that character, but Ralph Fiennes tore up whut were given to him.

- Also awesome: John Hurt as the wandmaker dude.

- The three principal actors stepped up their game as young adults.

- Still, once again, I have to complain about another digital film that is too dimly lit...although the pervading gloom at least fits the storyline for DH1 and DH2. But c'mon...when ol' Voldy is gathering his troops for the siege of Hogwarts, can't a few of the soldiers be carrying torches?

- The plot resolution regarding the winds is a tad of those times when, since yer making up whatever rules you want with magic, you can throw in almost any old bullshit twist to wrap shit up.

Anyway, not sure why we all freaked out over these books and movies, but what the fuck...they passed some time. Thanx, JKR.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Decent Burial

I sink into the earth
and what is there for me:
a bent ferryman
old heroes in Hades
Jesus harrowing hell

I sink past
gogetum gophers and
earthweary worms
there is deep cool
there is liquid heat

I sink right through to
the other side and float
into space that isn't
endless but is--like every-
thing--always ending

I sink still more
into a space beyond
space where there are
no answers and no

Monday, July 04, 2011

Transformers 3: Dark of the Bay

Gary: They didn't work too hard to explain why Megan Fox wasn't in this one.

TXB: Yeah..."she broke up with him." You just know there wuz an early draft where Michael Bay wrote in a a line of dialogue alluding to her being anally raped to death by a Decepticon.