Archive for category Entertainment

Jul
18

Preview of The Class

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 July, 2006

Well it has been a few days (almost a week I guess) since the five TV pilots leaked online but not being as well updated of these things like I usually am, I did not notice until today. They were released under the moniker “Preair” and were immediately nuked from higher-up sites due to mislabeling (there is a fine but clear line between DVDRIP and DVDSCR)

Anyway, enough with the piracy mumbo jumbo. I decided to check them out. “The Class” and “Shark” sounded the most interesting to me, so I started with these two. I have not yet gotten around to seeing Shark but I checked out The Class a few minutes ago.

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I liked it! Thing is, I also thoroughly enjoyed Joey so my taste might not be something to rely on for the greater masses. The premise is simple: A bunch of people meet at a surprise party for Ethan’s (played by Jason Ritter) girlfriend. Ethan went to third grade together with her, and decided to invite as many people as he can from their time in third grade to this party. A lot of people show up, hilarity ensues. Andrea Anders from Joey plays one of the leads as well:

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Although I thought it started a bit stilted, the final joke before the title shows up was actually hilarious. I thought the humor was fairly obvious at times, but less obvious than it used to be in Joey. There is a definite Friends feel to it (I don’t know, could be the apartment, could be the ensemble cast of 20-somethings) without feeling like a rip-off.

This is definately a show I will try to follow when it starts in the Fall!

Jun
25

Truth of the Day

Posted by on Sunday, 25 June, 2006

How to Tell

(Courtesy of gapingvoid)

Apr
27

Watch these movies or else

Posted by on Thursday, 27 April, 2006

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As you know, my great passion in life is movies, and browsing through the Internet today I found Jim Emerson’s list of 102 movies you must see before… you can be called movie-literate. (via Kottke)

This isn’t like Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series. It’s not my idea of The Best Movies Ever Made (that would be a different list, though there’s some overlap here), or that they were my favorites or the most important or influential films, but that they were the movies you just kind of figure everybody ought to have seen in order to have any sort of informed discussion about movies. They’re what I like to think of as the common cultural currency of our time, the basic cinematic texts that everyone should know, at minimum, to be somewhat “movie-literate.” I hope I can assume these movies are experiences we can all assume we share.

And, as Jason Kottke did, I will republish the list here, with the ones I’ve seen, marked with an asterisk:

* 2001: A Space Odyssey
The 400 Blows
* 8 1/2
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
* Alien
All About Eve
* Annie Hall
* Apocalypse Now
* Bambi
The Battleship Potemkin
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Big Red One
The Bicycle Thief
The Big Sleep
* Blade Runner
* Blowup
* Blue Velvet
* Bonnie and Clyde
Breathless
Bringing Up Baby
*Carrie
* Casablanca
Un Chien Andalou
Children of Paradise / Les Enfants du Paradis
Chinatown
* Citizen Kane
* A Clockwork Orange
* The Crying Game
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Days of Heaven
* Dirty Harry
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
* Do the Right Thing
La Dolce Vita
Double Indemnity
* Dr. Strangelove
* Duck Soup
* E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial
* Easy Rider
* The Empire Strikes Back
* The Exorcist
* Fargo
* Fight Club
* Frankenstein
The General
* The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II
* Gone With the Wind
* GoodFellas
* The Graduate
* Halloween
A Hard Day’s Night
Intolerance
It’s a Gift
* It’s a Wonderful Life
* Jaws
The Lady Eve
* Lawrence of Arabia
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* Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior
The Maltese Falcon
The Manchurian Candidate
Metropolis
* Modern Times
* Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Nashville
The Night of the Hunter
* Night of the Living Dead
* North by Northwest
Nosferatu
On the Waterfront
* Once Upon a Time in the West
Out of the Past
* Persona
Pink Flamingos
* Psycho
* Pulp Fiction
Rashomon
* Rear Window
Rebel Without a Cause
Red River
Repulsion
The Rules of the Game
Scarface
The Scarlet Empress
* Schindler’s List
The Searchers
* The Seven Samurai
* Singin’ in the Rain
Some Like It Hot
A Star Is Born
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Boulevard
* Taxi Driver
The Third Man
Tokyo Story
Touch of Evil
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Trouble in Paradise
* Vertigo
West Side Story
The Wild Bunch
* The Wizard of Oz

50 out of 102. Not bad, but definately far from good! Better get started right way!

Feb
26

Toy Story meets Requiem for a Dream

Posted by on Sunday, 26 February, 2006

Well, it’s been a while since the wonderful The Shining Redux mashup trailer, and although it has spurred a lot of copycat mashups, none have been particularly good, in my opinion.

..until now that is.

Toy Story 2:Requiem is a mashup between Toy Story 2 and Requiem for a Dream. The end result is simply mesmerizing!

(via BoingBoing)

Why don’t you also check out the original remixed Shining trailer that started this Internet craze. Here and here.

Jan
30

This just might be the best blonde joke ever

Posted by on Monday, 30 January, 2006

I usually don’t just repost fun stuff I found on the Internet on this blog, but this joke I found over at Herro Flom Japan might just be the best blonde joke ever! I’m sorry if you’ve already seen, because it’s been doing the e-mail rounds for a while now… But it’s worth it.