Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy Sent To Meet His Maker; Meeting Does Not Go Well

Ted "I Killed a Woman Once" Kennedy has died at age 77 from a brain tumor. Elected to the Senate in 1962, he's been drunk, er...serving ever since. Every one is wailing about "The End of Camelot!!", but I must tell you, I do not care. What is the farking fascination with the freaking Kennedy's? They're just ridiculously rich Massholes. Royalty they ain't. But it's sucha tragedy when one of them dies. Sorry, my snark is in full swing today. As momma always said, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, post a funny picture!" So, on to the pics!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Final Trailer For The Best Movie In Years

There's so many different trailers out there for District 9 that a lot of people have no idea what they are going to see. And I must tell you, even if you DO have an idea, YOU DON'T. Simply put, it's absolutely stunning. Amazingly original, superbly directed (by a first-time director, no less), and incredibly acted (by a lot of first-time actors, no less), and shot for $30 million, it's an astonishing piece of filmmaking. And honestly, it's a FILM, not a movie. It's so well written, that even sci-fi HATERS will love it. Go see it. Now.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Oh Man, This Suuuucks...

John Hughes has died.

The genius that gave us The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, National Lampoons Vacation, and countless others has died of a heart attack in Manhattan. He was 59. Over on AICN, Massawyrm has written a great eulogy for Mr. Hughes.

Everyone of his characters - no matter how brazen, no matter how popular, and no matter how lucky with the opposite sex they were - was absolutely terrified of being found out, disliked or humiliated. Their fears were our fears. And in his opus THE BREAKFAST CLUB, he took what was on the surface a popcorn comedy about school kids stuck in detention and showcased a microcosm of the terror and detachment we all felt (or feel) and let us all know that it was all okay…because we were not alone. Not even close.

And that went for every single one of his characters save one: his super hero. His teenage James Bond. Ferris Bueller. Of course rather than the ability to fly or super strength or invulnerability to bullets, Ferris had a power that made him a god amongst high school students. Self confidence...

...After all, if you can convince a snooty/snotty waiter that you are Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago, how hard can high school really be?

Mr. Hughes' films are one of the main reasons I love movies so much today. They are true classics. He will be deeply missed.