Saturday, August 14, 2004

I want my two hours back...

Since when has it become ok to go ahead and make a movie with dialogue that is so mind numbingly bad that the movie could be considered a comedy for the fact that it got made in the first place? Apparently it was just about the time that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson started work on the worst movie I have seen since Super Troopers. That's right folks I am talking about the awesomely bad movie Starsky and Hutch. I'm guessing that most of you didn't make it to the end, it was a struggle to hang in there myself, but the cameo appearance of the original Starsky and Hutch made it that much worse. Reminiscent of Rudy G's cameo in another shitty flick (Anger Management) these seventies TV icons were reduced to terrible punchlines in a film full of terrible punchlines.

The thing is, I've always been a fan of Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson (especially anything he's done with Wes Anderson of course) Vince Vaughn and I was really looking forward to seeing Snoop in an acting role. They all let me down. The only thing I liked even a little bit about this movie was the music. SOme great hits of the seventies in there. For my money in seventies music it doesn't get much better then "The Load" by The Band. This director definitely put a load back on me. A load of the steaming variety if you catch my drift.

The wife and I didn't laugh at all. Folks, I will giggle at just about anthing remotely funny. Nothing of the sort can be found here. I know that it's too late for many of you but if you haven't seen Starsky and Hutch consider yourself lucky.

But I already read it once...

I know it was almost a week (or forever) ago but down at the alley there was a discussion of Carrie's favorite books to re-read. In the spirit of better late than never here are mine...

  1. Any and all Vonnegut, though I prefer Cats Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, and Timequake.
  2. The Grapes of Wrath about once every few years and I get all depressed for a week or so while doing it.
  3. The Lord of the Rings. Dad made me read it when I was in Junior high school and every couple of years I give it another go. I will admit that I'll probably just watch the movie more often and dust off the old book every 5 or 6 years now.
  4. Catch-22 by Heller. Like Cats Cradle a life changing book for me.
  5. The Great Gatsby just because.

I am positive that there are a whole bunch I won't remember until I get off my assand go to my office to look over my bookshelves, but for now that's a solid list.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Mind the milk crates...

Hello and welcome to my new space here in the 'sphere. I felt that I outgrew the old apartment and needed to move. The new space will be kept much cleaner and more organized. You are more than welcome to drop by anytime.

While I'm inviting you over I might as well let you know that my wife has a much smarter, much funnier, and overall much better blog going. The link is on the right but I figured I should mention it. Go over and say hey.

In a perfect world this blog would remind you of Terry's, Carrie's, Sarah's and Maud's, (and many more, most of which can be found on the right) but alas they all are much much smarter than I am. I will attempt to keep this place current with any and all of the art world that I encounter. You won't see any talk about dance or classical music. You will read about films, TV, and books that have been out for sometime. I don't have the money to jump on the newest releases so I will be getting most of my book choices from the library. I don't have what you would call a "critical eye" but I know what I like and you, my lucky audience, are going to hear all about it.

Well a post about what I will be posting seems a bit redundant so just hang in there and check back in. What's the worst that could happen? You're just wasting time at work anyway.