Thursday, April 30, 2009
"Years from now, when historians reflect on the time we are currently living in, the names Biz Stone and Evan Williams will be referenced side by side with the likes of Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, Guglielmo Marconi, Philo Farnsworth, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs..." [link]
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
As many of you know, Jim will be departing our apartment for even more amazing adventures. A lot of what happened in our glorious home inspired what ended up on this blog. I hope Jim's departure won't mean the same of you.
So here it is. The gayest tribute ever. Yes, its supergay, but you totally wish you had a BFF that would make you a video like this.
Oh and feel free to end it as soon as you get to Gilmore Girls.
Really sorry for these technical difficulties. This supergay video will be up as soon as possible. It's totally worth it (and super super gay).
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
So before we went all in, we made sure to recap "Lady in the Water." To those who haven't seen it, it was a box office failure which was pretty much about an underappreciated writer, played by M. Night, needs to write stories to save the world (or something like that) and the most evil character is a petty movie critic.
So naturally, the most exciting part of "The Happening" is finding out who M. Night blames now. The answer: you!
Need proof? Only M. Night could write a movie where people stop and kill themselves, and then later have Zooey Daschenel say "Can you believe how crappy people are?"
When the studio was publicizing "Lady in the Water," we were (repeatedly) told this was a bedtime story he told his kids. Aww. Well since that movie's failure, he's apparently taken a hatred for children as well. Why else would he introduce two boys in the movie and then just minutes later have a faceless person poke the barrel of a shotgun out a door and shoot the children at point blank... oh and don't worry, he let's you see exactly how a spray of bullets hitting a child would look like.
Think how far this man has come. In "The Sixth Sense" he directed Haley Joel Osmont into an Oscar-nominated performance. In "The Happening" the child that gets dumped onto Mark and Zooey is merely a prop.
I'm beginning to think the hokeyness of the tagline was actually really well designed. "We've Sensed It. We've Seen The Signs. Now... It's Happening." I think they realize that most of us are more intrigued with the writer/producer/director than the movies, and each new movie is just another chapter of this epic saga. It's like a more cynical, tragic Harry Potter series (and if you ask me, way more interesting). We've sensed that M. Night has lost trust in all humanity, we've seen the signs that he might be losing his mind, and now it's finally happening.
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Still, this movie was way more watchable than Lady in the Water. Don't get me wrong, this is one of the most horrible movies I've ever seen. But there were some amazing moments, one I must share with you.
During what they think is an impending airborn toxin attack, Mark Wahlberg yells at his wife and the few strangers with him to give him a second so he can PERFORM SCIENCE... This literally happens:
"I need a second okay? Just give me a second!....Just a second! I need a second okay? Why can't anybody give me a goddamn second?"
it gets better... remember he's in a field, with evil wind approaching, and a group of strangers seemingly waiting for him to lead them...
"All right, be scientific, douchebag. Identify the... rules... design the experiment... careful observation, measurements, that's what I'm trying to do, interpret the experimental pattern, interpret... What if it IS the plants? That group was larger than ours. This thing's been escalating all day. Smaller and smaller populations have been setting this off. They react to human stimulus. Maybe people are setting off the plants?"
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I hope I haven't given too much away, but I really encourage you all to see this movie. The dialogue is beyond atrocious, the direction of the actors is absent, and the tension is really forced. Watch it with friends and enjoy the ride down Shyamalan's psyche or take a shot every time someone says "happening" and you've got one of the most amazing drinking games ever. Either way, it's a hilarious time.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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Man I'm really on a tear now.
A man [Judd Nelson] pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man [Bill Paxton]. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent, and it begins to look like his career is on the move, even though his girlfriend [Lara Flynn Boyle] has left him.
Also, Wayne Newton, James Caan, & Rob Lowe are in this.
THIS WAS CREATED BY MEL BROOKS? now I know what i wlll talk about if I ever get to meet my boy m.b.
The Nutt House was the creation of executive producers Mel Brooks and Alan Spencer and was a broad farce about a once-prestigious New York City hotel which had of late fallen on hard times, in part, no doubt, due to its unfortunate name, the result of its being named for the proprietress, Edwina Nutt (Cloris Leachman). Other characters included manager Reginald Tarkington (Harvey Korman), and head of housekeeping Mrs. Frick (also portrayed by Leachman).
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
DS: "but dude has bee pounding gallons redbull and horse steroids the past few years. he is probably constantly twitching.... "
ME: "he probably doesn't even drive anymore... just runs like that"
DS: "he probably made a flinstone car and drives with his feet"
ME: "i imagine he's got a gun turret mounted on it too"
DS: "and an explosive-tipped bow and arrow set in the back seat"
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Cage said he had to live where his family felt happiest, and that they currently had residences both in the US and Europe.
“I want to live with the seasons,” he told the magazine. “That’s why I moved away from Los Angeles. It’s not good for your well-being if the sun shines the whole time.”