May
07
2011
1

Movie of the Week: Monsters.

I just watched Monsters on Netflix, and… it’s not half bad.  It’s an independent film that is ostensibly about, well, monsters rampaging through the Mexican countryside; it’s actually about immigration and/or relationships, depending how you turn your head and squint.  Noteworthy for a couple of things: first, if you want me to watch art films, or whatever the term is, stick some rampaging monsters in it*.  Second: this film had a $500K budget, which tells me that Hollywood is inflating its operating costs by a factor of ten or more. Anyway, it’s a pretty clever flick that worked well within the limitations of its budget and resources.

And so, adieu to O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Moe Lane

*Ninja work, too.

Apr
06
2011
3

Movie of the Week: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Hey, I thought that I had already done O Brother, Where Art Thou?, too.  Apparently not.  It’s a great, fun film that is great fun – and the soundtrack is prime stuff, too.

And so, Tron: The Original Classic (Special Edition) derezzes.  But we saved to disk first; yes, I’ll stop now.

 

Jun
19
2009
1

Celebrity hires medium to contact deceased pig.

None of that is an euphemism, by the way.

George Clooney Hires A Psychic To Talk To His Departed Potbellied Pig

Los Angeles, CA (BANG) – George Clooney has hired to psychic to help him contact his dead pig. The “Leatherheads” star is still mourning the loss of his beloved potbellied pet Max, who died in 2006, and asked a medium to get in touch with the swine.

I’m not going to mock him for this, by the way.  People get attached to their pets; potbellied pigs by all accounts make affectionate ones; and if he was trying to trying to make postmortem contact with his beloved, say, Golden Retriever about half of the story would be lost.  There are folks out there who  really do believe in this entire pet psychics thing, and about the worst thing you can say about them is usually that they’re just eccentric.

That being said, I think that you can take this sort of thing into account when judging them on their policy positions, so maybe Mr. Clooney might find it more profitable for everyone involved if he concentrated on things that he’s actually trained for in the future.  Personally, I’d love to see something new in the vein of O Brother, Where Art Thou?; perhaps he could brush off his Virgil and redo the Aeneid?

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