Jun 30, 2006

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

I don't know. I'm watching The Exorcism of Emily Rose right now, and I don't think it's that scary(or interesting or compelling). It's watchable but I think that the disjointed structure of the film makes it difficult to be drawn into the story.

The movie begins with Emily Rose's death and, throughout the trial of the priest charged with negligence, Emily's "condition" is explored.


Not that the movie was very well-received, but it is lacking. I mean, a valient effort, though it just doesn't make the grade. I need to stop. I feel like I'm kicking the unpopular kid.

It's also based on a true story...sort of. See if you can discern the real story in the mess that is this movie.

Jun 24, 2006

Here's a Question...

Every month in Playboy, the centerfold is asked to name the five albums(or artists, etc.) she could not live without. Since I am myself a music nut, I think about this on a constant basis (not to mention the centerfold).

What would your top five artists/albums/bands be? Say, if you went to a desert island and could only take five, what would you take? I'm still not sure, but here's a tentative list:

1) Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chronicle, Vol. 1
- This one is sort of a cop out, and it takes all of the difficulty out of it. Who would pick a single album of John Tesh's if he/she could just take the entire collection? Avoid Greatest Hits packages, if you can. Creedence is one of my favorite bands and I just can't pass this one up. Sorry. I think the Dude would agree with me on this one.

2) Metallica
...And Justice for All
- Justice and Master of Puppets are always battling for the top spot in my heart of hearts. On this day, ...Justice is the Maid Marian. Sorry, Puppets, maybe in another inconsequential poll of mine.

3) Bruce Springsteen
It took quite a long time to decide this one, and it may seem like an artsy-fartsy choice, but it's not. Nebraska is probably the Springsteen album I know the best. From the opening title track to Highway Patrolman to Reason to Believe, Nebraska is a haunting trip into the dark side of Springsteen. Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ would be right behind this one on the list however.

4) Nirvana
In Utero
Actually, no, let's just go with Nevermind.

5) Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030
This is my really selfish one. Produced by Dan the Automator and rapped by Del the Funky Homosapien, nothing in the rap world can touch it. I can listen to this one over and over. I think it's one of the five best hip hop records EVER made.

These are my choices. You don't have to agree with the, and most of you won't. But try to figure out your own. It's nearly impossible to come up with a list less than an hour.

Swingers Trivia

Swingers is such a great flick. And I'm sure that all of you have seen it several hundred times - especially if you're a guy - but I have a few things I want to challenge you with. It's not necessarily trivia, but hopefully it'll test you a little.

How many messages does Mike leave on Nikki's answering machine?

There are two prominent movie homages in Swingers. What are the two movies and what two scenes are depicted?

Three actors from Swingers also appear in PCU. Name those three actors.

After the debacle with Nikki, Rob(Ron Livingston) brings Mike something to cheer him up. What is it?

What does Trent's car tag read and what is significant about it? It's a movie reference but I won't necessarily call it an homage.

All right. That should do it right now. I hope you can answer these. If you can't, rewatch the movie. You'll get a kick out of it if nothing else.

Jun 22, 2006

Cannibal Holocaust

Yeah, I watched Cannibal Holocaust tonight...