Jun 15, 2008

Lil Caesars and Punisher and Other Errata

A Lil Caesars recently went up in a shopping center in Athens - right next to a Vietnamese Pho place! - and the first time I went in, I expected Ashton Kutcher to jump out and say, "Gotcha, bitch. There's no such thing as Lil Caesars anymore!"

Because I thought the franchise had gone under. It's like certain animals. There are some animals that may or may not exist; I just haven't seen them in so long I just kind of forget about them.

Anyway, Lil Caesars is awesome but I'm not the only one whose memory had nearly been erased on the matter. I use a banking site called Mint, which tracks your spending, and this morning I was going over a few purchases and which category they fit in. Even Mint had no idea that L.C. still exists, because they had it listed as 'No Category'. That means Mint was, like, we got no Effing clue, dude.


Also, the new Punisher Trailer is out there. Thomas Jane looks strange in the new trailer. Just Kidding. It's the really bad-ass guy from ROME. Remember that show? I don't know, but I think it looks actually better than the Thomas Jane Punisher.

Jun 2, 2008

'The Strangers' Review - Sort Of

I know that this will come as no surprise to you, but I thought 'The Strangers' was a really good, very well-done horror movie, something difficult to accomplish these days, it seems.

'The Strangers' accomplishes every thing it sets out to. I won't give anything away, but suffice it to say that it is quite possibly the scariest movie I have ever seen in the theaters.

The script is a bit sparse, but the director finds inventive ways to manipulate not only the camera, but the audience as well. There's something to be said for having a talented guy at the helm. It's bitter and mean-spirited, but it's also extremely scary. Like, sweat-in-the-palms, peek-into-the-backseat-before-you-get-in sort of scary. And I am not easily frightened.

Great movie. Please go see it, if you like horror movies. It is not a 'mainstream' horror flick. It's not like SAW and it's not like Hostel, but it's mean and scary and there's little to no blood. Hmmm.