Raging Bull (1980)

16 11 2008
Raging Bull

Raging Bull

I wasn’t really into it. Deniro played the crazy boxer quite convincingly. I genuinely understood how that much pain can cause insane behaviour. The Directing was at times fascinating and then over the top and most times I just didn’t care for it.

Acting: B

Directing: B-

Plot: C+

(7.5 of 10)



2 08 2008
Tell No One
Tell No One

Movies I Recently Watched:
Total Recall (8.5/10)
The 6th Day (7/10)
Tell No One (9.9/10)
2019 After the Fall of New York (7/10)
Cassandra’s Dream (6/10)
Night of the Comet (7.5/10)
12 Angry Men (8.5/10)
Mulholland Falls (5/10)
3:10 to Yuma (6/10)
Across the Universe (4/10)

Ultramagnetic MCs
Ultramagnetic MC’s

Music I’m Listening to:

Depeche Mode – Strangelove
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Breakdown
Kool Moe Dee – Knowledge is King
Noir Desir – Des Visages, Des Figures
Foals – Antidotes


Recent TV Activity:
Family Guy
Twin Peaks
The Cure – Greatest Hits (acoustic)
Rolling Stones – Bridges To Babylon

Naked Gun 4

31 03 2008
The Naked Gun

The Naked Gun

One rant for today.

Why are there 4 Scary Movie movies and only 3 Naked Guns? Parody films are sooo annoying sometimes (naked gun is a parody movie, I know). but Superhero movie? that’s almost as bad as “Reference Movie” (See movie at bottom). But anyway, I love Naked Gun. and it’s humor, or lack thereof, is me. so here’s 2 interviews with David Zucker and Leslie Neilsen. and a snip-it from Wikipedia about Police Squad – the show Naked Gun was based on.

Interviewer: Any chance of you guys re-teaming for another “Naked Gun” in the future?
Zucker: We would really like to. The studio just doesn’t get the joke though. They’re not interested in the franchise. Funny thing was, Scary Movie 3 opened up against a Paramount movie at the box office on the same week of release and the Paramount movie disappeared without a trace. They still may not get it, but if they really wanted to see whether spoof movies still work they should’ve taken a look that week, even back when Scary one came out. And if they think that’s a different case because it was an R rated spoof movie, they should look at ours – it’s PG-13.


Interviewer: David mentioned that there might be a fourth Naked Gun if they can persuade the humourless folks at Paramount to do it. Would you want to do it?

Neilsen: I’d keep my fingers crossed. I would do it, are you kidding? I mean, it’s a special kind of humour and the essence of the humour is that they never try to tell the audience what’s funny. But without —

Interviewer: O.J.?

Neilsen: O.J. Well, it never crossed my mind that that would have made any difference, not to say that he wasn’t very heavy support for the film; he was a very big athlete and a big star. Very enthusiastic and very easy and wonderful to work with. But it may be that that coloured part of their consideration in choosing to not give it a run, but people have come in even after and wanted to buy the property. Paramount could have sold the property, but it’s in the archives, and you don’t sell things if you’re not going to use them yourself, because if they get sold and then become big hits, or big money maker, then somebody is responsible.


“Police Squad! was cancelled because the viewer had to watch it in order to appreciate it.” What Thomopoulos meant was that the viewer had to actually pay attention to the show in order to get much of the humor, while most other TV shows did not demand as much effort from the viewer. In its annual “Cheers and Jeers” issue, TV Guide magazine called the explanation for the cancellation “the most stupid reason a network ever gave for ending a series.”

Matt Groening is quoted as saying “If Police Squad! had been made twenty years later, it would have been a smash. It was before its time. In 1982 your average viewer was unable to cope with its pace, its quick-fire jokes. But these days they’d have no problems keeping up, I think we’ve proved that.”


Harry Potter

4 03 2008

The Grunting Had Become Too Much

2 03 2008

lauryngruntsfoundationNo, not a bear, not an ape or gorilla, not even my roommate (who even grunts when he’s fixing his hair – no hair – it’s such an effort to move a comb over no hair, but you seem to find a way to make it look hard [sound hard] [is it weird that I’m using a lot of parenthesis? and that I’m saying “close parenthesis when I do this ] ) You’d think she’s a prostitute for some of the things she says, like “ugh! ugh! UGH!” and “It feels natural to do my noise. I’m not faking it…”
But I digress…
9-year-old Lauryn Edwards (yes, the “Y” does make her cool [ not the slang term of YMCA, but the
actually replacement of “e” for that crazy “y”] was found at fault by her local tennis club for grunting too loudly. She was banned. Her father has made comments defending her daughter, saying things like: his daughter’s grunting was nowhere near Sharapova’s level and had been exaggerated and “She was in such a state that I had to bring her home mid-match.”


Here you go, a video for you, (Pedophiles)…

UPDATE: Typo on the Youtube, fuckin N00bzzzzzz

Which Reminds Me, Magical Leoplorodons

1 03 2008

Charlie meet Charlie.

Steppin’ in 3-D, Holla Back Young’n

1 03 2008

“Disney will proceed with a third installment of its hit dance franchise ‘Step Up,’ tentatively titled ‘Step Up 3-D.’ Pic will become the latest 3-D live-action film from the Mouse House, with ‘Step Up 2 the Streets’ director Jon Chu in talks to reprise.”


Let’s hope the Disney can build off the success of the “Step Up” franchise. Actually, it’s made $22,125,429 on it’s opening weekend. but who would see this? kids 12-15 because they are lame. and adults 80-dead. I’m sorry, but they would see this if they are senile and don’t know any better. (also sorry if you’re 80+ and can still read) but who’s the competition? witless protection? vantage point? fool’s good? all classics in due time, so I guess Step Up 2 the streets will be up there too with the Godfather (in hell). so anyway, watch this review of witless protection: