August 28th, 2006


A little justice in Movieland

The movie world isn't usually fair. I've almost quit watching the Oscars (although I made an exception for this year's Jon Stewart broadcast) because it's like watching the big beefy bullies beat up the sensitive skinny kid in the black t-shirt, over and over and over. So I was happy to see a bit of justice in the box-office numbers for last weekend. Talladega Nights is still going strong at number 2, which is as it should be, and last week's number 1, Snakes on a Plane, is down to number 6. Best of all, Little Miss Sunshine is at number 3, up from about 6 last week. Word of mouth, yeah! I'd like to think that I helped in some small way by watching it twice last week, once on Thursday and once on Saturday. For inkognitoh and all my other friends who are dying to see this, it is worth the wait. I can't possibly do it justice, so I'll just say that it restored my faith in the movies if not humanity. For those of you who haven't seen it or heard of it yet, here's the trailer. I think I'll be forced to see it again before I can review it properly.

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Christopher Walken like I've never seen him before

I thought my favorite Fatboy Slim video was "Praise You", but that was before I saw this on labyrinthman's blog:

That's one of my favorite things about YouTube, getting to see the videos we've been deprived of in the US for all these years as MTV went to its AllTeenCelebDreck format. The only reason I saw the one for "Praise You" was that I was in Europe at the time, and MTV Europe actually still plays music, or did when I was there.