Life's been a little turbulent as of late so I haven't really had the time to post. Also, that means I haven't had the time to be reading up on all the blogs around here either.
For that I would like to sincerely apologize.
Now, I know what you're thinking
"it's not that big of deal, it doesn't really matter, you don't have to apologize"
But it's a big deal to me. It matters damn it!
We put a lot of effort into our shit and we want people to read it. So, whether you want it or not there's my I'm sorry and I really am :(
I've spent the little free time I have had watching movies. I will leave a few thoughts on those before I go.
Conan (the new one)
I was really into it at first, thought they were doing great job, but then it slowly stared to go down hill. By the end of it I was just like "yeah sure whatever" There were a few things they did right, but even more they did wrong. The guy they cast in the title role did a good job. One thing they did wrong was never giving him a total 'bad-ass' moment (except for when he was a kid, but that doesn't count) It's Conan, you've got to give him at least a few of those.
Also they totally fudup the ingenue. You can't do that, gotta get that part right. I'm a big fan of the older movies and compared to those this one just isn't up to snuff.
This movie was friggin sweet. After seeing the trailers numerous times I had totally discounted this as another generic action movie that I would be none the worse off for not having seen. However, after hearing a few good things and even reading a few good things from around these here parts (I can't remember from who exactly, but I want to say maybe from Infinite Plans, please forgive me if it was someone else who wrote up a good review, but anyway) I decided that maybe my initial evaluation of the thing was wrong and I should give it a chance. I did and I was wrong. It was not generic at all. It was great.
I could find a few things wrong with it. Ryan Gossling played awkward great, but sometimes a little too akward. The relationship between him and the lead actress is portrayed as very awkward, which gives it a very genuine and real quality. I like that a lot, but again sometimes it can be too awkward. Anyway, this movie's worth a viewing. Chances are you'll like it.
I absolutely loved this movie. One of the best I've seen in a long time, can't say enough good things about it. If you haven't seen it yet you should. It is a love poem to the art of the written word, story-telling, art, and media in general. If you've ever attempted to compose a piece of work in the hopes of affecting someone, you will love this movie and doubly so if that person was someone you loved.
I would like to mention that not only did this film not win an Oscar for best screenplay ( a silent film won that category), it wasn't even nominated. There are many reasons to piss and moan about how stupid the Oscars are, but this is by far the best one I know of. For this reason alone the Oscars can officially be regarded as a joke
This movie could have been great if they had been a little more authentic in their portrayal of MMA fights. The stuff that happens outside of the cage is awesome. The three lead actors all turn in amazing performances and the story and progression of the two brothers and their father is incredibly touching. I personally relate to it immensely.
However, the stuff that happens inside the cage is just too much of a fail for me to get with this movie. I really think the makers of this film were assuming they wouldn't really need to get that part right as long as they got all the drama outside the cage right. Maybe they were right, but whatever.
It's kinda like Inception, but better, but not really.
It's like a Japanese action flick, except with a budget, except I already know English.
Too vague? Well maybe this will explain it a little better
Seems somehow appropriate. That should explain it.
Okay well that's all I got. I just read a post over at Beasts In Human Skin on Sex and Fury and now I feel like watching it and crashing out, so that's what I'm going to do.
Peace out internet, and hopefully I'll be able to get a few things settled so I wont be so flaky in the future.