Paul Scheer’s (Best Week Ever, Human Giant, 30 Rock) blog. This is what I want my blog to be when it grows up. Recent highlights include news about Dark Knight animated tie in, bashing the trailer for Disaster Movie, quoting awful Love Guru reviews, posting the poster for Rob Zombies upcoming T rex movie, and relishing in the awesomeness that is Celebrity Family Fued. Awesome.
“You have to watch Lost! It’s amazing. Just watch it.”—Any Lost fan ever, when I tell them I don’t watch Lost. Now multiply this by every time I see given person and the numerous people I know who watch it then divide by the given amount of time since the last new episode.
Just watched the Tony’s. The production was pretty shoddy, it was just a mess in a lot of places. For example the woman from Rent belting out the high notes at the end of Seasons of Love, her mic was peaking. At least it wasn’t the abomination that was the 2007 Emmys in the round. That was just ridiculous.
Just got back from The Hulk and The Happening. The former of which I paid for. In general Ed Norton was the best part of the entire evening.
The Incredible Hulk exceeded expectations, in what is turning into a good summer for Marvel. Below Iron Man, better than Spider-Man 3. I don’t know much about comic book mythology. but I am looking forward to July 2011, when the Avengers movie is slated to be released. The cast thus far: Robert Downey Jr, Ed Norton, and Sam Jackson. Rumor has it Brad Pitt and Leo Dicaprio are being courted to play Capt. America and Thor.
The Happening. Well it happened. I’m a fan of Shyamalan. This is becoming more and more embarrassing to say in recent years due to such missteps as Lady In The Water (which I didn’t completely loathe.) But the man has got to stop writing his own films. Happening was great in concept, poor in execution. Saved only by shocking, graphic deaths, John Leguizamo, and excellent location scouting. Who scouts for his locations? They should get a raise.
In conclusion, see both. Don’t pay for the latter.
Other stuff that starts with an H…
TV - How I Met Your Mother. For anyone that says the sitcom is dead.
Music - The Hush Sound.
Legit - In the Heights. After it wins the Tony tomorrow night I’ll be here to say I told you so.
Here’s what happened. MTV writes up a bit for James Franco and Seth Rogen to perform on their movie awards. It involves them showcasing and smoking fake movie drugs. The two reach the podium, show the stuff but MTV chickens out and cuts to an extremely wide shot. For the entire exchange. It was uncomfortable and weird. One of many strange moments at the MTV Movie awards.
There was a time in my life when I would be excited to see movies like ”You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” and ”The Love Guru” (although I never really liked Mike Meyers). As happy as I am that my taste has evolved, I really miss enjoying movies so easily.
This is a really good observation. I know the feeling exactly, while these movies will probably be funny I too feel like my tastes as well as many others’ have shifted. But the issue may be larger than just me and my friends growing up.
Mike Meyers and Adam Sandler have done some great character pieces in the past. We can look fondly on Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Waynes World, and Austin Powers. They’re truly hilarious movies. But it seems as of late the comedies that are scoring big belong to Apatow and crew. 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad. Real(ish) people, in exagerated comedic circumstances. They’re heartfelt and relatable. Epic Movie, Scary Movie 18, Date Movie. Were any of these good? Not a single one can touch the success of Judd Apatow, and never will they be as funny as Spaceballs. Even Will Ferrel has fallen prey to this, playing the same obnoxious sports goofball over and over again.
Click was a step in the right direction for Sandler. A little too much cheese maybe. Meyers clearly needs to change up his game. Step Brothers will be good for Ferrel’s routine. But it seems the broad, over the top, spoof, parody comedy is on life support. Are audiences more sophisticated? Is there still a market for these kinds of comedies? We’ll just have to wait and see how Zohan and Guru perform.
Other recently viewed stuffs:
TV - Code Monkeys. Its a cartoon on G4. Imagine a work place sitcom, Adult Swim, and NES having a threesome. Thats this show. Its second season just premiered. Having been a casual fan, and not thinking too much of the show its first time around I was pleasantly surprised by its 2nd season debut episode. Catch this if you can.
Music - The Hold Steady are back with a new full length, Stay Positive. Coldplay’s title track off their new album “Viva La Vida” has the potential to be very big. Or not at all.
Lit - “Pitch Perfect” by Mickey Rapkin. The subculture underground world of college acappella, exposed.