T-minus 20 minutes. Not doing the live blog thing (save that for the real award shows and…err…Idol finales). But if the show is half as funny as the promos we should be in for a good time. Rumor has it entertainer extraordinaire Justin Timberlake will show up. Give that guy his own award show hosting duty already!
“Breaking: Freddie Prinze Jr. clocks in on new season of 24 as head of CTU field ops Cole.”—EWAusielloFiles. What the what. When was the last time he acted in anything? I thought he was the guy that comes on after Jimmy Fallon.
Earlier today I tweeted “ARFT.” It’s a new feature I’m trying out where I post ratings on the new albums I listen to on my commuter train. Strictly new albums and leaks, judged on a 1-10 scale. Then I’ll provide a brief explanation when I get home, depending on how busy I am. Hopefully this feature will last longer than my “TV Winner of The Week.” I should bring that back.
Anyway, the inaugural reviews were of Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (8/10), and Lucky Boys Confusion - Closing Arguments (5/10). Both bands have been around for a while, but its only DMB’s that makes me want to come back for more. Poor production and depressing songs make up the Lucky Boys comeback. Its a stark contrast from their last album, the jubilant popathon Commitment. Dave “returns to form” as they say, with an imaginative ride that echoes their rich back catalog.
Coming soon…Taking Back Sunday, Parachute, Ben Folds acappella.
“Jon and Kate Plus 8 will likely lose that particular audience who sat down and watched it with their kids. On the plus-side: It will gain new viewers interested in a dishy, train wreck reality show. Thanks to their marriage scandal, the Gosselins have essentially created a new show. Kate Gosselin has now emerged as a significantly less sympathetic character, a porcupine, and that could make for interesting TV viewing. But will she be willing — for the sake of keeping the show interesting — to put herself up for that kind of loathing, which Anna Nicole Smith was completely willing to do?”—Prof. Bob Thompson strikes again. Here he is breaking down this whole Jon/Kate 8 phenomenon for US Magazine.
I think I’m a little late to the party on District 9, but something quite interesting is going on with the two teaser trailers. I recommend watching teaser 1 first and then teaser 2.
They aren’t very different, in fact the only thing that changes is a removed blur on a character’s face and an added translation to the what they’re saying. What makes it so fascinating is how much difference these little changes make. Teaser 1 is much more menacing; gives the movie (as a whole) an action/thriller feel. Where as teaser 2 is deeply psychological and makes the film seem more like a commentary on society.
When you think about it, that little change from teaser 1 to teaser 2 also changes the antagonist of the film. Is it us or them? Just another late-summer, sci fi throw away? I think not. Something deep is going on here.