Category: trailer


I haven’t been with you for a week. I should be posting more because I have no school work to do. Anyways, here are some things I have been thinking about, if it interests you.

There seems to be a general feeling on the internet that advertising in any way is bad. And, while I agree that if we could just get a stat sheet or something for every competing product and chose what we want to buy from the information on the sheet it would make for an easier and less stressful time for everybody, I don’t think the advertising business is going anywhere. I do not believe that all advertisments are evil or the cause of the fall of man or a sign of the apocalypse or a mark of the general stupidity of human beings because I don’t think that human beings are stupid. I seem to be the only person on the internet with an optimistic outlook on life and humanity. The fact that we fall for a viral ad or that the Twilight movie was number 1 at the box office doesn’t mean the whole race of human beings is condemnable. It just means that some of us are stupider than others and we will have to deal with this. There have always been stupid people and there always will be stupid people. And I don’t necessarily think that people who laugh at ads are stupid because I am one of them. I will applaud a great ad instead of jumping straight to a “what does this mean about humanity as a whole” angle. Who gives a crap? It’s 30 seconds of fun or cornyness featuring a certain product.

That went on for too long. Sorry. I don’t blame you if you didn’t read it all.

In the immortal words of that one song, “Christmas time is here.” This, of course, means lots of Christmas music and merriness. If you would like a definitive list of all that is good and Christmasy, here you go:

  • Movies:

A Muppet Christmas Carol

Brazil

Die Hard (NSFW video)

  • Music:

Get Behind Me, Santa! – Sufjan Stevens

Christmas in Hollis – Run D.M.C.

Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie and Bing Crosby

Ok, that’s enough.

Oh, one more thing! The new camera is pretty darn awesome. Check out my other website for awesome pictures!

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It’s time to get serious.

Se7en.

David Fincher’s 1995 detective film is the 17th best movie of all time. It stars 3 of my favorite actors (Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey) and is meticulously directed. Detectives Pitt and Freeman hunt a serial killer who murders his victims in the style of the seven deadly sins. This is Law and Order taken to the extreme. The film starts off dark and gets even darker as we search for the killer. Even though the final sequence takes place in a wide open field on a bright sunny afternoon, it is perhaps one of the darkest sequences comitted to film in the last 20 years.

Check the trailer:

And the incredible title sequence. It sets up the tone of the film perfectly (warning! not for the squeemish):


A lot of you guys know me from filmspotting, but I don’t know if I have ever made a “definitive” top 20 movies list. So I’m gonna do it here. Good luck to me!

#20: SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Directed by Edgar Frost and written by Frost and star Simon Pegg, this 2004 horror comedy is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Not only is it insanely quotable (Shaun: As Mr. Sloan always says, there is no “I” in team, but there is an “I” in pie. And there’s an “I” in meat pie. Anagram of meat is team… I don’t know what he was talking about. ), it is also a damn good zombie movie.
Here is the trailer for your enjoyment. Enjoy.