Friday, September 28, 2007

One of them quizzes

Got this from Freak Magnet's blog(see link on right). It's fast, so I did it.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pilots

Had a chance to see a couple of pilots for new shows this past week. Here's what I think:

Sarah Connor Chronicles: Not a bad start, but I doubt that they can sustain this level of action the entire series, and if they can't, where does it go? If you don't know who Summer Glau is, then there may be a cool little surprise in the pilot for you.

Bionic Woman: Okay, I haven't checked, but the casting director from this series is either the casting director for Battlestar Galactica or simply loves that show because there are no less than three acting vets from BSG in this show. (Starbuck, "Tigh", and the lawyer who helped defend Baltar). The show is decent, but the FX are pretty weak. I may watch a couple more, but I'm leaning toward waiting for dvd. It is nice to see Miguel Ferrer back to his Robocop self though.

Chuck: I give this one major geek points for throwing in the Zork TSR80 references, but overall I was just kind of bored. (which is weird, since McG directed this episode, and if you know anything about him he's hyper in his directing) I'll probably pass on this one.

I started watching the Journeyman pilot, but my wife wants to watch that too so I'm waiting for her now.

Not that I'm looking for more TV to add to my TIVO list...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

HH & Real Life

Okay, if you haven't seen this yet, check it out:

CNN

Pretty weird. I'm torn about how I feel about it. Obviously it's pretty horrendous, but if you've seen the film you know I have a pretty twisted sense of the world. I've read about every serial killer who ever lived, and there's always some interesting footnote about each.

And now my flick will be one of the interesting footnotes to this guy's description. I know it's a bad thing, but part of me is a little thrilled.

Not so coincidentally, I've been watching the imdbpro moviemeter on HH go up. Three weeks ago it was 52,000 and some change. (FOC hovers around 18,000) Two weeks ago when the story broke it moved up to 22,000.

This week it's 15,928.

And to answer your question: No, I don't get any piece of increased rentals.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

All Work And No Play Makes Kev A Dull Boy

Friday, September 07, 2007

3:10 to Yuma

My buddy James is at a new theater. He's been a projectionist at like six theaters, so I always kid him that he's introducing me to the projection room of every theater in Maryland.

The other night I went up to the first private showing I've seen at his "new" theater. We watched 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russel Crowe and Christian Bale. I'll start by saying I've always loved Westerns.

From High Noon to Shane to Silverado to the Clint Eastwood Sergio Leone spaghetti ones. Blame my dad, and my love of a time when you could wear a gun on your hip and shoot people at will.

3:10 to Yuma. I haven't seen the original. But the new one? Damn. It was VERY good. James liked it, and he doesn't typically like Westerns.

It's hard to describe, so I won't bother. I'll only tell you that Russell Crowe is the bad guy, Christian Bale is the good guy, and there are many shades of grey when it comes to motivations in this film.

Typically, when I'm presented with a character in a film whose moral compass is so straight that they will do the right thing regardless of the cost, well, I find those characters either patently unbelievable or downright irritating.

But not in this movie. Bale's character--played absolutely perfect in this film--will not bend, and there was about three times I was thinking, "No way would I stick it out--I'd be out of there." And his fortitude made me admire him rather than laugh at him as unbelievable.

I'm not going to say much because I think it's better going into the story blind. I'd go see it though--it's a fun western with some great performances. We don't get many of them anymore.

Monday, September 03, 2007

My gay taste

I dated a transplanted California girl years ago. One of the things she said she loved about me was my "gay taste in music". We'd go out to clubs a lot and dance.

Sure, I love George Michael, Erasure, Abba, a lot of techno. In the past couple of years I discovered the Scissor Sisters.

But I think it's honestly more that my tastes are extremely diverse. I love a lot of the "gay style" music, but I also love industrial stuff(KMFDM, Front Line Assembly, etc), 70-80's stuff, music scores.

Anyway, I was listening to Pandora(which I wholeheartedly suggest you try--it's free fun) and had plugged in that I liked Savage Garden, so it was playing songs by groups it thought were similar. And damn if it didn't come up with one.

Modern Talking is like what Savage Garden mixed with Yaz/Erasure with a little of the Bee Gee's thrown in would sound like. They're German, they're guys(you may doubt this once you hear them), they're both heterosexual(you will doubt this once you hear them), and they were moderately popular in the mid-80's.

But man are their songs catchy. Here's one you can check out on your own. Enjoy(except for Stewie who's gonna have something to say with the word "ghey" in it, and who can't admit he'll like it because he's not secure enough in his sexuality...).
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