Posts from February 2009

Monday, 23 February 2009

Jury Duty Delays

So the reason there hasn’t been very many updates these past few weeks (other than posting some videos and a review and an article that I’d written a while back) is because I had Jury Duty, which was a very strange experience.  Suffice it to say that I never actually ended up on a jury, but almost ended up on three.  I did read two books and played a bunch on my DS.

Anyhoo, that’s over now, so I can actually get a much better update schedule going here.

Categories: Life, Updates.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

My Oscar Scorecard 2009


It’s been a couple of years since I’ve written an Oscar article, and seeing as how the Academy Awards are tonight, I thought I’d do it again! This is pretty simple and straight-forward: I wanted to see just how nominations I’ve actually seen. Not nominated films, but the actual, individual nominations themselves. So I made some simple tables and tallied up my scores. I’ll put some commentary between the categories if I see fit… [Read the Full Article]

Categories: Featured Posts, Movies.

Monday, 16 February 2009

WALL•E (2008)

(Don’t worry, WALL•E, you’ll figure it out some day)

Why have I been dreading, dreading, dreading writing this review so much that it is now well over six months since I’ve seen the film? I think maybe it’s because WALL•E is really two different movies back-to-back. One of them is some of the most brilliant frames of film ever projected on a screen. The other is wildly uneven, strangely focused, and like a few other recent Pixar films, kind of morally ambiguous. [Read my full review here]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Three Videos to Watch In Order

Here is a YouTube playlist of three videos.  Please watch them all in a row for the full comedic effect.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Categories: Videos.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

The Bravest Warriors

Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!

Categories: Cartoons, Holiday, Videos.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Mario Kart Love Song

I had a crappy, crappy, crappy day today.  But this makes it all better:

Really, it’s the mustache that seals the deal.

(thanks, @leiapico)

Categories: Video Games, Videos.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Movies, Movies, Movies

Because Carrie is out of town on her annual Tucson pilgrimmage, I’m finding ways to distract myself from being lonely.  And this time, that involves seeing movies. 

Yesterday I went with @elgaladwen and saw Slumdog Millionaire.  It was pretty good, definitely a thumbs-up, but best picture?  Really?  

Then last night Laura & I watched Tropic Thunder, which is a really fascinating movie.  

And at 4:40 today I’m going with @leiapico to go see Coraline in 3D at the new Regal Cinemas at “The Landing” in Renton.  If anybody wants to join us, they are welcome to meet us there!  

I might try to swing seeing either The Wrestler or Gran Torino tomorrow early afternoon if’n I can find anybody to go with.  

This does mean, of course, that I’m going to be even more behind on my Movie Reviews than I already am.  Le sigh.

Categories: Life, Movies.