Tuesday, September 23, 2003

good movie alert

...and surprisingly so. Just got back from seeing The Rundown. If you're like me -- and I know I am -- this is a title you keep forgetting for some reason, and you just refer to it as "that one with The Rock, Stifler and Christopher Walken."

Something about the trailer made me think "guilty pleasure, maybe," but it ended up being a genuinely solid action-comedy. The Rock could probably quit the day job, provided he ever gets out from under McMahon's thumb (Vince is an exec producer). S.W. Scott and Walken were fun doing what you'd expect. Very nice to see Ewen Bremner (Spud from Trainspotting) pop up again.

On the home I managed to pull in the fuzzy sounds of WCCO, 400 miles away in Minneapolis. The Twins won at home, and the broadcast team was staying on the air waiting to celebrate an official divisional clinch. They interviewed whomever'd talk to them while the fans watched the Royals and White Sox games on the Jumbotrons. Very surreal. Once the magic number went to ), I wasn't sure whether I was hearing crowd noise or static. Now where'd that Homer Hanky go?

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

bad movie alert

I saw Underworld Monday night. I had moderate hopes, but they were dashed. Very dull, when the acting wasn't laughable, and very little I hadn't seen before. Beckinsale looks good in vinyl, but that's not enough to carry the film.

What's more, it seems the lawsuit White Wolf Publishing has brought against Sony has some merit. (NOTE: the link is laden with movie spoilers). Most of the 60 points of similarity in the suit are bunk, but there are at least two concepts (that memories are transmited through the blood of the biter, and the idea of elder vamps going into centuries-long dormancy periods until revived) that seem to be lifted from the RPGs.

Friday, September 12, 2003

If it were written today...

Would this song be considered too lefty for commercial radio?

I think so.

Sunday, September 7, 2003

did you know...

that I do very very very basic webmaster stuff for the curling club?