November 15, 2005
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I’m back again after yet another lapse in posting. I like to play the blame game, so this time I credit my crappy 2 year old eMachines desktop which apparently had the motherboard go bad. I guess you get what you pay for.
This time I think I’m back for good, rededicating myself to blogging. I often find myself inspired by my friend Will‘s daily blogging and envy the regular readers he has attracted (along with 60,000 hits he has managed to get in less time than it has taken me to accumulate 4,000). So I’m going to try to keep up with this and my music blog, and not bore you with the mundane.
I watched a couple movies over the weekend. I ventured out and dropped $8.50 to see ‘Jarhead‘, the most I’ve paid to date for a movie. I had been looking forward to seeing this for a couple months, and felt a bit letdown. It was a good movie, but I think I was expecting a little more after reading about all of the controversy that the book led to. It’s a surprisingly funny movie about the boredom of the first Gulf War experienced by a Marine unit. It’s no comedy though as there are some very dramatic scenes, some of which are pretty disturbing. The acting is very good, as is the imagery, but don’t go in expecting to see a “war movie” because there is not much fighting going on.
I finally watched ‘Last Days‘ on DVD and it is the worst movie I have seen in quite some time. It is inspired by the days leading up to Kurt Cobain’s death, and follows a rock star who ends up killing himself. I feel bad for anyone who saw this at the theatre, because I at least had the luxury of fast forwarding through most of the movie. There is very little dialogue in this movie, as the camera follows the subject around recording mundane tasks like walking through the woods, making a bowl of cereal, and sitting by a fire. No dialogue, no narrator, nothing. I suppose this is supposed to be really artistic, but it offers no insight whatsoever into the character and what he may have been thinking. Very disappointing.
This week I’m looking forward to catching some more of the Season 2 DVD of ‘Arrested Development‘ which is the best show on TV these days. Unfortunately, it will not be for much longer as FOX announced last week that it has been cancelled. The current season, it’s third, has been cut to 13 episodes which will resume airing in early December. I guess I should just be happy that it has made it this far since it’s ratings have always been bad yet Fox has kept it going this long.