Thursday, January 18, 2007

Underrated Movie Of the Week

This is my idea for... well really just for something to do. That is the underrated movie of the week.

So my movie suggestion for this week is: Brain Candy (The Kids In The Hall)

This is a hilarious movie that stays true to the wacky, slightly dark, cross-dressing humor that we all enjoyed from the TV show. The premise is a simple one. Scientists invent a medication that cures depression. However there is one minor side affect which I won't spoil.

See this movie.

Do it.



Seriously. See it.

Dibs on Dave Foley.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Golden Globe Night

I should not be aloud to watch award shows. It's as simple as that. Emotional is not a word that is used to describe me. Sarcastic, cynical, witty, loud. Those are the words that describe me. However when I watch an award show, any award show I start to blubber like a little girl with a skinned knee. So tonight I reluctantly turned on the Golden Globes because my best friend in PA was watching before me, obviously, it was on there because of the time difference. She told me to turn it on at a certain time because someone cool won. I of course listened to her and put it on in time to see Hugh Laurie recieving his award. After that I was hooked.

My favorite acceptence speech aside from Hugh's was America Ferrera's speech, anyone who watched that and felt nothing is truly lacking some emotion because she deserved it and was so genuinely grateful for the award. So there are four stages I go through when watching these things.

1) Why am I watching this? I promised myself last time that I wouldn't do this again. I have a stack of Kids in the Hall dvds that need to be watched but I leave this on. I know how it's going to end, me in tears.

2) Crying. I never cry. Never. I've cried maybe three times in the past couple of months. When Grandma died, when I saw the movie Bobby, and the last time I had a panic attack. I don't know what it is about award shows. It might be because it's what I'm striving for and what I'll be dreaming about when I start my film classes tomorrow.

3) Image. With in the first couple of minutes of watching these programs I begin to imagine what I would say were I ever to win any award. Which would require me getting a movie made. If school goes well, internships happen and I continue to write the way I have been might happen some day.

4) A Repeat of Why? I finish watching it and again I go "Why did I just do that?"

Well it's over now. I'm settling in with a little NewsRadio (Thanks to the buy one get one free DVD sale going on at Barnes and Noble) and staying calm (no panic attacks tonight). First day of classes tomorrow. Lets see how ASU works for me.


Sunday, January 7, 2007

Podcast Vs. Podcast

"Yeah I listen to two Harry Potter podcasts"
"Don't worry, I find that rather endearing"
-My sister and I

So I've got many... MANY obsessions in my geek life. The biggest one after Star Wars is Harry Potter. I'm a multi-layered geek (how do I not have guys in line for me?). And within each fandom I'm apart of I've got even more layers of obsession. So with Harry Potter... well I'll just come out and say it... I've got it bad for Professor Snape. I'm not ashamed.

Because I've got these interests I enjoy listening to podcasts for both. There is a wonderful one called Snapecast ( it's a podcast completely devoted to Snape. The other one I listen to is Mugglecast (, which is kind of a given since most any Harry Potter fan is either a supporter of Mugglenet or Leaky Cauldren when it comes to Harry Potter news. I'm getting away from where I was trying to go with this.

Here's where I am going. I don't want to pin these podcasts against each other but here's my thing. I love both of these podcasts for their own reasons but I've also got issues with them for different reasons. Mugglecast spends quite a bit of time getting off topic. When I read their description for the week's episode and see a topic that I'm interested in I download it and sit down to listen to said topic. What I end up with is about half an hour of inside jokes and randomness until I can get to the topic. At first I wasn't too bothered but then it contiuned and started to become annoying. With Snapecast it's not really that they get off topic it's just that you have trouble hearing them or understanding what they're saying.

I don't want to attack anyone or come off as some geek-bitch but this is just something I wanted to say. If you're going to do a podcast at least do it well. The two that I mentioned both have a good show going it's just little things that kinda get on peoples nerves. I have one friend who stopped listening to Mugglecast because she didn't like it when they got off topic so much with inside jokes that the listeners didn't always follow.

Still. Check out the links I put. They both do a good job on what they do...

...And Snape is innocent.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Whatever Happened To?

So I went to the movies today (by myself. Geekish, I know.) I want to know what the hell happened to movies that revolved around story lines or characters. Maybe some dialouge. For the half hours of previews that I sat through I either cringed because of the loud and constant gunshots, screaming, and (much to my dislike) the splatter of blood. Or I sat there astounding that these movies were seriously being released to the public. Oh! And by the way, movies about hitchhikers murdering people, spies playing with guns in the woods, or houses trying to kill people ARE NOT approved for all audiences. I'm 18 and I felt compelled to cover my eyes. One thing that does seem to be a bright light in all of the desensitized movies that are coming out now is the idea that if they are giving these people movies then maybe I'll have a chance. Of course if I ever write my genius comedy script it will probably be rewritten to include aforemention hitchhiker or some sort of political aspect. It's a fucked up world we live in. Whatever happened to the comedy?