Sunday, November 21, 2010

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)

Alright. I guess I used to be a pretty avid harry potter fan. I've read all of the books at least twice. I just read the 7th book a couple weeks ago, and I admit, as I opened the cover, I had the opinion that I had grown out of Harry Potter. But, alas, I fucking loved the book.  Read it in like a day and a half.  It really is very decent writing. Props to Rowling.

Now, the movie, specifically the most recent release, will receive no such props.

Is it just me, or did Daniel Radcliffe fail to inspire any emotional authenticity for anyone else? I literally laughed when *SPOILER* Dobby died, purely because of the acting.  Also, someone should tell the actors to speak more slowly. I read the books, so I could deduce what was being said at most times, but I do not doubt that after numerous, hastily-voiced lines the majority of American audiences were looking at each other quizzically saying "What?" I'm not hating on british accents, but realize that people unfamiliar with the accents are relying solely on dialogue to understand what's happening.

Okay, but to give a review of the movie itself, it was very disappointing. I'm not going to go into the whole "the book was sooooo much better" issue, but it truly did seem that the director/screenwriter had never read the book. As I said earlier, the acting was lacking. And what the FUCK was with the Hermione/Harry dancing scene? That was almost as uncomfortable as the Juno creepy old man/pregnant teenager dance scene. But at least the Juno scene served a purpose of telling us more about the characters (namely how sketchy that guy was). The HP version was totally arbitrary and completely unnecessary.

Finally, this movie was essentially a fluff-piece that leads up to the second part of the 7th movie. I only paid 6 bucks for it, so I wasn't too pissed. But I'm glad I didn't go wait in line for hours for the midnight premiere like so many of my harry potter crazed friends.

TL;DR version: Acting sucked, nothing. fucking. happened., creepy dance scene, book was better neener-neener.

P.S. Daniel Radcliffe's totally coming out the closet sometime in the next five years.  I bet he didn't even pop a chubby with Emma's legs right next to him.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sick Music Blog

Hey guys, I wanted to share this blog I frequent.  The dude has a tendency to post some pretty sick songs.

If you like dubstep, chill hip-hop, sick beats, check this out for sure.

here's the link: ThisSongIsSick Blog


Random comic:

Monday, October 25, 2010

the hell? When did Linkin Park get awesome?

I mean, I loved them when I was thirteen, but they've been dead to me for years.  Especially after "Minutes to Midnight".

Nice to hear an actually decent tune from them.  Enjoy.

Randall Munroe is a genius.

Alt Text: "And what about all the people who won't be able to join the community because they're terrible at making helpful and constructive co-- ... oh."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

So if you haven't heard about the Rally to Restore Sanity yet, here you go:

I really want to go to this thing.  Too bad I live almost 10 hours away..

But I've loved keeping up with this shit.  It's refreshing.  It might have comedic overtones, but this is getting serious coverage.  Stewart and Colbert know what they're doing, too.  I'd say they're sincerely interested in trying to change the way politics works, or at least toning it down a bit.

By the way.  Oprah was on the Daily Show.  nbd or anything. Oprah-Daily Show Clip

Obama's scheduled to appear on the Show the 27th.  You know, still nbd. "Pres. Obama Scheduled to Appear on Daily Show"

So, if you're in the vicinity of D.C., I encourage you to go to this.

Alright, feedback is appreciated!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Learning Piano to Get Laid

Bo Burnham - Words Words Words

Alright, so I loved Bo Burnham back in the day.  You actually had to think about his songs to get the depth he was going for.  Yeah, that "depth" was eventually discovering the complex puns he used for "vagina" but dammit, it's good shit.

Now he's out with his second album.  I just listened to it.  It's a little awkward in the beginning, but there's some good material on here.

My personal favorite as of now is "Art is Dead".  It's the first time I've ever heard some real honesty from this dude.  You can tell that wasn't an act.

Here's the torrent for the album: Bo Burnham's Words Words Words (btjunkie)

I suggest you listen.  If you don't want to listen to all of it, just start at "A Prayer/How Do We Fix Africa?".

But alright, here's his new "single".  Enjoy.