Thursday, June 30, 2005

Summer at the box office

Old Boy
Memento meets Manchurian Candidate meets Korea (in a sense) but provides a more intricate storyline with a twist ending that will make your skin crawl. Definitely worth checking out if you can suck it up and read the subtitles.

Star Wars - Episode 3
I saw Episode 3 some time ago. It tied up a few loose ends but wow, was it cheesy! The Emperor converted Anakin to the dark side faster than the length of Tom Cruise's future marriage to Katie Holmes. I was a huge fan of the original Star Wars, there was so much creativity in the films, I just can't comprehend how you can go from the caliber of the first three to this. I'm beginning to think that George Lucas never really had a story that spanned 6 episodes, but made an additional 3 after the originals did so well.

Land of The Dead
It's no Freddy Vs. Jason, but it's definitely worth seeing, Romero's movies are always worth the price of admission. There is enough gore in the movie to last the entire summer: severed limbs, torsos, and zombies eating loads of intestines. People will say it's cheesy, but that's just the way it was supposed to be.

Devils Rejects
Although Rob Zombie's first film was terrible, this one actually looks pretty cool. When it comes right down to it, your really can't go wrong with an hour and a half of bloodshed and violence. I'm looking forward to this one.

War of the Worlds
Tom Cruise is an idiot, therefore I smell a shitty movie on this one. Anyone who proudly displays their membership in a cult (Scientology) is a whack job waiting to happen, and Tom Cruise is well on his way, depicted by his outbursts in recent interviews. Furthermore, is Hollywood that tapped out of ideas that they have to start re-making movies? Planet of the Apes, Flight of the Phoenix, Freaky Friday, Gone in 60 seconds, Star Wars x 3, etc……. the shit just keeps piling up.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

At the puppet show tonight....Gitmo

"The lack of a definitive answer despite repeated requests suggests that the United States is not willing to cooperate with the United Nations human rights machinery on this issue," said the statement issued at a meeting of U.N. Commission on Human Rights representatives and experts.

Wow, what an increadible surprise. I figured they'd just open the gates and let them take a tour of one of the biggest human rights abuse in the history of our planet. After all, we saw how powerful the U.N. was in stopping the Iraq invasion.

Let the puppetshow continue

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Pass the wine Mike

Was it really any surprise that MJ was found not guilty? Money talks in the land of the Hollywood Stars. I kept asking myself... was his lawyer really that good? was the prosecution really that bad? or was there some conspiracy theory behind it all heh heh? Maybe a combo of the first two, who knows.

What will Mike do next? My prediction is a book telling "his story" followed by a new albumn that will surely sell millions after all this publicity. Then, as a friend mentioned, perhaps he will start his own daycare chain...

Sunday, June 12, 2005

New Pope = Brilliant

More than 60% of the world's 40m people with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa alone, 600-1,000 people are thought to die every day because of Aids.

Now ask yourself this... what's one way this epidemic could be improved? Maybe some form of birth control would be a start. Not according to Pope Benedict "The traditional teaching of the church has proven to be the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids." Perhaps in your next interview you could elaborate a little instead of making some idiotic claim such as this and banking on the hope that all your faithful sheep will nod their heads in agreeance.

The Pope warned that contraception was one of a host of trends contributing to a "breakdown in sexual morality", and church teachings should not be ignored. "It is of great concern that the fabric of African life, its very source of hope and stability, is threatened by divorce, abortion, prostitution, human trafficking and a contraception mentality," he added.

That's better, thanks for the clarification. Now go brainwash somewhere else, we're all stocked up here!

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 17 (UPI) -- American journalist Seymour Hersh has said there are videotapes of American soldiers sodomizing young Iraqi boys at Abu Ghraib prison. According to the ACLU, a federal judge has ordered the release of dozens of Abu Ghraib photos and four videos documenting the torture and abuse some US soldiers allegedly took part in.

Since the war on Iraq began, the Bush administration has been able to deflect every scandle/allegation brought against it. Perhaps I'm naive, but I would think that everyone has a breaking point, a line that when crossed, people stand up and say, "hey that's just not right". Could this be the line where the American public finally takes a stand against their governement? Lets face it, the shit storm that this is going to cause in the media is going to be massive. Impeachment? Time will tell.