Quick! Watch it before it gets pulled and Youtube gets sued for 400 bajillion dollars.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is an absolutely awesome documentary about the man who has held the record high score of Donkey Kong since 1982, and the guy who decided to challenge that score over 20 years later.
Just came from a showing with a Q&A with the director/producers. The filmmakers started out with the intention of making a simple "sports" documentary set in the world of competitive gaming, but came away from it with a different drama altogether, complete with a scared, arrogant champ, a scandalously corrupt scoring process, an incredibly determined challenger and a gallery of goofy grown men who have dedicated thousands of hours of their lives to becoming champions at games like Missile Command, Joust, Burger Time and Mappy.
It's a small indie documentary, and the filmmakers encouraged the audience to spread the word if we liked the movie... so go see it if/when it comes to your city - preferably opening weekend, which always counts the most.
Official site: http://www.billyvssteve.com
Friday, August 17, 2007
The story is as much about friendship and camaraderie as it is about buying booze to impress (and hopefully bone) chicks. The two main characters, childhood friends Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill), are going off to different colleges in the fall, and there is a lot of unspoken heterosexual-life-partner angst about that inevitable parting threaded through the story. The movies really nails the authenticity of that friendship, and I found myself thinking throughout the movie, "That's exactly how my friends and I were back then."
The movie takes a (somewhat unnecessary) zany turn when the two local bonehead cops (Seth Rogen and Bill Hader) show up and take third friend Fogel (a.k.a. the already infamous McLovin) (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) on an all-night ride-along. It's extremely hilarious, but feels like it belongs in a different movie than Seth and Evan's
All in all, though, I McLoved it and recommend it McHighly.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Important Nerdlinger Hobbit News Alert!
According to IESB.net, New Line is moving forward with The Hobbit movie, with Peter Jackson producing. Directing duties have been assigned to... hang on to your dork-britches... Sam Raimi.
My campaign to have Bruce Campbell cast as the voice of Smaug begins now.