Speaking of, had us a fun weekend with buddies Randall and Jamie which included (in no particular order) Scategories, curry, half-naked jogging, "shpidah's," gambling, love triangles, regular triangles, and this...
Clap Your Hands! (download this and listen to it with this picture it is amusing)
Hype is a ditch with a capital B. With any kind of art, whether it be music or movies etc, too much of it before hand can raise expectations to unfair heights, and ultimately ruin the initial experience. Even if its good, its a setup to be let down. Comic book movies tend to be shoved in said category all too much, unfortunately. Thus, I was slightly nervous for The Dark Knight-ster. But FORTUNATELY, some things are worthy of hype, like Radiohead, Disney/Pixar, and sushi. Because of Heath Ledger (and his death), this movie is possibly the most hyped in recent memory. Also because of Heath Ledger, it delivers in spades. (Ha get the card reference? Joker? Cards? Ha?...ahem...). Mr. Ledger (R.I.P.) flaunts one of the best acting performances I have seen in a long time...and in a comic book movie! It was the kind of performance that made me wish I was an actor. He's not the only one of course, and this movie goes down as possibly the best acted of the genre ever. (Count me in the vote for a post-humous Oscar nom for Ledger). Its also very close to if not THE smartest comic book movie of all time. Like Batman Begins, it follows closely to Frank Miller's version of BatMcMahon, thus creating a dark and tragic crime drama that makes you forget it comes from a comic. (And it helps in forgetting Shumacher's Batnips). Brilliant movie. Possibly the best I've seen all year, but definately up there with Iron Man and Wall-E as my fav's. Comic books are taking over : )
Also, I started training for a potential new job today. Its telemarketing which sucks, but hey, I get paid. We'll see how it goes for now.
Here's a small preview of a story I have been concieving lately about a boy that finds a genie. What color should the genie be???