"Sweet? Where do you get off? Where do you get sweet? I am dark and mysterious, and I am PISSED OFF! I could be very dangerous to all of you! And you should know that about me... I am THE ENEMY! "
Saw a few movies this weekend...
Friday night, I went with kingmob23, Sara, Mark and Donna to see Sin City. It was pretty fucking great. If you're into film noir at all, or if you're into comics at all, you need to see this film. The dialogue is a bit stilted (as it was in the comic, to be honest,) but the mood, pacing, the setting... it's all perfect. The film is black and white, with occasional colored highlights to emphasize certain important concepts and characters. Michael Madsen kicked ass in a subtle way, Bruce Willis rocked harder than he has since the Fifth Element, and Mickey Rourke just absolved himself of every sin in his career. If that's not enough, you also get to see Carla Gugino naked. Whoa!
Yesterday, melissa611 wasn't feeling well, and I was too broke and tired to go out, so I went over to her place and watched some movies.
Almost Famous was really good. kingmob23, I know you've been bugging me to see this for a bit, and i'm glad I did. Now I wanna go buy the director's cut. If you love rock music... hell if you love any kind of music, this is a nice tribute to that. Shit, it's got Lester Bangs in it, so it must be good.
Garden State was everything I'd hoped it would be. Zack Braff is really, really talented, and he caught the suburban melancholy perfectly. I know a few of you have felt the numbness of antidepressants strongly, and debated whether or not to let go of them. See this movie... someone knows how you feel. Incidentally, this song (link leads to the iTunes store) from the soundtrack is one of the finest little golden pieces of trip hop beauty since the first Tricky cd. Gorgeous.
Speaking of great music, THIS is brilliant. The Easy Star All Stars are some of the top names in dub & reggae, and here they do a dub version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album in it's entirety. This is not as retarded an idea as it sounds at the outset. While I know kingmob23 is nof the opinion that everything Pink floyd has ever done is an utter waste of time, I think that the quality of these songs shines through when they are stripped of the poncy art rock pretensions and guitar solos, and reinvented as spare, angular dub reconstructions. Doesn't hurt that both styles were designed to smoke pot to. Still, great stuff, I'll give the .torrent to you if you email me.