Monday, July 25, 2005
Back to my usual self, I lay here sweating and waiting for something wonderful to come and treat me to a nice day here at vt. Alas, nothing comes it's way, and with the onslaught of high degree molecules, I begin to hallucinate little vt oompas who vaguely resemble a past employee. Friends, something tells me summer's here. While I go commit myself, here's your dinner for tonight, quality notwithstanding:
mmm mmm good (kinda):
Errol Morris/DVD Collection/First Person: Two whopping sets from documentarian extradonaire finally hits the plastic this week! First we have a few that nerds have been waiting for eons: Brief History of Time, Thin Blue Line, Vernon Florida, and Gates of Heaven. the other is a fairly new series where Morris interrogates those who inhabit this world. From about 5 years ago. Five years ago, Errol Morris coulda been making a kick ass documentary about me while I was attempting to take my SATs, throw my mack on, and chug down some coolies. Pssh, hell of a lot better than some dude with a robot voice.
The Jerk: See above.
Steamboy: Katsuhiro Otomo gives Miyazaki a run for his money in Steamboy. It's up to you whether or not Miyazaki gets spanked, but regardless of your masochism, you can deny the great talent of Otomo. The plot is about dwindling energy, and the deadly possibility of steam! Hmmm, sound familiar Kevin Costner? Maybe a little bit like WATERWORLD!
The Upside of Anger: Hey! Look who it is, it's Kevin P. Costner! I don't mean to single him out, JFK is the shizznit, but still I must. It's in the Videotheque handbook. He and Joan Allen star opposite each other, in this fiml about "adults." What's so more adult about this than any other R-rated film-I don't know- but I hear it's this year's Sideways. Just without the wine and stuff. So if you prefer your's sober, and I know you do, it's here waiting...on the shelf...with no one to pity it.
A slow week, I know, but that's not our fault. Next week is better I promise. Also, come get Bit Part soon, we are getting down to the last ones! And And, also new staff recs next week!
my time is over, my pension is due. ciao bella.
Monday, July 11, 2005
As I stand here, my energy drains out through my toes like hoses and circles this computer endangering it and myself of electrocution. I fear this death and tend to run away when such a threat arises. Which is what happened last week, so I'm sorry. Usually when I'm pooped, I talk like this (unlike that) and make no sense or cents about it. So while you're forgiving me, here, chew on this:
lord help me:
Cry Baby: When folks used to come up to the counter and ask for this, I would say: "oh, sorry, it's only on video." And then they would perform the titular task and run away as such. Now, when they ask if it's finally available, I in turn, begin to sob repeatedly and bitch how there's no Cop and a Half DVD.
Ichi-1: When my pal told me this was out, I screamed with glee and thought how great it was that Matt Groening made an Itchy and Scratchy DVD, but felt extremely confused as to why he would leave out Scratchy? It just didn't make sense. Who would Itchy commit bodily harm to? Certainly not himself, that's absurd!
I went on and on until finally Rick took out his double barrel (whoa, not that one!) and let me have it (not that either!).
Million Dollar Baby: Winner of last year's best picture Oscar (as well as Actress, Supporting Actor and something else) Clint is back. Aside from it's slightly unbelievable plot and confused political ideology, Baby ain't terrible. Certainly made to schlep the academy, I bet you'll want to see it too. Just don't call this the best boxing film eva, that belongs to Marty. You go boy!
Sexo Por Compasion: My life's goal.
A Very Long Engagement: [And slightly long title] Jean-Pierre Jeunet's latest, and France's most expensive, features Jodie Foster, Duckman(!), and of course Audrey Tautou. Audrey's Mathilde goes on the hunt of tracking down her beau, after it is noted that he has gone missing. Featuring gorgeous art direction, costumes, cool little gadgets and widgets, and the ever slightly charming Tautau, this will hit your romantic side. Invite your other over, I'll bring the Barry White.
New Staff Recs!
Mark: Holidays in the Sun: Mark's getting into the summer lovin'. If you're feeling the heat (and lord knows I aint), then get sweltering with these puppies: Hot Summer, Gidget(!), and See the Sea.
Jules: Send Me An Angel: Movies with angels. Duh.
Rick: The Phone's Ringing Dude: The other day I got pestering phone calls starting at 4am. No one was on the other line, so I figured someone was being a dickhead. And they were, but Rick's picks don't feature dickheads. Well unless you count that voice from Ringu. Featuring Dial M for Murder, Lady from Shanghai and formerly La Cienega.
Andy: Noir is the New Black: Andy's latest features a sampling of what is called Neo-Noir pictures. Take a dash of Blood Simple, a pinch of Band of Outsiders and gobble of L.A. Confidential and you get MURDER!
Jessie: Suburbmania: The best of the worst possible place. Suburbs. Jessie's genius reveals the odd, the bored and at times, the viscious. Featuring lots of track houses.
Meg: Groove is in the Heart: When you are watching one her picks, get on the table and dance your white heart away! You can jam along to Dance Craze, alleged molestor Jacko, or the classic Saturday Night Fever. And don't worry, nobody's watching.
And lastly, a big thanks to those of you who have picked up a copy Bit Part. We appreciate the support, let us know how you like it. If you haven't yet, we got tons more, so stop by and get yours.
ok, my drainage is makin a mess. Get outta here.