Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Super… (Yawn)

by Chris McGinty (According To Whim .com)

It may be ironic that Nathan and I are writing a weekly serial that has to do with super hero powers, and that I’m about to say what I’m about to say, but I’ve realized that I don’t really have any interest in the super hero movies that have been coming out in recent times. Maybe it’s just the specific titles that they’ve been making. Iron Man? Nah. Thor? Not unless it’s Vincent D’Onofrio. Green Lantern? Not really.

I haven’t lost interest in the super hero genre entirely. I’ve been thinking about watching “Unbreakable” again. Ok, fine. I’m probably more interested than even that, but I’m just not feeling it lately. I say lately, but I still haven’t seen any of the “Spiderman” movies, any of the “The Lord of the Rings” movies, or “Titanic.” Ok, you’re right. “The Lord of the Ring” wasn’t a super hero movie.

I watched the “Heroes” TV show last year. I really liked that one. I saw “The Watchmen.” I liked that one too. I’m not completely out of the loop I guess, but I’m not exactly in the loop either. Who knows?

That didn’t really lend itself to a whole blog post did it? So what else is going on? I recently watched a British crime drama called “Luther.” That was really good. They’re so weird over there with their six episode seasons. Or in the case of that “Sherlock” show that was so much better than the movie with Iron Man in it. “Sherlock” was three episodes, but each episode was closer to two hours. That’s three movies basically, which is the odd thing about TV. They shoot so much more, so much quicker.

I watched “The Book of Eli” with Denzel Washington. It was very good. I can’t really explain why, other than to say that it was very good. You’ll just have to watch it.

Oh, and I would be done watching “Farscape” by now, but I misplaced the last disc of Season Three, and was waiting to watch Season Four until I found the disc. Then one day I found it, and I was like cool, I can finish watching it. Then it disappeared again. Soon though. Soon.

I’ve been watching the Abbot and Costello movies recently. They’ve all been pretty good so far. The first one “A Night in the Tropics” was just odd, because they were just running around non-incidentally in a plot that had nothing to do with them. After that one though, they were better featured in the movies, and the movies were funnier. I think my two favourites so far have been “Hold that Ghost” and “Who Done It?” though “Pardon My Sarong” is definitely worth watching just for the dance sequence in the club, and there are some funny scenes in there as well. There are funny scenes in all of them, but it’s more of a question of how funny the not so funny scenes are. When the not so funny scenes still make you laugh, it’s alright. When they don’t, it’s more of a waiting game for the funny scenes.

Otherwise, I don’t have a whole lot of interest to discuss now. I’ve been writing various things, but they’ve been messy as readability goes. I’ll have to clean them up before I post them, so this one will just have to be short and lame.

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