November 27, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire = The Dark Knight

"Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Dark Knight" are two shining examples of movie magic at it's finest. "Slumdog Millionaire", the new film from Danny Boyle, is a brilliant and touching study of what effect hope and optimism can have on people's lives. "The Dark Knight" on the other hand is a masterful and terrifying study on what fear can do to a society and an individual's character. Yet while "The Dark Knight" is the product of eight years of the Bush Administration, "Slumdog" is a product of the hope that begin to seep into the world with the emergence of Barrack Obama.

Both films show the physical and cultural effects a society can have a person. Just as the Bruce Wayne story could not exist with the massive skyscrapers and colorful citizens of Gotham, Jamal from "Slumdog" would not be succeeding on the show if it wasn't for the slums. However, beyond the physical is the cultural. Batman exists because he thrives off the fear of the criminals of the city. Jamal answers questions on the show based off cultural experience, a hodge podge of almost every cultural aspect of India, from cricket to celebrity figures to mantras on it's flag.

And finally, both films are very traditional stories at heart. Jamal is noble "knight" driven by never ending love for his princess. He undergoes many trials on his quest, including a climax with the King (the millionaire host (why is he the king, cause he's got the loot ). Batman is a knight driven to save his kingdom, at great personal cost to himself. However, where one film shows the toils of being a hero and believing in good, the other film soars on the power of hope.

November 25, 2008

Batman is Dead

According to numerous real news sources, Batman is going to die today in the final issue of his current comic run titled R.I.P.. Written by Grant Morrison, the current run of the comic has Bruce Wayne finding out some nasty truths from his past.

First things first, let's me real here. Batman is not dying, people die in comic books all the time. Superman died, he came back, sure he had to deal with some bullshit (alien supermen mainly), but the dude's back. Captain America died, he's back, I mean you think can kill the American spirit. Hell naw.

Second off, the timing of this could not have been better. Warner Brothers, which owns DC comics is having a Batman spectacular. First this comic event happens then The Dark Knight comes out on DVD and fanboys around the world explode in a brilliant burst of Batman love and spending.

However, the comic book geek in me has to get one thing out here. This "death" has the potential to be interesting because Batman is one of the most grounded superheroes. There are no powers involved here, so a death to the character would have to result in two things.

1. Resurrection: This would take the character into the realm of the supernatural, something that Christopher Nolan and the boys at Warner Brothers Pictures do not support.

2. A New Batman: Bruce Wayne such a huge part of the character. His guilt drives him, so anybody taking over would be strange.

Either way, DC and Warner Brothers are at a crossroads. I'm saying old Bat's will be back. Maybe even in time for the new Batman film.

I saw Twilight, yeah, I saw it

I mean it's not like I'm bragging about when I'm watching 24, drinking beers, and playing Gears of War 2 with the fellas, but yeah, I saw the vampire chick-flick fantasy film. And I gotta say, it's an effective film for it's core audience.

The core audience in this case are the women in the audience who were losing their shit whenever "hair man" Robert Pattinson graced the screen.

But by far the best scene in the film is when the vampires go play baseball in a thunderstorm. You see they use the crack of thunder to hit the crack of the bat as they crank monster hits. Of course, their superior vision, strength, and speed make it so even garguantuan hits are merely doubles or singles. Basically it's what the MLB would have become if steroid use was encouraged and required.

I'm sure that somewhere in the great graveyard of movie villians, Dracula is watching this scene and thinking, damn, dude, I never got to play baseball. I coulda hadda shot. But, I shouldn't shit on the movie, the ladies loved it. Me, I'm sticking with "True Blood."

November 23, 2008

Jack's back, the entourage continues, and the blood stay's mostly true

Last night on the television was a big one. Two popular shows ("Entourage" and "True Blood") ended their seasons and one hugely popular show returned after being absent for more than a year ("24"). I'm going to briefly share my thoughts of each of the three. Starting with the worst and ended up with the return of the modern day action hero, Jack "Torture Me" Bauer.

Just as plenty of girls flock to NYC to seek out their "Sex and the City" dreams, complete with Mr. Big's and cupcakes at Magnolia, "Entourage" is the same, except it's with dudes migrating to LA to seek money, power, respect, and babes. It's about friendship, sex, power, fame, fashion, more naked babes, and money. That being said, the season finale was decent, but not good enough. I don't care for Vinnie Chase cause he's a movie star, his problems are nothing compared to the rest of the world. My teachers at school always said "raise the stakes" and when you're a movie star trying to get a role, it's just not that interesting compared to saving African refuges.

This show, new this season, is "Twilight" for grown-ups and kid's who can get through their cable box's parental codes. Full of sex, blood, and violence, yet also jam packed with strong characters, the show has been a pleasant surprise. The finale was decent and wrapped up the major plot threads, it did a decent job of setting up next season, but it didn't pack that oh damn, shit, I gotta call my buddies moment as most finales do.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, so good to have my boy Jack Bauer back on the TV, taking names and getting tortured for the good of others. Full disclosure here, I'm straight monkey bananas about this show. I see past all the politics, improbable plot lines, weak seasons, and ultra-dramatic story arcs and see it for what it is. Pure, action spy dankness (that means good). This "movie" or warm for the new season was just what I needed. You had bad villians, new tag lines (Kill the Cock-co-roach!", and Jack Bauer throwing dynamite at bad dudes. The washington DC scenes were interesting enough to set up the season, but the real star here was Jack, saving the world, one African refuge at a time (he's even giving out scarfs). I'm pumped to have this show back. And those people who are counting, I think Bauer took down about 13 dude's last night. Hopefully the people at 24 kill count will keep track.

Sunday Trailers: The Wrestler

Not much to say about this one besides the fact that this movie looks incredible.

November 22, 2008

Saturday Nerd Post: Lara's Back

A big chested impossibly good lucking heroine avoids booby traps and fights exotic monsters. This is a sentence that gets teenage boys drooling and studio exec salivating. On paper the concept of "The Tomb Raider" franchise of movies, video games, and comics makes plenty of sense. Males of almost any age are into those things, and some women are into the female empowerment thing.

Since it first came out in 1996, there have been two movies, 16 video games, and a comic book series, yet the whole series never has been as face meltingly awesome as it should be. The video games were a little too buggy, the movies a little too silly, and the comics a little too objectifying.

The new video game is coming out now, so here's hoping it lives up to that initial promise

November 21, 2008

Friday Preview (Dogs, Vamps, and Drugs)

Dogs, vampires and superheroes, that is what we are working with this weekend at the multiplex. When you think about, that trio is almost guaranteed to deliver a hit. Throughout history, adorable dogs, blood sucking vampires, and buffed out superheroes typically deliver the goods, so why would this weekend be any different? Makes you think, when is the movie about a the vampire dog with superpowers coming out?

First up you have the
new Disney flick "Bolt" starring the voices of John Travolta ( a little note here, people make fun of Travolta for being a scientologist, but the dude was in "Broken Arrow" and the 7th grade classic "Face/Off", so he's legit in my book) and Miley Cyrus. I'm not going to see this in theaters, but if I watch it with my little cousins at Thanksgiving, I won't be complaining.

And of course, you have the "Twilight", the teen vampire romance action spectacular. It stars "hair man" aka Robert Pattinson and is about a chick that falls in love with a vampire in the
same town that Rambo is from ( I don't know if that is true, but the towns look the same). People are pumped about this movie, but when I say people, I mean girls who are dreaming of the day a dashing stranger who may or may not be a vampire sweep them away from their boring life. I had one of the books once and was going to read it, but my buddy's girlfriend snatched it from my possession. Tough break or a blessing in disguise?

And finally we have "Special", the new super hero starring Michael Rapaport as a guy who takes a test drug and may or may not have gained super powers from it. Rapaport is great character
actor who has been in many great films including "Higher Learnings" and the TV show "Boston Public." The concept of people doing drugs and thinking they are super-heroes is not original. Damn, I know some people who have smoked weed before and thought they had x-ray vision (dude I can see my bones dude, I'm tweaking out).

The Verdict
: Go see Bolt, it's Disney, it's a dog and doesn't involve vampires or drugs. It's good clean fun.

November 19, 2008

The Hate Problem with Prop 8

Proposition 8 is a state ballot proposition in California to define marriage as between a woman and man. Simply put it would outlaw gay marriage. Now I don't want to get to sucked into the moralistic debate that is gay rights. I will say I support gay people and the fact that people would discriminate or seek to deny them rights is un-American and wrong. I mean I'm from Boston, we were doing this Gay rights thing when Californians were deciding to elect John Matrix (that's Arnold name from Commando) as governor.

Now that Proposition 8 passed, the shit is really hitting the fan. Recently there has been a movement by people opposed to proposition 8 to gather voter information, and then protest anybody who supported it. The list is posted online. Check out this article here about the "list."

For example, take Scott Eckern, the artistic director of the California Music Theater, recently resigned to protect the non-profit organization when it was revealed he was on the list. Dude straight up lost his job because of his political standing.

For all the people who oppose Prop 8, doesn't the practice of going on witch hunts for people who oppose their beliefs to go with the very ideas of the Proposition, mainly discriminating against people for their beliefs?

November 18, 2008

Sport The Iguana (Coolest Pet Ever)

B Did's Bob Blake and I were the first to find Sport outside of the cage. My older brother (the one who had taken the cage outside) was lounging in the hammock and did not notice that our Iguana had escaped. We lowered out SS100 (Super Soakers, and such a screwed up ad) and approached the green pet with caution, yet our footsteps were like thunderbolts to his Iguana hearing.

Once he was on the run, B Dids, my brothers, and about six other neighborhood kids were in on the chase. We used the following items with no success.
1. Buttefly Net- Distinitgrated on contact
2. Lettuce trap- He ate the lettuce and kept running
3. SS 200- Did seem to mind the pressurized water blast
4. Water Balloons- Could withstand the water.

After all this, Sport climbed up a three story White Pine, chilled out for about 2 days and then disappeared for the months of May, June, July, August, and September. He was found when a friendly neighbor raked a pile of leaves off his lawn to reveal a very real iguana. Of course the man thought he had a found a dinosaur and promptly, had a heart-attack (he was fine) and called 911 to report the "6 Foot Green Lizard."

My family and I picked up Sport at the pet store that night. No longer a domestic animal, he was ferocious beast of the suburbs. He whipped things with his tail, bit objects even though he didn't have teeth, and was a master escape artist who had a knack for escaping around Christmas and posting up in the tree with the ornaments..

He was the coolest pet three boys with allergies could have ever have. He made the gold-fish terrorizing, meat eating, bad-ass fish we also had look like a boring version of Nemo. Later Sport, you had a good run. 16 years for an Iguana, with a life so full, is pretty damn sweet.

November 17, 2008

Viva La Hova, Viva La Musica

In the new James Bond flick, there is a remarkable scene staged in Austria at a floating Opera in Austria. Marc Foster, the director cuts between a chase, a shootout, the opera singer, and the actors on the stage. It's a fascinating example of how anything can change with a little bit of juxtaposition. A perfect example of this is the new mixtape "Viva La Hova", which takes Coldplay songs and matches them up with Jay-Z songs. Below are the singular versions of "Lost" by Coldplay and "Mama Loves Me" by Jay-Z.

Yet just like the scene in Bond, when the two of them are combined, the effect is something amazing. The written music of Coldplay accentuates the lyrical skill of Jay-Z, it adds more weight to his words, which are already poignant.

One can not say that the combination of two musical giants is not interesting, yet it should be surprising to anyone. In the 21st century, traditional roles are blurring in media. A movie star could be on TV shows, TV writers could be making huge movies, rap stars can be "making" records with rock stars, video games can sell make more money than movies. It's all new, it's all part of this world we live in and this LA life.

UFC is Cool?

Even though I love action movies, I've never really been a fan of live-action spectacles. Boxing is a sport that feels dated to me and my generation. It reminds me of a young Mohamed Ali, a pre-grill George Foreman, and people like Sonny Liston (he might be a saxophone player). I also have never gotten into UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). I always thought it was just two dudes wresting in a cage, and I'm not that into that.

This all changed Saturday night. Maybe it was the fact that the night before, I had just saw the testosterone driven "Quantum of Solace", or the fact I was watching the fight with some of my fraternity brothers from school while I was drinking mad beer, but I loved the UFC championship match of Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture. In case you were wondering Couture is the small dude getting his face smashed by the gigantic giant Lesnar, who is one of the frightening people I have ever seen. As for Randy, he reminds me of Santa Clause (no idea why).

There was something so crazy about just watching the two dudes compete. I felt like I was at the Coliseum, watching Maximus fight that dude with the tigers (minus the bloody ending). I liked the thrill of the fight, the roar of the crowd, and the fact that at any moment the fight would end. And while the fight was short (2.5) rounds, it was satisfying.

So perhaps I'm starting to like UFC, maybe this is part of growing up?

November 16, 2008

Sunday Trailers: Watchmen Trailer

Here we have the trailer for the flick " Watchmen." As someone who considers myself a level 5 comic book nerd, I have to say I'm just not that excited for this movie. It looks like they have taken a classic comic book that is so dense, so deep, and so emotional, and crafted an action movie out of it. If there ever was a time that people really need to read the book before the movie, this is the time.

November 15, 2008

Iron Man in James Bond

Yesterday, I saw the new Bond flick, I'll talk more about later next week. However, at many parts during the movie the "Iron Man" computer shows up. I'm of course referring to the hands on touch screen display that Stark using to build the Iron Man armor. The fact that this technology is in both James Bond and Iron Man (and also the classic Minority Report) supports my belief of the all these action flicks are connected.

Tony Stark Creates Computer (Summer 2008)------>Bond Uses it (Fall 2008)-------> It is Minority Report (which takes place in the future)

November 14, 2008

Life in the Era of JB (Bauer, Bourne, and Bond)

My mom once described James Bond movies as all about "killing people and throwing women in closets." In some sense every Bond movie up to "Casino Royale" was essentially about this. Bond was the smooth mack; a secret agent with the flyest gadgets, the right words with the ladies, and the deadly skills to dispatch enemies with gentle ease. Yet something happened: the world changed and James Bond changed with it.

The new Bond reflects the world of the 21st century. Villains are no longer simple dictators like they were in the cold war. The villains are corporate business men and small parts of organizations that span the globe. And with villains like these stalking the the seven continents, James Bond does not have time to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, drink martinis, or chase women.

"Die Another Day", the last Brosnan, and traditional Bond came out in 2002. This means it had been in development for at least a year. In 2001, "24" aired it's first season and in 2002 the first Bourne movie came out. It is no coincidence that the Bond ("Casino Royale") after these two spy franchises was completely different.

The new spy in the 21st century is one of constant engagement, a.k.a he doesn't get nap time. Just as the Bush Administration created the "axis of evil", the new super spy, is one that is constantly on edge, and always willing to engage threats. Consider the following similarities.

1. All of their initials are JB. I know this is obvious, but's it still interesting on a semantic level.
2. All of them have lost someone close to them. Bond it was Vespa, Bourne it was the girl from Run Lola Run, and Bauer it was his wife.
3. All of them have served their country and suffered from it. Bond lost the girl he loved, Bourne has some deep memory problems, and Bauer is just a killing machine who has lost the ability to love.
4. All of them fight evil organizations, no matter if they are internal threats (Bourne, Bauer) to external.
5. All of them don't have time to play around with women. And if they do, the girl will probably be slayed, and I mean that it killing way, not the other way.

All the reviews of the "Quantum" say it is just a epic action movie that features no gadget or no scenes Bond cruising chicks. He can't, how can you, when you compete with the other JB's out there.

November 12, 2008

Waterworld Strikes Again

I recently caught about 20 minutes of this flick on cable and it got me thinking. Is "Waterworld" the shit? Or is it just shitty? I'll make the case for both.

Waterwold sucks ass compared to classic Costner movies like "Dances with Wolves" and "The Untouchables." The fact that people are surviving on this world of agua makes no sense.
Where are they getting their fuel from? What are they snacking on besides sushi? How exactly does that machine that turns pee to water work? Where are they getting their supplies? Why is everyone dirty if the world's biggest bathtub is constantly around them? Questions like this riddle the movie with holes, but chances are you didn't think about it, because the story was so damn stupid.

The Shit
Evil pirates drive jet skis. Look at that sentence, it probably made some producer in pre-production meetings smile cunningly. Everything in the flick is super dope. The MacGyver like boat that Costner drives, so damn fly. The scene where he takes the chick down to New York on a date to get dirt, so ridiculously smooth. The end, where they survive a "Waterworld" only to find land that looks exactly like "Jurassic Park", so damn meta (all blockbusters are connected man) All of it combines for a campy flick that is not to be forgotten.

The Verdict: Waterworld like Kevin Costner himself, just exists. It's not bad, it's not good, it's just there, popping up n cable to remind you that it was made, and at the time is was dope. However, it also reminds you of how stupid it is. It's like Costner, every now and then he has a movie come out, and people are like, oh damn, he's kind of cool, but then they don't go the movie*.

*Except Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, that movie is ill, not sick

Action Movie Catch-Up: The Professional

This is where I reflect on classic action movies I have just recently seen, and revealing to you that I haven't seen them until now, I'm revealing that I'm a little bit of a rookie.

Starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, and a young Natalie Portman, the film is directed by french action director Luc Besson. The story is simple: Portman's family is killed by a bad guy (Oldman) and she goes to live with the hitman next door (Reno). Eventually the shit storm that accompanies having your family get iced and then moving in with the hitman next door catches up to them.

1. Legit Action- None of the bullet curving bullshit or fancy car-chases, just badass dudes blasting each other with huge guns in gritty yet still Hollywood battles. It's not overly violent, it's not too cartoony, it's just right. The scene where Reno takes out an entire SWAT team is action gold, and I know my action gold like I'm running Fort Knox.

2. Solid Acting- From Natalie Portman's simple performance, to Reno learning how to love, to Gary Oldman's creepy spine twist, this film shows that even action movies can break the stereotype and have great acting.

3. Direction- Besson has made some big studio pictures (The Fifth Element) but it is clear in his use of close-ups, music, symoblic motiffs that he is a European filmakeer with his own style in his composition of shots and his story structure (Besson wrote the film) that he is on some serious deeper level business.

Conclusion: Classic, the film delivers, has tight pacing, great performances, and lives up to the hype. Check it out.

November 10, 2008

Great LA Debate: Window's Down or Up

Unlike, New York, the public transportation system here in Los Angeles is weak sauce. The consequence of this is that everybody drives everywhere. This leads to a wide variety of problems including smog, traffic, and whether you should listen to the radio or a mix tape. And then there the classic question: windows down or AC on?

1. AC- You can make like Mr. Freeze and seal the windows tight, and get those climate controls so precise you'd make Al Gore jealous. The benefit to the AC is that you are avoiding the heat. While the outside world may be sweltering you are locked away from the outside world in your own little refrigerated cocoon. The negative thing is that according to urban legend, or common knowledge AC wastes more gasoline. And if Al Gore is correct, the more gas you burn, the hotter the world will get, and quicky we will be living on "Waterworld" . It's a vicious cycle.

2. Windows Down- I'm sorry if the picture representing windows down is not as cool as the Mr. Freeze pic, but it's a great picture of a car with plenty of windows down. The benefits of having the windows down is that you can let the outside world in. You can hear the sounds of a city, smell the California air, and share your choice of music with the world. Make no mistake, if I'm on sunset, I'm bumping the freshest tunes. However, in the LA heat, with windows down, sometimes the heat can be unbearable.

The Verdict: Windows down, I'm doing as my ancestors did, air conditioners are for houses.

November 9, 2008

Here is the trailer for the new Pixar flick : "Up." This looks to be a great blend of the wild imagination of Wall-E and the touching emotion of Toy Story. Actually, simply put, this is a Pixar flick so you know it's going to be great. I should note that the story reminds me of this real life daredevil who did something very similar. Check it out.

November 8, 2008

Gears of War 2

This picture is from the Gears of War launch party and it's good to know that there are people out there who are truly diligent metal craft workers. I mean this costume is insanely awesome in an Arnold-Stallone team up type of way. I'm into this, and I was I was there.

November 7, 2008

Friday Movie Change up

Role Models
This movie takes every good aspect about comedies from the last couple years and puts them all together. Stifler, McLovin, Paul Rudd, and The Director of Wet Hot American summer all are up in this flick. And then there's Ronnie, who as the foul mouthed child, I expect to steal the show.

Soul Men
The later Bernie Mac, the iconic Issac Hayes, and the eternal badass Samuel L. Jackson star in this flick about soul singers who get back on the road. It has some decent buzz, and I hope it is a fitting tribute to Bernie and Issac. However, the recent lawsuit may damage the tribute.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
In the first film, millions of lemurs drop science on the dance floor to the sound of "I Like to Move it." Considering that song was the anthem ten years ago, I'm thinking they will be dancing to "How Bizarre" by OMC, which if are not aware, was and still is the jam. A good pick for the whole family.

The Verdict: I'm going with Role Models here, let it be know that I am a dude who thinks that Stifler is one of the greatest movie characters ever created and that that part is Anchorman where Paul Rudd calls his Johnson the Octagon is comedic gold.

November 5, 2008

R.I.P Michael Crichton

Two days ago, the world lost a brilliant creative mind. Mr. Crichton had the gift of looking at the world around us, analyzing where it was going, and then writing extremely entertaining novels about it. His stories had human drama, but also quite a flair for the theatrical (and I'm not talking about Willy Shakes).

"Jurassic Park" was one of the first books I ever read that I considered an adult book. It had swearing, sex, dinosaurs eating other dinosaurs, and more importantly dinosaurs eating people. In fact, I will say that Crichton bridged the gap from children book's to adult books for me.

Out of all his books, I would say that Timeline is the best. The amount of research jammed into that book is astounding. It is full of diagrams, footnotes, and appendices. A great read. I'll miss his writing and his imagination.

The Brighter Day

Here is a list of the things that will happen , now that change has come, and Barack Obama has been elected President.

1. People will
believe in America again.
2. Millions of children around the country will believe in hope.
3. People around the world will have faith in America and it's ideals.
5. After being inspired from the grassroots campaign of Obama, Californians, hopeful for the future, will work together to eliminate
traffic from LA.
6. Feeling anything it is possible,
Tom Brady, will start on Sunday and score 38 touchdowns and win the game 266-7.
8. The Change Machine All Star Band will begin practicing for the Inaugural ball. The line-up will comprise of the following artists. Bruce Springsteen,
Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder,Will Smith, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Common, and Pearl Jam
9. Jack Bauer will realize that he is a product of Bush Administration policies, and in a shocking turn in
episode 3 of the new season, will quit the military. His new career path, community organizer in LA.
10. Aliens will come to earth to tell us how cool we are for making the right decision, then leave, but then they'll come back for a minute, and be like "we forgot to give you the cool cure to all your problems.
Welcome to Earf!
11. Everyone will believe in Santa Claus, well everyone who wants to or once believed in Christmas magic
12. Thanksgiving this year will be the best meal since
the last supper, and I will crush everyone in my family in the weight gain competition.
13. Rappers
Nas and Young Jeezy and any other musician who wrote a song about Obama will breathe a sigh of relief
14. Arnold will start making movies again. His first movie will be "The Power of Hope", an inspirational commando drama starring
Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Ludgren, and himself.
15. Realizing that it brings people great joy, the government will give the people vouchers for
Rock Band and Guitar Hero. The thrill of rock and roll will fill the land.

But seriously, I don't want to take anything away from this moment, I just can't wait to see what comes next.

November 2, 2008

The Halloween Fallout

So Halloween has come and gone, and we have 362 days till it all happens again. Here are some things I have noticed about Halloween in LA.

1. Traffic wears no costume: Rumors are swirling that the traffic downtown was gridlocked for over 2 hours. I don't understand why people are surprised about this. I mean when people think of LA they think of 1. Movies 2. Weather. 3. Traffic. It does not stop because you managed to score a great Obama costume, it's always going to be there.

2. Accessories are key- Cookies, I saw a girl dressed as a Stepford Wife (WTF?) and she had a basket full of the dankest chocolate chip cookies. I also had a good friend be a breathalyzer and give out custom readings. I was a summo wrestler and the only thing I was giving out was belly bumps. In thislalife, you gotta have that accessory, it's like having an agent if you're an actor.

3. Girls wear sexy outfits- This is not a LA thing, but a global thing, if Halloween is even global.

4. Dentist Business Booming- I hate the dentist, place smells strange, I don't like getting prodded, and I've had some bad experiences. But I gotta hand it to dentists, their job must be hard. Candy usage skyrockets during Halloween, driving consumers to the dentist. Beer drinking (a major cause of cavities) also rises. We in and they win.

So until next year, I hope you had a great Halloween weekend. See you for Judgement Day, tomorrow.

Sunday Trailers: Slumdog Millionare

Here is the trailer for the new Danny Boyle film "Slumdog Millionaire" from director Danny Boyle. I'm making the call right now, this movie is going to blow all of our minds. Every critic raves about the flick and Danny Boyle is one of the best directors around. See everything from "28 Days Later" to the criminally underrated "Millions" if you don't believe me. This movie is going to lift a lot of spirits around the world, I guarantee it, and you don't need a life life to know that.

November 1, 2008

Saturday Nerd Post: A Classic Prank

People get all caught up in the internet and how useful it can be to prank people. However too often we forget that prank phone calls never, ever, get old. For example, check out this prank phone call of Sarah Palin. Yes it's real. Nerds using old technology (phones), who would have thunk it?