Sunday, January 08, 2006
Weekend of Lazy Review
I saw Pretty Persuasion with the ladies yesterday. It got a lot of bad reviews but all of us loved it. It's a dark, clever comedy. It's extremely well-written. Actually I think it's some of the best writing I've seen. If you're actually going to see it, I don't recommend watching the trailer or anything cause I wouldn't want to ruin any of the moments, but if you're not, or just curious, check out some of the quotes from the movie. I think it had a very complicated ending message, something to say, on top of being really clever and funny. It was a very very smart film. And the acting! Oof! Evan Rachel Wood reminds me of other very smart actresses like Scarlett Johansson in this role. There's a great ensemble cast including Ron Livingston, James Woods, Jamie King, Selma Blair, Jane Krakowski and newcomer Elisabeth Harnois. I highly, highly recommend this movie, but warn since it's gotten so many bad reviews that it might not be everybody's cup of tea. But I saw it with Christy and Christina and we all have different taste and liked it a lot anyway.
And I caught half of Happy Texas on Comedy Central. I really like Steve Zahn. William H Macy and Illeana Douglass also make it fun, and I love the cover of "It's oh so quiet" the little girls perform at the end.
SPACEKEES & TERILEKST are so awesome! It's Dutch rap and it's really good. Put it on your ipods!
Go to "Klik bitch" and then download the mp3 for
"Ik wil een meisje" (which basically means I want a girlfriend, literally a little girl -think 'shorty'), others there are great too,
and then I like this one even better:
Een <--- right click "save as" from here
Okkervil River is another great new band, right click and save as to download their cover of
The War Criminal rises and speaks.
Here's the super cool lyrics to that song.
Another good free download is a newer band from Saddle Creek (Bright Eyes' label) is from Two Gallants "Las Cruces Jail", it's very screamy, so you've got to like that. It's kinda country folksy with screamy vocals. I saw em live and it's just these two very intense dudes. I like.
I read somewhere I can't remember, maybe it was a comic book, that you've never really lived a human life until you've experienced heartbreak. That's pretty right. It opened up so much of myself I never knew was there. Like how people say when you get a deep tissue massage it lets out all these toxins hidden deep in your body. I think that's what happens, it purges all these elements of your self you didn't know about that hides deep inside dark places. Love doesn't even speak an intelligible language. That's why we are all so clueless, trying to maintain control of ourselves in spite of the fact that we can't control it. Like the levees in New Orleans and the ocean. We are the levees and love is the water. All we can to is try to move it the way we want to but ultimately we cannot control it. Hense all the learning (from the heartbreak).
Other great weekend discoveries include:
Blair Butler, comedian. Saw her on Saturday on Premium Blend, then on this cool weird channel called G4 on "Attack of the Show" on Sunday reviewing comic books. She's both very funny and into good comic books, hense the appeal.
And on top of all that I did actually leave the apartment and go out, at least on Saturday. On Friday night I sat in my bed reading "Y the last Man" and "Fables". Sooo tight. We were going to try Milk and Honey but my bitches didn't want to leave Spice Market, where we engaged in some intense and satisfying conversation. Also noteworthy, Salon, a new westside spot. The music got crappy further into the evening, and the drinks were too strong- which yes I think does happen (if I wanted a shot I'd have ordered one) but the beautiful decor made up for it.