Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday Melissa and I went to check out Justice at the Fonda in Hollywood. Not the best show to see on a Tuesday night, but oh well. The show was great but I felt a little underwhelmed as I was walking out. These guys came all the way out here from France and didnt even play the full version of D.A.N.C.E.? I wouldnt want to hear it exactly the way it is on the cd, but at least let the bass drop at some point. We had a great time anyway. I found this link of Justice "performing" D.A.N.C.E. on Kimmel before the show at the Fonda on Tuesday. Awesome!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
One of the guys I work with at R&H just recently posted a series of great flash animation tutorials on his blog. These are pure gold and Hayk is a great animator so they are definitely worth checking out. The site is www.moolt.com
So last Friday, desperate to make something of a weekend which I had to work the entirety of, Melissa and I decided to check out the new film from Sean Penn called into the wild. The trailer and website looked great, and the story seemed interesting. The basic plot revolves around a guy named Chris who gets fed up with the materialistic society he lives in and drops everything to hitchhike across the country, ultimately landing in Alaska. Halfway through I realized that this is was the story about what my dad had talked about doing for years - just going into the woods and living alone amongst nature.
With a running time of almost 3 hours, this picture began to drag right after it becomes obvious that there is no real conflict in the film. The main character, although based on real life events was hard to sympathize with. Just like a roman candle that shoots sparkles and dies, this movie traveled in a pretty straight line to the end where I felt a little enlightened, but also really tired. I think this one is better as a rental. Interesting philosophy but dry entertainment. I'd give it 2/5 stars, that is if I had a rating system of my own.