Friday, March 31, 2006

V for Vendetta


One of the best movies I've seen in the past five years. And that's saying something, because I'm usually turned off by movies with heavy political overtones.

But the idea of fighting an overbearing government hooked me, and the movie was just masterfully pulled off.

The ending was slightly over the top, but that's what I expected from the people who did The Matrix.

My favorite part? Playing The Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man" during the closing credits.

I HIGHLY recommend this one.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Stretch run

So here's why that whole bout with tonsilitis and mono came at the worst possible time:

Well first it fucked up my spring break, my SENIOR YEAR spring break, and that just sucked enough.

Second, I now have to make up all the work I missed from the past 3 weeks.

Third, as if taking 18 hours to graduate isn't bad enough, I now have to bust my ass making up work and finishing final projects and such between now and graduation, which is the second week of May.

So basically, from here on out it's school, work and nothing else for TD. This is gonna suck.

I know my problem is very light in the grand scheme of things, but as a writer I have the means to complain and I will do so when I see fit. So deal. Of course if you are sympathetic and you pray to whomever, I'll gladly accept your prayers/thoughts; after all a little help never hurt.

"Wise man say: forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza."

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Not dead.

That would be me. Been away battling a bout of mono and tonsilitis -- and it sucked. Anywho, regular updating should resume this week. Just letting yall know.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

A reason to actually get excited about the movies

That would be the X-Men 3 trailer.

Looks beautimous.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Oscar talk

I'm not quite sure why I'm doing an entry on the Oscars, considering I won't watch them. But whatever.

I'm rooting for Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon from Walk the Line; their performances were superb.

Also rooting for the movie Crash, another really solid flick.

I really can't tell you who I think should win, because I haven't seen all of them. I'd like to see Capote, Cinderella Man, Good Night & Good Luck, A History of Violence, Hustle & Flow, Munich, Syriana and Corpse Bride.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Solid CD & DVD

That would be Kid Rock's new one, Live Trucker.

Nice homage to Bob Seger's "Live Bullet" on the cover too:

Got a good mix of songs from all of his CDs on there, including the hits. It's a really good, hard rocking CD. He's definitely a performer I would love to see live. Could've been a bit longer, but still worth the $11 I forked over for it.

A must-have for any Kid Rock fan, and a solid pickup for anyone who enjoys live recordings or just good rock n' roll in general.

Also, picked up Walk the Line.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie when I saw it in the theatre, and wanted to add it to my collection. Incredible acting throughout, and solid writing. If I could change one thing, I would've focused more on Cash's music because of the tremendous impact it still holds today, namely his performance at Folsolm Prison.