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Super old-school:

If this is torutre, chain me to the wall!

I didn’t get around to watching any movies this week,
but I did finish a few tv shows.


Andy Richter Controls the Universe

I haven’t finished this whole series, but I did finish the first season. It’s quite funny. It aired in 2002/2003, and I can understand why it didn’t do well. It’s for a certain type of audience. It reminds me a bit of Scrubs, how J.D. always daydreams about ridiculous stuff. It’s like that. Not as good as Scrubs, but still good. Definitely worth checking out.
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Extras

This show is brilliant. It took me a few episodes to get into it, but once I did I was hooked. It’s Ricky Gervais, so it’s automatically hilarious. But the story is really good, too. I especially liked the Christmas Special that ended the series. It really brought it all together nicely and was a bit emotional on top of the great comedy. This was created by the same people who created The Office, so if you like that (especially the UK version), then you’ll like this.
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Eastbound & Down

Although most likely the crudest show I’ve ever seen… it is definitely hilarious. Danny McBride is one of the funniest guys around right now. I’m sad that the season is over, and that it was only 6 episodes. Hopefully it’ll get picked up for another season. I need to know what happens next!
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These two movies look amazing:

Where the Wild Things Are
I remember reading this story as a kid. I went back and revisited it because I didn’t remember everything that happens. Which is weird, because not much happens. The whole book is only ten sentences long. The fact that they made a full-length motion picture out of it is very intriguing to me. If anyone can make it work, Spike Jonze can. Especially since I’ve read he’s been working very closely with the author. And the trailer alone gets me a little emotional, so I don’t think there is any way this movie will disappoint.

Away We Go
This just looks like an all around good movie. It’s got such a great cast. I’m excited to see John Krasinski in a more serious role. And I love Maya Rudolph. Don’t think this one can let me down, either.

Pumped.

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p.s. You can go here to have Where the Wild Things Are read to you.

I used to play Oregon Trail all the time in Elementary School. It was the highlight of class. Well, I found the original version online. I haven’t spent a whole lot of time playing yet, but so far it’s bringing back great memories. And making me think that I was smarter when I was 10 than I am now.

GO PLAY!

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Kill Bill in 1 minute:

Forrest Gump in 1 minute:

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The first boy I ever kissed ended up in a coma for three weeks. I can still feel him inside my head. It’s the same with you.


Watchmen

I really liked this movie. Aside from having the worst soundtrack (worst!) ever, and a few scenes being a good bit over-the-top, I think the film was pretty great. (I just remembered two places in the movie where I actually liked the soundtrack. The elevator version of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Unforgettable.” The rest was just distracting and bad.) They did change the ending up a bit, which I actually ended up liking better than the book. It just seemed to make a little more sense and give you a bit more closure, I think. Going into it, I thought it might be something that only people who had read the graphic novel would enjoy, but Andy and Brian both seemed to really like it. I’m actually excited to see it again, and to see the other things they filmed to go along with it (Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood). I’m so glad I finally got to see it, and glad that I wasn’t disappointed.
A


Quantum of Solace

This is the first Bond film to be an actual sequal. Since I haven’t seen Casino Royale in quite some time, I was pretty lost for the first bit of this movie. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t awesome, though. The first 15 minutes are pretty much non-stop action. Within the first 30, we get a car chase, and foot chase and a boat chase. Not too shabby. Action-wise, this is a great film. Plot-wise, it definitely wasn’t as in depth or interesting as Royale. It had it’s moments, but was sometimes a bit confusing and sometimes a little bland. Luckily, it never took too long for Bond to get into another fight or chase. For what it was, I really enjoyed this movie. If you like Bond, especially the new Bond, you’ll like it.
B

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I watched the first episode of Kings this week on Hulu. I really liked what I saw. I put a post up a few weeks ago with the preview for the show, and was hoping it wouldn’t let me down. So far, it definitely hasn’t. If you don’t know about the show, instead of me typing a bunch of crap here, just go read this article. It does a good job of describing what’s going on. I’m excited to see where the story goes. I mean, it’s not all a mystery, since it’s based on David from the Bible, but it’s not like it’s an exact retelling. At the end of the first episode, I definitely found myself wanting more, and being excited to see what happens next. That’s a good show. Check it out.

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If you haven’t seen Jon Stewart’s interview of Jim Cramer, you probably should. You can watch the entire, uncensored video here. I’ve never seen Stewart so serious. And rightly so. Good stuff. Watch.

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