Clueless Gamer: Conan O’Brien Reviews “Tomb Raider”
This is why Conan is awesome. Can’t recall the last time I actually laughed out loud at something on the internet.
Meg Myers - Monster
This girl’s awesome, I love how fucking raw her voice is and hearing the emotion behind her singing. I get chills just listening to her. I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets more recognition one of these days. Definitely an artist to watch! If you dig it, you can check out her website and the rest of her music (ie. Curbstomp).
Recently I watched: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Continuing my recent string of watching Tarantino films, the latest one I can check off is Reservoir Dogs. Yeah, yeah. I know. I must have been living under a rock to not have watched these yet. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am conflicted as to whether I liked this or Pulp Fiction more. Both were fantastic in their own way. The plot of the film had already intrigued me prior to watching so I became engrossed with it very quickly. I really like Tarantino’s style of story-telling. Not only is it creative, it leaves certain events open for the viewer’s imagination. This particular film incorporated the use of flashbacks leading up to and after a jewelry heist that six strangers pull.
I think while Reservoir Dogs contained a lot of violence, the majority of it still centered around the dialogue between the characters. All the actors did a hell of a job, especially Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, and Harvey Keitel. They all had such distinct personalities to their characters and fitted well for their roles. There were some scenes that did contain a bit of violence, but in my opinion, it didn’t necessarily turn me away from the movie. Although some parts were tough, I think they really helped portray the situation these characters were in and gave the audience a closer look into the lives they lead.
I’m curious why Edward Bunker did not get a lot of screentime as Mr. Blue. I could have sworn he only had like two or three scenes in the entire film.
I don’t want to say much else on the film to avoid potentially giving away a sense of what happens, but yeah. If you’re like me and haven’t seen this yet, I’d recommend it.
Biggest WTF scenes from movies: Spider-Man 3 (2007)
I’m just going to start right off and say I dislike this sequel from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series with a passion. I know people who will defend it, but I have no idea if they watched the same movie as me cause I thought the story, acting, and casting was terribly off to say the least. Being familiar with some of the comic book world, I was not pleased either with the casting of Topher Grace as Venom (sorry Foreman), a character who was portrayed horribly in the movie.
That said, the biggest WTF and cringe-worthy moments from this movie came from the awkward and laughable dance scenes. That’s right. There wasn’t just one dance scene, but three. If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll probably remember how these scenes made you cringe and squirm with awkwardness.
The first dance scene is perhaps the most familiar with anyone who’s seen this movie. It’s the scene where “evil” Peter Parker begins dancing on the streets of New York City in an extremely comical fashion, even making use of the finger guns (link). RIDICULOUS. I don’t even know where to begin. Finger guns? Really? Next, we have Peter dancing at the Jazz club (link). I don’t have words for this either. Is this his way of trying to be seductive because it’s just embarrassing. Lastly, as shown above as the main video, we have the third and final dance scene. Mary Jane and Harry are cooking a good ol’ meal when they spontaneously start doing the Twist (link)! What! Admittedly it’s kind of a cute scene between the actors but what place does it have in this type of movie? That scene pretty much ties or even tops the finger guns scene due to its incredibly randomness. And as a side note, I must say that the Twist scene in Pulp Fiction between Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace and John Travolta’s Vincent Vega (link) was way more awesome and at least more fitting in regards to the context of the story.
I have no idea why there were so many dancing scenes in Spider-Man 3, but for me they were definitely the biggest WTF moments from the movie.
Mikky Ekko - Pull Me Down
I didn’t even know this guy existed until recently. He was featured in Rihanna’s song “Stay”, a song that I only found out about after hearing that Vin Diesel sang a cover of it (yeah, you read that correctly). Whatever the case, I’m really digging this song. Definitely going to keep an eye out for him to drop his debut full-length album.