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August 24, 2007

Summer of Movies and Three Seasons of The Office

I watched too many movies this summer. Most were lame. I watched a lot of the office, in fact, i watched ALL of the office...I recommend the office.

WARNING THESE REVIEWS are PG 13.

As far as the movies...I watched so many they have all turned into one long stupid movie which I can't remember. But here is the list of the movies I have seen this summer (* for one thumb, ** for two thumbs, no * = worst movie ever) :

Volver *: Slow, well made movie.

Stranger Than Fiction **: Very Good. Is there meaning in there somewhere? Probly.

I Think I Love My Wife: (worst F.ing-movie ever) God damn it Cris Rock, you suck.

House of Sand*: long and boring but pretty to watch, maybe it was about something, i need a job...

Stand By Me* according to VH1 I needed to see this?

Blood Diamond*: Sucked, no wait, I liked it. The ending was retarded.

Wah-Wah* set in Swazi Land? One star for setting---TIA

Tosoti** sp? one of the best movies of my summer...apparently there are gangstars in africa too? who would have know? (directed by a white man, even if he is african)

Children of Men yes I saw it again, and it is still BORING. note: worst movie ever. sorry KB.

Factory Girl**: Sienna Miller is f.ing hot...turns out Andy Warhol is an ass cock.

Capote**: The man can act...

The Pursuit of Happyness**: Two freak-in inspirational stars...Actually this movie makes me feel bad about myself, so I hate it. I HATE GO GETTERS. What the hell is there problem?

Letter From Iwo Jima and The Flags of our Fathers: *** More good stuff from Clint.

Blackout**: Black folks get screwed some more, by white people. (SHHH, it's a secret...)

Murderball**: Parapalygics (sp?) can do it? (THIS WAS SEN SORED, by the SEN SORES.)

Big Love Season One *: get's boring after a while, but sex with three wives? Interesting...O so sinless.

Simpson's Movie*: THOU SHALT DOWNLOAD THE HELL OUT OF THIS. It is just one long simpson episode, some good laughs not worth talking about.

Transformers*: If you expected a good movie your are an idiot, but you went to see it anyway.

Stardust**: Why is no one talking about this movie?

Ocean's 12 and 13** one star each.: 13 is way better than 12.

300!!!!!!!: You must yell the title.

Zodiac: OMG. Soooooooooooo. Long. But I did watch it to the end.

Empire Falls*: the book was better.

Transamerica*: I already knew I was supposed to feel sorry for transsexuals.

Rattatooooy** sp?: Stupid frenchy words. Decent cartoons.

Cars**: Not bad.

British Office**: Funny. Like american office with bad teeth. Characters are not lovable. Of course I am in love with PAM! Pam! Pam!..."you think she's hot now?...you should've seen her when she first got here..."

Eregon*: Yess! Trying to make fun of this movie was hard, it's so good!

Pan's Labyrinth**: Still good the 7th time.

"Days of Glory" (its original title is "Indigenes," i.e., natives)**: the BEST MOVIE OF THE SUMMER. Those of you who can read should watch it.

The Illusionist: OMG. What a shitty movie.

Loose Change**: A goodie but oldier.

This may be all??? Can it be? SUMMER WELL SPENT!

(A special thanks to my brother, Josh, who watched all this shit with me) SHOUT OUT!

April 11, 2007

More Movies

I promised Art School Confidential...and Here I have it, and I Robot, and United 93, and Children of Men.

I would watch it again. It is an OK "teen" movie, with a mini murder mystery "confidential". I think those of you in art, or being educated in art will appreciate the subtle jokes on art, and art teachers. Apparently, we were not the only ones who had flaky profs...

Last Night:
I watched I Robot with Will Smith, United 93, and something else I can't remember...Oh, yeah it was, hmm, I still can not remember. Oh yeah, no wonder, it was Children Of Men.

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April 10, 2007

Move Reviews

Hotel Rwanda, Last King of Scotland, Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fathers, The Good German, The Devil Wears Prada...

coming soon: Art School Confidential, The Departed.

These are my thoughts on these movies, not really reviews in the true sense, since I do not go over who is in these movies and who directs, when they were made and released etc..

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December 7, 2006

Jesper Just

As recent, especially feminist, film theory has pointed out, classical Hollywood productions influence, if not to say control, our collective consciousness, the psychology of the public and the public imagination, and not least, our understanding of power relations, the relations between people and between the sexes
- Jacob Lillemose

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November 26, 2006

New Work

My new work is long due its web debut. The last six months have been a massive transition time. I have graduated from school, been unemployed for a summer, moved to Belize, and become a teacher. Here are some of my most recent drawings. I will soon post pictures of my adventures here in Belize but for now, as usual, this work is up for an open critique. Tell me what you think of the work. Tell me what you think about this type of work. Tell me what you think, period.


September 17, 2006

bepeas

So, I went to the Today show on thursday morning and saw the Black Eyed Peas. It rained during the majority of the show, so they were pretty reluctant to leave their tent...actually the dudes were far more reluctant than the chick. When she came out, I got some really low-fi video...so here it is - my first attempt to put video on a-mij.

I'm not a die-hard Peas fan, but their tunes are undeniably catchy...so there's always that. Anyways, I hadn't done anything super touristy yet - so I might as well get it over with.

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her humps

June 28, 2006

An Open Critique

This is an untitled painting up for open critique

This painting is by Joe Post, and can be seen at his website in the context of his other work at www.postjoe.com

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June 20, 2006

Coming Reviews

I just got a bunch of new DVD's in the mail. So, future movie reviews may involve: King Kong, Final Fantasy Advent Children, and Final Fantasy The Spirits Within.

June 19, 2006

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, Directed by Directed by Liev Schreiber and starring Elijah Wood ---in a role highlighting his two best faces, the pensive Wood, and the awkwardly smug smiling Wood. (Similar to Zoolander's Blue Steel). The story was a "premium" telling of a young Jewish boys search for his grand parent’s heritage, and his odd quest to collect things.

The film was a very satisfying, humorous and sad experience. It falls in my list of recommended movies. Two thumbs up.

June 18, 2006

NACHO LIBRE

NACHO LIBRE, Jack Black's latest and perhaps his greatest movie. But I note, that it is his greatest, not the greatest movie. Indeed, my review is "not the greatest" or 1 thumb up. The movie had its moments, but relied too heavily on Jack Black to carry a storyline and script lacking in substance.
IN defense of the movie, it is oddly unbecoming when there are more children in 10PM audience than adults...and I think this was the major flaw with the movie. Slap stick is only funny twice.

Nacho gets one thumb up, for a consistent accent, and for being filmed in my town of birth Oaxaca Mexico.