Monday, March 29, 2010

Things On My Mind

Well, the first thing on my mind is that I need to start coming up with better titles. I'm not really a title guy though. It's a work in progress, I suppose. I need to start being more timely, since, in blog time, most of the content of this post is going to be ancient history. So I'll start with the fresh stuff.
- Ricky Martin came out of the closet this afternoon. I don't really care much about people's sexualities, since I'm more interested in a person rather than his label. But I'm glad that it's acceptable for homosexuals to be able to be open now.
- Remember my review of Alice in Wonderland, and my statement that it's been turned into a tale of rah-rah grrl power? I happened upon the Almost Alice compilation "soundtrack," and one listen to Avril Lavigne's (the Princess of Neo-Riot Grrl) "Alice" fully encompasses that attitude. I'm surprised they didn't go ahead and use it in the movie.
- As far as Mission: Impossible IV directors, I want to ask the question it seems no one is asking: why is it even being made? The M:I series was never terribly entertaining to me, and though M:I III was okay, it hardly merited a sequel. It's time for Tom Cruise to hang up his spy gear. But if you insist, don't go with Brad Bird: this doesn't fit with the themes of his previous films, and let's be honest, Bird doesn't really seem like the big-loud-explosions type (or, rather, a Bay-ian director). Though Reuben Fleischer (Zombieland) or Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) would hopefully inject some humor into it, if one of them gets it.
- Speaking of Pilgrim, does that not look like an intensely awesome film? I'm particularly fond of the comic-book style WHAMS! and BLAMS! that are integrated into the fight scenes. Please let the final product will be this awesome:
- I'm looking forward to the following: Greenberg, the return of Glee (April 13!!!!), finally seeing Fantastic Mr. Fox, finishing season 4 of Rescue Me.
- V is coming back tomorrow, which is kind of exciting. I really want this show to find its footing and take us in a bold direction, and hopefully ditch the wooden, subtle-as-an-air-horn dialouge.
-Speaking of sci-fi shows I love, I'm almost certain FlashForward is not going to get a season 2 pick-up unless something amazing happens. It could stand to learn a lesson from Lost: give us character pieces, but keep the story flowing (semi-) coherently. Don't let either element distract from the other.
- 24 was officially cancelled, which I guess is unfortunate. I never really watched the show, but from what I understand its one of those greatest-shows-of-all-time. There's going to be a movie, though, so its not like Jack Bauer is really going away.
What's on your mind? Comments welcome.


Andrew said...

You ought to create really trippy-long titles like they used-to-did where they tell everything that will happen such as "The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which Is to Come: Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream Wherein in Discovered, The Manner of His Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey; and Safe Arrival at the Desired Countrey."

The Man Behind The Curtain said...

So true. Oh, the days before spoiler alerts...

Simon said...

Wait...Ricky Martin hadn't come out of the closet yet? Damn, good for him!

The Man Behind The Curtain said...

My point exactly: it's only kind of surprising. I'd say halfway between Lance Bass' of-course-he's-gay coming out and Neil Patrick Harris' REALLY?!? coming out.