Thursday, March 31, 2005

Celebrity Special

After coming back from dinner, I walked into the house to find the high school kid of the house belting out some Korean song ballad.

"Are you okay?" (I asked that because it sounded like he was in pain)

"I'm just practicing."

He didn't seem to be too embarrassed about it though, because he just went right back into it. Good thing too, because it sounds like he needs a lot of "practice."


Jeon-san and I had an interesting conversation during dinner. The topic: If they made a movie about you, who would play your character? But to make it a little more interesting, we had to come up with two choices: First choice would be who YOU WANT to play your character (your dream choice), and the second would be who would actually END UP playing you (realistic choice).

Di wanted Audrey Tautou (Amelie), but couldn't think of a second choice. I suggested Christina Ricci (Addam's Family) and Gwyneth Paltrow (if she acts like her character from The Royal Tenenbaums). Also Kate Winslet from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

For myself, I wanted Edward Norton. Hey, ya gotta think big right? But with my luck, I'll probably get someone like Keanu. Di suggested Topher Grace (That 70's Show) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun).

Then we started talking about other people that we know. That was more fun. And here are some of our choices (I don't remember all of them):

Kim MSN - Sylvester Stallone
Mira SMN - Calista Flockhart
Pablo - Nick Frost (Ed from Shaun of the Dead)
Doojin - Ron Livingston (Peter from Office Space)
Andy - Joshua Jackson (no brainer)
Mark - I said Chris Farley. She said Jack Black.
Grace - Scarlett Johansson (what a HUGE compliment, eh Gracie?)
Jason C. - Seth Green
Sung - David Duchovny

Agree? Disagree? More suggestions? Discuss.


EDIT (10:05pm): He's still going.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

T & L

"Did they make it?"

Watched Thelma & Louise in Contemporary Cinema tonight. At the end of the movie, a retard asked the above question out loud. Isn't it funny that you can call people retards unless they're actually, you know, retarded? Then people get upset. I disgress.

Our professor didn't show up again. This is his third time. Mind you, we only meet 13 times during the semester. And I also have him for my other class on Thursday night, Media Aesthetics, which he cancelled. He's apparently having a high blood pressure flare-up. How does this guy still have a job? He did get someone to cover for tonight's class, and it happened to be this guy I had last semester for Intro to Boring Crap (actually Intro to Broadcasting). Remember him? I sure do. He was actually a lot better this time around. I think he's more comfortable talking about movies. He teaches Intro to Filmmaking and World Cinema so I'll be seeing him next semester.

Oh, the movie was alright. It's the ultimate feminist flick. Watching it, I was reminded of a quote from a far better movie (in my opinion):

"I'll tell you one thing. Men are bastards. After about ten minutes I wanted to cut my own penis off with a kitchen knife."

Armed and Fabulous

I was supposed to train at the box office today, but the shift was cancelled due to them cutting work hours at the last minute. Guess business is down. You're telling me people are NOT flocking to watch Miss Congeniality 2? I'm shocked. Shocked, I say.

I'm itching all over. That's what I get for not showering.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Enter Sandman

Even the best of us have off-days. So the worst of us shouldn't bitch and moan when we have one.

O sleep, where art thou?

Saturday, March 26, 2005


Saw Oldboy (again) at the theater near UCI last night. Just brilliant, that movie is. I shall write a review soon. It's out in Irvine and L.A. Go watch it if you haven't.

sidenote: There's something wrong about a Korean boy watching a Korean film with English subtitles. That doesn't mean I don't prefer it that way. But hey, we live in an ironic world.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Remember Sammy Jankis

I totally forgot that it's Easter this Sunday. IDIOT!

New roommate/apartment search isn't going too well.

Life's gotta get better one of these days... right?

At least my financial aid check is (finally) coming very soon. I think. Dammit, it better come.

At least the new Batman poster is looking good.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Me So Thorny

I had to pay $300 for the electricity bill, EVEN THOUGH I was told I didn't have to pay for utilities when I first moved in. Ri-fucking-diculous.

I'm playing yet another Star Wars game. At least I'm not playing a Jedi in this one. I was getting kinda sick of those lightsaber sound effects.

Work is getting a liiiiittle bit better. I'm getting used to working in satellite (the little snack-bar on the side of the theaters) by myself. I sing to myself - it helps pass the time. I'm also getting used to standing for eight hours. But I still hate my job.

I'll be leading praise for jr high again. Looks like I've been "demoted" due to not coming to teachers' meetings and just not having enough time for teaching in general. I think it's fair, although I wish I could've at least finished the school year with the kids. I guess I'm better at praise than teaching anyway. Feel bad for Paul though.

Check this out: Fullmetal Alchemist with FFXI characters. Some guys are way too clever. And lonely.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

"This is how we do it on Dantooine!"

So the trailer for Revenge of the Sith looks pretty kickass, but then again, the trailers for the first two prequels were good too - and look how they turned out. Who cares - Lucas will be getting our money, whether we like it or not.

And no, I didn't have to watch The O.C. for the trailer. I knew it would turn up online. And for the 397th time, no one in Orange County actually says "the O.C."


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Go for the Gold

"Why are you so sweaty?"
"I've been practicing."
"Mmm. Practicing what?"
"Some dance moves."

Air-guitaring is a form of art. It's gonna be an Olympic event someday, and 'til then, I'll continue to thrash away 'til the break of dawn (or 3:00am) like I was the bastard son of Jimi Hendrix.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

No Poolboy


...Today was a long day of work on the "Beverly Hills" video over at the Playboy Mansion (yes, you heard correctly), where the very odd mixture of real weezer fans, weezer, and Playboy playmates resulted in a fun, weird, hilarious, and oddly unified experience. Fans from all over LA and SoCal, and from as far away as Utah (!) converged at a 'base camp' parking lot in (where else) Beverly Hills, following the instructions given by the production staff. They were then shuttled up to the mansion, having no idea where they were going. The first batch of fans looked positively befuddled when they stepped out of the vans and were greeted by the Playboy bunnies. They still didnt even know where they were, and the reactions were priceless, and captured on film. More vanloads of fans arrived over the course of the day, and Marcos has cameras going everywhere, catching the wide range of 'oil and water' mixtures as they unfolded, on the rolling lawns, the miniature zoo filled with huge birds and monkeys, by the pool, around the hot tub 'grotto' cave, in the video arcade/pool table/blackjack table equipped 'game room', and even playing a rather jaw-dropping round of soccer.

The idea of juxtaposing real weezer fans with such an unlikely fantasy environment came from "Beverly Hills" basically being about the sense of alienation that many people get when they dont feel like they belong. The song speculates about living the life of movers and shakers, but concludes that theres no way to cross over from the 'real world' to the 'fantasy world' (even if one who is 'normal' has indeed become 'famous'.) But for a few minutes the idea is tossed about, taken to the level of longing for a life of extreme celebrity.

The fans did an AWESOME job, and huge thanks goes out to them for their willingness to be kept in the dark and accept the surreal circumstances that greeted them once they stepped onto the grounds. They get the 'good sportsmanship' award, big-time. Director Marcos Siega and the whole production crew kicked major ass as well, as did the playmates and a certain swinging patriarch who lent a hand in the proceedings! Oh, and weezer rocked out in style, as they are known to do.

Excuse me, while I go over there and cry.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Come On Eileen

Where the hell is my financial aid check?!

So how 'bout that new episode of Naruto, eh? Rock Lee channeling Jackie Chan, and the reveal of the three ninjas at the end... awesome. I'm glad they didn't spoil it like they did with Rock Lee's appearance. This arc is getting better and better.

Looks like it's going to be a busy week with working four days, 7 hours each. I wish the shifts were a little shorter, because standing for that amount of time is killing my legs. And that is scary, because there actually is a girl that works there with one leg. Now I'm wondering if working there had anything to with it. I'm a bastard, I know.

This is for you, Jeon. Enjoy.

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