Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Why are they called "videos" anyway?

Speaking of Brick, here's a cool music video Rian Johnson (writer/director) made recently.

And speaking of music videos, this is pretty much the best one ever made.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Movie Night #11

Yeah, it's a late notice so I understand if no one but Heidi comes. Unless of course, she doesn't come either. Like I would be surprised.

  • Synopsis: Brendan Frye is a loner, someone who knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he is determined to find the "who" and "why" and plunges into the dark and dangerous social strata of rich girl Laura, intidmidating Tug, drug-addled Dode, seductive Kara, and the ominous Pin. But who can he really trust?
  • Warning: This is a 1940's detective noir flick, except it's set in a modern day high school. Sounds gimmicky, but it works. At the end of the movie, you'll either think it was really cool, or scratch your head and say "Huh? What was the big deal?" as the credits roll. It's one of those love-it-or-hate-it affairs. (Great, now I scared away everyone else.)
  • When: Wednesday, August 23rd. 7:00pm.
  • Finally: If the movie doesn't interest you, come for the snacks and Guitar Hero. Solo does.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Ecology of the Suburban Thug

I was just telling the now-25-year-old Wench about this, as she just had her gangsta birthday party yesterday (which was awesome btw). So there ya go.*

The EM retreat conference was unexpectedly good. Unexpected because, well, I had no expectations. None. Zero. Nada. Zip. Zilch. You get my point. I had no idea what it was going to be about, what a "conference" was, how worship would go, etc. I think that it wasn't actually too different from a retreat. Sure we were at a hotel, not a campground. Sure we didn't have a guest speaker. Sure we didn't have a big praise team for the "rallies". Was there even a sermon? I guess those are pretty big differences, yet we still worshipped, still learned a ton, still bonded, and still had a lot of fun. Isn't that what happens at retreats? Anyway, where we (as the EM) go from here is anyone's guess. Will what we discussed and learned lead to what Roy expects and foresees for our future? It's both scary and exciting.

Enough of that. Back to the funny:

*Saints Row is a videogame where you play as a gangsta, very similar to the Grand Theft Auto series. I downloaded the demo from XBox Live, and watched the Wench laugh with glee as she plowed through old grannies with a SUV. You can get some info for the game here, if you're interested:

Friday, August 11, 2006

Night Before the "Conference"

Uh, hello?
"Hey, guess what?"
"I got first place."
Who is this?
"...what do you mean 'who is this'?"
I think you have the wrong number.
"It's fuckin' Jeanette fool."
I don't know any Jeanettes.

True story.
5 minutes ago.
And she sounded totally wasted, kinda like Britney (scroll down).

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This is your brain on drugs.

Where do I even start? Someone kidnap her baby so he can grow up NORMAL.

fortune cookie says: You are bright and witty. Thanks fortune cookie, you're the best! But that wasn't really a fortune, was it? WHERE'S MY FORTUNE DAMMIT?!

Look, it's WoW on Myspace. Hah!

I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Batman Continues

BURBANK, CA, 31 July 2006 – As a follow up to last year’s blockbuster Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan is set to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight, written by Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David Goyer. The film will be produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan. Additionally, Christian Bale will resume his role as Bruce Wayne and Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger has been cast as The Joker. The announcements were made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Christopher Nolan revamped the Batman franchise in 2005 with the immensely successful Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale in the title role, which chronicled the early years of the superhero. Nolan first garnered attention from critics and fans in 2000 with the groundbreaking drama Memento, which he wrote and directed. He went on to direct the thriller Insomnia, starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams, and recently wrapped production on The Prestige, with Hugh Jackman and Bale.

Bale was most recently seen in the ensemble cast of Terrence Malick’s The New World. His other credits include Little Women, Portrait of a Lady, Metroland, American Psycho, Laurel Canyon and Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun, which was his first starring role.

Ledger most recently earned Oscar Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in the award-winning drama Brokeback Mountain. His other credits include Casanova, Monster’s Ball, Lords of Dogtown, The Brothers Grimm and The Patriot.

“Chris’ unique vision is what made Batman Begins such an outstanding film and we could not imagine anyone else at the helm of The Dark Knight,” said Robinov. “We also can’t wait to see two such formidable actors as Christian and Heath face off with each other as Batman and The Joker.”

“I'm excited to continue the story we started with Batman Begins,” added Nolan. “Our challenge in casting The Joker was to find an actor who is not just extraordinarily talented but fearless. Watching Heath Ledger's interpretation of this iconic character taking on Christian Bale’s Batman is going to be incredible.”

Production is set to begin on The Dark Knight in early 2007.

Nolan and Ledger are represented by CAA.

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