Saturday, May 31, 2008

SeXX in the Theatre

I watched "Sex in the City" last night. With three other guys.

No, I didn't go to the movie *with* three other guys...

I went with my wife.

There were three other guys IN the theatre, though. Let's just call it a major testosterone shortage.

Truthfully, though, I enjoyed the movie. We did watch the whole series years ago, so it was just like a long-awaited extra-long episode. If I had never watched the show, I'm sure I would have been sitting there saying, "WTF?"

So yes, I give it a thumbs up. But I think they should have named it "SeXX in the City", though.

In honour of the chromosome thing.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Important Notice to Producers of Consumer Products

Dear producers of consumer products:

Please be aware that you dramatically increase the likelihood of me purchasing your product, no matter *what* it may be, by slapping a picture of Batman on it.

That is all.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

What's Next? "Harry Potter and the Raiders of the Lost Ark"??

Hopefully I'm going to see the new Indiana Jones movie this weekend.

The kids are giving me some grief, as we still haven't seen "Prince Caspian". Little ingrates.

Maybe I should just stay home and read this book I saw for sale at the grocery store...

It's a heartwarming tale about a university professor who moonlights as a treasure hunter, who discovers that his long-dead parents were members of a magical community that he suddenly finds himself a part of. He gets caught up for in the quest for a mystical artifact that is also being pursued by an evil wizard who...

Ah, I better not spoil the plot. In case you want to read it yourself.

Sounds like it could be interesting, though...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just Hope It Doesn't Rain...

This guy just kills me. Look at these sidewalk chalk drawings:

Just LOOK. His ability to force perspective is mind boggling. These are just drawings on the ground!!

Now, I admit I'm repeating myself, because I did blog about this same artist back in April two years ago, but I just happened by his website again, and he's done a lot more cool pieces since then. And how many of you were actually reading my blog back then anyway?

So here's his website again:

You don't have to thank me. That's what I'm here for.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

"Iron Man" Totally Smelted Me

Question of the day:

When a woman is driving a huge honkin' pickup truck...

what is SHE trying to compensate for?

(If it's a *man*, I know... but a woman baffles me a bit)


Ok, back on topic.

"Iron Man".


I must say, for the first summer movie out of the gate, it has certainly set the bar high for all the others.

Really enjoyed it. Kids enjoyed it too... with slight clarification. The BOYS, ages 7, 11, and 16, *loved* it. The GIRL, the 11-year-old one, admitted to me that she came to the movie strictly for the treats. However, when pressed, she conceded that she at least gives it a 7 out of 10. (My dear wife opted to stay home in a quiet house. Go figure.)

So go see it.

Oh, if you're even 0.01% comic geek, wait until the end of the credits for a final scene. Yes, they're about ten minutes long. And the scene is about 45 seconds long. Just do it anyway.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

1989 All Over Again

This is too cool.

I may have mentioned before how stoked I am for the new Batman movie this summer.

I was equally as stoked, or perhaps even a little bit more, back in 1989 when the first Tim Burton Batman movie came out.

Somebody took the trailer for the new movie, and overlaid it with a somewhat edited version of the old Batman movie trailer. And it's too cool for words.

Check this out.