Friday, June 15, 2007

The Balcony is MINE

because everyone wants to know what i think, these are the movies i've seen in theaters recently (last 3 months) and what i think of them:

First thing is first, time to review all of the "threequels":

Spiderman 3
If you want girl, call her and say, "I good man; you good woman...”

he combed his hair forward! he's evil!


Shrek the Third
"I voted for Team Alpha Wolf Squadron"

More of the same, its most redeeming feature being that it was mercifully short.

Pirates of The Carribbean 3: At World's End

Confession: i have yet to see it but i figure by averaging my opinions of the first two i probably have a pretty accurate opinion of the third- maybe even on the generous side. i'll find out this week i guess.

Oceans 13
"It's not even my term. I read it. In MAXIM Magazine."

Actually, i want to give it a D, because it reminded me of the kind of movie a bunch of friends make with their parents video camera after school on a friday afternoon (ask the new awesome if they's ever seen any of mine and rob's work). I don't even think anyone bothered to write a script more than a week before they made it....but after the first 20 minutes or so of the film- when i came to terms with the fact that there really was no major plot and that it was just an hour and a half long series of in-jokes and dressing up for fun- i was actually able to enjoy it. i'm not gonna deny that those dudes are hot and charming and witty and ultra easy to watch together onscreen....
Oh yeah, also, i couldn't figure out who the "twelfth" or "thirteenth" addition to the eleven was...?

As for as the rest of the movies i've seen:

The Lives of Others
"They then presumably have intercourse."

Simultaneously one of the most uplifting and depressing endings ever. It was good. Knowing beforehand it was about the Stasi, and spying, and government oppression, and revolution….i was expecting a lot of violence. Not so. It was more like that movie “the insider” the main difference being that THIS movie was not boring as hell.

Amazing Grace
" I bow to my friend in all superior matters regarding the pox."


Knocked Up
" Tell him not to jerk off with a noose around his neck - it's dangerous."

Totally juvenile. Totally funny. Not for those sensitive to excessive nudity. One of my favorite things about it was that it reunited so many members of the cast of Freaks and Geeks. They even got James Franco to be in it. The “minus” is for its failure to reunite the entire cast of Freaks and Geeks.

"White meat. Dark Meat. It all gets carved."

Its just one of those movies that is a lot of fun to see in the theater in the right company. Lee and I both decided that it is NOT a good movie to take a date to, especially if you aren’t that comfortable with each other…Also, a couple of weekends ago I spent a lot of time going to all these bars- and I kept thinking about when Kurt Russell’s character is getting lip for spending so much time in bars without drinking so he says: “You know, a bar offers all kinds of things other than alcohol… nacho grande platters….”….so basically I spent the whole weekend wanting nachos….

Hot Fuzz
"By the power of Greyskull!"

I loved every second of it. This is exactly why I go to see movies in theaters. I think Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg need to do the next “Ocean’s” movie.

That’s all I think. Maybe in 2 or 3 months I’ll write about some more if I’ve seen more by then.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Saturday, June 9, 2007

where i spent last saturday:

the olympic sculpture park- seattle, wa: a good place to be.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Memorial Day OR, "the owls are not what they seem".

So for memorial day, i took a break from partying with all the roller girls by partying with just two of them. I took kim and frankie on a tour of north bend, more infamously known as twin peaks...

these are they:

We ate pie and drank coffee at tweede's (the double r):

and i showed them the salish lodge aka the great northern:

then i took them on a ferry ride to my hometown bremerton, showed them one of my favorite places (seabeck beach on the hood canal), and built a campfire in my parents backyard. (no pictures available. Damn me.)

we did lots that day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

the skinny

ok, so last week my friend kim came to visit, and she didn't come alone. she came with the texas rollergirls, who were in town to throw down against the local roller derby gang.
so saturday night i went to see the bout in a big old warehouse in Magnusson park. it was the kind of place you go to see big underground events like secret street fighting or something- i kept thinking of that van damme movie 'lionheart' or that sasha mitchell movie 'kickboxer 4' where cody from step by step fought a gang of bikers in a warehouse....

ANYWAYS, it was okay i guess,... that is, if you are into things like 40 chicks with tattoos on roller skates trying to knock each other down (i am). Fortunately there were people there taking pictures!
There was even a fight! Fortunately there were people there taking pictures! awesome!

the rest of the weekend was spent going to parties, and afterparties, and all night diners, and having pool parties with the texas rollergirls in their downtown hotel pool and and driving some of them around cause you know, sober.

if i'm not asleep tomorrow i will reveal on the internet what i did for memorial day....

Sunday, June 3, 2007

let's launch over it!

how does cindy go on vacation to the east coast and do all of this awesome stuff and still have time to photo document it and energy everyday to blog about it? i will tell you why. it is because she's not really been having a good time, and has been so bored in fact that she has nothing better to do than to write daily blog entries about the 5 or 10 minutes of fun that she managed to have and post thousands of pictures of her trying her hardest to look like she's having sooo much fun.

i'm onto you cindy. becca taght me your open-mouth picture technique. you open your mouth to look like you are having a good time. your mouth is open in just about all of your pictures, which gives it away that you are exaggerating the amount of actual fun you are having.

in other news, i had a crazy busy week and did a thousand interesting things- but failed to photograph any of them and am still to tired to remember them, or tell the internet about them. this leads me to question whether or not i should really have a blog in the first place and if i should just give up bloggering altogether and stick with what i know- whatever that is.