December 28th, 2007

infinite KTs

Infinite spoons

It is said that if you give an infinite number of monkeys an infinite number of spoons and bowls of alphabet soup, they will eventually eat all the works of Shakespeare.

Walk Hard

Today I saw "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story". It's a parody of those musician biopics whose directors hope to win Golden Globe awards by crafting achingly earnest encapsulated portraits of singers who've had hard lives, like "Ray" and "Walk the Line". You don't have to have seen those movies (I haven't, but I might eventually rent them or something), but it probably helps. It also helps to know stuff about other musicians such as Bob Dylan and Brian Wilson, Elvis, the Beatles, etc.

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Trailers I saw before the movie:
"Vantage Point", about a Presidential assassination (William Hurt (William Gunned Down And Killed, Even)), and a gov't agent (Dennis Quaid) tracking down eight eyewitnesses with different pieces of the puzzle. Looks intriguing. There's a Collapse ) given away in the trailer; I hope it was not supposed to be a surprise halfway through or whatever.

"Harold & Kumar 2". The guys from "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" are mistaken for terrorists on a flight to Amsterdam, arrested and taken to Guantanamo Bay, from which they escape and somehow manage to wind up skydiving into George W. Bush's vacation home. Looks kinda dumb.

"Meet the Spartans", an "Epic Movie"-style parody of "300", featuring as many mindless pop-culture references as the scriptwriters could cram in. How anxious are you to see King Leonidas kick a shaved Britney Spears (and her baby!) into the Pit of Death? Or an ancient Spartan Transformer robot that displays a screen showing that YouTube video of Chris Crocker crying? Looks really dumb.

Curious about whether the theatre had real butter on request as an alternative to that artificial crap (I hear some places do that), I asked a concession stand clerk. She pointed to the end of the counter where the artificial butter dispenser is and said "It's over there. I think it's real." So, no. Fortunately I've figured out how to sneak hot melted butter in (don't worry, it doesn't involve body heat; just a Thermos full of hot water).