March 30, 2009

Girl Bands, Stiff Drinks & Punch Out 2009?!?!?

What could warrant such a overuse of punctuations? The new trailer for the old-is-new-again Punch Out! for the Wii. I am linking you to this other blog that has the video because it also features a very cute dog in a plastic head cone and a girl in a leather skirt holding a gun. Punch Out is back! Featuring a disco dancer...not everything can be better in this one (Also no Mike Tyson).

Are you into the Indie music scene? Do you like girl fronted bands? Picksysticks is a blog for you. It has all your girly indie info you need. It also has fantastic concert photos. It's like I'm there!

A blog dedicated to user submitted themed monthly Cocktail parties? Make mine a double.

I've spent to much time on fail blog as of late.

P.S. Here's an oldie but a goody.

March 26, 2009

Music: For Your Ears!

I got some mad beats for you people. Take a listen to these hot tracks I'm about to lay down...I really can't pull off this DJ slang act at all can I? But I do have some good music to share with you. It is good music, I swear.

Another Spinnerette track for your listening pleasure. 'Valium Knights' is great for setting the mood. A dark, sexy, rockin' moody mood.

Valium Knights - Spinnerette

Next up is Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel's cover of Vampire Weekend's 'Cape Cod Kawassa Kawassa', where Peter Gabriel sings his own name. It is unnatural when you sing your own name.

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel

And lastly a song I can't get out of my head, and a quirky video that kinda gives me motion sickness...Fol Chen 'Cable TV'

'Eff the hot tub let's go back to the room'...Remember where you heard it first. And If you didn't hear it first here, just lie when you see me next time. Thanks.

March 24, 2009

Movie Poster Review: Where The Wild Things Are

Here it is, the Where The Wild Things Are poster. And...I have to say it's pretty good. I think not showing the entire Monster was a good idea. People will pay to see monsters. The kid looks like he having a great time....yelling in his P.J.'s like boys tend to do. It seems to convey the same otherworldliness that the book effortlessly radiated. But it's just the poster. I'm going to pull a Obama on this one and be cautiously optimistic. I just wish the monster's hand wasn't resting on the boy's shoulder in a "hey-do-you-want-to-help-me-find-my-puppy-come-with-me-in-my-windowless-van" way. But other than that, it's a pretty cool poster.
Now with that said, I would like a word with the filmmakers.

Dear Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers,

Please do not destroy my childhood. Between George Lucas, the Transformers movie and the upcoming Karate Kid remake my nostalgic childhood memories have been blown to bits. They are hanging by a thread and that thread is Where the Wild Things Are. Your movie has the potential to sever that thread leaving me with nothing but the bad memories from my childhood. Like when my dog died. You don't want to be responsible for that now, do you Mr. Jonze and Mr. Eggers? So I hope, we all hope, that you have created a whimsical imaginative film that stays true to Maurice Sendak's classic children's book. The book that my father read to me as I fell asleep in my Spider-Man jammies tucked in my Transformer sheets.


The Anthropomorphic Critic

P.S. Update! The Trailer:
So the trailer has been floating around the Internet. I have to say it looks pretty damn good. But until I actually see the movie, I stand by my open letter to the filmmakers.

This is totally reminding me of another Maurice Sendak creation: Really Rosie. Remember Really Rosie? I loved it as a kid. It is soooooo 70's. It has a creepiness to it, just like Maurice's other works and things from the 70's sometimes do. As a kid watching Really Rosie on TV I was always plagued with a lot of questions. What the hell happen to Chicken Soup? What kind of parents name their kid after a soup? Why is Carole King singing about a kid choking to death? The songs are catchy...

...Eating Chicken Soup with rice! God I hope Where The Wild Things Are is a good movie.

Side note: I'm not the first person to review the Wild Things poster. This Guy did it before me. I'm guessing he got paid for writing that. Yeah I know, I know... Sometimes life isn't fair. Entertainment Weekly sucks. Unless they want to pay me. Then in that case they don't suck (as much).

March 22, 2009

Movie Review: Watchmen

Not a review really. This film has been reviewed enough. You've seen it or you haven't and you liked it or you didn't. The question is not whether Watchmen was worth the hype. The question now is: What do I have to say about it? Well I have 5 things to say about it.

1) Not that I'm saying anything groundbreaking here, but Zack Snyder needs to cut back on the slo-mo effects. Seriously, how much slo-mo do you need? Without the slow motion scenes the movie would be 93 minutes instead of 3 hours.
2) The soundtrack is atrocious. The soundtrack is like it was picked out by a high schooler who was just introduced to classic rock and jammed in all of his favorite tracks. Most of the time the music was distracting and confusing. Just because you like "The Sound Of Silence" doesn't mean it should be in your movie.
3) Malin Akerman can't act. I don't know if she could act before Watchmen, but she can't anymore. In a special effects laden film like this the last thing I should be noticing is the acting. But she was that bad. She was even horrible in the sex scene. I'm lying. She wasn't bad in the sex scene. But she sure was naked, doin' it with NiteOwl to a horrible soundtrack.
4) Dr. Manhattans' Blue Penis. There is tons of his blue penis in every scene, it was like smurf porn. The movie went like this: Montage, Blue Penis, slow motion fight scene, Blue Penis, flashback, Blue Penis, sex scene, Blenis, I eat some Good and Plenty's, Bleener. I'm secure enough in my manhood that penis on film doesn't weird me out. I know there is a big divide between men showing it all and women showing it all on film. But come on, Blue Penis is funny.
5) It would have been kinda cool to see the giant dead squid. (You fanboys know what I'm talking about)

I had my problems with the movie but it could have been worse. Much, much worse. It's a superhero film with a soapbox and it didn't entirely fail. Watchmen is at least trying to be loyal to the graphic novel and at the same time just trying to be different. It's a Superhero movie, war movie, melodrama, mystery... I do appreciate the effort.

Bottom line: I bet $50 that in 5 years this film will be moot. The graphic novel on the other hand will be around for a long time. I give it three Blue Penises...I mean stars.

For those of you that couldn't care less about Watchmen, here's a photo of a rare Pink Elephant. Isn't he/she awesome? And I thought I was the only one who was able to see them.

Photo by Mike Holding

March 19, 2009

It's About Time!

It' s been a long time my friends. My apologies, I was indisposed. But I'm back and I'm going to try to be back as much as possible. So, to help make up for my absence I have brought gifts and Internet treats. The first treat is the ol' "squirrel riding the polar bear armed with mini hammers" photo. I'm not quite sure what is going on in that photo but I'm pretty sure I want to be a part of it. Just take a second to let it soak in...

The next gift is a slightly different take on the Little Red Riding Hood Tale.

SlagsmÄlsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

Next up... It looks miniature.....but it's real! Something to do with a tilt shift lens. I don't know what that means. But look at the result...(Trademark KM)

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

I have saved the best for last....the video for Ghetto Love by Spinnerette. Oh it's good. It's embed-it-in-my-blog good.

I'm Sorry peeps, I'll never leave you again. I promise.