Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Much like TV Tropes or a really good movie review site, you can find yourself wasting more time on Buzzfeed than you anticipated. For example, I've clicked through several links on Buzzfeed (including "Unrequited Bulldog Love" and "My Little Serenity"...don't judge me) to get to an article (well, more a series of pictures) on "30 Airline Meals from Around the World".

As I scanned through the various meals (all of which I'd love to sample, BTW), I was reminded of Del's spiel about the various meals he partakes of in Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I may have said this before, but I remembered seeing the scene in the USA Network airing of the film and was disheartened to find it wasn't in the finished film. Thankfully, the scene is included as an extra in the film's "Those Aren't Pillows!" Special Edition DVD.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Peter Falk (1927-2011)

Yet another obituary where I reveal my ignorance by talking about what I haven't seen the deceased in, such as "Columbo" and the films of John Cassavetes.

However, I will remember him as the wisecracking Sam Diamond in Murder by Death and the wise, storytelling grandfather in The Princess Bride:

"As you wish", indeed. He shall be missed.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

There is no such thing as 'later on'.

Allow me to explain: say that you happen upon a comic in an out-of-the-way comic shop with a prologue that, save for a couple of details, was written just for you. You're anxious to read the comic, but, for whatever reason, you decide to get it 'later on'. Cut to a few days later and you return to the shop, anxious to read more, only to find that the comic is gone.

I'm here to tell you that 'later on' is a dirty, fucking lie we tell ourselves to maintain the delusion of good spending habits or self-control. "Huh, there's a cute girl at the bar. Should I talk to her? Nah. She'll be there later on." Don't believe the hype. Life is to be enjoyed as soon (and as much) as possible, not 'later on'.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Some kind of Green-themed pun.

Okay, just once, once can we (the collective, internet 'we') all turn on a movie that deserves to be persecuted, villified, crucified and spat upon, 'cause Green Lantern was not that movie.

Riddled with problems? Yes. (What was up with the helicopter/Hot Wheels track?) Unwatchable? Not even. The bar was set pretty high by Thor and X-Men: First Class, and though it fell short, I liked it.

Prior to seeing this, I'd heard about the comic take on the character that Warner Bros. pursued some years ago that would've seen Jack Black in the role. I read the script last night, but judge for yourself. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who thinks that this version would've been better needs to lay off the airplane glue.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's not easy being Green.

(I'm pretty sure I've used that title before at this blog, but I'm too damn lazy to check.)

Apparently, Green Lantern, if reports are to be believed, cost a record $300 million. Add to that the less-than-complimentary reviews it's been getting and you have a potential recipe for souffle de l'off at Warner Bros., which is a shame, since I was hoping that this would be a worthwhile film. Reports of an extra $9 million spent on visual effects should've been a red flag. Then again, I'm the kind of guy that stares into the 'this movie is shit' Hollywood abyss and, with Al Bundian insouciance, states, 'Let's rock'.

If not for the last Harry Potter film and The Hangover: Yeah, It's the Exact Same Movie, But What Can You Do? Your Money is Now Our Money and We Will Spend it on Drugs. Fuck You! Love, Warner Bros., the bath the studio would take for the summer would be massive.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

And in case you missed it...

Here are the winners for my personal MTV Movie Awards ballot:

best on-screen duo:
Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, Unstoppable

best action sequence:
storming the compound, Kick-Ass

best comedic performance:
Rob Corddry, Hot Tub Time Machine

best villain:
Ned Beatty, Toy Story 3

best breakthrough performance - male:
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

best breakthrough performance - female:
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

best dance sequence:
Nina does Swan Lake, Black Swan

best female performance:
Natalie Portman, Black Swan

best male performance:
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

best fight:
Danny Trejo vs. Steven Seagal, Machete

best kiss:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page, Inception

best movie:
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

And not a single Twilight nod or "I wanna get chocolate wasted!" to offend the eye. You're welcome.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Random thoughts - the last couple of days.

(Just ignore the two posts below this one...and, no, I don't feel like deleting them.)

- Had the Tortilla Scramble at IHOP yesterday. Holy piss. This may well outstrip last year's Loaded Minion Taters breakfast...and that one had tater tots in it. Tater tots!

- While waiting for a seat (and enjoying my meal), I caught sight of a heavenly pair of hooters. Of course, some chick didn't flash me, but the top she wore left little to the imagination (i.e. cleavage for days).

- Apparently, Borders is on its way out. Everything must go and all that. My indecisiveness caused me to waste more time than I expected and I only ended up getting a "Mutts" collection. (Hopefully, I can be more organized the next time I stop by.)

- 'Apparently', part two: Papa Johns doesn't sell pizza by the slice. I'd still like to eat there someday...and is it too much to ask to get a Sonic in this town?!

- Saw X-Men: First Class today. Matthew Vaughn continues to be awesome. That is all. Also, the cameos brought a smile to my face.

If only I could feel this happy on work days...


Sunday, June 05, 2011

Due to bullshit about not being able to reach anyone (my folks, not me), the trip didn't happen.


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Just killing time before I can go out and get new batteries for my watch (granted, it only needs the one, but it never hurts to be prepared).