Monday, August 07, 2006

Nights, Vice, and Heroes

I really have had a boring day and that gives me time to write about crap you don’t care about.

This weekend, Bratch and I went to see The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. All I can say is if you like Ron Burgundy, you will love Ricky Bobby. This movie is basically Anchorman with rednecks and race cars. I found myself laughing at things that others didn’t really pick up on. There is so much to laugh at in this movie, but the little red head kid, Walker or Texas Ranger, I’m not sure which, steals the movie. I don’t want to ruin this, but the line of the movie for me was the little red head kid coming into the kitchen as Ricky Bobby and his momma are arguing, and complaining about the noise and saying, “One of you turds is going to get slapped in the mouth.” I laughed for two minutes just thinking about that line. Check this out, it is worth every bit of money you spend. I also must say that for a 3:45 matinee, the place was packed, which led to Talladega Nights claiming the number 1 spot at the box office this week.

We also saw Miami Vice earlier in the week and I must say, it wasn’t as good as I would have liked. The plot was just not there. I am not sure if it was too convoluted, or too vague, or it was just too simple to be worthy of the big time movie treatment. It is shot well and looks great. The film has a bluish tint and is grainy and gritty. The violence is almost too realistic and the gun battle in the end is excellent. It is the best gun battle since director Michael Mann’s great street shootout in Heat. It is alright, but I would recommend waiting for the DVD.

Now on to Guitar Hero and Bratch and I may be music geeks, but we converted four others, 3 of which who are not quite as geeky as we are. We played this addictive/frustrating game all weekend long. I actually left my home to share this great invention with others. You ask my friends how hard it is to get me to give up my hermit-like lifestyle. I have to tell you, this game is like a slice of fried gold. I hope you can all get a chance to try it out, it will change your life.

1 comment:

Jedi Angel said...

Wasn't sure if I wanted to see the Ballard of Ricky Bobby or not. However I do love Will Farrell. Thanks for the review. (Randomly stopping by)