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Morning!

Men, this was a hard week. Working on Saturday is inhumane thing, so I decided to lay in my bed all Sunday. I got up only to make pancakes and to eat them. And because I always love to have a plan, mine was to watch movies, read books and think only about good stuff. All of this did quite a good job on my nerves.

So I watched Morning glory, a movie I very much wanted to see. I love Rachel McAdams, she’s gorgeous and one of my role models, but that’s not the only reason, you see, the movie is very good itself. It’s about this girl who loves and is very dedicated to her job (something I have to learn to do). Harrison Ford is also there, playing an old, grumpy reporter. Diane Keaton too. So the group of actors there is strong, the script is witty and funny, nothing close to the reality, but that’s the main reason I wanted to see it.

I was going to write about The Tudors, but fuck that for now. I want to see at least the beheading of Anne Boleyn before I share my opinion. Give me a week and I’ll get there.

Quake

Holy sh*t. I watched this when I got home for the holidays. It’s the good old game Quake we all know and love but done in 48 minutes, not just quickly but perfectly, all secrets unlocked, all enemies killed. My head was spinning in the end. I mean, these guys are great, how many times do you need to play this so that you can learn it in such detail? They knew where the monsters are before they are even there, they unlocked the secrets walking backward, how cool is that? You can read more information on youtube if you want.

I’ll come back soon to my old way of life (because now I’m mainly eating and lying around) and then I’ll write about the TV show “The Tudors”. I haven’t done that for a while.. writing about TV shows. See you soon.

Commune

Hey, look at this place. It is starting to get dusty in here! We need something fresh to make it shine again. While being a busy – busy working man and trying to get to commune with my friends after a few weeks abroad I barely had time to check few episodes of this show, which by Trillian’s own words is uncanny brutal and so funny that you will surely rewatch the episodes more than once when you get hooked to it. And when Trillian is right he is usually right. The show truly gave me a breath of fresh air in the workday evenings. The premise and the characters are put together incredibly well, the dialogue is smart, funny and bites – very often it discusses serious behavioral flaws in our society simplified (or not) in the setting that is community college. You will be struggling for breath while laughing and a minute later you will find yourself thinking a little of how you communicate with people around you and your friends in general. But let’s not get too serious about that. It is comedy after all and Joel McHale makes an awesome lead for the show. His cynical lawyer character and his entourage of misbegotten college students forms a tight knit “Community” that will quickly embrace you as one of their own. An amazing show and a must see for every fan of TV Comedy!

VNV Nation

Yeah, well, it is not like I don’t have time or anything but this will be brief. I wanted to recommend you VNV Nation. It is not very often that I write about music, I can even say that I almost never do that, but these guys are kind of special to me. A week ago I got all their albums and started to listen to them in full force but I actually “discovered” them many years ago when I heard for the first time the song Destillät by Das ich. Only now I realize it was the remix by VNV Nation I liked, not the original.

This is my favourite right now:


Soup

Where is my branding iron… Where! Someone is moody and is tiptoeing her way around her muse… Anyway it seems I will be usurping her area of expertise for I have an animated short film for you. It is “Catsoup”… Read the wiki about it. It has awards. “Catsoup” is a tale of a journey – perplexing and bizarre experience through the land of the dead and the living. A bit too surreal for my tastes but it is visually pleasing, even disturbing at few times and rather impressive actually.

Thornes

Ok! We are back from our little vacations, so we should get this rolling again… My initial plan to get home early today and produce some quality reading material for you guys was thwarted by a surprise ice-skating jam. But no fear I am here.

Let’s start with a diverse movie – game post. I saw TRON: Legacy last week and in the last couple of days I was pestered several times whether it was fun and worth the 3D thicket… Well, I didn’t expect much of a consistent storyline and went to the theatre in hopes to get some nice adrenalin rush from awesome fighting scenes and pro special effects. Well, the movie was polished nicely and I was right about the story – it was a children’s tale so don’t expect much (also Penny Arcade did a really awesome comic about this a while back – consider yourselves SPOILER warned if you click  on this). The vision and especially the sound was delicious (thank Daft Punk) but I really had a hard time following what was happening on screen – I was really irritated to watch black-clad people in a black environment (although the overall minimalistic design of everything was awesome). Maybe the brightness in the cinema I visited was a little off because everything looks a lot better if I check it on HD screenshots. But enough about the movie… I will talk about the massive nostalgia surge that followed it! I got home and tried to find the old Tron 2.0 game that I played a lot during, I think, my second year in high school. It is so bright and vivid! And it has a very nice and complex story following the original TRON‘s one very accurately. While several years old the game looks sharp, and it took me to an age when games were challenging. Good thing I started it on normal difficulty for I still get owned a lot! And contrary to the movie, this very old game has an immense immersion factor! While I really couldn’t get the feel that the movie also takes place inside a computer system, the game gives me that and more – a lot of references to software terms, hardware parts and some programming knowhow… you just notice that they took their sweet time to make it feel like you really are in a computer. Maybe I should stop writing and try to finally… THE GAME!

Brit to the Greek

The girl plays games, the boy is at the movies…

Adriel had another good pick on that one last warm December evening before the Cold front managed to hit our little piece of Europe. “Get Him to the Greek” was delicious… a very tasty caricature of the rock stars’ life and the music business in general. Jonah Hill portrays an amazingly believable music company intern inside whom the music fandom is struggling against the vicious business side of the music industry. As for Russell Brand he is ridiculously British… not sure what I meant with that pun… The movie is heavily packed with funny guest appearances of many music and showbiz stars and accompanied with an amazing soundtrack. Malik , as our available music expert,  mentioned some of the songs written for the in movie music performances were very good. I for once really liked the ending “Furry Walls” by “Infant Sorrow”. When are you gonna learn to click my links or I should start embedding stuff around… Also I think I should stop reviewing movies for a while…

Humble Indie Bundle

I’m four posts behind schedule. Horrible. I’m also a little bit drunk right now, but I promised Jack I’ll do this shit today! So I will. Forgive me if I can’t explain myself properly. And why do this stupid wordpress get updates every month or something, I’m tired of updating it.

Do you remember the first humble indie bumble? It was cool. My friend sent the games to me as a gift, but I would buy them myself anyway. So the second humble indie bundle is upon us! I have the feeling I already wrote about those games. This time we have Osmos, Machinarium, Braid, Cortex Command and Revenge of the Titans. I don’t believe I haven’t actually said anything about the second one, maybe someday I’ll fix this.

I don’t really care I already have the first three games, because the last two seem interesting and cute enough. I’ll proudly have them on my Steam if the humble indie bundle guys give me the activation key like they did for the previous five games. Then I’ll be able to write another more interesting post about Cortex Command and Revenge of the Titans. I mean, when I have anything to say and not when Jack threatens to kill me if I don’t move my a.. I mean my brains and write! Just kidding. And I really don’t understand one thing: why do all the boys react the same way when they look at my desktop: “You have Steam?!” What a surprise, why would a girl have an account on steam really? I may not play Team Fortress, although I’m tempted to use the jar with urine someday, but I still have the right to pay for the games that I love, right?

P.S. All five games are mine now 🙂

Night Shift

So the first movie Adriel, Malik and I saw on a warm December evening (no kidding) was “The Other Guys”. I believed that cop comedy was pretty dead and was surprised to see a new one of those but the movie managed to make us laugh… Maybe again the fact that I was beering with bros helped. But hell the movie grabbed me with the explosive beginning (no kidding) where Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson raped crime without taking names and then the real leads of the movie – Will Ferrel (not Colin though) not being a prick, as he is usually forced to in comedies, and Mark Wahlber, being a prick, kept me entertained till the end. There were a few poor punch lines and not so well placed random factor jokes but they didn’t manage to spoil the rest of the movie. The movie even had a serious side that made me and my bros discuss afterwards – the shady operations big companies and CEOs might (and do) leer into these days. Anyway the movie is a nice beer movie: 6 / 10

How do I brick S-words?

I think Gouken was the one that recommended the “Brick” to me. I believe it’s because after “Inception” we were wondering what Joseph Gordon-Levitt was up to before that. What can I say about the movie to counter the fact that it managed to put two girls to sleep and make a third one leave the wine-n-popcorn movie viewing 😀 . It was a nice movie I shouldn’t be saying such mean things about it and I bet it was the large amount of wine and popcorn that put the girls to sleep. Well… film noir usually have a slow ‘n steady pace in the beginning. For “Brick” is exactly that – a film noir set up in a high school. There are all the typical tropes for a movie like that – our main dude is a “private eye” of sorts, he has his best buddy informant, there is a dead girl, another pretty girl that is all too helpful, the bruiser and the big crime boss… all twisted in the wonderful prism that is high school (Cleek it!). I recommend the movie if you are looking to watch something unique.