Monday, August 21, 2006

Snakes on a TANK 

I still haven't seen Snakes on a Plane, and by all accounts it is at least as entertaining as the trailer promises it will be, but I think it's pretty funny that the movie dubbed as a cult hit before it was ever released, barely scraped $15million in it's opening weekend. What a bust! There was speculation of $50million. I can't remember a movie with this much hype disappointing so deeply at the B.O. Not since The Real Cancun, at least. At any rate, I'll probably still see it, but I have a sort of renewed faith in "the system," which is to say that just because the internet latches on to a broad and wacky idea that caters to them in every way possible (several pick-ups and line requests from fans were added to the movie after production was over), doesn't mean it's going to be successful. Meaning, just because it looks shiny, doesn't mean that it's gold.

Is it just me or is this the setup for a crappy teen slasher movie? Look at the guy's mugshot! You could tell he was the smelly, whitetrash kid at school who never quite fit in and got off on shooting squirrels in his backyard.

I think the televising of the Little League World Series (not the quality of the coverage, but the very concept) is reprehensible in a way. If 8-year-old beauty pageants are the ugliest thing you can do to your little girl, then putting highlights of a baseball game featuring 12-year-olds on Sportscenter is the equivalent for boys. Although baseball does teach teamwork and sportsmanship. But still! Under no circumstances can Derek Jeter and Dennis the Menace receive equal praise from the same network for playing the same game. Also,THIS KID IS NOT 13! I'm sorry, you're telling me that doofy Aaron Durley is bigger than mammoth David Ortiz and only in middle school?! Bullshit. If he's 13, then I'm God (here's to hoping).

Premiership kicked off this weekend. Disappointing start for Liverpool, only able to muster an unconvincing and controversial draw against Premiership newcomers Sheffield United. Looked a bit like last season when the Reds were prone to play to the level of their competition. Can't happen this season if they're serious about supplanting Chelsea for the title. Speaking of which, the champs looked damn good in their opening 3-0 win over Man City. Three excellent goals. Not to be outdone, Man Utd (boo) looked awesome, blowing out Fulham 5-1. It was 4-0 within the first 20 minutes. Yo! So, obviously, Liverpool have to shape up if they're to keep up with these two throughout the season.

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