- Best: Sin City
. Originally I was going to put this in the "favorite" column, but after buying the DVD
and watching some of the extras I realized that this is a real achievement in film. That sounds a little hyperbolic, but most of the movie was shot in a tiny studio while everything
was green screened in, including some of the actors. For example, Mickey Rourke and Elijah Wood have a fight scene, yet neither one of them were on set at the same time. It was incredible to see how it was all put together and then watch it and realize how much was being done digitally in the editing room. I'm blown away.
- Favorite: Shaun of the Dead
. Pretty silly, and it started to drag near the end, but the humor was in the details and there were so many little throw away gags that you couldn't keep up with them.
- Worst: Analyze That
. Why was this sequel made? Did people actually like Analyze This
enough to deserve a sequel? Cause I don't remember it being all that funny. This sure as hell wasn't. I really hope De Niro is happy with himself.
- Bama finishes in the top ten
and the world of college football is starting to make sense again. Cute Sports
points out that Wisconsin is still ranked lower than the Auburn team they flat out whipped monday in the final AP poll. For the most part I'm pretty well in agreement with the standings, though the Wisconsin slight is hard not to notice. Other weird rankings: How did Oregon come in at #12? They were a punk team coasting on a cupcake schedule (I thought SEC teams were the only ones lame enough to schedule D-1AA opponents
?) and were exposed by an underrated Big 12 squad. Sound familiar
? I'd almost flop them with Louisville and say that's about right if Louisville wasn't such a punk team themselves. Own the Big East indeed...
- I'm going to Sumo
tonight to celebrate Steve's birthday. I gotta tell you, I'm not so into these crazy restaurants. I'm more at home at Waffle House or IHOP, but whatever. Hopefully it will be good and Donna won't make us sit at one of the Japanese chefs making lame jokes tables. I hate those guys. The couple of times I went to visit a friend at Furman he always made us go to a Japanese steakhouse and it was always lame, but those crazy Furman kids ate it up! They were weird anyway. One of them was a Spreadhead, so that should tell you something.
- The plan for next weekend is to visit Robin in Atlanta since I haven't been able to do so in quite some time. We're going to Dad's Garage
friday night to see Dr. Frapple
, which I am very excited about. I've seen their Theater Sports thing a few times and it's always been hilarious, but it will be nice to see something new. At some point I'll have to make my way to T-town since both Hack
are now residents. Hopefully we can get together for a Bama basketball game or something soon.