Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Brad Pitt is at his absolute finest… in Snatch. He seriously should have received an honorary degree for that Pikey. He’s also pretty darn good in Moneyball.
Maybe I’m easily taken by movie magic. Maybe I’m a little bit gay (but are you really gay if you can recite from memory every little detail in Brad Pitt’s face?), but the young Bratt Pitt’s lips are, remarkably, present day Brad Pitt’s lips to a T. Maybe it was excellent casting, maybe it was the fact that Jonah Hill’s face makes everyone look like Brad Pitt by comparison, but that was either time travel or there’s a doppelganger on the loose.
Moneyball did for me what no amount of game dogs and hot wings can do. It made me love baseball. Not enough to start a fantasy team, or even enough to even watch a game, actually, but there is something romantic about one man at the plate against one man on the mound and everything on the line. There’s also something very romantic about Brad Pitt’s lips. Have I mentioned that?
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Hot Tub Time Machine
This is the true story of a bunch of buddies who get into a hot tub that turns out to be a time machine. Luckily a very skilled camera crew realizes what is happening and dives head first into the hot tub with their HD cameras and catch up with our playful group of foul-mouthed friends in the early 80's when things were really bumping.
Some of the "buddies" go about trying to change their past so that their future will be more awesome. This is a rare opportunity that a lot of people don't get, but a couple of these guys squander their chance and just go about having sex with girls and looking for pleasure instead of buying the domain name, "google," or warning the citizens about the dangers of fiat currency, the federal reserve, and artificially low interest rates that create a false sense of wealth and lead to speculative investing in normally sound assets such as housing, creating an inevitable collapse of the financial system as markets try to correct themselves from mal-investment.
These guys are pretty funny and clever, but unfortunately, due to the stresses of time travel, they resort to vulgar gross out humor to make each other laugh instead of the clever wit you would hope for out of a group of old pals.