Monday, August 4, 2008

The great time suck or Remember that time when we were all nostalgic? Good times....

Alas, I should be in bed, but I have been sucked into the Internet. **waving for someone to rescue me**. All my college friends have become overly nostalgic and have coerced me into joining Facebook. Already I have been reunited with a ton of people. It's scary how many of them look so much older. Had I not seen pics of myself from "back in the day," I would have believed I'm unchanged. Sadly, not the case.

The worse part of cruising the internet this time of night is how much multi-tasking I do. Do you remember when you couldn't open a million tabs? I think I used to make Gene dizzy with my multiple windows. Right now I have two e-mail accounts, an article from the comix list, and my blog open. Oh and of course, I had to do a little work, so I have a folder open as well. I forgot that I had promised to write comics entries for this encyclopedia from Greenwood. Thankfully, the due dates aren't until next April (lookout for panicked or non-existent posts in April next year!).

Let me add a little substance to this post so as not to waste all your precious time. My good friend A. Hunt will be back in town next week with puppy in tow. I plan on playing with said puppy and then she and I will be going to see Wall-E which is the new Pixar flic -- a feelgood movie about various dystopias. I look forward to it. It seems to have gotten good reviews. This, gentle readers, will make the fourth movie in a month that I have attended. It's a miracle. I never seem to get to the cinema and now I'm wondering what I'll be renting from Netflix in the coming months. Yes, I saw Dark Knight -- twice, because the first time was opening weekend and I was tired, sitting too close to the screen. I don't think I really knew half of what was going on but I do remember the several times that I averted my eyes due to the mind-boggling violence. This is PG-13?? Then I saw it in Atlanta with my friend Paul. We sat further back. I enjoyed the movie although I enjoyed the trailer for Watchmen even more. On first screening, sadly I was not with comic book fans so I could not suitably geek out. I just sat there chanting "please don't suck; please don't suck." I have to admit that it looks pretty darn good. I even recognized some of the scenes so maybe it will follow through. However, they must not sanitize it. As my friend, Paul, said, Rorschach needs to look like he smells. I concur.

As for the other films I went to see -- I already blogged about Mongol. I also went to see Mamma Mia! with my mother, sister, and niece. It was an appropriate film for the four of us and I was amused, having very low expectations. Wow Pierce Brosnan canna sing (neither can Meryl Streep). Last, and least, was Hellboy II, which I saw with my nephew. I concur with both the Queen's and Cheryl's reviews. I think I was prepared for the suckiness (sense the "suck" theme in this entry) although imagining Cheryl writhing during the Manilow sequence sent me into fits of giggles. Sorry Cheryl! (I expect to be thwacked for that comment)

7 comments:

Cranky Yankee said...

AARRGGH! a movie ruined...
:-(

K. A. Laity said...

So WHICH of the several Wendy Goldbergs are you on Facebook? You must friend me (I INSIST) at once. Although my is tied to academia so it does not tell the whole story as we say.

I must see those pictures! Yes, I will gloat that none of my friends from the most embarrassing times of my life are on FB (so far) but I did put a couple of vintage 80s pictures us, so come on -- share the wealth.

Of course the Watchman trailer "looks" good -- the quality will end there, I am certain. I hold no hope whatsoever for this to be a "good film" -- perhaps the bar is that it ought to be better than LXG (how can it not, you ask -- oh, how it could suck).

K. A. Laity said...

Guess this isn't you...

Wendy said...

Kate: consider yourself "friended"

Cranky: well, there's always Hellboy III -- the son of Hellboy?

Cranky Yankee said...

Son of Hellboy...it looks like it's heading that way. Hope they leave the Barry Manilow off the soundtrack this time.

RE: Watchmen
Yeah the trailer looks good, but one complaint. Isn't Nite Owl a overweight, middle aged man? He looks too slim and suave in the trailer.

K. A. Laity said...

Oh Cranky! You know Amurricans can't accept overweight people unless they're wacky funsters.

Thanks for the warnings re: Manilow in HB2. Yikes -- I'll bring earplugs.

Petra said...

Good for people to know.