Tuesday, May 16, 2006

the heat's just killin' me...


man, was it hot out today. i thought it was summa time. i took a picture of these apple blossums in the backyard thinking they were tell tale signs of spring!! damn that global warming, eh? (note: i tried for about a half hour to get a pic of blossum being siphoned by a bee. mission impossible my friends... i wish i had a 100 mm macro lens.)

what's a guy to do on a hockey playoff game-less night?

perhaps watch some movies on dvd?

the man who wasn't there...

i was a little skeptical about the title (i judge books by their cover as well). generally, i have difficulties getting into movies with slow moving stories. i almost gave up watching after 10 minutes, but i stuck with it. good thing. i thought the plot and characters were incredibly compelling as the movie went on.

really smart performances by billy bob and frances mcdormand. my favourite character was the sleazy, drama queen-like lawyer played by tony shalhoub. he was hilarious.

nevermind if you didn't like the coen brothers' o' brother, where are thou?. i thought it sucked too, but you'll like this coen film.

by the way, scarlett johansson, who appeared as birdy, was her usual sultry, hot self.

kill bill, vol. 2.

a whole lotta explainin' goin' in this film. i agree with soapydave that vol. 2 was self contained. but, hell, i would have missed lucy liu and all of that ku fung fightin' in vol. 1.

with all the explanations, the film doesn't lose anything in terms of entertainment value. the cinematography was just amazing - very stylish. if i could do that for a living...?!?!

most memorable characters were Pai Mei, kung fu master/classic chinese xenophobe, and Budd (michael madsen).

4 comments:

Dillan said...

You don't need a 100mm Macro, that pic blows all of mine away! Great shot, Al!

bubba said...

thanx dillan, i liken this picture to stuff you'd find on a mother's day card. ugh.

soapyDave said...

i agree, that's a fantastic shot! you will be a DOP in no time, bubba - you'll see. we've met some great actors for the movie - it's going to be tough to pick a winner.

wait a sec - you didn't like o brother?? the coens have yet to make a bad film.

bubba said...

soapydave,

i'm the DOP of mother's day cards...

sorry, i wasn't particularly enamoured by o brother. it was kind of boring...