Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! For an extra special thanks to everyone who reads my blog, here’s a special Thanksgiving treat you won’t soon forget (note: check out my “Quantum of Solace” review below):
Two years ago, the ailing Bond franchise, held down by ludicrous plots and over-the-top gadgets, was revived in a big way with “Casino Royale.” “Casino Royale” held back on the gadgets, created a more believable story, and most importantly, brought audiences a darker, vulnerable Bond.
Director Greg Mottola (“Superbad”, a few episodes of “Undeclared” and “Arrested Development”) is riding his deserving wave of “Superbad” success (yes, someone besides Judd Apatow was involved) for a new movie called “Adventureland.” It’s based partly of Mottola’s real life job he had working at Disneyworld after college. And it stars such new age comic geniuses as Martin Starr (“Freaks and Geeks”), Kristen Wiig (SNL) and that kid from “The Squid and the Whale.” Like “Superbad” it looks like it’ll mix hilarious gross out humor with a sweet coming of age back story. Also, it’ll most likely be a more realistic account of teen life than “The Hills”, which I cannot stress enough.
Watched it or not, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” had its season finale last night. A bittersweet one, I must say. While I was enthralled to see a musical made out the Dayman and Nightman songs in last night’s episode, no more “Sunny” for who knows how long. Nothing at 10 PM every thursday to follow “The Office” and “30 Rock”.
Usually when I write a review, I have a clear opinion of it to provide the audience; whether it is good or not. Whether you should see or not see it. Today I’ve hit a dilemma, and that dilemma is “Amores Perros” (which translates to “Love’s a Bitch”, not “Love Dogs” as I originally thought). I am so shooken up and split up by it that I thought I’d try something new. I’m gonna tell you my two-sided opinion on it, and I want you as a reader to decide for yourselves whether or not you should see.
Recently, I thought I was beginning to lose faith in the comedy genre. Over the past year, the genre was completely revived. However, in the last few months we got the disaster that was “Sex Drive” and a totally unjust Apatow/Rogen backlash forming. My love of comedy was restored last night with “Role Models”.
…No, it hasn’t started yet (tear), but ABC has released a trailer for “Lost”‘s upcoming fifth season which will begin Wednesday January 21, 2009. The last time we saw our favorite castaways, Ben successfully moved the island, Jin and the freighter were blown to smithereens, the Oceanic Six could barely handle life back in the real world, and the mysterious man in the coffin who Jack was so sad about was none other than John Locke.