Posts Tagged ‘Media and Entertainment’

The Science of Sleep

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Last night I went out with some very good company to the Angelika to see the new Michel Gondry film, The Science of Sleep; a madcap romp through the world of dreams.

Lots of fresh ideas, interesting visuals, and some truly funny dialog kept me quite entertained. Of course, those who don’t like subtitles might want to steer clear, as the dialog is split between French and English. Me, I don’t mind them so much, so it’s all good. The ending was a little strange, but considering the way the film attempted to blur the line between reality and dreams, I guess that’s forgivable. Just chalk it all up to the insanity of the ride, I suppose.

Aside: If there has been one historic truth about me, it’s that I have not been much of a movie goer. Of course, having New York city as your backyard tends to get you out into the theater more often. I’ve probably seen more movies in the past year than in the last five back in my Jersey shore digs.

Late Night in the early afternoon

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Good friend Karina is getting ready to leave the great city of New York for who knows where in the next few weeks, so she’s been trying to cross off as many things that one can only do in the city before she leaves. One of those things was to attend a taping of Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Well, she got tickets early last week, and guess who got to go along for the ride? ^_^

This was the first television taping I had ever been to, so it was very interesting. Lots of lines and waiting: First the line to check in. Then the line to go through the metal detectors (because of the many death threats comedians get). Then into the elevators and up to the 7th floor, passing pictures of shows past and stars familiar. Then down into the tiny studio (seriously — TV warps reality like you wouldn’t believe) and the sitting and waiting for the show to begin. Then the warm up comedian, who gave way to the band, who gave way to Conan himself.

And the guests? None other than Christopher freakin’ Walken, Michael Clarke Duncan and musical guests the Scissor Sisters (who’s name I’m told is also the same as a lesbian sex act). That’s about 2½ stars out of 3, with Walken carrying 1½ himself and Duncan getting the other one. A pretty great way to spend an afternoon, especially since it didn’t cost a dime for the tickets.

Excuse me — time to go TiVo the show so I can see if the cameras caught me in the crowd….

Two kids will be chosen from Earth….

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Now how the holy hell did this slip by my radar? Galaxy High, one of my all-time favorite saturday morning cartoons, has been released on DVD (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2).

My copies should show up just in time for the 20th anniversary of its first airing. Damn, has it been that long already? It just seems like yesterday I was lying on the living room carpet, bowl of Cap’n Crunch at the ready and laughing along to all the oddball antics. A real shame shame that there’s only 13 episodes.

Well, until the DVD’s arrive, I guess I can just watch the opening credits on an endless loop….

The end approaches for “The West Wing”

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Sadly I just read that my favorite TV show, “The West Wing”, is coming to an end this spring. One less bit of “Must See TV” in my life — it shall be missed.

An entertaining tale for those conspiracy buffs out there

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Ever since Dave Chappelle got his big payday to make season 3 and beyond of his show, then totally flaked out mid-production, there have been questions as to why. What really happened is anyone’s guess, but anti-social.com has put together their own take called “The Chappelle Theory“.

An interesting story, but seeing as how the word “bullshit” is stamped over the title on the web site, I’m guessing that’s all it is. ^_^

(Link via Shoutwire)