August 30th, 2005



Because I'm not doing anything with my life except watching movies and tv or playing video games, I feel like I should share with you, my beautiful, lovely audience, a current state of my observations in media.

The movie that inspired the movie The Ring, which I have not seen. I liked it quite a bit. It's a smart film. The more horror movies I watch, the better I appreciate the genre and enjoy scary movies in general. Televisions are scary and people crawling through them is even scarier!

Prison Break:
The next show on fox debuted today and I really liked what I saw. The story is complicated and the characters are interesting which always makes for a good tv. This should hold me over until 24 starts again in January. Also, Peter Stormare is in this show. When he gets a strong character (typically some sort of cloven-hoofed type of character), he does admirable work. The major exception to this that comes to mind is the next film I'm going to talk about.

The Brothers Grimm:
Terry Gilliam's new film, which we have been waiting and waiting and waiting for, finally came out and it sucked. Well, maybe that's harsh. It had it's moments and Heath Ledger and Matt Damon were decent in the movie, but Peter Stormare's character was way too over the top and I felt like the writing was just subpar. It felt like Terry Gilliam wanted to make his own version of Sleepy Hallow, but I have no idea why because that movie sucked it up worse than this one. Oh well. His next movie, Tideland should be coming out soon.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:
Video games take forever to complete. They are kind of like books in that way. The fact that I beat a video game shows that I enjoyed it. I can not, for the life of me, pronounce Ocarina correctly. I've started playing the sequel, Majora's Mask. I like it so far. Even though the Zelda series can appear repetitive (Link saves Zelda and the world from Ganon yet again!), the differences in the game lead to extremely different game play with each experience.