Friday, July 31, 2009

Trent Lewis is Something Worth Living For

apparently some dude that shares my name posted pictures of himself on youtube. I'd be lying if I didn't say I had thought of a pretty great response video.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Things I don't like yield humor:

I don't like forwards, especially from my great aunt (whom I've never met). I really don't like forwards from someone she plays bridge with in Rhode Island. (I initially blew this off as elderly spam.)

Also, I don't like denominational bickering. It is one of the most embarrassing things about the church that I hold dear and employees me.

With that said, this made me laugh.

Probably fake, but doesn't make it less funny.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's often assumed...

...that because of my job, that I am a Fox News watching conservative. Well, spend some time with me and allow the topic of politics to come up and you will find that isn't the case. I am in the ambiguous middle. (A very fun place, we get to make fun of EVERYBODY!)

With that said, I am not a fan of 24 hour news or the impact its made on the journalistic integrity of the media. I'm often asked why I don't like Fox News. There are 100 different answers to that question. Here is one.

It's not JUST the ridiculous outfit and horribly pale legs. It's the idea that we're going to tear down this idea of a program's creed that speaks of working together. THIS is why I hate Fox News.

So this is love...

do do do do... so this is love...

NOTE TO SELF: When I get a lady, I need to get more denim.

(via: awkwardfamilyphotos)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Loathe Beth Cooper

Hey, let's put the guy who is almost 30 in a polo shirt that was popular when he was in High School... that will make him young.

I loathe Beth Cooper. Now this isn't just a statement of disdain for the film but also for the main character. I hate to jump right in without a witty retort or a story of how I saw this movie. I usually try to avoid spewing hate towards films because I feel like it makes me just like every other blogger. But there are moments that I feel my sense of civic duty overrides my desire to be different or well spoken.

This movie is horrible. I confess I saw an early screening and they give us the speech that it isn't the finished film, but I don't think they could redeem this movie. It looks like they got the same director of photography as Twilight, giving it a TV movie feel. The actor/male love interest is 10 years older than the part he's playing and it's obvious. When this movie comes out on Blue Ray and is viewed on a 1080i tv, this fact is going to become even more obvious. The story is predictable and a bad version of a genre I love, the teen movie (even with the time constraints I love, a single night.) You never connect with the characters as they go from zany teen hi jinx to zany teen hi jinx.

The main culprit of this film is Beth Cooper, played by Hayden Panettiere. She is written as an unredeemed, obnoxious stereotype. She is played by an actress that in all that I have seen can not act. (Watching Hereos from a non-fan perspective, it's obvious.) The sad part for me is that Chris Columbus directed this movie: this guy wrote Gremlins and Goonies! He has had some duds (Bicentenial Man) and some hits (Harry Potter 1&2), but I expected more from him. I know he hit his stride directing a John Hughes written film (Home Alone) and from what I've heard he's always had a deep appreciation for John Hughes and his teen films of the 1980's. Well, unfortunately this movie doesn't deserve to be put in the same category as those films.

This movie is bad, I am appealing to friends, heck even teens, everyone, don't see this movie. Don't encourage them to make bad movies. With that said, I hope that Hollywood doesn't see this films failure at the box office as a sign that American's don't like these movies anymore. It should be a sign that American's don't like bad movies.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


If I was an astronaut, I'd do something to make my moon suit stand out more so you knew it was me. Right now my ideas include a denim vest, a bowler hat or rhinestones.

A few weeks back I was hanging with my friend Eddie whose cinematic judgment tends to align with my own. We were talking about different movies coming out. He asked me if I was excited about Moon. I had no clue what he was talking about. He started to explain the premise and the trailer, which is never successful. He encouraged me to go home and watch it. Well, I forgot.

Then this last week I was talking with my friend Darin about seeing a movie. Darin is new to the area and we may become movie buddies. I respect Darin's artistic judgment and so far we have a similar taste in films. We were talking about seeing Public Enemies but then this Moon film came up again. I said I was interested but it was only playing at the Arclight, so it would be a hike. He asked if I'd seen the trailer and I admitted I hadn't. Well, right there we logged on to and watched. Let me do you the favor of making it simple for you to watch the trailer.

You MUST watch this.

Ok, now you're a step ahead of me. After watching this trailer, I was amped about Moon. I wanted to see this movie very badly. Well, after seeing this film I must say I was not disappointed. This is definitely more of an indie movie than it is Sci Fi. Don't go into it expecting a laser battle/save the galaxy extravaganza, go for a character drama that's going to leave you asking questions. Not questions about what happened, because it doesn't leave you hanging. This was a great movie that moved along at a great pace. I loved the interpretation of the future and space; very realistic.

I really don't know how to proceed as I share my thoughts on this movie. I don't want to give anything away, and everything I want to discuss will do that. So, if you are into a good indie, character drama, find a theater near you and see this movie. I fear it won't get a super wide release, but hey a trip to the arclight isn't a bad idea!

In conclusion,

go see moon.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

when I die...

Please don't put my name on your car, I don't want that as a memorial to me. This seems more fitting.

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