Wednesday, February 16, 2011


-Cornelius laughs at your four winds. He laughs from his tree! 
-It only takes me 18 years to review Groundhog Day!
-The wondrous qualities of Andie MacDowell's magical brillo pad snatch!
-TNA: Wrestling for mother fucking Child Custody since 2011!
-The Brooklyn Brawler > Red Skull!
-Spandex, six pack abs, Spider-Man and your self image!
-7 year old Dave can't get laid rocking his Bo Jackson kicks!
-On the Irradiated ipod this week: Toad the Wet Sprocket plays us a lovely melody from their very first album Bread & Circus, the perfectly upstanding number "Scenes from a Vinyl Recliner!"


Anonymous said...

CGI in modern movies blows, long live the times when film companys would actually have to fly to exotic locations to film fantasy scenes and whatnot. I'll always prefer a movie before the CGI Dark Times. Walking through the woods in a movie has to be too god damn epic and deadly to look at now, we can't just have a few dudes in nicely designed armor and weapons walk through a freshly rainstormed laundered forest with mist with actual creative dialogue that isn't cliche and littered with hidden meanings...

HolidayTrees said...

I believe the Groundhog Day movie was a little before my time. Meaning that when I was around 12 I remember a lot of adults loving that movie. I got to finally see it when I was 15 and having a dinner party with a bunch of 20-something year olds (I felt so grown up!). Anyways, it was Groundhogs Day so that's what we were watching. I don't remember it being awful but I don't remember it being hilarious either. It's kind of like "Office Space"...Sure it was sort-of funny but it wasn't like the funniest damn thing in the whole world. Eh...whatever.

Moving on to CGI, that crap makes me puke too. It literally turns me off when I'm watching a movie. One time in a hotel room the original Terminator was on. The parts where the robot was chasing the woman around my husband was like "Holy crap that looks terrible". But I was thinking the exact opposite. I was like "Holy shit it looks like they are actually in the same room versus her and a computer image." Also, the way he moved - in that jagged claymation kind of way - almost gave him an uncanny creepy sort of look.

(By the way, the two scariest things in the world are robots and zombies).

Moving on to Terminator 2 (my favorite movie of all time), I'm always impressed with the way the CGI effects were blended in. I'm usually left thinking "It's been 20 years since that movie. Can't CGI look a million times better yet?"

Now I'm starting to ramble but I remember hearing people say "Oh my god, Twilight 3 was so beautifully shot". All the scenes in the snowy woods or in the mountains were fucking CGI!!! You don't call someone standing in front of a blue screen or green screen or whatever as being beautifully shot.

And that's what I have to say about that...

Nuclear Clown said...

I don't think I am as much opposed to CGI in films as I am to people constantly using computer effects to sell their movie instead of a doing so with a compelling story (Avatar, I am speaking directly at you). A movie can have a good story and make use of modern day technology, it's not an either/or proposition, but you'd think that judging from movies nowadays.

A PERFECT example of a movie that mixes a goddamn perfect, awesome story as well as absolutely RIVETING CGI and special effects is Pan's Labyrinth, which is definitely one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life, and would suggest to anyone, ever, anyplace.

Another good example is Terminator 2, which boasted bleeding edge visual technology (for the time), but was also a good movie to boot. It seems now they use CGI and computer effects as a substitute for a decent plot, instead of a using all this newfangled CGI in addition to an even decent story or idea.