Thursday, June 07, 2007

"Once" Movie

I don't like cheesy romantic films. I'll only see them when I know they're 4 star films or if my wife insists. But in general I don't dig chick flicks. Not that chick flicks are bad films; Steel Magnolias is a really good movie, Terms of Endearment is a great movie - both chick flicks.

I have a good bud named Geoffrey Pay who is a media-head like me. He and I always talk movies and our tastes rarely diverge. But he would never spam an email list to promote a film unless he was sure about it. Last week he did, it said go see the movie, "Once." So the wife and I did last night, caught it at the Embarcadero in SF.

Best movie I've seen in a theater all year.

It ain't Shakespeare, it won't be compared to Citizen Kane. But it's the most moving film I've seen in a long time. It's honest, it's intimate, it's different... it's a musical. Yes, a musical. But not like West Side Story or Guys and Dolls but more like 8 Mile or Hustle and Flow (not that I've seen either of those films.)

I recommend not knowing anything more about it. Go in blind. Take your significant other. Take a date. Take both! They'll love it and so will you.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hybrid Bus

I just saw one of these on the street the other day. Although it's debatable whether they're truly "green" or not, it's still pretty cool to see.

Monday, June 04, 2007

I Shouldn't Be Alive... the tv show

I found this show called "I Shouldn't Be Alive" while flipping through cable about a year ago. Discovery has some serious gonads if you ask me. This show is not for the weak. I found it absolutely gripping and intense. Like a car crash that I can't help but rubberneck. And the whole time I'm watching it I'm telling myself "change the channel change the channel turn off the tv run away!"

And they have a similary show now called "Man vs. Wild" also well done but not as harrowing.