Choke Review

This was one of the biggest disappointments I’ve had to face in film history. It wasn’t even that the movie was that bad, it was decently good, it’s just that the book was ten times better. Choke is actually by far my favorite piece of literature, while Chuck Palahniuk is by far my favorite author. The movie wasn’t nearly as good as the book and I wasn’t really expecting it to be, but it really just didn’t even come close. I had to drive a half an hour to get to a theater that was playing this movie because I was so excited, it wasn’t worth it. The movie did have two funny parts that the book didn’t have, but those parts didn’t make up for the rest. The two best gimmicks of the book weren’t in the movie and I’m talking of course about the, see also’s and the (random word) isn’t the right word, but it’s the first word that comes to mind. My favorite chapter about the origins of his sexual addiction was completely botched. The thing that bothered me most was that the ending was completely different from the books and I loved the books ending. The movies ending just comes out and tells you what the point of the movie was, while the book allows you to think and figure it out yourself through imagery and symbolism. One ray of sunshine on this cloudy day of a movie was the main character. I was skeptic as to who could pull this, anti-christ, as some might call him, off and Sam Rockwell did it perfectly. He was a lot fun to watch and I might wan to watch the movie again just to watch his performance, he was born for the role. Overall the movie just felt very independent and amatuer especially during the flashback scenes with his mom. It was fun, funny and entertaining, but the book was just so much better. Trust me, If you’re interested at all in this movie, go out and buy a copy of the book. It’s a fast and incredible read. You’ll want o immediatly read it again afterwards.

Grade: C+

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A Screen Legend Passes On: Paul Newman, 83

The silver-screen legend Paul Newman was confirmed to have passed on today. He was a brilliant actor at the age of 83 and had been nominated for 10 academy awards. He won his oscar in 1987 for his role in the Scorsese classic, The Color of Money. He passed on last night of cancer and he will be greatly missed. He was 83 years old and one of the most famous men of all time.

The Dark Knight DVD Packaging

If your like me and are extremely excited about the set date of December 12th for The Dark Knight DVD release, then you might also be like me and be pissed at what I’m about to show/tell you. I have been excited to know for awhile what the DVD case will look like. If the couple sites that I’ve looked on are correct about the look then I am pissed off. A monkey could’ve thought up these DVD designs:

The Dark Knight

Why the f*&^ is The Joker not on the cover. First of all The Joker is by far the best character in this film and in history, why is he not on the cover of the movie he’s in. Second of all, this is Heath Ledger’s last completed performance and one of the best I’ve ever seen by an actor and they’re not even going to have the character on the cover. It should just be The Joker on the cover F&*( Batman. Maybe they should give you a choice, one with joker and one with batman, the batman one wouldn’t even sell one single copy. You know that and I know that. 

Comment if you agree with anything I’ve just said.

Top Ten Sci-Fi Movies

Sci-Fi movies aren’t my favorite, but some of my favorite movies have come out of the genre. Science Fiction movies will always be around  having interesting views of the past, present, and most of all, the future. Most of the time science fiction movie aren’t just movies, their away to give an opinion on where society is headed whether that’s good or bad. Sci-Fi fan or not, you’ll enjoy afew of the movies on this list.

10. Empire Strikes Back

An incredible equel to an incredible sci-fi movie.

9. Back to the Future Part 2

Another fun sequel that won’t soon be forgotten.

8. The Thing

One of the greatest horror movies of all time is also one of the greatest sci-fi movies.

7. V for Vendetta

An interesting look into a future where we puppets try to get out of the control of our puppet masters.

6. Back to the Future 

The original Back to the Future is still breath taking today.

5. Star Wars

The amazing film that helped mold an industry for the better.

4. A Clockwork Orange

A crazy, yet terrifying look into the future of violence and human emotion.

3. WALL-E

The new Pixar movie is in my mind, a Sci-Fi classic and will probably never leave the third spot.

2. Blade Runner

The intense sci-fi/noir classic that’s both incredibly entertaining and disturbingly philosophical.

 

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey 

The astounding movie that changed a genre, an industry, and a nation.

More Joker Quotes

This is the rest of the quotes that couldn’t fit on the first post.

  1. You choose from one life or the other, your friend the distract attorney or his blushing bride to be.
  2. Ho, ha, ha, waa, haaa, you have nothing to threaten me with, nothing to do with all your strength.
  3. Don’t worry, I’m gonna tell you where they are, both of ’em, and that’s the point, you’ll have to choose. He’s at 250 52nd street and she’s at avenue x at ciecero. 
  4. I want my phone call, I want it, I want my phone call.
  5. How many of your friends have I killed?
  6. Do you wanna know why I use a knife, guns are too quick, you can’t savor all the little emotions. You see in their last moment, people show you who they really are. So in a way I knew your friends better than you ever did.  Would you like to know which of them were cowards.
  7. I’m sorry, what?
  8. I just want my phone call.
  9. Hello there.
  10. Where’s the italian?
  11. See I’m a guy of simple taste, I enjoy gunpowder and dynamite, an GASOLINE! And you know what those things have in common? There cheap.
  12. Oh I am, I’m only burning my half. All you care about is money, this town deserves a better class of criminal and I’m gonna give it to ’em. Tell your men they work for me now, this is my city.
  13. FREAK?!?! Why don’t we cut ya up into little pieces and feed ya to our pooches, then we’ll see how loyal a hungry dog really is. It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message. Everything Burns.
  14. I had a vision of a world without Batman; the mob tried to ground out a little profit and the cops tried to shut them down, one block at a time and it was so, boring. I’ve had a change of heart, I don’t want Mr. Reese spoiling everything, but why should have all the fun. Let’s give someone else a chance, if Coleman Reese isn’t dead in 60 minutes, then I blow up a hospital.
  15. Da da da da da dum, Hiiiii.
  16. You know Harvey, I don’t want there to be hard feelings between us, when you and uh…
  17. Rachel were being abducted, I was in Gordan’s cage, now I didn’t rig those charges.
  18. Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am, I’m a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it, I’d just do things. See the mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon’s got plans. They’re schemers, schemers trying to control their little worlds. I’m not a schemer, I just try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are. So when I say, hey, c’mere. When I say that you and your girlfriend was nothing personal, you know I’m telling the truth.
  19. It’s the schemers that put you where you are, you were a schemer, you had plans. Just look where that got you.
  20. I just did what I do best, I took your little plan and I turned it on itself. I mean look wha I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets, hmm. And you know what I noticed, is that when things go according to plan, nobody panics. If tomarrow I told the press that like a gang banger will get shot, or a truck load of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all parta the plan. But when I say that one little ol’ mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds. Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos, oh and you know the thing about chaos, it’s fair.
  21. Umm, now were talkin.
  22. Mine.
  23. Rules. Yeah.
  24. Tonight, your all gonna be apart of a social experiment.
  25. I’m ready right now to blow you all sky high. Each of of have a deternator tto the opposite boat. Blow up the other boat and I’ll let that boat live. So, whose it gonna be, the sweet and innocent civilians or Harvey Dents most wanted collection, you choose. Oh and you might wanna choose quickly cause the people on the other boat might not be so noble.
  26. Ah, you made it. I’m so thrilled.
  27. Go get ’em.
  28. Oh the old familiar places.
  29. We really should stop all this fighting. Otherwise we’ll miss the fireworks.;
  30. And here we go.
  31. You can’t rely on anyone these days, you gotta do everything yourself, don’t we. That’s ok, I came prepared. It’s a funny world we live in. Speaking of which, you know how I got these scars?
  32. Ho, ha, ah, ah, ha,ha, ha ho ha, ahhhhh, ahhhhh, you, you just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptable aren’t you? You…won’t kill me outta some misplaced sense of self righteousness and I won’t kill you because your just too much fun. I get the feeling you and I are destined to do this, forever.
  33. Maybe we could share one. You know I hear the rates are doubling up his cities inhabitants are losing their minds.
  34. Until, they lose hope completely. Until, they get a good look at the real Harvey Dent and a ll the heroic things he’s done. You didn’t think I’d risk the battle for gotham’s soul in a fist fight with you? No, you need an ace in the hole. Mine’s Harvey.
  35. I took your white night, and brought ‘im down to our level. It wasn’t hard because as you know. Madness is a lot like gravity, sometimes, all it takes is a little…push. Ho ha, ha, haaa, ha, wo, ha, ho,, he, ha, ha ha ha. 

Burn After Reading Review

This is a hilariously smart movie about intertwining stupidity. Not many comedies get better than this. What you have here is a comedic complex crime story with many different characters (played expertly by every actor) that leads to hilarious conclusions. What I like about Burn After Reading is there really isn’t a main character, there’s just a lot of different, yet equally fun characters reacting to the events and characters around them. The acting was top-notch and fun, especially by John Malkovich and Brad Pitt, I smiled with each of their lines. Burn After Reading wasn’t epic, and it didn’t have much point or reason, but it was incredibly entertaining and worth every penny. Burn After Reading wasn’t No Country for Old Men and it didn’t amount to much in the end, but that’s one of the key points I received from this film. A movie doesn’t have to amount to much to have a good story, and Burn After Reading does hilariously tell a great story.

Grade: B+