Friday, July 31, 2009

The Must See Movie of the Summer!

Movies have not been good to me this summer. The last movie I saw in a theatre was Terminator: Salvation, which I liked but everyone else hated. The last movie I saw before that was Star Trek, which I hated but everyone else loved. So while I've been questioning my own taste in movies, as well as the tastes of those around me, I've been avoiding trips to the cinema. (My thesis also had more than a little to do with that, but that's another story).

I thought I was through with summer movies. . . until I saw the trailer posted below. I knew that there was a movie about to be released by the producers of Independence Day based on the 2012 disater myth, but I had no interest in seeing it, mainly because, well, it's a disaster movie from the producers of Independence Day. But having seen this trailer, I'm now convinced that it may just worth seeing after all. . .

P.S. Seriously, though, I am looking forward to District 9. I just hope they don't fuck up the story and ideas with excessive, pointless action.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Wire

My Wednesday Wire posts thusfar have focused on the first season of The Wire. So, for a change of pace, I thought I'd skip ahead to season 3.

The man giving the speech in this scene is Baltimore police colonel 'Bunny' Colvin. Colvin is distraught at the amount of police resources (and lives) that are, in his view, being squandered by going after drug dealers and users instead of more violent and dangerous criminals.

His solution to this problem? Click below to find out.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Wire

Screw CSI. This is how you investigate a crime scene:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday Wire Backlog

Hello everyone,

I've just returned from a camping trip in the U.S.A.. As a result, I've not been able to update my new Wednesday Wire series. So, enjoy this bonus, Thursday edition of Wednesday Wire:

In this scene, drug dealer D'Angelo Barksdale explains the basics of chess. Much poignancy and foreshadowing ensues:

More of the wisdom of D'Angelo Barksdale. Short but sweet:

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