I watched Hotel Rwanda earlier this afternoon. It's a powerful and sobering portrayal of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Yeah, Jamie Foxx was great as Ray but Don Cheadle should have won the Oscar here. His role as hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina is just amazing. Watch this movie.
Reefer Madness was lunacy at his highest form. The cast, namely Kristen Bell, were brilliant. It's playing on Showtime this month.
I also watched Primer. WOW! Co-star/writer/director/editor/composer Shane Carruth created this mindfuck of a movie for only $7,000 and it doesn't even look like it. Two friends accidentally create a time-altering device and have to decide what to do. View the film but be prepared to be confused. It is a truly maddening, unnerving film but well worth it.
Suspect Zero was a serviceable film. Rent it if nothing else is in.
I still have an overdue rental of Birth to watch. Hopefully director Jonathan Glazer (the no-adjectives-can-describe-how-great-it-is Sexy Beast) made a decent sophomore film.
And now some political talk....
What's the biggest crisis facing our country today? Poverty? Nope, sorry. Affordable health care? Get in the backseat. Nope, according to Bill Frist and his cronies it's.......
Grab the kids and head for the hills. You see, these morons truly think that Christians are being singled out by judges. Judges who are simply interpreting the law. Yes, this all stems from the Schiavo thing. But now it's getting worse as these religious zealots are simulcasting their hatred in many churches tomorrow. What's next on the Rapture Right's agenda? That mean old fillibuster! According to them, fillibustering is a crime against Christians!
Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis has some details on just how evil these people are.
Pretty damn cool, huh? This is the first official shot of Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel from Bryan Singer's upcoming Superman Returns. It co-stars Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane and Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor. Warner Brothers' Superman Returns is slated to fly into theaters June 30th, 2006. I'll be there. And all of the nitpicking geeks can officially shut the fuck up. God, you wouldn't believe the sanctimonious bitching being done by these losers. It's insane and idiotic.
In other totally wonderful news, Joss Whedon posted the following message at http://www.serenitymovie.com the official website for the upcoming Firefly movie, Serenity.:
WOO-HOO!!! I simply cannot wait until Tuesday! Serenity is my most anticipated film of the year. (Batman Begins is second.) I'm also looking forward to watching the trailer in front of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy next weekend.
UPDATE: Also, the new trailer for Batman Begins should be attached to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy as well as XXX: State Of The Union and House Of Wax on May 6th. This is according to IESB.net.
Speaking of next weekend... Saturday I'll be doing a full-store inventory with our manager and a co-worker from 11PM-5AM. This should prove to be interesting as I've done inventories for our company, just not at this particular store. I'm participating because one of our assistant managers had to have gall bladder surgery last Monday and he needs some downtime for a while. He sees the doctor this Tuesday for a checkup and to see how active he can be at work. Rest up and recuperate, Jeff! :)
Last night, Real Time With Bill Maher had Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Joe Scarborough, and the returning Alan Simpson (who got pissy with Bill last time for no apparent reason). Hopefully it'll be a great show. Our power went out at 10PM last night (thunderstorms) then came back on at 10:30. I was out like a light shortly thereafter. This is why I love TiVo. I program it in advance, it grabs it for me later.
Mmmm...finishing up Pizza Hut...and then coffee and a 3 Musketeers bar for dessert.
Perhaps later I'll finally get around to watching Maria Full Of Grace and the Charlize Theron-starrer Head In The Clouds.