Monday, November 5, 2007

The soul-crushing state of America, reflected through a cultural prism - a.k.a. LOL DUMB

Yeah, I have an internal comedy bias - it's my least favorite of the genres simply because it's the one most easily duplicated in real life - but seriously, Will Ferrell in another sports movie? Kicking and Screaming, The Legend of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory, and now this. Four sports movies, practically in a row. Talk about range! And that's the least of our worries, what with a premature Vince Vaughn holiday nightmare, the impending Alvin and the Chipmunks remake which looks terrrrrrible, some shitty fake biopic (paging Christopher Guest...), and something with Amy Adams pretending to be a princess in a lame Disney abortion.

(Be Kind Rewind might be okay, but I would have to get over my fear of Jack Black first.)

Did I mention I found this on my way to the Day of the Dead remake's page? I heard that Nick Cannon would be in it and, in a whirl of utter disbelief, found it to be true. This is the most disheartening evening I've experienced since I watched I Know Who Killed Me.

Also I think this is probably my favorite music video ever.

My love for it is deepened because of how much it upsets idiots. Apparently, watching a bunch of stop-motion paper children bleed a little bit is profoundly disturbing to them. Perhaps the part where the cat gets its head torn off is what gets them, but they sew it back on! And seriously, how is any of this worse than that God-awful Saw shit Americans continue to watch?

Stay in Iceland where you belong, little Múm. The people here are out to get you with entirely non-violent pitchforks.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I'm actually looking forward to Enchanted just because it's actually an ORIGINAL movie.

But seriously, Alan and the Chipmunks? Unnecessary. I will only watch Walk Hard for Jenna Fischer. It's heartbreaking that Rachel Weisz is in Fred Claus but I think that even she couldn't save the inevitable train wreck that is Paul Giamatti's face